Disappointing Yields Ahead?
After several consecutive years of strong corn and soybean yields, many will wonder and speculate about above-trend yields again in 2018. A few months ago we summarized the run of strong national yields. Good yields are tricky because while they are helpful at the farm-level in weathering the farm economy slowdown, they are a major source of low commodity prices and net farm income challenges at a national level.
This week’s posts considers local yields for corn and soybeans why some producers could be facing disappointing yields in the future. (more…)