Cash Rent: Commodity Prices Tumble – Time to Negotiate 2019 – DTN

🕔Aug 20, 2018Land values are holding steady despite the tumble in commodity prices, and the good news is that’s propping up equity in farm country, allowing sufficient collateral for land-owning operators to […]

Cleveland on Cotton: The Thrill is Gone. What’s Next?

🕔Aug 17, 2018The Thrill is Gone, so sang BB King. From an exciting 6 months with promises of greatness, the cotton market is now hanging on with all the force it can […]

Ag Tariffs: Expect Price Drop to Attract Buyers from Other Countries

🕔Aug 17, 2018USDA’s $12 billion program of assistance to U.S. farms to address economic loss from President Trump’s use of tariffs to impact trade policy consists of: approximately $7-$8 billion in cash […]

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 […]

Thompson On Cotton: Demand Is Good; How Accurate Are USDA’s Numbers?

🕔Aug 15, 2018The USDA giveth and the USDA taketh away. The August WASDE report issued last Friday lacked the bullishness of the previous month’s report when we saw it produce a limit-up […]

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 […]

Midwest Corn, Soy: DTN’s Digital Crop Yield Tour Begins

🕔Aug 15, 2018The first high-tech, digital crop yield tour completely open to the public kicks off on various DTN/The Progressive Farmer digital platforms Aug. 15. The DTN/The Progressive Farmer 2018 Digital Yield […]

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 […]

Cleveland On Cotton: Bearish Reports – But It Could Have Been Worse

🕔Aug 10, 2018Hold on. Wait a minute. The expected bullish supply demand report had bear tracks all over it. New crop was bigger than expected, old crop exports failed to materialize and […]

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