Grains http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6011/more en Soybean prices likely to remain under pressure http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/soybean-prices-likely-remain-under-pressure <div class="field-byline"> Trent Milacek, Oklahoma State University and Mark Welch, Associate Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service Department of Agricultural Economics and Kim Anderson, Oklahoma State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">World soybean production is expected to increase by 2.34 million metric tons from year-ago levels. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/soybean-prices-likely-remain-under-pressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/soybean-prices-likely-remain-under-pressure#comments Grains Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Soybean Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:51:00 +0000 96881 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>World soybean production is expected to increase by 2.34 million metric tons from year-ago levels.</p> Extension officials urge sorghum growers to comment on TDA request for Section 18 exemption for use of Transform in 2016 http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/extension-officials-urge-sorghum-growers-comment-tda-request-section-18-exemption-use-transfo <div class="node-body article-body">The EPA has opened a brief public comment period for the Texas Section 18 request for Transform on sorghum for SCA management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/extension-officials-urge-sorghum-growers-comment-tda-request-section-18-exemption-use-transfo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/extension-officials-urge-sorghum-growers-comment-tda-request-section-18-exemption-use-transfo#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:42:00 +0000 96851 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Sugarcane aphids in high numbers can destroy a grain sorghum crop. Producers are encouraged to send comments to EPA by the Feb. 11 deadline supporting an emergency exemption for Transform insecticid.</p> Better soil health: Reduced tillage, rotation, and cover crops http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/better-soil-health-reduced-tillage-rotation-and-cover-crops <div class="node-body article-body">“Cover crops slow erosion, improve soil, smother weeds, and enhance nutrient and moisture availability.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/better-soil-health-reduced-tillage-rotation-and-cover-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/cotton/better-soil-health-reduced-tillage-rotation-and-cover-crops#comments Cotton Grains Cotton Grain Sorghum Tue, 02 Feb 2016 20:30:00 +0000 96841 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Residue from a cover crop and reduced tillage improves soils, says a Texas AgriLife agronomist.</p> For profitable milo: Got to have good management http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/profitable-milo-got-have-good-management <div class="node-body article-body">Grain sorghum is an exceptional companion crop with cotton.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/profitable-milo-got-have-good-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/profitable-milo-got-have-good-management#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Tue, 02 Feb 2016 20:16:00 +0000 96831 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Jourdan Bell, discusses grain sorghum production recommendations with Wichita Falls, Texas, farmer Gary Marten at the Red River Crops Conference, held this year in Altus Okla. Controlling weeds and the sugarcane aphid will be crucial for grain sorghum producers, she says.</p> Feed grain outlook: An environment for volatility http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/feed-grain-outlook-environment-volatility <div class="field-byline"> Mark Welch, Associate Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics and Kim Anderson, Oklahoma State University and Trent Milacek, Oklahoma State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The overall picture of grain demand is strong, creating an environment in which grain prices are volatile relative to changes in supply.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/feed-grain-outlook-environment-volatility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/feed-grain-outlook-environment-volatility#comments Grains Southwest Ag Economic Outlook Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:53:00 +0000 96731 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Grain markets could move up or down in 2016, depending on good yields or production failures.</p> Site specific agriculture: Residual nitrogen can help manage production costs http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/site-specific-agriculture-residual-nitrogen-can-help-manage-production-costs <div class="node-body article-body">Many fields, depending on past crop choices and yield history, will have nitrogen reserves below the usual sampling zone.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/site-specific-agriculture-residual-nitrogen-can-help-manage-production-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/site-specific-agriculture-residual-nitrogen-can-help-manage-production-costs#comments Grains Cotton Grains Fri, 15 Jan 2016 17:11:00 +0000 96531 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Managing nutrients and other inputs on a site specific basis may reduce production costs without hurting yield.</p> Few reasons for wheat prices to move higher http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/few-reasons-wheat-prices-move-higher <div class="node-body article-body">The good news is that nearly every wheat supply and demand (market) factor is negative for prices. Prices have little reason to continue the downtrend.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/few-reasons-wheat-prices-move-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/few-reasons-wheat-prices-move-higher#comments Grains Wheat Wheat Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:38:00 +0000 96351 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>For U.S. wheat price to dramatically increase to $5.50 or higher, 2016/17 world marketing year production must be significantly below 25.7 billion bushels.</p> Factors to use in wheat production/pricing decisions http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/factors-use-wheat-productionpricing-decisions <div class="node-body article-body">Forward contract prices are below total operating costs and nowhere near total costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/factors-use-wheat-productionpricing-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/factors-use-wheat-productionpricing-decisions#comments Grains Wheat Wheat Mon, 04 Jan 2016 18:27:00 +0000 96261 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas could benefit from Chinese demand for alternative fuels http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/texas-could-benefit-chinese-demand-alternative-fuels <div class="node-body article-body"> USDA announced last week a significant jump in ethanol exports to China this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/texas-could-benefit-chinese-demand-alternative-fuels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/texas-could-benefit-chinese-demand-alternative-fuels#comments Grains Tue, 29 Dec 2015 20:57:00 +0000 96221 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 2015 was a tough year for agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/2015-was-tough-year-agriculture <div class="node-body blog-body">Is anyone sorry to see 2015 go?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/2015-was-tough-year-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/blog/2015-was-tough-year-agriculture#comments Grains Blog Farm Press Blog Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:39:00 +0000 96201 at http://southwestfarmpress.com