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CheckINtell is a collection of informative videos created specifically for Indiana’s corn and soybean growers. 

Host, Ed Ebert will use his expertise to offer valuable grain marketing insights. You can count on him to explain the latest ag industry research and studies. Check back with CheckINtell often so you don’t miss a thing.  

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USDA Prospective Plantings and March 1 Grain Stocks Reports

The USDA Prospective Plantings Report and March 1 Grain Stocks Report both came out on Friday, March 29. Ed Ebert with Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council discusses a few key findings that are most important to corn and soybean farmers:

  • Indiana followed the national trend of raising corn acres and lowering soybean acres 
  • Principal crop acreage is down, similar to 2010 numbers 
  • The Stocks Report had the bigger surprise, and much of the price action farmers saw was a result of that report

You can read the both reports here

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Ed Ebert

Get to know Ed.

Ed Ebert is senior director of grain production and utilization at the Indiana Soybean Alliance / Indiana Corn Marketing Council, the Indiana soybean and corn checkoff programs. He joined ISA / ICMC in 2015 as the director of Grain Marketing. Recent experience as the Director of Economic Research with Bunge North American and predecessor company, Central Soya, Ed was a commercial manager, grain merchandiser, ingredient procurement manager, elevator manager, and quality assurance manager. He previously held commodity trading and commercial management positions with ConAgra, Inc. in Saginaw, Michigan, and Cargill, Inc. in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Ed spent 27 years in the U.S. Army, the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army reserve. He retired in 2002 after a distinguished career of enlisted and commissioned service. Ed holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from The Ohio State University.

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From the field and beyond, checkoff investments help grow Indiana’s economy. That’s because the soybean and corn checkoff programs deliver a strong ROI that can be felt throughout the state. 

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