Louisiana: Rice Planting Gets Off to Good Start

🕔Mar 31, 2017Louisiana 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, […]

Welch on Wheat: Acreage Down but Stocks Significantly Higher

🕔Mar 31, 2017Market 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 […]

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

🕔Mar 31, 2017Market 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 […]

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

🕔Mar 31, 2017As 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 […]

Mississippi: Producers Forecast to Grow More Cotton, Less Corn

🕔Mar 31, 2017Strong 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 […]

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

🕔Mar 31, 2017Average 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, […]

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

🕔Mar 31, 2017Corn 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 […]

Rough Rice Stocks Down Slightly from Last Year – USDA

🕔Mar 31, 2017Rough 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 […]

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

🕔Mar 31, 2017The 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 […]

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

🕔Mar 31, 2017Corn 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 […]

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