After extensive testing in all regions of Ohio, DuPont Pioneer is ready to release 48 new corn products and many new soybean options for farmers in 2015. Ty Higgins found out more about these new varieties from Ohio Field Agronomist Denny Wickham.
From the eased tensions with Cuba, to an email hack job to Sony, to the Russian ruble crisis, there are so many factors happening around the world that are moving commodity markets in different directions. Dr. Matt Roberts, associate professor with The Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, talked with Ty Higgins about those factors and where the markets might go from here.
Without a doubt, many farmers were smiling from ear to ear when looking at the yield monitors as they took in Ohio’s corn crop. The numbers for test weights and moisture were not as impressive though. DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Tate Cockerill talks about why those numbers may have been below average in 2014 for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.
Wednesday at NOON, USDA will be releasing a new Supply and Demand Report. Mike Zuzolo with Global Commodity Analytics gives a preview of what to expect and how the markets are setting up for the news.
You can hear more of Zuzolo’s comments in person later this month as he takes part in a number of Farm Credit meetings around Ohio. Click here for a full list of those free meetings.
With just over 10% of the corn crop in Ohio still in the field, many farmers have been into harvest now for over 2 months. The delay in bringing this year’s crop has also put a delay in producers making their 2015 crop decisions. Ty Higgins from The Ohio Ag Net talked about this predicament with Account Manager Trent Brisby in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.
Thanksgiving week, the trading floor at Chicago’s Board of Trade may be a bit less crowded and trading could thin out a bit. Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients, says that scenario might make way for a rally and a capitalizing opportunity for farmers. Listen to more of this thoughts with the audio above.
Ohio farmers are always in a race with Mother Nature to get harvest wrapped up, but this year instead of beating the rain, the snow was a late harvest opponent. DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Derek Hunker visited with Ty Higgins about the effects the early snowfall may have on Ohio’s young wheat crop for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.
Over the past week, the soybean market couldn’t decide which way it was going and at many points of the week had double digit swings. Jon Scheve, a grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients, told the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that he sees that volatility lasting for awhile and that things will remain interesting from a marketing standpoint.
When farmers in Ohio opened up soybean fields for the first time this harvest season, many were pleasantly surprised with the numbers coming up on the yield monitors. The same can be said, according to DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Jim Stucke, about double-crop beans in his area of Mercer, Auglaize and Allen counties. He gives Ty Higgins some results of the 2014 harvest season in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.
As if farmers around Ohio don’t have enough to be concerned about as they bring in the 2014 harvest, now is also the time to start thinking, and acting on, ways to get fields prepared for this winter and the 2015 planting season. Dale Minyo got some fall field prep tips from Account Manager Barry Rodeheffer for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.
Insurance prices were set on Friday and Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser for Superior Feed Ingredients, says we could see some movement in the form of sales from funds and even from farmers with that part of the equation now in stone. He also gives a summary of the past week’s confusing market trends and what to watch for this week.
For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Ty Higgins visits with Account Manager Eric Miller from the Central Ohio area. Miller says yields for both corn and soybeans have been average to a little better in his part of the state, but test weights are a different story. Miller explains what’s to blame for test weights lagging in 2014.
With the long stretch of weather suitable for field work, farmers in Ohio and all over the Midwest are making up for lost time and hammering down on corn and soybean fields, but when will that activity be persuading the grain markets. Ty Higgins from The Ohio Ag Net posed that question to Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients.
With every rain event that sweeps through the Midwest, farmers are becoming more frustrated and anxious as harvest gets further and further delayed. Bradley Ott, an Account Manager with DuPont Pioneer has some helpful tips when it comes to safety on the farm and best practices in the field during a later than expected harvest season, in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.
According to Informa Economics, U.S. farmers will plant more soybeans than corn in 2015? John Scheve, a grain merchandiser for Superior Feed Ingredients, tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that it would be the first time in awhile that more acres will be designated for beans than corn and talks about what to watch for in the markets for the week ahead.
Throughout the 2014 growing season, Ohio’s corn and soybean fields have been put through the test of variable conditions that put stresses on the crop that are being seen as harvest continues. Account Manager Kevin Forrest talks about how his area of Logan, Champaign and Union Counties saw a wide range of conditions that are cause for some concern as harvest drags on. Listen to his thoughts in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.
After what many analysts would consider a neutral report from USDA on Friday, the corn and soybean markets finished the week with double-digit losses. Jon Scheve, grain merchandiser with Superior Feed Ingredients, thinks the market will continue the downward trend early in the week as farmers continue to bring in a corn crop that does not yet have a place to go. Here is more of Scheve’s interview with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins.
As harvest continues throughout Ohio, many fields have been overtaken by problem weeds during the latter stages of the growing season. Account Manager Doug House discusses the importance of controlling those weeds shortly after harvest for this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.
Although last week’s USDA Quarterly Stocks Report didn’t do much to move the markets in Chicago, rains across the midwest did have some local cash prices bouncing a bit. Ty Higgins gets more market analysis from last week and the week ahead with Superior Feed Ingredients grain merchandiser Jon Scheve.