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May 2013: Wheat - Head Scab and Grain DON
Head Scab is starting to show up at high levels in many parts of North Carolina. Take a look at a 3 minute video here.
Growers Making up for Lost Time in Planting Corn
U.S. farmers who could only watch helplessly this spring as storm after storm left their fields a muddy mess took to their tractors en masse last week and planted a record amount of corn acreage, even in areas where conditions are still far from perfect. Read full article
Related article: After nearly two months of being dramatically behind schedule for corn planting, U.S. farmers are nearly back to average. Read full article
Sorghum Results & Seed Availability
Grain sorghum acreage has increased significantly over the past two years – from 10,000 acres in North Carolina in 2011 to more than 70,000 in 2012. These increased plantings, as well as higher plantings in Texas and the High Plains due to continuing drought, have led to shortages of grain sorghum seed. However, several seed distributors report that limited seed is still available at some retail locations. Southeast growers interested in planting sorghum for 2013 should get seed booked with their retailers as soon as possible, or seed may be unavailable. Read more.
Sorghum availability & Trial Results - NC / VA / SC
Grain futures rebound - Corn, soybeans climb to one-week high
Investing.com - U.S. grain futures regained strength on Friday, with front-month corn and soybean prices moving higher amid hopes of improving demand for U.S. supplies.
Agricultural commodities received an additional boost from a broadly weaker U.S. dollar, as dollar-priced commodities become less expensive to investors holding other currencies when the greenback falls. Read more