Agfax Buzz:
    January 21, 2014

    Texas: Dry, Warmer Weather – US-DA

    AgFax.Com - Your Online Ag News Source

    From USDA

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending January 19, 2014.

    Summary

    Warmer temperatures returned to many portions of the state last week. Although, small areas of the Northern High Plains, the Blacklands and South East Texas received trace amounts of precipitation, most of the state remained dry. Areas from North East Texas to the Upper Coast are 1-2 inches below normal precipitation levels for this time of the year.




    Small Grains: Producers in the Cross Timbers reported frost damage to a number of oat fields during the last hard freeze. The remaining oat crop needs more moisture and warmer days and nights for adequate development. Winter wheat is starting to show some signs of becoming dormant due to cold weather.

    Row Crops: Preparations for corn and sorghum plantings were underway. Producers were beginning the cultivation and pre-plant fertilization in fields. Most of the cotton harvest was completed and the majority had been ginned.

    Fruit, Vegetable and Specialty Crops: Producers in South Texas resumed cabbage harvest as additional fields matured. Farmers in the Lower Valley continued to harvest vegetables and citrus.

    Livestock, Range and Pasture: Producers across the state were encouraged to see close to record high prices for their livestock. Ranchers in the Northern High Plains reported cattle getting good gains off of winter wheat. Range and pasture conditions continued to deteriorate, and without any rain in the coming weeks; fire danger will become a concern.


    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Reply

    Name and Email Address are required fields. Your email will not be published or shared with third parties.

    Agfax Cotton News

    DTN Fertilizer Trends: High Costs May Alter Growers’ Tactics for 201510-21

    Keith Good: Tumbling Grain Prices May Prove Costly for Taxpayers10-21

    AFB Cotton Close: Selling Accelerates10-20

    Doane Cotton Close: Weakness in Prices Carries On10-20

    Mississippi: Rains Slow Harvest, Lodge Rice, Soybeans – USDA10-20

    Tennessee: Rains Halt Field Activities – USDA10-20

    Arkansas: Rains Damage Crops, Slow Harvest – USDA10-20

    North Carolina: Corn Harvest Enters Final Stretch, Rains Delays Continue – USDA10-20

    Florida: Harvest Continues, Peanuts Reach 69% – USDA10-20

    New Mexico: Dry Soil Conditions Persist — USDA10-20

    Missouri: Corn Harvest Over Half Finished, Cotton at 30% – USDA10-20

    Texas: Harvest Chugs Ahead – USDA10-20

    Arizona: Cotton 50% Defoliated, 28% Harvested – USDA10-20

    Kansas: Row Crops Harvest Behind Average Pace — USDA10-20

    Oklahoma: Corn Harvest at 76%, Soybeans 22 — USDA10-20

    South Carolina: Peanut, Cotton Harvests Pick Up – USDA10-20

    Herbicide Resistant Weed Summit’s Slides, Webcast Available Online10-20

    Georgia: Cotton, Peanut Harvests in Full Swing – USDA10-20

    Alabama: Rains Have Harvest at a Standstill – USDA10-20

    DTN Cotton Close: Mixed as December Premium Narrows10-20

    Louisiana: Soybean Harvested Wraps Up – USDA10-20

    California: Cotton, Rice Harvests Speed Along – USDA10-20

    Virginia Cotton: This Year is Going to be Special10-20

    DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Lower as Inversion Narrows10-20

    Flint on Crops: Cover Crops Provide Many Benefits10-20

    Keith Good: Lawsuits Concerning GMO Corn Mount Against Syngenta AG10-20

    AFB Cotton Close: Dec. Moves Lower10-17

    Rose on Cotton: Dec Contract Still Under Pressure10-17

    Cleveland on Cotton: Exports Lowest in ‘My Memory’10-17

    DTN Cotton Close: Mixed As Dec. Loses Ground10-17

    Mississippi: Harsh Oct. 13 Storm Should Not Hurt Yields10-17

    Georgia: 6 Counties Declared Natural Disaster Areas10-17

    DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Slightly in Red10-17

    U.S. Energy: Narrowing Brent-WTI Spread Impacts Global Crude Markets10-17

    Gasoline Prices: Show 9-Cent Decline10-17

    Propane Stocks: Rise by 0.7M Barrels10-17

    Diesel Prices: Average Decreases 4 Cents10-17

    Keith Good: Bumper Grain Crops Create Harvest, Storage Issues10-17

    Georgia: Waste Pesticide Disposal, Quitman, Oct. 3010-16