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Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Cotton was up; corn was down; and Soybeans and wheat were mixed for the week. This week, December 2015 corn futures established new lows for 2015. The December 2015 corn contract low was $3.64/bu set back on Oct 1, 2014. Despite strong export sales this week, USDA estimated corn exports still lag behind the needed pace to meet their marketing year estimates. Reduced export sales could push 2014-15 marketing year ending stocks close to 2 billion bushels (currently estimated at 1.8 billion) and continue to provide downward price pressure. Corn planting progress is a story of two regions. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.

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Crop Progress

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on April 27, 2015
CORN PLANTING FINALLY RESTARTS, SOME SOYBEANS AND COTTON PLANTED

At last, weather conditions improved slightly and allowed some fields to dry out enough that corn planting could start again. There were some fields that were still too muddy to plant but producers made as much progress as possible. Some soybeans and cotton were planted, in line with normal averages. There were 2.8 days suitable for field work last week. Topsoil moisture was 56 percent adequate and 44 percent surplus. Continue reading at Crop Progress 4 26 15.

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Tennessee Market Highlights

Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Cotton was up; corn was down; and Soybeans and wheat were mixed for the week. This week, December 2015 corn futures established new lows for 2015. The December 2015 corn contract low was $3.64/bu set back on Oct 1, 2014. Despite strong export sales this week, USDA estimated corn exports still lag behind the needed pace to meet their marketing year estimates. Reduced export sales could push 2014-15 marketing year ending stocks close to 2 billion bushels (currently estimated at 1.8 billion) and continue to provide downward price pressure. Continue reading at  Tennessee Market Highlights.

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