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Arkansas: Grain Prices Took Huge Bite Out of Sorghum, Wheat Acreage, Corn Fared Well

Arkansas: Grain Prices Took Huge Bite Out of Sorghum, Wheat Acreage, Corn Fared Well

👤By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 15, 2017

Arkansas grain producers found themselves dealing with fickle market forces in 2017, as grain sorghum and wheat acreage dropped sharply in the state, chiefly due to low commodity prices, while corn acreage and yields hit their fourth-highest totals.  Corn hits

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Farm Business: 7 Crops Show a Declining Cost of Production

Farm Business: 7 Crops Show a Declining Cost of Production

👤By Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess, and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Dec 15, 2017

In a July 25, 2017 farmdoc daily article, Schnitkey discussed declining cost of production for Illinois corn and soybeans. This article extends the discussion to the U.S. and to barley, peanuts, rice, sorghum, and wheat. Total cost per acre declined

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Genetically Modified Crops: 28 Countries, 18 Mln Farmers, 10 Species

Genetically Modified Crops: 28 Countries, 18 Mln Farmers, 10 Species

👤By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Genetically modified crops were planted on a record 457.4 million acres globally in 2016, up 3 percent from the 444 million acres planted in 2015, according to statistics released by International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications. This follows

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Illinois: How Has Crop Acreage Shifted Since 1996?

Illinois: How Has Crop Acreage Shifted Since 1996?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Dec 13, 2017

Since 2012, acres in the U.S. have been shifting out of corn and into soybeans, likely as a result of higher returns for soybeans than for corn. The longer termed trends since 1996 have been increases in corn and soybean

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Oklahoma: Red River Crops Conference, Altus, Jan. 17-18

Oklahoma: Red River Crops Conference, Altus, Jan. 17-18

👤By Donald Stotts, Oklahoma State University 🕔Dec 12, 2017

Agricultural producers and others interested in learning the latest information about best crop production practices for southwestern Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains should register now to attend the Jan. 17-18 Red River Crops Conference in Altus. “A collaborative effort

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Illinois: 4 Upcoming Crop Management Conferences in Jan., Feb.

Illinois: 4 Upcoming Crop Management Conferences in Jan., Feb.

👤By Dennis Bowman, University of Illinois 🕔Dec 12, 2017

Registration is open for the 2018 Crop Management Conferences. These regional conferences provide a forum for discussion and interaction between participants and university researchers. We are looking forward to introducing new specialists from the University of Illinois, and have adjoining

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Flint on Crops: We Often Ignore Important Things – Commentary

Flint on Crops: We Often Ignore Important Things – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Agronomist 🕔Dec 11, 2017

Through the years since I started working with farmers in the mid 1970’s there has been a growing awareness of how many producers choose to bypass or intentionally ignore some of the most basic things that could increase their yields

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Mississippi: Alliance Field Day, Piney Woods, Dec. 15

Mississippi: Alliance Field Day, Piney Woods, Dec. 15

👤By Susan Collins-Smith, Mississippi State University 🕔Dec 6, 2017

The National Center for Appropriate Technology will host the Alliance of Sustainable Farms field day on Dec. 15 in Piney Woods. Representatives from the center’s Gulf States Regional Office in Jackson will provide a hands-on bed preparation demonstration at its

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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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USDA Crop Forecast: An Early Look at 10-Year Projections – DTN

USDA Crop Forecast: An Early Look at 10-Year Projections – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 1, 2017

 USDA’s Office of Chief Economist on Tuesday offered an early look at USDA’s Agricultural Projections to 2027 for crops and livestock that will officially be released at the USDA Ag Outlook conference in February. USDA’s early estimates project both corn

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