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Grain Sorghum as Alternative in 2015

Author: Angela McClure, Extension Corn and Soybean Specialist No Comments

I have had a number of calls about grain sorghum this week as lower production costs compared to corn and the latest increased premium offered for Memphis delivery have driven up interest in this crop.  Check out our newest regional sorghum production guide at utcrops.com.  Some pre-plant reminders are included about sorghum for those who have not grown sorghum lately (or ever): Continue reading

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Tennessee Market Highlights

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

Corn, cotton, and wheat were up; soybeans were mixed for the week. De-cember 2015 corn futures set a new 150 day low on Wednesday before re-bounding on Thursday and Friday to close up for the week. November soy-bean futures establish new 150 day lows this week at $9.39 per bushel. Soy-bean futures remain somewhat of a quagmire. Strong export and domestic demand provide bullish news, while large domestic and global ending stocks for the 2014/15 marketing year and the potential for increased planted acreage in 2015 fuel the bears. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.

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Tennessee Market Highlights

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

Please note that crop comments will be posted online Monday, March 16th at http://economics.ag.utk.edu/cropcomm.html.

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle traded steady on a live basis compared to a week ago based on limited numbers. Live prices were primarily $160 to $161 while dressed trade was mainly $259 to $260. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $160.78 live, up $2.91 from last week and $259.09 dressed, up $9.09 from a week ago. A year ago prices were $147.92 live and $239.80 dressed. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.

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