Blogging by the Bushel
With numerous challenges over the past several years for producers, we at Mercer Landmark understand the need for a comprehensive risk management solution. We seek to provide our customers with unparalleled service to ensure maximum results.

Market Report Thursday October 19th, 2017 December 17 corn closed up ½ at $3.49 and March 18 closed up ½ at $3.62 ¾. November beans closed up 2 ¼ at $9.86 ½ and January 18 closed up 2 at $9.97. December wheat closed up 2 ¾ at $4.32 ¾ and July 18 closed up 1 [...]


Market Report Wednesday October 18th, 2017 December 17 corn closed down 1 ½ at $3.48 ½ and March 18 closed down 1 ½ at $3.62 ¼. November beans closed down ½ at $9.84 ¼ and January 18 closed down ¼ at $9.95. December wheat closed down 4 ¾ at $4.30 and July 18 closed down [...]


Market Report Tuesday October 17th, 2017 December 17 corn closed down ½ at $3.50 and March 18 closed down ½ at $3.63 ¾. November beans closed down 6 ¼ at $9.84 ¾ and January 18 closed down 6 ¼ at $9.95 ¼. December wheat closed down 1 ¾ at $4.34 ¾ and July 18 closed [...]


Market Report Monday October 16th, 2017 December 17 corn closed down 2 ¼ at $3.50 ½ and March 18 closed down 2 ¼ at $3.64 ¼. November beans closed down 9 ¼ at $9.91 and January 18 closed down 8 ¾ at $10.01 ½. December wheat closed down 3 at $4.36 ½ and July 18 [...]


By~ Alex Fullenkamp Many growers are considering fall spraying this year more than ever.  Marestail and waterhemp were more of an issue than ever this year.  Chickweed and henbit were also a big problem for some early this past spring. Fall spraying with a mixture of 2-4D, Dicamba, and Sencor is a great way to [...]


Market Report Thursday October 12th, 2017 December 17 corn closed up 3 at $3.49 and March 18 closed up 3 ¼ at $3.62 ¾. November beans closed up 26 ¾ at $9.92 and January 18 closed up 26 ½ at $10.02 ½. December wheat closed down 2 ¾ at $4.30 ½ and July 18 closed [...]


Market Report Wednesday October 11th, 2017 December 17 corn closed down 3 ¼ at $3.46 and March 18 closed down 3 ¼ at $3.59 ½. November beans closed down ¾ at $9.65 ¼ and January 18 closed down ¼ at $9.76. December wheat closed down 2 at $4.33 ¼ and July 18 closed down 4 [...]


Market Report Tuesday October 10th, 2017 December 17 corn closed down ¼ at $3.49 ¼ and March 18 closed unchanged at $3.62 ¾. November beans closed down ¾ at $9.66 and January 18 closed down 1 at $9.76 ¼. December wheat closed down ¾ at $4.35 ¼ and July 18 closed down 1 at $4.82 [...]


By~ Steve Heckler There is several methods of weed control in wheat that we can do to take care of weed pressure. One is tillage and the other is spraying a herbicide. Since most farmers no-till wheat, spraying a herbicide before emergence or after is beneficial. Spraying a herbicide helps with marestail and other winter [...]


Market Report Monday October 9th, 2017 December 17 corn closed down ½ at $3.49 ½ and March 18 closed down ½ at $3.62 ¾. November beans closed down 5 ½ at $9.66 ¾ and January 18 closed down 5 ¾ at $9.77 ¼. December wheat closed down 7 ½ at $4.36 and July 18 closed [...]