Farm Policy: Price Woes for Farmers, Lenders; NAFTA and…The Weather May 4, 2017

🕔May 4, 2017Today’s update looks briefly at the U.S. agricultural economy from a variety of perspectives.  A recent news report has shown that some Corn Belt producers may be losing money from […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Inches Higher in April May 2, 2017

🕔May 2, 2017Producer sentiment inched higher during April as the Ag Economy Barometer increased to 130. The latest result for the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, which is based on a monthly […]

Crop Planting Intentions Highlight Land-Use Changes Apr 17, 2017

🕔Apr 17, 2017The end-of-March 2017 wheat planted acreage numbers decreased 8.2 percent from one year ago at 46.1 million acres, driven by poor wheat prices and following a general trend of decreasing […]

Farm Policy: Farmland Values, Ag Prices, and Farm Income Apr 3, 2017

🕔Apr 3, 2017Today’s update looks at a variety of information sources that highlight recent developments relating to the U.S. farm economy, including variables associated with farmland values, agricultural prices, and farm income. […]

Farming: What’s Happened to Input Costs During Multiple Year Price Declines? Oct 3, 2016

🕔Oct 3, 2016Introduction Crop input prices are a topic of considerable discussion. Numerous farmdoc daily articles have addressed the topic; most recently September 20, 2016. This article provides another perspective by comparing […]

Grain Markets: How Accurate Are May Crop Price, Revenue Forecasts? Jun 8, 2016

🕔Jun 8, 2016Introduction Historical performance of the corn, soybean, and wheat yield forecasts published in the May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) was evaluated in the farmdoc daily article of […]

Cereal Grains: Changes in U.S. Yields, Acres, Prices Over Time Jun 8, 2016

🕔Jun 8, 2016Since the early 1950s, U.S. acres in corn have increased while decreases have occurred in other cereal crops (barley, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, and wheat). These acreage changes likely are related […]

South Carolina: Weather, Market Produced Low Prices in 2015 Mar 16, 2016

🕔Mar 16, 2016Weather and the commodity markets combined to hit crop prices hard in 2015. But David Gunter, a Clemson Extension feed grain specialist at the Edisto Research and Education Center near […]

USDA Farm Forecast: Long Stretch of Low Prices – DTN Feb 25, 2016

🕔Feb 25, 2016The gloom overhanging commodity prices isn’t expected to lift anytime soon, if forecasts from USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum released Thursday hold true. In fact, barring unforeseen production failures somewhere on […]

Georgia: Encouraging Beef, Peanut Prices Expected in ’16 Jan 27, 2016

🕔Jan 27, 2016Georgia’s economy will be on the rise in 2016, fueled by population growth, resurgence of the housing market and major projects across the state, including two new professional sports stadiums […]

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