Grain Markets

Dr. Steve Meyers - Economic Grain Situation and Outlook

Economic Grain Situation and Outlook - Dr. Steve Meyers, Paragon Economics, from the 2012 World Pork Expo, June 6-8, Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

CropVillage 0174, Reviewing the August Crop Report with Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Download mp3CropVillage 0174 Show Notes:

CropVillage 0114 for November 21 2008

CropVillage 0114 Show Notes:

  • Update on the Verasun bankruptcy and this link to Iowa State's regularly updated website on the situation 
  • Chicago traders discuss recent market volatility and how producers should prepare to deal with risk in the future
  • President of the Farm Credit Council discusses availability of credit within the system and why its in better shape than some commercial competitors

CropVillage 0111 for November 11 2008

CropVillage 0111 Show Notes:

  • Fertilizer pricing and availability conversation with Ohio State's Robert Mullin.
  • Grain markets look poised for a winter rally as corn users buy acres
  • Looking at today's economic illness with a comparison to agriculture's turmoil in the 80's

CropVillage 0102 for October 10 2008

CropVillage 0102 Show Notes:

  • Rents and risk with Kevin Dhuyvetter... How high and how long?
  • Fall's time for nematode testing
  • Mike Woolverton looks at what's behind dropping grain markets

CropVillage 0048 for March 21 2008

CropVillage 0048 Show Notes:

  • Genetically-modified corn to enhance human nutrition will open doors to further modifications
  • Tight supplies will continue to limit downside for food and feed grain commodities
  • Deferring insurance or disaster income could be a problem if your track-record doesn't support deferral
  • Update on traits and positive performance from Mycogen

CropVillage 0045 for March 12 2008

CropVillage 0045 Show Notes:

  • Organic groups gather to express GMO concerns
  • New wheat herbicide from Dow AgroSciences
  • Developing herbicide-tolerant sorghum options
  • Western-grown corn and soybeans may cause issues for monogastric producers due to high levels of selenium
  • Economist Ron Plain reviews impact by energy on current grain price levels

CropVilage 0044 for March 7 2008

CropVillage 0044 Show Notes:

  • Notes of caution on grain market over-exuberance
  • Economics of starter fertilizer in today's environment
  • Planter technology starring at Commodity Classic
  • Personal training for your personnel... a valuable perk

CropVillage 0043 for March 4 2008

CropVillage 0043 Show Notes:

  • Farm Bill update from Ag Secretary Schafer
  • Iowa State's CARD says demand is in the driver's seat
  • How to keep nitrogen in place and maximize utilization
  • Payoff for crop insurance calculator

CropVillage 0032 for January 21

CropVillage 0032 Show Notes:

  • Kansas State's Mike Woolverton talks with Eric Atkinson about world-wide economic turmoil and the impact on agriculture
  • Soybean rust issues to look forward to for 2008
  • New reseach into and management suggestions for holding back the development of glyphosate-resistant weeds
  • Eric Spell from provides suggestions to su
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