Farmers and the Producers Price Index, a Double-Edged Sword – DTN

🕔Aug 16, 2018Stuff costs more; the price of stuff is going up. This should be good news for the people who produce and sell stuff, right?    Not necessarily. Just ask grain […]

Emergency Payments for Farmers: Déjà vu All Over Again – Commentary

🕔Aug 16, 2018When we were planning to write a column using our six agricultural policy benchmarks  for evaluating emergency payments—distinct from ad-hoc disaster payments—we thought we would be confined to those adopted […]

Cotton – Southwest – Yield Surprises | Bollworm Alert | Million Dollar Rain – AgFax

🕔Aug 15, 2018Four baler – Mike McHugh likes what he’s seeing after harvesting an irrigated field in south Texas. Yield surprises – Paul Pilsner counted a good crop of bolls, but turns out things were […]

Vip3a – Only Bt Trait Without Insect Resistance – How Long Will it Last? – DTN

🕔Aug 14, 2018Is Bt broken for ear-feeding pests? And, if so, can we rescue it? Those are the questions that compelled EPA to convene a Scientific Advisory Panel in Arlington, Virginia, this […]

AgFax Weekend: Dicamba Decision Looms | Chlorpyrifos Gone?

🕔Aug 10, 2018In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Dicamba Decision Looms | Chlorpyrifos Gone? | and more.

Cotton – Southwest – Water Choices | Coastal Bend Harvest | Bollworms – AgFax

🕔Aug 8, 2018Hard Choices – Do I water the cotton or the peanuts?  Bollworm pockets are here and there, a few in pima. Irrigated cotton is vacuuming up stink bugs around Waco.  

China Tariffs: The Last Straw for Our Weak Ag Economy – Commentary

🕔Aug 8, 2018Stop the presses! We intended to use this column to continue our examination of the various commodity policies that have been enacted in recent years beginning with the 1996 Farm […]

Rice Market: Harvest Pressure Builds – Unresolved Trade Issues Loom

🕔Aug 5, 2018The rice industry continues to be very slow even with harvest pending as the market has yet to generate any “new” news upon which to move.   EXPORTS The export sales […]

AgFax Weekend: Farm Tariff Aid Like Insurance Claim?

🕔Aug 3, 2018In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Farm Tariff Aid Like Insurance Claim? | Estate Planning – Keeping Relatives Happy | and more.

Rose on Cotton: Market is Looking for Solid Ground

🕔Aug 3, 2018ICE Dec cotton finished the week very near unchanged, despite trading significantly in both directions Vs last week’s settlement, finishing at 88.12. The Dec – Mar spread finished the week […]

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