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Louisiana: Rice Planting Gets Off to Good Start

Louisiana: Rice Planting Gets Off to Good Start

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Mar 31, 2017

Louisiana rice farmers have taken advantage of warm weather to plant their 2017 crop exceptionally early. “We had a lot of people that started planting in mid-February,” said Steve Linscombe, director of the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research

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Welch on Wheat: Acreage Down but Stocks Significantly Higher

Welch on Wheat: Acreage Down but Stocks Significantly Higher

👤By Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 31, 2017

Market Situation Prospective Plantings. All wheat acres were projected this morning at 46.059 million, down from 50.154 million last year. Winter wheat acres are down 3.4 million, spring down 300,000 and durum down 400,000. Grain Stocks. All wheat in all

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Welch on Grain: Corn Planting Intentions Just Under 90M Acres

Welch on Grain: Corn Planting Intentions Just Under 90M Acres

👤By Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 31, 2017

Market Situation Prospective Plantings. Corn planting intentions for 2017 came in at 89.996 million acres in today’s Prospective Plantings report. This number was just slightly below the average trade guess ahead of the report (90.969 million) and right at the

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Wildfire Death and Destruction Compared to Nightmare of Hurricane Katrina – DTN

Wildfire Death and Destruction Compared to Nightmare of Hurricane Katrina – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter and By Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Mar 31, 2017

As Southern Plains ranchers scramble to pick up the pieces from wildfires that charred more than 1 million acres and left death and destruction in their wake, farm communities across the country have been coming to the rescue.   Farmers

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Mississippi: Producers Forecast to Grow More Cotton, Less Corn

Mississippi: Producers Forecast to Grow More Cotton, Less Corn

👤By Nathan Gregory, MSU Extension Service 🕔Mar 31, 2017

Strong export demand for cotton and soybean is causing Mississippi producers to shift away from corn and rice as they finalize their planting plans for 2017. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Prospective Plantings report released March 31 estimates the state’s

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Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 31, 2017

Average quotations were down 61 points from the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, leaf 4, staple 34, mike 35-36 and 43-49, strength 27.0-28.9,

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Corn, Soybean, Wheat Stocks All Above Last Year’s Levels – USDA

Corn, Soybean, Wheat Stocks All Above Last Year’s Levels – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 31, 2017

Corn stocks in all positions on March 1, 2017 totaled 8.62 billion bushels, up 10 percent from March 1, 2016. Of the total stocks, 4.91 billion bushels were stored on farms, up 13 percent from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks,

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Rough Rice Stocks Down Slightly from Last Year – USDA

Rough Rice Stocks Down Slightly from Last Year – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 31, 2017

Rough rice stocks in all positions on March 1, 2017, totaled 108 million hundredweight (cwt), down 1 percent from the total on March 1, 2016. Stocks held on farms totaled 21.6 million cwt, and off-farm stocks totaled 86.0 million cwt.

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Cleveland on Cotton: Planting up 21%; Polyester Pollution is Cotton’s New Best Friend

Cleveland on Cotton: Planting up 21%; Polyester Pollution is Cotton’s New Best Friend

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Mar 31, 2017

The much talked about 2017 Prospective Plantings Report for U.S. cotton was released Friday with little fanfare. The report indicated growers would plant 12.2 million acres, up 21 percent from 2016 and had been expected by most market participants. This

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USDA Prospective Plantings 2017: Corn, Wheat Acres Down – Cotton, Soybean Climb

USDA Prospective Plantings 2017: Corn, Wheat Acres Down – Cotton, Soybean Climb

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 31, 2017

Corn planted area for all purposes in 2017 is estimated at 90.0 million acres, down 4 percent or 4.0 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is expected to be down or unchanged in 38 of

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