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16
Dec
2014
2015 TN Cotton Variety Guide
Author: Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist No Comments

2015_cotvarguide_picThe 2015 TN Cotton Variety Guide is now available online. This document summarizes results from the 2014 University of Tennessee Cotton Variety Testing program and serves as a precursor to a full release of trial results in PB 1742 to come within the next few weeks.  Continue reading

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12
Dec
2014
Tennessee Market Highlights
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Corn, cotton, soybeans, and wheat were up for the week. Corn producers may want to consider pricing some of their 2015 production as December corn is currently at $4.31/bu, which is the highest price since early July and above many breakevens. The December WASDE released on Wednesday contained limited new information and no major surprises. U.S. corn ending stocks were decreased 10 million bushels to 1.998 billion for the 2014/15 marketing year. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights.

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11
Dec
2014
December 10, 2014 – USDA World Supply and Demand Estimates & Profitability Update
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

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U.S. feed grain supply and use projections for 2014/15 are mostly unchanged as a small increase in projected corn food, seed, and industrial (FSI) use reduces ending stocks slightly. Expected corn use for sweeteners is raised 10 million bushels dropping projected corn ending stocks just below 2.0 billion bushels. Supply and use projections for the other feed grains are unchanged. The projected range for the season-average corn farm price is unchanged at $3.20 to $3.80 per bushel. Continue reading at December 10th USDA WASDE report

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05
Dec
2014
Tennessee Market Highlights
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management No Comments

Corn, soybeans, and wheat were up; cotton was down for the week. March corn futures have traded flat since October 28th in a range of $3.71 to $4.01. Due to record production and the 2 billion plus bushel carry over, producers should be cautious carrying unpriced corn into 2015 as it is likely we will see the market trade flat to down in early 2015. Soybean export sales continue to provide price support as net sales commitments year-to-date are near 1.46 billion bushels for the 2014/15 marketing year com-pared to the USDA estimated marketing year total of 1.72 billion bushels (2014/15 marketing year is from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015). Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights

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01
Dec
2014
Tennessee Market Highlights
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

Corn, cotton, and wheat were up; soybeans were down for the week. Since October 27th, March corn futures have traded between $3.70 and $4.01; it is likely that this trading range will persist as we conclude the 2014 calendar year. Moving into 2015, corn prices are likely to have more downside price pressure as farmers bring the record crop to market. Producers should be cautious about carrying unpriced corn into 2015 as limited upside potential exists. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights .

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21
Nov
2014
Tennessee Market Highlights
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

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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14
Nov
2014
Tennessee Market Highlights
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

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 Comments Off

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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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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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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24
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. Soybeans led grain and oil seed markets higher this week as export demand dramatically ex-ceeded market expectations. November 2014 soybeans peaked at $10.02 this week before retreating late Friday. The November futures contract is up almost $1.00 from the contract low on October 1st of $9.04. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights .

 

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17
Oct
2014
Tennessee Market Highlights
Author: Chuck Danehower, Extension Area Specialist - Farm Management Comments Off

Corn, soybeans, and wheat were up; cotton was down for the week. Decem-ber corn and November soybean futures closed up for the third consecutive week. Harvest delays have resulted in the USDA estimating that 40% of the soybean harvest and less than a quarter of the corn crop had been harvested as of October 12. The next 10 days has drier conditions in the forecast for many areas, this will allow producers to get back into the fields and continue with the estimated record harvest. Continue reading at Tennessee Market Highlights .

 

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