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2014 Row Crop Short Course

🕔15:53, 6.Oct 2014

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

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

🕔08:39, 25.Jul 2014

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.

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Farm Bill and Market News & Notes

🕔12:26, 11.May 2014

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:

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Cotton Market Update

Cotton Market Update

🕔14:32, 24.Feb 2014

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

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

🕔15:13, 21.Feb 2014

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

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

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

🕔11:08, 11.Jan 2014

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.

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Crop Market Update – Aug 16, 2013

🕔15:28, 17.Aug 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

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August Supply and Demand Report Recap

🕔23:30, 12.Aug 2013

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.

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Market Update – Aug 9, 2013

🕔15:13, 10.Aug 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

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July Supply and Demand Report Recap

🕔15:57, 11.Jul 2013

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

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June Supply and Demand Report Recap

🕔15:58, 14.Jun 2013

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

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Crop Market Update: Week Ending June 14, 2013

🕔15:56, 14.Jun 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

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Crop Market Update: Week Ending Jun 07, 2013

🕔15:59, 7.Jun 2013

Monday’s crop progress had corn planting at 91% complete, just 4% behind the 5-year average. Soybeans are still behind schedule with planting progress currently at 57% for the U.S. crop and 74% for the Mississippi crop. That compares to 5

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Small Grains and Soybeans Market News

🕔16:53, 17.May 2013

by Brian Williams Traders have been watching planting progress closely this week. Nearby July wheat futures closed down 4 cents Friday to close the week at $6.83/bu. Wheat harvest will likely be behind schedule this year with only 29% of

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April Supply and Demand Report Recap

🕔10:42, 11.Apr 2013

Soybeans U.S. ending stocks for soybeans remained unchanged in the April World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report at 125 million bushels. Analysts were expecting the ending stocks number to be 137 million bushels, with a range from 107 to 160

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Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks

🕔16:13, 28.Mar 2013

USDA released their annual Prospective Plantings report and quarterly Grain Stocks reports today (Mar 28). The acreage report was largely in-line with pre-report expectations, but the stocks report had quite a shock for corn supplies and a slight surprise for

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Small Grains Market Report

🕔16:29, 22.Mar 2013

— The following is from Dr. Brian Williams — Nearby May wheat futures closed up a penny Friday to close the week at $7.29/bu. May corn finished down 6 cents at 7.26, but corn did finished up on the week.

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December Supply and Demand Report Recap

🕔15:57, 11.Dec 2012

by: Brian Williams and John Michael Riley Estimated U.S. production and acreage for corn, soybeans, and wheat in the December USDA report remain unchanged over the November estimates. U.S. soybean yields for 2012 are estimated at 39.3 bushels/acre, down from 2011

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2012 Row Crop Short Course

🕔10:05, 15.Nov 2012

The 2012 Row Crop Short Course will be held from December 3-5, 2012 at the Bost Extension Center on the campus of Mississippi State University.  Pre-registration is free of charge until November 30 and will be $40 thereafter including at

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Free Futures and Options Training Series

🕔15:53, 15.Oct 2012

Looking for more hands on training with price risk management tools? I’m looking for up to 8 producers (focus on those with some/all cotton production) to participate in a free futures trading educational experience. I will work closely with these

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September 2012 Supply and Demand Report Recap

🕔16:44, 12.Sep 2012

I quickly want to introduce Dr. Brian Williams. Brian recently joined the Mississippi State Extension Service as a commodity marketing specialist. He will be taking over the corn, soybean and wheat duties and contributed to this post. Brian can be

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August USDA Report Recaps

🕔09:44, 10.Aug 2012

[note: I have a prior obligation today. Here is a quick synopsis of the reports with more to come in later today or over the weekend] This morning USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board released their August estimates of U.S. and

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July Supply and Demand Report Shocker

🕔16:01, 11.Jul 2012

The World Agricultural Outlook Board of USDA released their monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report (WASDE) this morning, July 11.  The report revealed what most had feared, a much lower per acre yield than trend would suggest.  The

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Rice Progress and Condition

🕔13:51, 29.Jun 2012

Rice Acreage Report

USDA released their final planting intensions report today. Mississippi is still reported as having 135,000 acres of long grain rice. Estimated long grain acres in other states are estimated as follows: Arkansas 1,140,000 acres, California 5,000 acres, Louisiana 355,000 acres, Missouri 195,000 acres, and Texas 110,000. The total long grain rice acres in 2012 are estimated at 1,940,000 acres. That is an increase of 146,000 acres or 8% from 2011. Also, this acreage report was 4% higher than the March planting intentions report. This latest acreage report coupled with sluggish export sales has bearish implications on the rice market.

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June Supply and Demand Report Recap

🕔17:15, 12.Jun 2012

The United States Department of Agriculture’s World Ag Outlook Board released their monthly supply and demand estimates report earlier this morning. The report was the second round of forecast for the current summer (new) crops, which is the 2012/13 marketing

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