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2024 Missouri Crop Budgets and Profitability (2/06/24)

Ben Brown     

Read Time 4 MIN

Grain and oilseed markets moved lower to end 2023 and start 2024 as concerns over South America's crops deteriorated and spurts of international demand remained rather mute. The trend is expected to continue until more is know about Brazilian corn potential and 2024 US acreage expectations are released March 29, 2024...learn more

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grain container ship at port with caption: ALL ABOARD, US GRAIN AND OILSEED EXPORT UPDATE

All Aboard- US Grain and Oilseed Export Update (12/11/23)

Ben Brown  |  Read Time 6 MIN

With harvest nearly wrapped up across the United States, the supply side of domestic grain and oilseed balance sheets can be calculated with some reasonable certainty with one exception- final harvested acreage...learn more

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Training for pesticide applicators begins in January 2024 (11/13/23)

Sam Polly  |  Read Time 2 MIN

Completion of the virtual training classes recertifies licensed commercial pesticide applicators for three years. These classes are also useful as a review for those who wish to become certified, prior to studying the manuals and taking the certification exams...learn more

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Is another soybean rally in 2023 possible? (11/06/23)

Ben Brown  |  Read Time 4 MIN

The 2023 US crops have not held up to lofty pre-season expectations and it is likely both will record below trend yields for the second consecutive year....learn more

green drum container on green background BIOFUEL OUTLOOK

Is the Biofuel Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (10/19/23)

Ben Brown  |  Read Time 4 MIN

Agriculture commodities have had a relationship with liquid fuel markets since Waterloo Boy tractors emerged across the countryside and diesel became a viable energy source to transport grain. This relationship has changed over time...learn more

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Acreage Increase and Weak Demand Offset Corn Yield Impact (10/09/23)

Ben Brown  |  Read Time 5 MIN

Yield variability exists every year to some degree, but 2023 stands out as uniquely variable because it was not limited state to state or county to county, but one end to the other end within the same field...learn more

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