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Welch on Grain: More Acres, Larger Stocks for Wheat, Corn

Welch on Grain: More Acres, Larger Stocks for Wheat, Corn

👤By Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 30, 2016

Market Situation Acreage.  More acres and larger stocks reported this morning in the Acreage and Grain Stocks reports from USDA.  Corn acres came in at 94.1 million, up from 93.6 million in the planting intentions survey in March and 88

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Crop Acreage: Less Wheat, Increases for Row Crops

Crop Acreage: Less Wheat, Increases for Row Crops

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 30, 2016

Corn planted area for all purposes in 2016 is estimated at 94.1 million acres, up 7 percent from last year. This represents the third highest planted acreage in the United States since 1944. Area harvested for grain, at 86.6 million

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Rice Stocks: Rough Rice Down 10% from 2015

Rice Stocks: Rough Rice Down 10% from 2015

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 30, 2016

Rough rice stocks in all positions on June 1, 2016 totaled 64.3 million hundredweight (cwt), down 10 percent from the total on June 1, 2015. Stocks held on farms totaled 7.97 million cwt and off-farm stocks totaled 56.3 million cwt.

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Grain Stocks: Corn Up Slightly, Soybeans and Wheat See Large Gains

Grain Stocks: Corn Up Slightly, Soybeans and Wheat See Large Gains

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 30, 2016

Corn stocks in all positions on June 1, 2016 totaled 4.72 billion bushels, up 6 percent from June 1, 2015. Of the total stocks, 2.47 billion bushels are stored on farms, up 9 percent from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks,

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Wheat Market: USDA Expects Improved Yields Will Offset Decline in U.S. Acreage

Wheat Market: USDA Expects Improved Yields Will Offset Decline in U.S. Acreage

👤By Stephanie Bryant-Erdmann, USW Market Analyst 🕔Jun 30, 2016

U.S. farmers responded to market signals and planted the fewest acres to wheat since the early 1970s according to USDA’s June 30 Acreage Report. However, the 2016/17 yield potential is high with nearly every region in the United States experiencing

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Farmers Selling Fresh Produce Do Better When Located Near City Centers

Farmers Selling Fresh Produce Do Better When Located Near City Centers

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jun 30, 2016

Two researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture find that farmers located closer to city centers seem to have a locational advantage in transportation over their long distance, conventional food supply chain competitors. In an article published June

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Louisiana Rice: Field Day Featured Good Weather and Plenty of Information

Louisiana Rice: Field Day Featured Good Weather and Plenty of Information

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Jun 30, 2016

As growers know all too well, sometimes the weather just cooperates.  Such was the case this week when torrential and dangerous rains in some areas during the day suddenly gave way to cool evenings and one of the mildest LSU

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Texas Cotton: Rotation, Cover Crops Have Greater Yield Impact Than Tillage

Texas Cotton: Rotation, Cover Crops Have Greater Yield Impact Than Tillage

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 30, 2016

After eight years of research on no-till advantages and disadvantages with cotton crops, Dr. Paul DeLaune is convinced it’s not as much about the tillage as it is about the cover crop and/or rotation. DeLaune, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research

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Corn: Dow Announces PowerCore Trait Technology for Insect Control

Corn: Dow Announces PowerCore Trait Technology for Insect Control

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jun 30, 2016

Dow AgroSciences announces the U.S. commercial launch of PowerCore trait technology, new insect trait technology from Dow AgroSciences that protects corn plants from yield-robbing, above-ground insects. PowerCore will be offered initially in hybrids from five seed brands. PowerCore trait technology

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U.S. Senators Push for Water Resources Act, $4.5Bln for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ – DTN

U.S. Senators Push for Water Resources Act, $4.5Bln for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 30, 2016

In a letter sent by Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., to Senate leaders Wednesday, a group of 29 Republican senators made a push to bring the Water Resources Development Act, or WRDA, to the floor of the Senate before the July

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