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South Carolina Crops: Peanuts May Lose Ground in 2018

South Carolina Crops: Peanuts May Lose Ground in 2018

👤By Denise Attaway, Clemson University 🕔Dec 6, 2017

Big crops in 2017 means South Carolina producers will have to adjust their budgets in 2018 to account for lower prices. This was the message Clemson agricultural economists Nathan Smith and Scott Mickey gave during the recent 2018 Ag Outlook

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Crop Choices, Farm Size: Changes in a Time of Low Corn, Soybean Prices

Crop Choices, Farm Size: Changes in a Time of Low Corn, Soybean Prices

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Nov 8, 2017

Recent news articles have documented that lower crop prices for commodities such as corn and soybeans have caused some producers to make changes to their traditional crop rotation, or to consider organic crop production methods. More broadly, a recent Wall Street Journal article noted

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Ag Economy: Farmers See Faint Hope for Rebound

Ag Economy: Farmers See Faint Hope for Rebound

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Sep 13, 2017

Cole Epley 
and Barbara Soderlin reported on the front page of the Money section in Friday’s Omaha World-Herald that, “Farmers heading into harvest season have reason to believe the nation’s struggling agriculture economy won’t get much worse. “Still, there is

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Farm Policy: Price Woes for Farmers, Lenders; NAFTA and…The Weather

Farm Policy: Price Woes for Farmers, Lenders; NAFTA and…The Weather

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 4, 2017

Today’s update looks briefly at the U.S. agricultural economy from a variety of perspectives.  A recent news report has shown that some Corn Belt producers may be losing money from farming this year, while a survey of agricultural lenders this

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Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Inches Higher in April

👤By Jim Mintert, David Widmar, and Michael Langemeier, Purdue University 🕔May 2, 2017

Producer sentiment inched higher during April as the Ag Economy Barometer increased to 130. The latest result for the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, which is based on a monthly survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers, was slightly higher than

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Crop Planting Intentions Highlight Land-Use Changes

Crop Planting Intentions Highlight Land-Use Changes

👤By Donald Stotts, Oklahoma State University 🕔Apr 17, 2017

The end-of-March 2017 wheat planted acreage numbers decreased 8.2 percent from one year ago at 46.1 million acres, driven by poor wheat prices and following a general trend of decreasing wheat acreage resulting in the lowest all-wheat-planted acreage totals since

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Farm Policy: Farmland Values, Ag Prices, and Farm Income

Farm Policy: Farmland Values, Ag Prices, and Farm Income

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 3, 2017

Today’s update looks at a variety of information sources that highlight recent developments relating to the U.S. farm economy, including variables associated with farmland values, agricultural prices, and farm income. Farmland Values An update on March 23rd from the Federal

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Farming: What’s Happened to Input Costs During Multiple Year Price Declines?

Farming: What’s Happened to Input Costs During Multiple Year Price Declines?

👤By Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University, and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Oct 3, 2016

Introduction Crop input prices are a topic of considerable discussion. Numerous farmdoc daily articles have addressed the topic; most recently September 20, 2016. This article provides another perspective by comparing changes in input prices during the 3 multiple year price

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Grain Markets: How Accurate Are May Crop Price, Revenue Forecasts?

Grain Markets: How Accurate Are May Crop Price, Revenue Forecasts?

👤By Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 8, 2016

Introduction Historical performance of the corn, soybean, and wheat yield forecasts published in the May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) was evaluated in the farmdoc daily article of May 18, 2016. The historical performance was used to project

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Cereal Grains: Changes in U.S. Yields, Acres, Prices Over Time

Cereal Grains: Changes in U.S. Yields, Acres, Prices Over Time

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 8, 2016

Since the early 1950s, U.S. acres in corn have increased while decreases have occurred in other cereal crops (barley, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, and wheat). These acreage changes likely are related to the greater growth rate in corn yields as compared

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