KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, US — The September Crop Production report from the US Department of Agriculture before the gut slot harvest of this year’s corn and soybean crops took analysts by surprise. Just last month, the USDA forecast record-high 2022 US soybean production as well as higher-than-expected acres planted Read More
ARLY THIS SUMMER, farmers worried that millions of chickens in California’s Central Valley might soon peck each other to death. The birds were running perilously low on feed, which should have been delivered by Union Pacific Railroad from Midwestern corn producers. Foster Farms needed at least nine trainloads of corn Read More
As the US corn and soybean harvests approach, final efforts are underway to determine the size and scope of this year’s crops. The most recent effort was Pro Farmer’s Midwest Crop Tour where scouts toured seven states over three days to measure and estimate yields from some of the nation’s Read More
Official USDA planting projections issued 9 AM today:
Estimated corn acres – 89.5 million acres in 2022 down from the
industry average guess of 92 million acres.
Estimated soy acres – 91 million acres in 2022 up from the industry
average guess of 89 million acres
Estimated cotton acres- 12 million acres up 1 Read More
COTTON bulls get a 536,000-bale decrease in production as NASS’s first survey-based estimate for 2021/22 is 17.3 million bales. On the flip side, beginning stocks are raised higher as estimated exports for 2020/21 are reduced -50,000 bales based on final Export Sales data and Census Bureau data through June. Read More
Destination prices are higher on moves higher in Texas and the mid-South. Texas received about ¾” of rain late last week across most parts of the cotton belt. This is positive but growers are now looking for more rain to get the crop planted and the 10-day forecast shows Read More
Cottonseed prices are firm across all origins. Ginning is still struggling to begin. Gins are reporting disappointing yields on the first harvested cotton. Tropical Storm Zeta looks like it will make landfall Wednesday and push through the southern cotton belt where additional rain is not needed.
I don’t see any Read More
Cottonseed prices came off last week as Gavilon decided to put out lower offers. I have talked to many gins in each origin (TX, OK, AR, MO, MS, TN and GA) and have concluded there has been zero gin selling. We have a USDA production report this Wednesday and Read More