Moving Grain: Ocean Freight Rates Tick Up; New Orleans Port Closed

🕔Jul 19, 2019Ocean Freight Rates Ticked Up in Past Two Weeks Ocean freight rates for shipping bulk commodities, including grain, increased for two consecutive weeks. As of July 11, the rate for […]

Kansas Wheat: Farmers Contending with Weeds Left After Harvest

🕔Jul 19, 2019As the Kansas wheat harvest winds down, farmers likely are turning their attention to another bit of business in those same fields. “With all the moisture we’ve gotten in the […]

Crop Progress: Corn Conditions Improve, Progress Still Lagging – DTN

🕔Jul 16, 2019Corn and soybean development continued to lag behind the average pace last week, but conditions for both crops rose slightly, according to the latest USDA NASS Crop Progress report released […]

North Carolina Field Reports: Scattered Showers Bring Welcome Relief

🕔Jul 16, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 14, 2019. County Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms limited field activities in some […]

Trade Disruption: What Can We Learn from 1970s -1980s?

🕔Jul 12, 2019The 1980s was a devastating time for American farmers, considered the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The early 1970s provided the catalyst for the 1980s crisis via the […]

Wheat: U.S. Prices Competitive with Corn for Domestic Feed Use

🕔Jul 12, 2019According to USDA’s June WASDE (World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates) report, U.S. feed wheat consumption will increase 64% in marketing year (MY) 2019/20 to 3.81 million metric tons (MMT), compared […]

Moving Grain: Inland Waterway Conditions Improve

🕔Jul 11, 2019Navigation Conditions Improve Throughout the Inland Waterways As of July 11, the Mississippi River gauge at St. Louis was reported at 33.7 feet, a decline from higher levels in previous […]

WASDE Wheat: Reduced U.S. Stocks on Increased Demand

🕔Jul 11, 2019The outlook for 2019/20 U.S. wheat this month is for lower supplies, higher domestic use, larger exports, and reduced stocks. Supplies are reduced as a smaller carry-in is not completely […]

Minnesota Wheat: Burning Flag Leaves and Leaf Tip Necrosis

🕔Jul 11, 2019In the past week, I have had several calls about wheat fields that showed severe ‘disease’ on the flag leaf. The symptoms were always described as a dying back of the […]

Crop Progress: Still Behind Average, Conditions Unchanged – DTN

🕔Jul 9, 2019Row-crop development remained behind the five-year average pace last week, while little change was seen in crop conditions, according to the latest USDA NASS Crop Progress report released Monday. Nearly […]

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