The wheat market has given excellent pricing opportunities during these last months. Today we will focus on those variables that were and are influencing this market. These factors have contributed to the high price premiums we have seen lately. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 6/20/2022 – Wheat Market Update
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
The July board price of winter wheat has taken a significant dip from its March highs, but remains 30-35% higher than its value pre-Russia/Ukraine. At the same time, and for some of the same reasons, the cost of irrigation fuel is up 60-65%. With both factors in mind, what are the expected outcomes for late-season wheat irrigation? [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 5/2/2022 – Wheat Irrigation Analysis
Dryland wheat grain and forage conditions in our area are mostly poor and very poor. The Wheat and Small Grain Decision Aids will help you analyze which is the best alternative for your wheat fields according to your expected yields, production costs, equipment, and other variables. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 3/21/2022 – Dryland Wheat Alternatives
In addition to the other horrors generated by the war, the conflict between Ukraine and Russia has destabilized commodity markets. Commodity prices incorporate a substantial risk premium due to the high chances of lower production, higher costs, and more supply chain disruptions. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 3/7/2022 – Russian Invasion of Ukraine effects in our Operations
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
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?
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