Corn planting progress in Tennessee remains the furthest behind the average with 37 points fewer acres planted than average. Progress in Kentucky and Missouri also lags more than 20 point behind the five-year average at this point....More
Skies cleared Tuesday morning but not before more than 6 inches, and in some places 8 inches of rain fell across the Deep South in the last seven to 10 days, beating up corn and delaying peanut planting and general field work by several weeks. Here’s what it looked like.
Current cotton marketing strategies for 2015 include waiting for prices to improve further, purchase of December Put Options while we have these better prices, or purchase of March Call Options, particularly if prices weaken from current levels....More
Input manufacturers likely prefer to see more corn acres planted than soybean acres because farmer costs are higher for corn. Having more corn acres increases the chances of higher gross revenues for input manufacturers....More
“A lot of producers in our area are looking at greatly expanding their peanut production, and some of them might be sacrificing their rotation. For some, it might be the right decision, but for others, I don’t think it is.”...More
“My yield (on burley) was way down by the end of that time, and I never could put my finger on why. For the first four years, we were always able to get 2,300 to 2,400 pounds per acre. But the last two years, we got only 1,400 pounds per acre.”...More