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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 [...]

What’s That Smell!?

Throughout the past year I have received a great number of calls from citizens with one of their greatest fears realized, stink bugs! These little critters pack a wallop greater than most creepy crawlies and sometimes leave a lingering effect. This bug not only fits all the descriptions of a true bug, including its piercing [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments

FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold steady to $2 lower on a live basis compared to last week. Live prices were primarily $122 to $123 with a range of $120 to $124 while dressed prices were primarily $197 to $198 but ranging from $192 to $200. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $122.53 live [...]

Weekly Crop Comments

Price Change US Dollar 79.82 +0.30 Crude 95.97 -0.07 Dow 13,873 +223 Cotton and soybean prices are up while corn and wheat prices are down for the week. We are still seeing a certain degree of uncertainty with foreign weather keeping prices moving up or down depending on that day’s weather forecast. South American production [...]

Milk Market Comments

Milk production in the 23 major states during December totaled 15.7 billion pounds, up 1.7% from December 2011. Production per cow was 1,848 pounds in December, up 30 pounds from December a year ago. There were 8.49 million cows, 5,000 more than December 2011, and 16,000 more than November. Revised November production was revised to [...]

Farm Service Agency Announces Important Program Updates

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2013—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the authorization of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) for many Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) commodity, disaster, and conservation programs through 2013. FSA administers these programs. [...]

Weekly Livestock Comments Jan 18, 2013

Weekly Livestock Comments By Dr. Andrew P. Griffith January 18, 2013 Listen to the comments or download the file Click to subscribe to podcast FED CATTLE: Fed cattle sold mainly $3 lower in the South and $7 to $8 lower in the North compared to last week. Live prices were $122 to $123 while dressed [...]

Weekly Crop Comments Jan 18, 2013

Weekly Crop Comments By Chuck Danehower January 18, 2013 Listen to the comments or download the file Click to subscribe to podcast Price Change US Dollar 80.11 +0.50 Crude 95.39 +1.83 Dow 13,629 +141 Corn, cotton, soybeans, and wheat prices are all up for the week. An up week on prices was capped with good [...]

Eason-Pile named director of annual giving and donor relations for UT Institute of Agriculture and UT Foundation

Donna Eason-Pile has been named director of annual giving and donor relations for the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and the UT Foundation, Inc. “The Institute is fortunate to have Donna in this important role,” said UTIA Chancellor Larry Arrington. “Her corporate background as well as her experience with UT Extension will be exceptionally [...]

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