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2013 Projected Soybean Yields Compared to Trend Yields

Posted by Myla Munro Ringler -

On September 12 th , the USDA released revised projections of 2013 state soybeans yields. Also released were 2013 projected crop reporting district (CRD) yields for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. These projected yields are compared to 2013 trend yields to assess which areas of the country are having better relative yields than other areas. A similar post on Frid...

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Another Year of Rationing for Corn or Soybeans?

Posted by Myla Munro Ringler -

Listen to MP3 podcast The U.S. average corn yield was below trend value for three consecutive years from 2010 through 2012. The U.S. average soybean yield was below trend value in both 2011 and 2012. The shortfall in corn yields resulted in declining year-ending stocks a...

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