Today is the third post in our series on drought mitigation programs. We’ll discuss the Livestock Forage Program (LFP). Check out the post from October 5 on the drought status and outlook before reading.
Today is the second in our series on drought mitigation programs. We’ll discuss the Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (PRF) Rainfall Insurance program. The deadline to sign up for this program is November 15. Check out last week’s post on the drought status and outlook. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 10/12/2020
The continued drought is forcing tough decisions on how to feed calves through the winter. For the month of October we’ll review programs that mitigate the impacts of drought. Today, we review the current state of precipitation and water for the region, and preview the programs we’ll review in detail the rest of the month. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 10/5/2020
The lingering effects of the coronavirus pandemic led USDA to approve the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP2). Today we cover registration and payment calculations for CFAP2. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 9/21/2020
Review of land rental prices for the region. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 9/14/2020
Recent weather moves in commodity markets should have us revisiting our marketing plan. Are there sales to be made right now? [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 8/31/2020
Today we review the custom rates for different services around the Texas High Plains. [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 8/24/2020
Texas A&M’s digital Beef Cattle Short Course is live tomorrow. Register here. Join us in the business section tomorrow from 12:30 – 3:00 pm, where several economists will discuss the market for beef cattle and several decision aids as you plan for next year.
The last leg of the growing season for summer crops is a critical time. In a low price environment many turn to cost-cutting as a way to seek profitability. Today we’ll discuss whether cutting out that last round of inputs is the most profitable decision. We’ll also highlight and demonstrate some tools that will help you in the decision-making process.
Today, we discuss the choice for cows in the COVID-19 world. Keep or cull? Is there a difference for bred cows, pairs, or open cows? [Read more…] about High Plains Ag Week 5/1/2020