When we think of cotton, we think primarily of the fiber used in producing clothing, bed sheets, towels, and other textiles. However, cottonseed, a byproduct of cotton production, has a variety of uses that make it valuable as well. In today’s post, we discuss the uses and pricing of cottonseed. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 10/27/2023 – Cottonseed Markets
After a hot and dry summer, many producers will face the difficult choice of whether to harvest cotton from low-yielding fields. Today, we will review a decision aid called the Cotton Harvest Decision Budget. This tool will help you analyze the harvest decision for low-yielding cotton fields to determine whether harvesting this cotton will be a profitable decision this year.
The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its latest acreage report on June 30. Today, we review this report.
The 2023 crop and livestock budgets will soon be available for all districts on the AgriLife Extension Agricultural Economics website. Compared to the numbers in the 2022 budgets, revenue from cotton enterprises is expected to remain largely unchanged, while costs are expected to increase.
Rapidly increasing input prices were a major concern in the 2022 crop year. What do input prices look like as we approach 2023’s planting season? Updated AgriLife Crop & Livestock Budgets, as well as some updated decision tools can help you make this year’s production decisions.
Where are the fundamentals for the cotton market as we approach the end of the year? What does the global economic picture mean for the upcoming crop year?
On June 30th, the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), released its first survey-base acreage report for the 2022-23 season. Today, we will review the highlights of this first report. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 7/11/2022 – USDA June Acreage Report Review
Pressure is mounting on the ’22 DEC Cotton contract as it falls from historic highs. Will the new trading range provide positive margins for producers?
Input costs continue to be the story of interest for the year. Fertilizer in particular is grabbing headlines in both agricultural media and popular press. What do costs look like as we move through planting seasons and develop plans for the remainder of the summer? [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 5/23/2022 – Fertilization Break Even Calculation
Last week’s WASDE report projected tightened ending stocks primarily due to weather conditions and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The chances of increasing ending stocks to previous levels during this season are very low. Today will review the WASDE report and discuss those factors that have created this bullish market reaction. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 5/16/2022 – WASDE Review