Seeding & Planting

Planted Corn Acres Higher Than Expected

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's June Plantings report released Thursday morning, U.S. farmers planted 1.5 million more corn acres than the market expected, said an Ohio State University agricultural economist.
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DuPont Delays Seed In Soybean Spat

DuPont Co. said Tuesday that it is indefinitely delaying the commercial launch of the genetically-modified soybean seed at the center of a long-running court battle with archrival Monsanto Co.
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Crop Insurance Weighs Heavily On Farmers' Planting Decisions

As the June 5 final planting date nears for the full crop insurance yield and revenue guarantees for corn, a Purdue Extension agricultural economist says there are a lot of factors that come into play when farmers are deciding how to manage their 2011 crop.
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Optimizing The Profitability Of Corn Planted In June

If switching to soybean and preventative plant crop insurance are not options, farmers need to reconsider their production practices and focus on those that will generate the greatest profits in a late planting production environment.
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