Hubbs on Grain: Early Predictions for Prospective Plantings

🕔Mar 18, 2019Uncertainty on trade issues and the subsequent price movements associated with speculation on the topic added a degree of difficulty to acreage decisions this year. The March 29 Prospective Plantings […]

Louisiana: Crop Acreage Mix Expected to Change in 2019

🕔Mar 1, 2019Projections indicate that corn and cotton acreage will increase this year but less grain sorghum and soybeans will be grown, an LSU AgCenter economist said at an AgCenter crops and […]

Farmer Sentiment Improves with Farm Bill, Trade Aid – Ag Barometer

🕔Feb 5, 2019The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rebounded sharply in January to a reading of 143, a 16-point improvement compared to December and the highest Barometer reading since June 2018.  […]

Arkansas’ Soybean, Corn, Cotton, Rice Acreage Increases in 2018

🕔Jun 29, 2018The nation’s No. 1 rice producer added even more acres this year, and its soybean growers planted the most acres since 1997, according to the Arkansas numbers from Friday’s Acreage […]

USDA Reports Preview: Acreage and Grain Stocks – DTN

🕔Jun 28, 2018USDA’s Acreage and Grain Stocks reports at the end of June have a history of surprises and big price moves. After bearish price tumbles in June, this year’s surprise may […]

Texas Grain Sorghum Acres Losing Out to Cotton and Corn – DTN

🕔May 1, 2018Josh Birdwell serves on the Texas Sorghum Producers Board of Directors, but the 37-year-old Texas farmer had a hard time coming up with a rationale for planting sorghum this spring. […]

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 […]

Arkansas: Grain Prices Took Huge Bite Out of Sorghum, Wheat Acreage, Corn Fared Well

🕔Dec 15, 2017Arkansas grain producers found themselves dealing with fickle market forces in 2017, as grain sorghum and wheat acreage dropped sharply in the state, chiefly due to low commodity prices, while […]

South Carolina Crops: Peanuts May Lose Ground in 2018

🕔Dec 6, 2017Big crops in 2017 means South Carolina producers will have to adjust their budgets in 2018 to account for lower prices. This was the message Clemson agricultural economists Nathan Smith […]

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