Weather could switch corn acres to soybeans

Moving into the second half of May, the crop planting outlook becomes increasingly tenuous. 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 »

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 »

Algae the next cattle feed

Algae has drawn a lot of attention lately. Its potential for the biofuels industry, as well as the dairy industry, is bright. FULL STORY »

Precision feeding of trace minerals

A new dimension has been added to precision feeding. 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 »

Fertilizer limits could cost billions

The lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over fertilizer runoff in the Mississippi River Basin could have a costly impact on farmers and ag retailers. FULL STORY »

Corn planting continues at exceptional rate

Farmers in the top 18 corn-producing states have once again taken advantage of the drier weather, according to the USDA’s Crop Progress report released Tuesday afternoon. FULL STORY »

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 »

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