Corn: Neighbor Farmers Growing Different Hybrids – It Takes a Village – DTN

🕔Apr 23, 2018Low commodity prices are prompting some farmers to plant specialty corn to boost their income. But care must be taken when planting different hybrids next to each other, or farmers […]

Shurley On Cotton: “A Chip Shot Away From 80 Cents”

🕔Apr 22, 2018Eighty-cent cotton is within sight. Prices (Dec futures) trended down this week but rebounded on Thursday and Friday — closing at 79.43 cents on Friday. Dec broke 79 cents for […]

Midwest Planting: Is it Spring Yet? Farmers Waiting for Sunshine – DTN

🕔Apr 20, 2018Cold, snow and rain have kept farmers out of the field across the Midwest, but once the sun starts shining, watch out. “We do have a good forecast, and when […]

Rose on Cotton: Bulls Pulled it Out; Export Demand Holding Strong

🕔Apr 20, 2018The Bulls pulled it out this week, posting a 138 point gain to finish at 84.73 ahead of potential rains across West Texas. The Dec contract finally broke through and […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Southwest Rain Factor; Universities Continue Polyester Pollution

🕔Apr 20, 2018Cotton trading turned a bit puny all week as the May futures contract moved closer to expiry and the July contract prepared to become the spot month.   Open interest in […]

Texas High Plains Drought: Make Crop Decisions Based on Soil Profile, Weather Forecast

🕔Apr 20, 2018The Texas High Plains is under extreme drought and if current conditions continue, producers need to make important decisions for summer crops, said Dr. Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Cotton: Enrollment Open for Texas International Cotton School

🕔Apr 20, 2018Registration remains open for the 38th session of the Texas International Cotton School, scheduled for August 6-16, 2018, in Lubbock.   The Texas International Cotton School (TICS) is uniquely structured to provide […]

Corn: How Many Days Does It Take to Plant the U.S. Crop?

🕔Apr 20, 2018Corn planting progress in the U.S. is always a staple of market conversations this time of year. The cold and wet conditions (snow!) in the Corn Belt during the first […]

Farm Bill Passes House Ag Committee on Partisan Vote

🕔Apr 19, 2018On Wednesday, the House Ag Committee passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2) on a partisan 26-20 vote.  Democrat Members of the Committee expressed frustration over the bill, while Committee Chairman Mike […]

DTN Retail Fertilizer: Prices Continue on Upward Trend

🕔Apr 19, 2018Most average retail fertilizer prices continued their slow but steady trek higher the second week of April 2018, according to retailers surveyed by DTN. Snapping a string of four straight […]

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