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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) 5.0350 5.0275 5.0500 5.0200 5.0475 0.0125
CORN (July) 5.0950 5.0825 5.1100 5.0800 5.1050 0.0100
CORN (September) 5.0725 5.0550 5.0825 5.0550 5.0775 0.0050
CORN (December) 5.0450 5.0300 5.0575 5.0300 5.0550 0.0100
CORN (March) 5.1250 5.1100 5.1325 5.1075 5.1300 0.0050
CORN (May) 5.1875 5.1700 5.1925 5.1700 5.1725 -0.0150 5.1875
SOYBEANS (May) 14.6850 14.6850 14.7275 14.6400 14.6825 -0.0025
SOYBEANS (July) 14.6475 14.6375 14.6875 14.6050 14.6425 -0.0050
SOYBEANS (August) 14.0050 14.0000 14.0300 13.9700 14.0125 0.0075
SOYBEANS (September) 12.8550 12.8525 12.8700 12.7925 12.8350 -0.0200
SOYBEANS (November) 12.2750 12.2675 12.2925 12.1900 12.2350 -0.0400
SOYBEANS (January) 12.3300 12.3275 12.3325 12.2500 12.2725 -0.0575
SOYBEAN MEAL (May) 478.1 479.1 480.3 477.5 479.6 1.5
SOYBEAN MEAL (July) 469.0 469.0 471.0 467.8 469.8 0.8
SOYBEAN MEAL (August) 443.6 443.9 445.2 442.8 444.5 0.9
SOYBEAN MEAL (September) 415.5 415.6 416.0 413.9 415.1 -0.4
SOYBEAN MEAL (October) 385.4 383.9 385.1 382.8 385.1 -0.3
SOYBEAN MEAL (December) 383.0 383.2 383.6 380.8 382.5 -0.5
LIVE CATTLE (April) 143.925 143.850 143.950 143.825 143.825 -0.100
LIVE CATTLE (June) 135.100 135.250 135.300 135.075 135.100 0.000
LIVE CATTLE (August) 134.200 134.100 134.225 134.000 134.000 -0.200
LEAN HOGS (May) 123.975 123.475 123.600 123.200 123.600 -0.375
LEAN HOGS (June) 126.250 126.475 126.625 126.150 126.350 0.100
LEAN HOGS (July) 124.000 124.025 124.175 123.850 124.050 0.050
FEEDER CATTLE (May) 178.625 178.825 179.075 178.800 178.975 0.350
FEEDER CATTLE (August) 182.450 182.575 182.850 182.425 182.775 0.325
FEEDER CATTLE (September) 182.375 182.350 183.000 182.100 182.700 0.325 182.700
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