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Prices for corn and soybeans, five years from now

Although challenges to planting the 2013 crop may provide some degree of support to corn and soybean prices, they have quickly faded from the 2012 highs and are threatening to diminish further from the highs that began in 2007. FULL STORY »

Weather stalls corn planting progress

April showers don’t just bring May flowers. They also slow corn planting. FULL STORY »

Whole cottonseed supplies for dairy expected to tighten

Cotton acres are expected to drop nearly 27 percent in 2013 as U.S. cotton producers respond to market signals and plant more corn and soybeans, according to the National Cotton Council’s annual planting intentions survey. FULL STORY »

Alfalfa hay could be cheaper in the West this spring

Alfalfa hay prices in the western U.S. may come down or “soften” this spring, according to one expert. But the reason isn’t the most pleasant. FULL STORY »

Weather continues to dictate crop prices in 2013

The top two factors influencing crop markets in 2013 will be the weather and the potential for a rebound in demand, which diminished last year with drought-driven high prices, Chad Hart told growers at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th Annual Meeting. FULL STORY »

Cottonseed supply up 10% compared to 2011

Total U.S. cottonseed production in 2012 is forecast to reach 5.913 million tons, up from 5.37 million tons in 2011, a 10.1 percent increase, according to the November Crop Production Report from the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. FULL STORY »

Corn yield now projected at 122 bushels per acre

According to the USDA’s Crop Production report on Oct. 11, corn production is forecast at 10.7 billion bushels, down slightly from the September forecast and down 13 percent from 2011. FULL STORY »

New drought-hardy corn testing well in U.S.

Corn seed developers who have been racing to build better varieties for low rainfall and high heat say results have been encouraging despite the worst U.S. drought in half a century. FULL STORY »

Analysis: Forget drought; 'demand rationing' is corn's new master

When all is said and done, predicting the damage done to U.S. corn and soy crops from the worst drought in half a century may have been the easy part. FULL STORY »

While you are making yield checks, look for ear molds

Your corn crop is going to yield about half of what it normally does—or maybe less — and now you wake up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night that your corn is infected with — gulp — aflatoxin. FULL STORY »

Better weather should make more whole cottonseed available

Despite farmers planting 11 percent fewer cotton acres in 2012 compared to 2011, a more “normal” summer could produce more harvestable acres, and more whole cottonseed available for dairy cows. FULL STORY »

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