Texas Corn: Sorting Through Rootworm Beetle Bt Efficacy Differences Sep 2, 2019

🕔Sep 2, 2019Last year we had huge numbers of corn rootworm beetles in corn around Hart in early July, and I wrote at the time that they were “probably resistant” to the mCry3a rootworm […]

Cleveland On Cotton: Any “Certainties” Lean Toward The Negative Aug 30, 2019

🕔Aug 30, 2019The cotton market struggles to find news. Some people have given up on cotton fundamentals and have been reduced to discussing the respective conditions of the world and U.S. economies. […]

Cotton – Southwest – Defoliation Approaches In South, Central Texas – AgFax Aug 15, 2019

🕔Aug 15, 2019Larry Stalcup, Field Editor Debra L. Ferguson, Editor Many thanks to the PhytoGen Cotton Team for their continued support and sponsorship.  Subscribe  OVERVIEW It’s hot. With recent Arizona temperatures hitting […]

Thompson On Cotton: Planning Amid Chaos – Possible Approaches Aug 14, 2019

🕔Aug 14, 2019Cotton Market Commentary Almost before the ink was dry on my last commentary – where I observed that the low 60s should provide firm support – the trade war between […]

Colorado: 28 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought Jun 7, 2019

🕔Jun 7, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 28 Colorado counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) […]

Fuel Report: Diesel, Gas Prices Continue Lower Jun 5, 2019

🕔Jun 5, 2019The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell nearly 2 cents to $3.14 per gallon on June 3, nearly 15 cents lower than a year ago. The West Coast price fell […]

NOAA Monthly Drought Outlook – June Jun 5, 2019

🕔Jun 5, 2019Minimal drought coverage (3.31% D1 or drier) continued across the contiguous United States through May 28. The remaining areas of drought in the Four Corner’s region, southeastern New Mexico and […]

Family Farm: Why are Bad Relationships Tolerated? – DTN Jun 2, 2019

🕔Jun 2, 2019Farmers and ranchers are risk-takers. Their livelihood depends on acts of faith and uncertainty. The economic results of planting a crop or raising an animal are heavily contingent on factors […]

AgFax Weekend: MFP Payments as Collateral | Are You Overhedged? May 31, 2019

🕔May 31, 2019In this week’s AgFax Weekend – MFP Payments as Collateral | Are You Overhedged? | Weather Woes + Trade Fears + Political Turmoil – 1970s Rerun | and more.

Weather Woes + Trade Fears + Political Turmoil – Sound Familiar? It’s the 1970s. May 31, 2019

🕔May 31, 2019History can be a difficult teacher. Whatever clarity may be found in hindsight, the lessons for the present (or future) remain obscure, enigmatic.  Part of the challenge is unravelling the […]

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