Today, we check in on the cotton market for the fall. What are the fundamentals underpinning to $1.08/lb. cotton? What is the profitability picture with $1+ cotton?
Today, Pancho Abello gives us a fall market update on wheat. What are worldwide conditions? Where is the drought having an impact on wheat production? What are some marketing strategies you should consider?
This week we’ll take a look at the fall market outlook for coarse grains. Fundamentals for grain prices remain supportive. However, input costs are becoming a concern across the board, potentially cutting 2022 profits. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 10/11/2021 – Corn & Sorghum Update
Today we have the blog’s first ever peanut market outlook! Pancho Abello walks through the Crop Progress Report, Acreage, stocks, and prices.
We’ve reached the end of the third quarter in NCBA’s 75% Plan. How is negotiated trade holding up in each region? What are the prospects for the first year and implications of performance to this point?
Today we return to winter wheat decision making. Whether you’re a rancher looking for forage or a landowner looking for a partner to graze, its important to consider the leasing structure. What will you pay/accept? Is it on gain or per head? Today we review some more profitability outcomes for different leasing rates on winter wheat.
It’s time to consider winter enterprise options with updated forecasts. Today we’ll review profitability outcomes for winter wheat and winter stocker operations, and revisit a few tools that can help you with fall decision-making. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 9/13/2021 – Updated Winter Wheat & Winter Stocker Budgets
Ranchers face many risks associated with cattle marketing as we have seen last year with the pandemic. Any good marketing plan requires the knowledge of the available tools in the market that we can used. Each of these tools have their own advantages and disadvantages, and it is important to know them as well as their impact in our operation before making any decision. Today, in his first article as a new author for the Amarillo AgEcon Blog, Pancho Abello, AgriLife Extension Economist for District 3, reviews the Livestock Risk Protection Program.
We are approaching the end of graze-out season for stocker calves on winter wheat. What are your options? What kind of price can you expect for feeder calves at the sale barn? Is there any profit in retaining ownership in 2021? [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 5/17/2021 – Retained Ownership Estimates for 2021
In April USDA released the Annual Livestock Slaughter summary. You’ve probably heard about chicken shortages popping up. We all experienced the impacts of low meat processing capacity last year at the onset of the pandemic. With all of these disruptions, how did total production pan out in 2020? [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 5/10/2021 – Review of Annual Livestock Slaughter Report