Events Calendar

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2014 Row Crop Short Course

On behalf of the Mississippi State University Extension Service, we would like to cordially invite you to attend the 2014 Row Crop Short Course to be held at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University from December 1st – 3rd, 2014.

On-line registration is available at: http://msucares.com/rowcrops/shortcourse/index.html.

Pre-registration is free of . . . → Read More: 2014 Row Crop Short Course

North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7

The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7 will present the latest research to the area’s row-crop farmers and consultants. The field day will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lee County Agri-Center Magnolia Conference Center on Highway 145 South in Verona.
. . . → Read More: North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7

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?

Farm Bill and Market News & Notes

A few items from us boring ag economists —

We’re still analyzing the 2014 Farm Bill (largely waiting on the rules and regulations). But, in the mean time, click the links below for a few items that be of use:

New Revenue Options in the 2014 Farm Bill

Updated Presentations and Acreage (Base & Generic) Calculators

Also, we recap Friday’s (May . . . → Read More: Farm Bill and Market News & Notes

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