Grain Sorghum Has Lost Money in 9 of the Last 10 Years – Commentary

🕔Feb 21, 2018Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary on other crops.  The last crop costs and returns numbers that we are going to examine is grain sorghum—also called milo in some regions. Grain […]

Drought Facing Southern Plains, Viability of Crops Affects Input Decisions – DTN

🕔Feb 15, 2018As an Oklahoma Panhandle farmer, Jerod McDaniel almost every year plans for dry weather and hopes for rain. The Texhoma, Oklahoma, farmer/cattleman said extremely dry fall and winter conditions are […]

Cover Crop – No-till – Weed Control System is Longterm Investment – DTN

🕔Feb 6, 2018Brice Custer breaks down the economics of cover crops on his operation in western Kansas by comparing what his cover crops cost compared to how much he saves by not […]

Grain: Billions of Bushels – What’s that Mean for Truck, Rail, Water Shipping Rates?

🕔Sep 14, 2017Well, it looks like there’s going to be another large crop to deal with. Over the next 10 weeks or so, 14.2 billion bushels of corn and 4.4 billion bushels […]

Texas Hurricane Losses: When Crop Insurance Won’t Help – DTN

🕔Sep 12, 2017Many cotton farmers in eastern and southern Texas were anticipating a strong crop this year, only to see their hopes washed away by Hurricane Harvey. Now they’re trying to salvage […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Plenty of Moisture; Bollworm Egg Lay – CORRECTION

🕔Jul 7, 2017Editor’s Note: Please excuse the mistakes, and see the following for a corrections to last week’s newsletter: “Square and boll retention could be affected by cloudy weather”: cloudy skies only affect square retention, […]

South Dakota Sorghum: Wireworms Busy Reducing Stands

🕔Jun 16, 2017Sorghum and milo planting are well under way in South Dakota, and we are starting to receive reports of stand issues with some earlier planted fields. Upon inspection, these fields […]

Arkansas Flooding: Replanting but Too Late for Many Rice Acres – DTN

🕔May 16, 2017On May 2, flooding from heavy rains inundated farm fields, homes and businesses in Arkansas. The storms caught both livestock and row-crop farmers at a critical time, according to Randy […]

U.S. Exports Sales Report: Soybeans Riding the Bull; Wheat, Corn Neutral – DTN

🕔Apr 17, 2017This week’s export sales report should be viewed as bullish for soybeans, neutral for wheat and corn, and bearish for milo, according to DTN Analyst Todd Hultman.   WHEAT Weekly […]

Texas Field Reports: Too Few Chill Hours Could Affect Fruit Crop

🕔Apr 12, 2017Warm winter weather could mean too few chill hours for much of the state’s fruit production areas, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Fruit trees, such as peaches and […]

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