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The corn and soybean markets appear to be expecting the USDA’s already very large U.S. production forecasts to be increased in the October 10 Crop Production report. Larger crop expectations stem from expectations for higher yield forecasts, with some disagreement about the prospects for changes in acreage estimates. The implication of large crops for the magnitude of year-ending stocks obviously depends on the consumption response. As indicated in earlier newsletters (August 11…See More
As harvest approaches, a main concern for farmers may be storage and crop drying. If you’re worrying about moisture levels, there are a few different options you can take this fall.
“One possible solution is harvesting the crop as high-moisture grain and marketing it to livestock producers,” says Bob Fanning, Extension plant pathology field specialist at South Dakota State University. “For example, high-moisture corn is an excellent feed for ruminant animals that is used quite…