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21
Nov
2014
Tennessee Market Highlights
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Corn, cotton, and wheat were down; soybeans were up for the week. December 2014 corn started the week at $3.81 per bushel decreased 19 cents before rebounding on Thursday from strong export sales numbers, closing down 9 cents for the week. As we move through the holiday season, it is likely that we will see March corn continue trading between $3.50 and $4.00, however as we move into the new year prices may turn lower as the record crop moves to market. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.

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18
Nov
2014
Crop share lease: 5 important principles to follow
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Throughout the year, I receive calls from both producers and landowners on what is a fair rent for either the land owned or what is being leased. The commonality in these calls is they want to either receive a fair rent or pay a fair rent. Continue reading at Southeast Farm Press.

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17
Nov
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on November 17, 2014

CORN HARVEST WINDS DOWN

Despite showers midweek in advance of a cold front, farmers managed to make good progress harvesting corn, cotton and soybeans. Drastically cooler temperatures affected the emergence of newly planted wheat and caused some livestock producers to start feeding hay. There were 4.9 days suitable for field work. Continue reading at Crop Progress 11 16 14 .

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14
Nov
2014
Tennessee Market Highlights
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Corn and wheat were up; cotton and soybeans were down for the week. Estimated domestic corn yields were dropped 0.8 bpa to 173.4 bpa in the latest USDA-WASDE report surprising many analysts, as most thought that the USDA would increase corn yields. At this point, minor revisions to corn yield will not substantially change the estimated 2 billion bushel carryover into the next marketing year. As such, there is limited upside in corn futures prices for this marketing year, until new information is revealed. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.

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12
Nov
2014
November 10 Comments on USDA WASDE & Profitability 2015 Update
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Corn production is forecast 68 million bushels lower, but still a record at 14,407 million bushels. The national average corn yield is reduced 0.8 bushels per acre to 173.4 bushels. U.S. corn use for 2014/15 is projected slightly higher with a 5-million-bushel increase in expected food, seed, and industrial (FSI) use. Corn used in ethanol production is projected 25 million bushels higher. Continue reading at November 10th Comments .

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11
Nov
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

As reported by NASS on November 10, 2014

 RAIN SLOWS CROP HARVEST, AIDS NEWLY SEEDED PASTURES

Between rains, producers made progress with planting and harvesting crops in the 4.1 days suitable for field work. Even though rains kept producers out of their fields, the rains were beneficial to pastures, which are in mostly good condition. Topsoil moisture was 6 percent short, 78 percent adequate and 16 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were 1 percent very short, 11 percent short, 81 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Continue reading at Crop Progress 11 9 14 .

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10
Nov
2014
USDA Tennessee Crop Production
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

November  Tennessee Crop Production Forecast

Corn production in Tennessee is forecast at 135 million bushels, up 3 percent from the October forecast and up 6 percent from the previous crop. Yield was estimated at 165 bushels per acre, up 5 bushels from last month and up 9 bushels from the 2013 level. Acres for harvest as grain were estimated at 820 thousand acres, unchanged from 2013. The U.S. corn production is forecast at 14.4 billion bushels, down slightly from the October forecast, but up 3 percent from 2013. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 173.4 bushels per acre, down 0.8 bushels from last month but up 14.6 bushels from 2013. Continue reading at November TN Crop Production .

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07
Nov
2014
Tennessee Market Highlights
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

Corn, soybeans, cotton, and wheat were down for the week. Since July 21, December corn  futures have traded between $3.18 and $3.81 and March corn futures from $3.30 to $3.94. Without any major weather disruptions in South America or surprises on the November WASDE report it is very likely that we will continue to trade within these ranges for the next few months.  As such, producers with unpriced production should look for opportunities at the higher end of this trading range to price unsold production. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights .

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06
Nov
2014
4 methods to fair land lease agreements in 2015
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As 2014 winds down and producers prepare for 2015, it is time to review and evaluate farm leases. In most cases, farm leases are signed in the December – January time period. This is especially true for renewals on annual leases, and also the time frame for securing land that is coming up for rent. Continue reading at Southeast Farm Press .

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04
Nov
2014
Crop Progress
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

As reported by NASS on November 3, 2014
PRODUCERS CONTINUE TO PLANT, HARVEST; SNOWFALL HITS PARTS OF STATE

In the 4.4 days suitable for field work, producers made progress planting spring crops and harvesting fall crops. Crop yields are still strong and cattle and pastures look good. East Tennessee had its earliest measurable snowfall since 1925. Topsoil moisture was 1 percent very short, 8 percent short, 79 percent adequate and 12 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were 2 percent very short, 10 percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus. Continue reading at Crop Progress 11 2 14.

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31
Oct
2014
Tennessee Market Highlights
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

Corn, soybeans, cotton, and wheat were up for the week. October provided substantial increases in futures prices for most grains and oilseeds. The rally was led by soybeans which increased $1.42/bu (from $9.04 on October 1st to $10.46 today). Corn increased $0.58/bu ($3.18 on October 1st to $3.76 today) and wheat was up $0.53 ($4.79 on Oct 1st to $5.32 today). This is the first major rally in futures prices we have seen since early May. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.

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29
Oct
2014
Insecticide Seed Treatments in Wheat … Know What You’re Buying!
Author: Scott Stewart, IPM Extension Specialist 1 Comment

Insecticide seed treatments are not universally recommended in wheat, but they are often suggested for early planted wheat. Indeed, recent data suggests that a foliar insecticide application late in the fall or during the winter can often accomplish the same objective, sometime even better, of preventing early transmission of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) by aphids. Continue reading

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