Alabama Cotton: Grower Shares How He Increased Yield 170 lbs/acre – Video Mar 3, 2021

🕔Mar 3, 2021
Cherokee County, Alabama cotton farmer Nick McMichen and I discuss his on-farm thrips control trial where he increased his yields almost 170 lbs/acre and net return over $100/acre using the […]

Louisiana: Assessing Freeze Damage to Crops, Livestock, Crawfish Mar 3, 2021

🕔Mar 3, 2021
The LSU AgCenter is surveying agricultural producers to estimate damage totals resulting from last month’s freezing weather. The recent freezing weather came just as farmers were getting back on their […]

Texas: What La Niña Means for the Winter Fire Season Mar 3, 2021

🕔Mar 3, 2021
Texas’ winter/spring wildfire season is about to begin. Fire experts predict it could be a particularly active season because of La Niña this year. The weather pattern often brings drier, […]

Fuel Report: Price Climb Continues, Propane Stocks Lower Mar 3, 2021

🕔Mar 3, 2021
The U.S. average diesel fuel price increased nearly 10 cents to $3.07 per gallon on March 1, 22 cents higher than a year ago. The Rocky Mountain price increased nearly […]

Webinar: March Corn, Soybean Outlook Update – March 10 Mar 3, 2021

🕔Mar 3, 2021
Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier, Nathanael Thompson, and James Mintert will host a free Corn and Soybean Outlook webinar next Wednesday (March 10) at 12:30 p.m. (EST). The webinar follows […]

Arguments for Raising Minimum Wage, Commodity Loan Rates Greatly Overlap – Commentary Mar 3, 2021

🕔Mar 3, 2021
One of the more contentious elements of the Biden $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan, besides its sheer size, is raising the minimum wage for all covered, nonexempt workers from its […]

Texas Wheat: How Bad Is the Freeze Damage? Mar 3, 2021

🕔Mar 3, 2021
The cold temperatures in Texas in February’s cold snap range from as low as -12° F in the Panhandle to mid-single digits as far south as the Austin region.  A […]

Texas Corn, Sorghum: Freeze Injury, Low Temperature Stress, and Chill Injury Mar 3, 2021

🕔Mar 3, 2021
Recent cold weather has affected newly planted, emerging or emerged corn or sorghum throughout south and central Texas. Corn and sorghum will experience similar types of injury although tolerance to […]

Producers Bullish About Farmland Values Amid Strong Conditions – Ag Barometer Mar 3, 2021

🕔Mar 3, 2021
February’s Ag Economy Barometer reading of 165 changed little compared to January when the index stood at 167. Producers continue to report strong current conditions on their farms as February’s Current Conditions Index value […]

Ag Economy: Recent Insights from NASS Reports Mar 2, 2021

🕔Mar 2, 2021
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released several reports over the past few weeks that provide helpful insight into segments of the U.S. agricultural economy and farm sector.  Today’s […]

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