USDA Weekly Crop Progress - Soy Condition Improves Slightly While Corn, Spring Wheat Conditions Decl

OMAHA (DTN) -- Corn and spring wheat conditions continued to decline last week while soybean condition improved slightly, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. USDA rated corn condition at 61% good to excellent as of Sunday, July 30, down 1 percentage point from the previous week's 62%. That resulted in a DTN Corn Condition Index of 144, down 3 points from the previous week. DTN's index is down from 183 a year ago and is still lower than the past four years, according to DTN Analyst Todd Hultman. Corn development was lagging slightly behind the normal pace with 23% of the crop in the dough stage as of Sunday, down from 28% a year ago and down from the five-year ave

USDA Weekly Crop Progress - Crop Condition Worsens

OMAHA (DTN) -- Soybean, corn and spring wheat condition ratings all worsened in the last week, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. Soybeans were rated 14% poor to very poor in the week ended July 23, compared to 11% last week. Fifty-seven percent of the crop was rated good to excellent, compared to 61% last week. "Fifty-seven percent of the soybean crop was rated good-to-excellent, resulting in a DTN Soybean Condition Index of 135, which is down 11 points from last week," Said DTN Analyst Todd Hultman. "The index is down from 170 a year ago and is also lower than the past four years. Monday's report is bullish for soybeans." Sixty-nine percent of soybeans are blo

Small Profits Forecast For Most Growers In 2017

SPOKANE — Potato and onion farmers, apple and cherry growers, ranchers and hay growers may make money in 2017 – not a lot, but a little. That’s the conclusion of a quarterly market update issued by the Farm Credit Services office in Spokane. “The outlook varies by commodity, with the majority of producers looking at slightly profitable results for their efforts,” the report said. The chilly, wet spring delayed the growing season for many commodities, including onions and potatoes. “Low supplies of quality, fresh-packed potatoes are pushing up prices,” the report said. Lower yields are expected for early potatoes as a result of the cold rainy weather, but warmer weather may help later-season

USDA Weekly Crop Progress - Corn, Soybean, Spring Wheat Conditions Down Slightly

OMAHA (DTN) -- Corn, soybean and spring wheat conditions all dropped slightly last week, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. Sixty-four percent of corn was rated good to excellent last week, down from 65% the previous week. That resulted in a DTN Corn Condition Index of 152, down 3 points from the previous week. DTN's index is down from 184 a year ago and is still lower than the past four years. Corn progress was running behind normal with 40% of corn silking as of Sunday, July 16, down from 53% a year ago and down from the five-year average of 47% silking. "Monday's report is bullish for corn," said DTN Analyst Todd Hultman. Meanwhile, USDA said 52% of soybeans

Mormon crickets are back — 3 inches long and wreaking havoc in Idaho

Owyhee County ranchers Elias and Inez Jaca have already gone through 40 sacks of bait trying to kill the swarm of Mormon crickets overrunning their land and creating a nuisance for their livestock. “On our farm they got into the alfalfa feed, and they ate it,” Inez Jaca said. “When they went to bait, the sensors said it’s too wet because they were in there making the hay wet, and then the cattle won’t want to eat the hay.” Mormon crickets, crop-destroying insects, have caused plenty of trouble this year in Southwest Idaho. Elmore, Gem, Owyhee and Washington counties seem the most affected. Farmers in the West face this creepy scourge every few years or so: swarms of ravenous insects that can

USDA Weekly Crop Progress - Drops in Corn, Soybean, Spring Wheat Conditions Seen as Bullish

OMAHA (DTN) -- Corn, soybean and spring wheat conditions all declined last week, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. Corn condition dropped to 65% good to excellent last week, down 3 percentage points from 68% the previous week. Silking was behind normal with 19% of the crop silking as of Sunday, down from 30% a year ago and down from the five-year average of 27%. "This week's 65% good-to-excellent rating resulted in a DTN Corn Condition Index of 155, down 8 points from last week. DTN's index is down from 183 a year ago and is still the lowest value in four years. Monday's report is bullish for corn," said DTN Analyst Todd Hultman. USDA also reported a drop in so

USDA Weekly Crop Progress - Soy, Spring Wheat Conditions Continue to Decline; Corn Condition Rises S

OMAHA (DTN) -- Soybean and spring wheat conditions continued to decline last week, while corn conditions rose slightly from the previous week, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report released Wednesday. The report was delayed due to the Independence Day holiday on Tuesday. Spring wheat's good-to-excellent condition rating dropped another 3 percentage points last week to 37% from the previous week's rating of 40% good to excellent. That resulted in a DTN Spring Wheat Condition Index of 65, down 16 points from the previous week ago. "The index is down from 169 a year ago and is still the lowest since 1988," said DTN Analyst Todd Hultman. "Wednesday's report remains bullish for spring w

U.S. ag producers showing more optimism

Ag barometer remains above levels recorded last year. U.S. agricultural producers indicated their farm operations' financial positions are stronger than at this time in 2016, but expressed concerns that they might not meet their 2017 financial targets, according to a monthly producer survey conducted as part of the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. The barometer, which is based on a survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers, read 131 for the month of June – virtually unchanged from the April and May readings of 130. "Although the Ag Economy Barometer has not changed appreciably the last couple of months, it's important to note that it remains well above levels recorded prior

Recent Posts
Archive
Follow Us
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Twitter Basic Square
How can we help?
0

KeyAg Distributors, 4525E, 3425N, Murtaugh, ID 83344          800-388-3659

Disclaimer/Privacy Policy  © 2016-2020 Pacer Technology

  • Facebook Clean
  • LinkedIn Clean
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon