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 Monday November 6th, 2017 December 17 corn closed down ¼ at $3.48 and March 18 closed down ½ at $3.61 ½. January 18 closed up 7 ¼ at $9.94 and March 18 closed up 7 at $10.04 ¼. December wheat closed up 5 at $4.30 ¾ and July 18 closed up 3 ¼ [...]


Market Report Thursday November 2nd, 2017 December 17 corn closed up 2 ¼ at $3.50 ½ and March 18 closed up 2 ¼ at $3.64. January 18 closed up 8 at $9.99 ¼ and March 18 closed up 8 at $10.09 ½. December wheat closed up 8 at $4.26 and July 18 closed up 8 [...]


Market Report Tuesday October 31st, 2017 December 17 corn closed down 3 at $3.45 ¾ and March 18 closed down 3 ¼ at $3.59 ½. January 18 closed up ¼ at $9.84 ¾ and March 18 closed unchanged at $9.95. December wheat closed down 6 ¼ at $4.18 ½ and July 18 closed down 7 [...]


By~ Josh Henderson As more fields are harvested it is important to get your soil sampled. Soil tests should be pulled every 3-4 years to keep data current. Getting soil tests is a cheap way to ensure you are putting on the correct fertilizer rates and not losing yield from under-applying or not getting your [...]


Market Report Monday October 30th, 2017 December 17 corn closed unchanged at $3.48 ¾ and March 18 closed unchanged at $3.62 ¾. November beans closed down 2 ½ at $9.72 ¾ and January 18 closed down 2 at $9.84 ½. December wheat closed down 2 ½ at $4.24 ¾ and July 18 closed down 3 [...]


By~ Jacob Lewis Sometimes controlling weeds in wheat/cereal rye can be a challenge. I have spotted winter annual weeds, marestail, and curly dock in cover crop fields and wheat fields so far this year. I would ask a  Mercer Landmark Agronomy Advisor for chemical solutions like 2,4-D, Dicamba pre- mix product like Brash, or even [...]


Market Report Thursday October 26th, 2017 December 17 corn closed down ½ at $3.50 ½ and March 18 closed down ¾ at $3.64 ½. November beans closed down 4 ¼ at $9.71 ¼ and January 18 closed down 3 ¾ at $9.82 ½. December wheat closed down 3 ¾ at $4.31 ¾ and July 18 [...]


Market Report Tuesday October 24th, 2017 December 17 corn closed up 1 ½ at $3.52 ¾ and March 18 closed up 1 ½ at $3.66 ¾. November beans closed down 5 ¼ at $9.75 ½ and January 18 closed down 5 ¼ at $9.85 ¾. December wheat closed up 1 ¼ at $4.38 and July [...]


Market Report Monday October 23rd, 2017 December 17 corn closed up 6 ¾ at $3.51 ¼ and March 18 closed up 6 ¾ at $3.65 ¼. November beans closed up 2 at $9.80 ¾ and January 18 closed up 1 ¾ at $9.91. December wheat closed up 10 ¾ at $4.36 ¾ and July 18 [...]


By~Ryan Edwards With corn harvest well under way and many of the soybean fields hauled in, the question becomes, what about the rest of the standing corn? Should it stand a few more days or should it be harvested right away? A study by Ohio State showed that there is a 10% yield loss in [...]