Why Soybean Acres Aren’t a Clear Winner in 2017

by David Widmar and Brent Gloy

If you ask three economists the same question, you’re likely to get (at least) three different answers. While soybean acres seem to have an advantage going into the Spring, particularly in Indiana and the Eastern Corn Belt, we thought it would be valuable to evaluate university crop budgets from across the Corn Belt.  This week’s post takes a look at recent crop budgets and why additional soybean acres in 2017 might not be a clear winner for producers in all regions of the country. Continue reading

Corn or Soybean in 2016?

2016 Corn Soybeans

by David A. Widmar

As fall harvest begins attention will start to focus on 2016. Early glimpses of what next spring might have in store are beginning to emerge. While a lot can (and likely will) change before planters head to the fields, 2016 is shaping up to be less favorable to soybean production. To examine further, we looked at the latest Purdue University crop budget estimates.

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