Mississippi: Hope Reigns as Farmers Begin 2018 Plantings

🕔Mar 29, 2018Rains may delay field work, but they don’t dampen farmers’ optimism for 2018. Along with plantings that have already taken place, another sign of the new season is the release […]

Arkansas: Acreage Gains for Rice, Corn, Cotton, Sorghum, Soybeans; Peanuts Flat

🕔Mar 29, 2018Rice is expected to pick up 170,000 acres for the 2018 growing season in Arkansas, but continued rain here and drought in South America may shift that forecast in favor […]

Prospective Plantings: Cotton, Wheat Acreage Up; Corn, Soybeans Down Slightly

🕔Mar 29, 2018Corn planted area for all purposes in 2018 is estimated at 88.0 million acres, down 2 percent or 2.14 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage […]

Cotton: Planting Intentions Survey Shows Uneven 2018 Uptick

🕔Feb 10, 2018U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13.1 million cotton acres this spring, up 3.7 percent from 2017, according to the National Cotton Council’s 37th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. (see […]

USDA Prospective Plantings 2017: Corn, Wheat Acres Down – Cotton, Soybean Climb

🕔Mar 31, 2017Corn planted area for all purposes in 2017 is estimated at 90.0 million acres, down 4 percent or 4.0 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage […]

California Cotton: Water Announcement Tempers Enthusiasm on Acreage Increase

🕔Mar 28, 2017The good news is that cotton acreage looks like it will increase for the 2nd year in a row. Record rainfall and snowpack, coupled with stable cotton prices and falling […]

Crop Acreage: Less Wheat, Increases for Row Crops

🕔Jun 30, 2016Corn planted area for all purposes in 2016 is estimated at 94.1 million acres, up 7 percent from last year. This represents the third highest planted acreage in the United […]

Shurley on Cotton: Trying to Decipher the Numbers

🕔Apr 4, 2016US cotton growers say they intend to plant 9.56 million acres this year. We’ve likely all seen or heard the numbers by now so there’s little reason to plow that […]

Shurley on Cotton: Prices “Lost In Space”

🕔Mar 7, 2016In the 1960’s, a popular TV show “Lost in Space” chronicled the adventures on the “space family Robinson” whose space ship was thrown off course by a meteor shower. Oddly, […]

Texas Crop Weather: ‘Actual’ Cotton Plantings Could Be Down from ’15

🕔Feb 17, 2016The Feb. 5 National Cotton Council’s 35th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey indicated Texas growers intended plantings to be up 5.6 percent over the actual plantings in 2015. According […]

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