Crop conditions hold in Missouri

Crop conditions in Missouri remained the same this past week during cooler temperatures and statewide rainfall.  As of Sunday, 79 percent of corn was silked and five percent was dented…both behind last year and the five year average.  A third of the corn crop is in fair shape, while nearly half of the crop is… Read more »

Missouri crops decline except cotton

A third of the corn crop is in fair shape, and 46 percent is good to excellent. Corn silked grew quite a bit to 59 percent complete. That’s still behind the average. Twenty-three percent of soybeans had completed blooming and two percent were setting pods, both behind the average and last year. Conditions for soybeans… Read more »

Missouri crop report

Dry weather this past week gave Missouri farmers the opportunity to work in fields and increase planting and harvesting numbers.  Corn emergence is now 97 percent complete, one day ahead of normal.  Fifty-four percent of the crop is in good or excellent condition. Soybean planting is even with the average with 84 percent complete.  Sixty-seven percent… Read more »

Missouri corn planting not quite 30% done

Corn planting moved forward in Missouri last week with 28 percent complete as of Sunday. Still, that’s more than a month behind last year and 22 days behind normal. Fourteen percent of the crop has emerged. Soybean planting is one-percent complete. All other crops are behind as well, becaue of the cool wet weather: cotton,… Read more »

APHIS aims to extend review of some GE products

The USDA says it’s going to extend its reviews of new herbicide-resistant Genetically Engineered (GE) crops from both Dow AgroSciences and Monsanto which are seeking deregulation of those products.  Dow says today’s announced decision by the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will delay getting its Enlist products to farmers into 2015.  APHIS announced it… Read more »

2012 Missouri cotton ginnings below 2011

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USDA reports 2012 cotton ginnings in Missouri were 774,450 480-pound bales, compared to 779,250 in 2011 and bales averaged 491.9 pounds, compared to 490.4 the year prior. Nationally, cotton ginnings were up on the year at 17,285,850 480-pound bales, compared to 15,558,000 in 2011 and all bales averaged 492.9 pounds, compared to 492.8 the previous… Read more »

Missouri cotton crop down, U.S. crop up

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Missouri’s 2012 cotton crop was down from 2011 as an improved average yield was canceled out by decreased acreage. Production totaled 710,000 480-pound bales, compared to 741,000 the previous year, with average yield at 1,033 pounds per acre, compared to 969 in 2011. Planted area was 350,000 acres, 25,000 less than last year, while harvested… Read more »

Closing Grain & Livestock Futures: December 28, 2012

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Mar. corn closed at $6.94, up 2 and ½ cents Jan. soybeans closed at $14.24, up 5 and ¼ cents Jan. soybean meal closed at $427.70, down $2.10 Jan. soybean oil closed at 48.94, up 65 points Mar. wheat closed at $7.78 and ¾, up 6 and ½ cents Dec. live cattle closed at $129.40,… Read more »

Informa projects increased corn, soybean acres

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According to one analytical firm, U.S. farmers are going to increase corn, soybean and winter wheat acreage in 2013, with those acres coming at the expense of cotton. Via Dow Jones Newswires, Informa Economics sees next year’s corn acreage at 99.03 million, up 1.33 million from their October estimate and 2.13 million more than the… Read more »

Missouri cotton production down on year

According to the Ag Department, as of December 1, Missouri’s cotton crop is pegged at 700,000 bales, compared to 741,000 a year ago. The yield per acre is estimated at 1,018 pounds, compared to the November 1 estimate of 975 pounds and the 2011 total of 969 pounds per acre. Harvested acreage is projected at… Read more »