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Cotton Market Update

The holiday shortened week was active with futures starting out on Tuesday up roughly 40 points across 2014 contract months, then fell hard on Wednesday before rebounding a bit on Friday. A stronger U.S. dollar has dampened export sales, the driving force behind the recent bullishness in the market. Despite still being ahead of schedule with . . . → Read More: Cotton Market Update

2014 Mid-South Ag Forum at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

The 62nd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held February 28 – March 1, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN.  More than 400 exhibitors from more than 40 states will be on-hand showcasing the latest technology and innovation in agriculture.  A new event at the Gin Show for 2014 will be . . . → Read More: 2014 Mid-South Ag Forum at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

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Attached please find the agenda for the Delta Ag Expo in Cleveland, MS. Make careful note that the dates of the meeting have changed from previous years due to a minor scheduling conflict with the Bolivar County Exposition Center. . . . → Read More: Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 23 & 24, 2014

Crop Market Update – Aug 16, 2013

Cereal Grains & Soybeans (by: Brian Williams)

Two bullish reports this week have helped boost prices for corn and soybeans. While many analysts were expecting an increase in corn production in this month’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), USDA revised yields and production downward. In addition, the Farm Service Agency released their first estimate . . . → Read More: Crop Market Update – Aug 16, 2013

August Supply and Demand Report Recap

Soybeans

Soybeans also saw bullish news in the August WASDE report. Both planted and harvested acres were revised down by half a million acres from last month’s projections. Soybean yields were also revised down by 1.9 bu/acre to 42.6 bu/acre. The yield estimate was more than a bushel below what many analysts were expecting. The lower acres . . . → Read More: August Supply and Demand Report Recap

Market Update – Aug 9, 2013

Cereal Grains & Soybeans

Prices continued their downward slide for corn and wheat this week. Favorable weather has helped to keep new crop corn and soybean conditions rated 60-65% good or excellent. Meanwhile, many producers continue to empty grain bins with the expectation of an abundant harvest this year. Corn harvest is expected to begin . . . → Read More: Market Update – Aug 9, 2013

How Can I Estimate Corn Yield?

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Would you like to estimate your corn yield prior to the combine heading to the field? If you are willing to put in a little time, you can develop a reasonable yield estimate by following these guidelines. . . . → Read More: How Can I Estimate Corn Yield?

July Supply and Demand Report Recap

Soybeans

The 2013/14 crop saw a few changes from last month’s report should be considered slightly bearish even as the market moved higher. Planted acres were revised up 0.6 million acres from last month to reflect the June Acreage report. Harvested acres were revised up by 0.7 million acres while yield estimates remained the same. Soybean production was estimated . . . → Read More: July Supply and Demand Report Recap

June Supply and Demand Report Recap

The United States Department of Agriculture along with the World Ag Outlook Board released their monthly World Agriculutral Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report June 12 around lunch. The report is the second to provide insight on USDA’s projections for the 2013 U.S. crop (new crop). Many expected some alterations due the slow pace to planting as a . . . → Read More: June Supply and Demand Report Recap

Crop Market Update: Week Ending June 14, 2013

Monday’s crop progress had corn planting at 95% complete, just 3% behind the 5-year average. Soybeans are still behind schedule with planting progress currently at 71% for the U.S. crop and 88% for the Mississippi crop. That compares to 5 year averages of 84% and 96% respectively. July soybean futures closed up 6 cents on the . . . → Read More: Crop Market Update: Week Ending June 14, 2013