Gold-Eagle Cooperative News

Scouting for Early Season Pests in Corn and Soybean After a Late Start
Monday, June 17, 2019

It goes without saying that this spring has been a challenge. With extreme planting delays throughout the state, crop development is well behind normal expectations, while insect pest populations have continued to progress. In addition, the tight schedule we have faced has forced planting into less than ideal conditions in terms of both soil moisture […]

Positive Trade News with Mexico in the Midst of an Awful Spring for Planting
Monday, June 17, 2019

As a dreadful spring for planting limps into the second week of June, producers continue to assess the impacts of record Midwestern precipitation on corn and soybeans.  Meanwhile, a welcome ray of good news appeared on Friday as President Trump announced that the U.S. would not be implementing tariffs on imported Mexican goods. Impacts of […]

Secretary Perdue Statement on Disaster and Trade-Related Assistance
Monday, June 17, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement on disaster and trade-related assistance: “Whether it’s because of natural disasters or unfair retaliatory tariffs, farmers across the country are facing significant challenges and tough decisions on their farms and ranches. Last month, immediately upon China reneging on commitments made during the trade talks, President […]

U.S. Corn and Soybean Yield Prospects
Monday, June 17, 2019

Market attention continues to focus on the potential size of the U.S. corn and soybean crops. Acreage totals look to remain uncertain for the rest of the year and any adjustments in the next WASDE report may not reflect the changes facing both crops this year.  U.S. average yields appear set to move lower in […]

Superweed Resists Another Class of Herbicides, Study Finds
Monday, June 17, 2019

We’ve all heard about bacteria that are becoming resistant to multiple types of antibiotics. These are the so-called superbugs perplexing and panicking medical science. The plant analogue may just be waterhemp, a broadleaf weed common to corn and soybean fields across the Midwest. With resistance to multiple common herbicides, waterhemp is getting much harder to […]

Prevent Plant Decisions in Early to Middle of June
Monday, June 17, 2019

Many unplanted acres remain across the Corn Belt and in Illinois. As of the week ending on June 9, only 73% of the intended corn acres and 49% of the soybean acres have been planted in Illinois (Planting Progress, June 10, 2019). In this article, prevent planting decisions on intended corn acres are examined first. […]

7 Considerations if Planting Cover Crops on Prevented Plant Acres
Monday, June 17, 2019

Excessive precipitation and persistently wet conditions have prevented the planting of corn and soybean in some fields and led to ponding and drown-out areas in others. On acres where “prevent plant” is claimed for insurance, the USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA) requires protection from erosion and control of noxious weeds. Planting a cover crop to these […]

Make the Most from Late Planted Soybeans
Monday, June 17, 2019

Soybean planted in Missouri has been greatly delayed because of record breaking wet weather in May. Average yield for soybean planted in the third week of June is at least 25% less than when soybean is planted in early May. There are several management practices that may add a little extra yield to late planted […]

Farmers Face Difficult Decisions as Spring Planting Lumbers On
Monday, June 10, 2019

Farmers continue to cope with difficult planting conditions that have bogged down corn planting this spring to a record slow pace.  Policy uncertainty stemming from recently announced executive branch trade assistance persists, and the House of Representatives has been stymied in its effort to pass a disaster relief bill.  Today’s update discusses these issues in more detail. Excessive Rainfall Impacting Farmer’s […]

Dealing with Very Late Planting
Monday, June 10, 2019

Despite the fact that the “active” weather pattern gave no signs of changing over the past month, few of us thought we’d see so little planting progress by now. But here we are, with only 35% of the Illinois corn crop and 14% of the soybean crop planted by May 26. With more rain this […]

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