CROPS NEWS
Todd's Take
Todd Hultman DTN Grains Analyst
Tue Jul 29, 2014 06:15 AM CDT

If USDA's July estimates are close to accurate, 2014-15 will see the largest U.S. ending stocks-to-use ratio for corn in six years. Thanks to good growing weather so far in 2014, many are estimating an even larger surplus, possibly topping 2 billion bushels for the first time since 2004-05. This year's expectations for a large fall harvest, helped by mild summer weather, have hit December corn prices hard, now down to $3.71 3/4 (as of Friday) and falling. Profitable ethanol margins have provided one source of demand for corn through the decline, but overall, commercials, like nearly everyone else, have ...

Quick View
  • Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy Can you trim inputs while growing soybeans in 2015? Here's a look at what you can and can't cut.
  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
Related News Stories
The Art of Planting - 8
The Art of Planting - 2
Russia Wheat Prices Higher
From Good to Great
Zone Offense
Ontario Corn Crop Summary
Exporters Report Corn Sale
Exporters Report Corn Sale
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
USDA Reports Soybean Sale