The 2023 crop and livestock budgets for District 1 are posted, and the budgets will soon be available for all districts on the AgriLife Extension Agricultural Economics website. Today, we take a look at the expected costs and returns from coarse grains in the High Plains.
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.
We continue with our fall market updates this week, spending some time with the corn and sorghum markets. With lower yields and higher prices, what are some early predictions for the marketing year and production year 23/24?
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
June is book ended by the WASDE and the all-important June Acreage report. What is the state of the coarse grain markets as we move into mid-season? [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 6/13/2022 – Corn & Sorghum Market Update
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
This week we tackle the dynamics of the corn and sorghum markets. What are the trends to look for? What are the risks for price and yield?
[Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 2-14-2022 – Corn & Sorghum Market Update
Input cost management is on everyone’s mind this year. But how do you even begin to approach cutting costs effectively? Each operation, and really, each field is different. We’ll address specific inputs throughout the spring, but for now, we present three rules of thumb to get you started on your input cost management decisions.
Its time for a review of CRP rental rates for 2021. Is it a good idea to enroll in CRP? How do you evaluate that choice for yourself? [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 11/29/2021 – CRP and Crop Return Comparison