Texas Field Reports: Alternative Crops Provide Grower Options Aug 25, 2021

🕔Aug 25, 2021
Alternative crops like sunflowers and black-eyed peas experienced a mixed bag of production and market conditions this season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Some crops are showing […]

Texas LRGV: Aphids Active, Be Aware of Volunteer Cotton in Replanted Fields Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
General Situation This week we had temperatures in the low 90s during the day and 70s at night for the LRGV. Very windy majority of the week with wind gusts […]

Texas LRGV IPM: Heavy Thrips in Cotton, Otherwise Mostly Clean Apr 12, 2021

🕔Apr 12, 2021
General Situation Another windy week in the LRGV with wind gusts of 15 to 30 mph. We had one day, yesterday (Thursday) with minimal to no winds. It has been […]

Grain Stocks: Soybeans Significantly Lower, Corn, Wheat Down Slightly Apr 1, 2021

🕔Apr 1, 2021
Corn stocks in all positions on March 1, 2021 totaled 7.70 billion bushels, down 3 percent from March 1, 2020. Of the total stocks, 4.04 billion bushels were stored on […]

Have Farm Program Payments Affected the Distribution of Crop Acres? Jan 29, 2021

🕔Jan 29, 2021
Different farm program payments across crops have been an on-going US farm policy issue, with the focus often on high per acre payments to cotton, peanuts, and rice.  Coppess discusses […]

Texas: 2021 High Plains Budgets, Profitability Analyzer Available to Producers Jan 19, 2021

🕔Jan 19, 2021
As producers begin planning for their new cropping season, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has released the 2021 District 1 Texas Crop and Livestock Budgets and an updated 2021 High Plains Crop […]

Grain Stocks: All Down from Year Ago Levels Sep 30, 2020

🕔Sep 30, 2020
Old crop corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2020 totaled 2.00 billion bushels, down 10 percent from September 1, 2019. Of the total stocks, 751 million bushels are […]

A Farm Policy Dilemma: Base Acres, Planted Acres, and Ad Hoc Payments Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
Farm safety net payments that mitigate low farm income can encourage more production and thus more payments.  Since the 1996 farm bill, this fundamental farm safety net dilemma has been […]

USDA Announces Additional Direct Money to Farmers, Ranchers Impacted by Coronavirus Sep 18, 2020

🕔Sep 18, 2020
USDA announced today up to an additional $14 billion will be available for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the […]

Global Markets: Oilseeds – Sunflower Oil Claims Record Share of Food Use Jun 12, 2020

🕔Jun 12, 2020
Sunflower oil will claim a record share of global food use in MY 2019/20, rising to 12 percent. The shift towards sunflower is driven by demand for higher-quality oils as […]

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