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Weekly Crop Comments, March 22, 2013 – UT Institute of Agriculture

Price Change US Dollar 82.53 +0.06 Crude 93.87 +0.05 Dow 14,512 -2 Corn, soybeans, and wheat prices are up while cotton prices are down for the week. Markets most likely will be positioning themselves leading up to the March 28 USDA reports on grain stocks and planting intentions for the 2013 crop. It is very [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments, March 15, 2013

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold mainly $1 lower compared to last week. Prices on a live basis were primarily $126 to $127 while dressed prices were primarily $201. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $126.51 live, down $1.21 from last week and $202.85 dressed, down $0.41 from a week ago. A year ago [...]

Weekly Crop Comments, March 15, 2013

Price Change US Dollar 82.45 -0.51 Crude 93.84 +1.54 Dow 14,514 +117 Corn, cotton and wheat prices are up while soybean prices are down for the week. U.S. stocks fell Friday ending the longest winning streak for the Dow in nearly 17 years. Prior to today, the Dow had closed up 10 straight days. Watch [...]

Agbiosciences driving economic growth and job creation in the South

Amid news of a still sputtering U.S. economic recovery, a recently released report shows the nation’s agbioscience industries are growing, especially in the South. According to a Battelle study, “Impact and Innovation: Agbioscience in the Southern United States,” agriculture, forestry, and fisheries production generates $240 billion in regional economic activity within the Southern region and [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments March 8, 2013

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold mainly steady compared to last week. Prices on a live basis were primarily $127 to $128 while dressed prices ranged from $203 to $204. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $127.72 live, down $0.12 from last week and $203.26 dressed, down $0.04 from a week ago. A year [...]

Weekly Crop Comments March 8, 2013

Price Change US Dollar 82.78 +0.41 Crude 91.78 +1.10 Dow 14,397 +307 Cotton and soybean prices are up while corn and wheat prices are down for the week. The Dow Jones closes out the week at an all-time high. The jobs report released today was favorable with unemployment dropping from 7.9% to 7.7%.USDA released their [...]

UT forms community advisory council for proposed gas and oil research initiative

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has formed a volunteer advisory council of local and statewide representatives for its proposed gas and oil research initiative. The initiative calls for the study of environmental and other risk factors related to oil and gas development on the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center Cumberland Forest [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments, March 1, 2013

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold mainly $5 higher on a live basis and about $8 higher on a dressed basis compared to last week. Prices in the South were primarily $127 to $129 while prices in the North ranged from $201 to $205 with most trade occurring at $203. The 5-area weighted average prices thru [...]

Weekly Crop Comments, March 1, 2013

Price Change US Dollar 82.32 +0.73 Crude 90.89 -2.24 Dow 14,090 +90 Corn and cotton prices are up; wheat prices mixed while soybean prices are down for the week. Without an agreement on the budget in Washington D.C., sequestration goes into effect today, March 1, with no immediate impact expected. The effects on commodity prices [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments Feb 22, 2013

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold mainly steady compared to last week with a few as much as $2 higher. Prices in the South were primarily $123 while prices in the North ranged from $195 to $196 with most trade occurring at $196. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $122.76 live, down $0.05 from [...]

Weekly Crop Comments Feb 22, 2013

Price Change US Dollar 81.56 +0.98 Crude 93.24 -3.17 Dow 14,000 +18 Soybeans prices are up; cotton prices mixed while corn and wheat prices are down for the week. USDA held their annual Ag Outlook Forum on February 21 & 22 and offered an overall bearish outlook for 2013 crops, especially corn and soybeans. We [...]

Weekly Crop Comments, Feb 8, 2013

Price Change US Dollar 80.26 +1.12 Crude 95.94 -1.83 Dow 13,944 -66 Prices and comments are reported through Thursday, February 7, 2013. Corn and wheat prices are down while cotton and soybean prices are mixed for the week through Thursday. USDA will release their February 9th report at 11 a.m. Central time on Friday. No [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments February 8, 2013

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold mainly steady on a live basis compared to last week. Live prices were primarily $125 with a few at $126. Dressed trade was limited at publishing with prices ranging from $200 to $201. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $126.52 live up $1.56 from last week and $198.41 [...]

UT posts online Q & A website for proposed gas and oil research initiative

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has posted an online questions and answers column to address issues regarding the proposed gas and oil research initiative. Anyone interested in finding out more about the project is invited to submit questions via email to gas&oil@tennessee.edu and to view the answers linked online at https://ag.tennessee.edu/Pages/Gas-and-Oil.aspx UTIA officials [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments, Feb 1, 2013

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold mainly $3 higher on a live basis compared to last week. Live prices were primarily $125 while limited dressed trade occurred between $199 and $200. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $124.96 live up $2.43 from last week and $197.63 dressed down $0.30 from a week ago. A [...]

Weekly Crop Comments, Feb 1, 2013

Price Change US Dollar 79.18 -0.64 Crude 97.64 +1.76 Dow 14,010 +114 Corn, cotton and soybean prices are up while wheat prices are down for the week. Weather and how it will affect South American grain production has been supportive of the corn and soybean markets this week. There has been some concern whether the [...]

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