Farmers’ Sentiment Steady, Lack of a Farm Bill a Concern – Ag Barometer

🕔Dec 4, 2018The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer November reading was 134, a decline of just over 1 percent from a month earlier when the barometer stood at 136. The November […]

Mississippi Wheat: Frequent Rain Limiting Acreage

🕔Nov 9, 2018Dry fall weather in recent years delayed wheat planting and reduced acreage significantly, but rains in 2018 are creating a different problem for wheat producers. Erick Larson, grain crops agronomist […]

Soybean Acres to Drop in 2019 Says USDA

🕔Nov 6, 2018On Friday, the USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) released selected tables prepared for the Department’s upcoming Agricultural Baseline Projections report.  In part, the tables demonstrated that, “USDA estimated 82.5 million acres of soybean plantings for […]

Mississippi Wheat: Keys to Producing a High Yielding Crop

🕔Oct 11, 2018Wheat acreage across the Mid-South region has been historically low the last few years, but there appears to be some renewed interest as we approach planting time this season. Thankfully, […]

Arkansas: Winter Wheat – Combination of Factors May Boos Acres

🕔Sep 20, 2018Higher contract prices may add winter wheat acres in Arkansas, for which harvested acres had dropped its lowest level in six decades. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Arkansas […]

Mississippi: Wheat Acreage Continues to Languish

🕔Apr 6, 20182017 marked a 54-year low for wheat acreage in Mississippi, and 2018 is not much better. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports an estimated 50,000 acres in winter wheat for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Illinois: How Has Crop Acreage Shifted Since 1996?

🕔Dec 13, 2017Since 2012, acres in the U.S. have been shifting out of corn and into soybeans, likely as a result of higher returns for soybeans than for corn. The longer termed […]

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