In today’s recap of the WASDE report, host Pam Fretwell sits down with Jerry Gulke, President of the Gulke, to talk about the numbers and what they mean not only for the immediate markets but prices going forward.
According to the latest USDA Crop Production report, Corn production is down 4% from last year but up 2% from the October forecast. Soybean production is down less than 1% from October but up 3% from last year.
La Nina, the cool flip side to El Nino, is returning for a second straight winter, forecasters said Thursday.
Months after Hurricane Harvey dumped feet of rain on Houston and Texas, economists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are totaling up the damages caused by the summer storm, now believed to be a combined $200 million between livestock, hay, feed, cotton, rice and soybeans.
“Made in the USA” and the American farmer just got a big boost from Wrangler. In an effort to highlight the sustainability of the cotton industry, Wrangler is purchasing 40,000 lb. of Newby Farms cotton to feature in a line of denim jeans.
#Harvest17 is put on hold in some places in the Midwest after rainfall knocked some farmers out of the fields for a few days. In other places, harvest is going strong. Some farmers are wrapping up, some are just getting started.
New formed Local Seed Company says it will offer farmers a “direct-to-growers” option with a mission to provide custom crafted seed options delivered to the farm.
A 12-million acre cotton crop in 2018 could set the table for healthy levels of cotton supply. With uncertainty hovering over the market road, producers should be prepared to take advantage of unexpected rallies, and shield themselves from unexpected sell-offs.
On Thursday USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) showed cotton production was reduced by 643-thousand bales. The drop off was largely in Texas and Georgia from hurricane damage.
Friday Bayer announced it signed an agreement with BASF to sell a portion of its crop science businesses for EUR 5.9 (about $7 billion).
Louisiana cotton farmers are in the midst of their harvest, and they’re finding a growing season filled with rain, diseases and insects has taken a bite out of the crop.
See all of the report data, coverage and analysis of USDA's Oct. 10 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) and Crop Production reports.
USDA Crop Production report says: Corn Production Up 1 Percent from September Forecast, Soybean Production Down Slightly, Cotton Production Down 3 Percent, and Orange Production Down 16 Percent from Last Season. Read the full report.
Crops don’t wait for irrigation, and now means now when it’s time to water. Solid end-of-season irrigation maintenance goes a long way in preventing problems the following crop year during crunch-time. Before the grip of winter sets in, checks and repairs are vital.
Numerous companies are pushing for elbow room at the ag data table, but long-term contracts may be cause for pause for many farmers.
Cotton futures prices felt pressure Monday ahead of USDA’s latest harvest update in its weekly crop progress report. USDA says 17% of nation's cotton crop is picked, four points ahead of the five-year average.
Cotton isn’t king in Kansas, but it’s a fine prince for many Jayhawk growers, boosted by the arrival of new 2,4-D technology.
The impacts both Hurricane Harvey and Irma on agriculture will be felt for months and years ahead, and images of the destruction might not do justice to describe the devastation.
Bill Bader is the bell cow of dicamba drift litigation, with farmers in at least 10 states right behind him. How the cases will play out remains a matter of conjecture, but one fact is clear: Dicamba-related litigation has only just begun.
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