To some people’s surprise, cottonseed prices have come down
Lower cotton acreages, a persistent Texas drought and a recent dip in cottonseed prices add up to the following advice for dairy producers: check prices now and consider locking in at reasonable prices for the balance of 2012. FULL STORY »
Pessimism mixed into hay price projections
Hay prices should ease this year for producers in the Western states. That’s the word from Seth Hoyt, hay market analyst, who spoke at World Ag Expo on Feb. 14 FULL STORY »
What is to blame for the recent collapse of corn prices?
The grain markets were rising from mid-December until the USDA’s Final 2011 Crop Production Report, Supply Demand Report, and Quarterly Grain Stocks Report, which were all released on Jan. 12. FULL STORY »
Big corn harvest could bring relief in 2012
For dairy farmers and other livestock producers burdened by high feed costs over the past year, 2012 may bring some relief — if they can wait until next fall. FULL STORY »
Dry weather in the Upper Midwest reduces mycotoxin threat
Last year at this time, there was concern in the Upper Midwest about mycotoxins in the feed because it was quite rainy before the corn and corn silage harvests. FULL STORY »
Severe drought in South will reduce cottonseed supplies
Extreme drought across Texas and the South is expected to decimate a significant portion of the 2011 cotton crop, causing experts to lower previously optimistic forecasts for cottonseed supplies. FULL STORY »
Corn supplies expected to remain tight
Dairy producers should capitalize on any price declines in key feed ingredients, such as the corn market's sell-off over the past week, and lock in supplies for the longer-term, FCStone economist Bill Brooks says. FULL STORY »
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