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What to plant behind wheat - double crop analysis

Beans or Grain Sorghum?  Nick Piggot, Professor and Extension Specialist from NCSU analyzes the economics of both options based on historical yields and current bean/sorghum prices.  Read more here

 

Free risk management workshops for farmers

The Marketing Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services is planning a series of risk management workshops on “Managing Price Volatility/Identifying Macro Indicators”.  There is no charge for these workshops and the following topics will be covered: Introduction to Grain Hedging, Basis Trading, Cost of Carry, Cotton Futures, Option Trading on Futures and Equities, and macro forces impacting the hedger.

See schedule and registration instructions here (Jan 8, Jan 22, Jan 24, Feb 12, Feb 13, Feb 25, Mar 11, Mar 14)

BASF -- Maximize Wheat Yields

Caramba, the best-in-class Triazole fungicide, shows superior repression of DON levels in wheat grain, thus maximizing yields for growers and providing high quality grain for livestock.

Caramba Fungicide


BAYER -- Increase Wheat Yield

Prosaro fungicide from Bayer CropScience gives farmers powerful activity on both leaf and head diseases for broad spectrum disease control. This superior activity delivers proven yield and quality increases under a wide range of environmental conditions.

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Chart of the Week

Futures
Contract Previous Open High Low Last Change Close
CORN (May) 4.9750 4.9750 4.9950 4.9750 4.9925 0.0175 4.9750
CORN (July) 5.0350 5.0350 5.0475 5.0325 5.0475 0.0125 5.0350
CORN (September) 5.0075 5.0075 5.0150 5.0050 5.0150 0.0075 5.0075
CORN (December) 4.9900 4.9900 5.0000 4.9875 4.9975 0.0075 4.9900
CORN (March) 5.0650 5.0650 5.0725 5.0650 5.0700 0.0050 5.0650
CORN (May) 5.1200 5.1175 5.1250 5.1175 5.1175 -0.0025 5.1200
SOYBEANS (May) 15.1875 15.1800 15.2350 15.1775 15.2200 0.0325 15.1875
SOYBEANS (July) 15.0875 15.0725 15.1200 15.0650 15.1050 0.0175 15.0875
SOYBEANS (August) 14.2400 14.2125 14.2450 14.2125 14.2375 -0.0025 14.2400
SOYBEANS (September) 12.9975 13.0000 13.0000 13.0000 13.0000 0.0025 12.9975
SOYBEANS (November) 12.3725 12.3550 12.3850 12.3450 12.3800 0.0075 12.3725
SOYBEANS (January) 12.4225 12.3925 12.4200 12.3925 12.4200 -0.0025 12.4225
SOYBEAN MEAL (May) 491.0 490.5 492.1 490.5 490.9 -0.1 491.0
SOYBEAN MEAL (July) 479.8 479.2 481.0 479.0 479.6 -0.2 479.8
SOYBEAN MEAL (August) 448.8 448.2 449.1 448.2 448.4 -0.4 448.8
SOYBEAN MEAL (September) 418.3
SOYBEAN MEAL (October) 386.5 387.3 387.3 387.3 387.3 0.8 386.5
SOYBEAN MEAL (December) 383.6 383.3 384.6 382.6 383.8 0.2 383.6
LIVE CATTLE (April) 145.750 145.750 145.750 145.350 145.375 -0.375 145.750
LIVE CATTLE (June) 135.625 135.625 135.650 135.350 135.400 -0.225 135.625
LIVE CATTLE (August) 133.550 133.475 133.550 133.325 133.400 -0.150 133.550
LEAN HOGS (May) 122.875 121.700 122.000 121.700 122.000 -0.875 122.875
LEAN HOGS (June) 123.775 123.250 123.525 122.975 123.400 -0.375 123.775
LEAN HOGS (July) 121.650 121.350 121.350 120.925 121.125 -0.525 121.650
FEEDER CATTLE (April) 179.250 178.675 178.900 178.675 178.900 -0.350 179.250
FEEDER CATTLE (May) 179.900 179.450 179.600 179.300 179.525 -0.375 179.900
FEEDER CATTLE (August) 182.975 182.475 182.525 182.275 182.400 -0.575 182.975
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