DTN Livestock Close: Futures Surge as Month Ends

🕔Nov 30, 2016The last day of November brought a surge of buyer support to livestock futures with active buying interest flooding into both the cattle and hog futures market. Hog markets posted […]

Chicken Dancing with California’s Broad Sweeping Egg Law – Commentary

🕔Nov 30, 2016I’ve called it the “Hokey-Pokey” law. The California Legislature passed AB 1437 in 2010 to make it a crime to sell a shelled egg in California if that egg came […]

California Almonds: Potted Tree Irrigation After Planting – Getting The First Year Right

🕔Nov 30, 2016Potted trees may be the nursery stock of the future, but they have challenges and a learning curve for growers accustomed to planting bare root trees. One of the major […]

Cotton – Southeast – What Helped And Hurt Yields In 2016 – AgFax Harvest Survey Report

🕔Nov 30, 2016Here is our first of two Harvest Survey Reports for the 2016 AgFax Southeast Cotton season. Responses came from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

U.S. Ag Trade: 2017 Export Forecast Raised; Global Markets Uncertain Over Trump

🕔Nov 30, 2016Fiscal year 2017 agricultural exports are projected at $134.0 billion, up $1.0 billion from the August forecast, largely due to expected increases in dairy and livestock byproduct exports. While beef […]

DTN Cotton Close: Finishes on Mostly Modest Gains

🕔Nov 30, 2016March gained 3.2% for the month. U.S. WTI soared nearly 10%. Cotton producers rushed harvest on the Texas Plains ahead of wet, wintry weather. Classing receipts hit season’s peak. Slower […]

Farm Taxes: Year End Tips and Don’t Expect Instant Answers – DTN

🕔Nov 30, 2016As tax preparation season begins, here are a few thoughts that may be of benefit at year-end: ASSET EXPENSING Most ag producers are well aware of the $500,000 Section 179 […]

Midwest Corn: In-Furrow Fertilizers Not All That Helpful – Study

🕔Nov 30, 2016Corn farmers in Minnesota and across the northern Corn Belt often must plant in cold, damp spring soils that can slow early season growth. This can impact yield at harvest […]

Farm Income at 7-Year Low, Bumper Crops Not Helping – DTN

🕔Nov 30, 2016Income for U.S. farmers will fall 17.2% this year to a seven-year low, as falling livestock revenues add to pressure from lower grain prices across the Farm Belt. The Agriculture […]

DTN Grain Close: Heavy Selling Increases in Soybeans

🕔Nov 30, 2016While the energy complex rocketed higher Wednesday, grains fell victim to the oil slick left behind. Heavier selling was seen in soybeans, while corn traded higher most of the day. […]

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