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Market Outlook: Tips to Increase Efficiency and Profitability

Editor’s Note: Reports in this month’s Corn South Market Outlook are from Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension economist, with Regional agronomist, Brandon A. Dillard, of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, offering four points to help producers increase efficiency and profitability in 2015. The opinions and recommendations expressed are solely those of the authors and are intended for educational purposes only. ... Read More »

Market Outlook

Editor’s Note: Mark Welch is a Texas AgriLife Extension economist. Nathan Smith is an agriculture Extension economist with the University of Georgia. The opinions and recommendations expressed are solely those of the authors and are intended for educational purposes only. The respective universities assume no liability for the use of this information. The condition rating of the U.S. corn crop ... Read More »

Texas Extension Economist Comments On Corn Market

Mark Welch is a well-respected Texas AgriLife Extension Economist who publishes the “Feed Grain Market Outlook.” Following are highlights from Jan. 13, 2014: “On Jan. 10, 2014, World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates reported a decrease in corn supply and an increase in use compared to the December report. Feed use increased 100 million bushels, and ending stocks decreased 161 ... Read More »

Market Outlook – February 2013

By Mark Welch Editor’s Note: Mark Welch is a Texas AgriLife Extension Economist. Opinions and recommendations expressed are solely those of the author and are intended for educational purposes only. Texas AgriLife Extension Service assumes no liability. USDA reported another week of sluggish corn export sales in the Jan. 25 release of activity for the week of Jan. 17. After ... Read More »

Market Outlook October 2012

Fertility treatment options and hybrid testing program benefit corn producers By Rick Mascagni Editor’s Note: Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension Economist, is based in College Station, Texas. The opinions and recommendations expressed are solely those of the author and are intended for educational purposes only as part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Texas AgriLife Extension Service assumes no liability ... Read More »

Exports Up

By Mark Welch Editor’s Note: Mark Welch is a Texas AgriLife Extension Economist. Opinions and recommendations expressed are solely those of the author and are intended for educational purposes only. Texas AgriLife Extension Service assumes no liability. USDA issued numbers on Jan. 12, 2012, showing a tighter domestic corn situation, but not as tight as the trade anticipated. U.S. corn ... Read More »

Texas Extension Economist’s Feed Grain Market Outlook

Mark Welch is a well respected Texas AgriLife Extension Economist who publishes a Feed Grain Market Outlook. Following are highlights from his Nov. 9, 2011 report: USDA lowered its U.S. corn yield estimate in WASDE (Nov. 9) down to 146.7 from 148.1. Total corn production declined 123 million bushels with this adjustment. These changes were within the range of trade ... Read More »

Corn’s Role In The Southern Crops Family

By Carroll Smith One of the main pastimes in the small, Mid-South town where I grew up was to go “riding around.” Whether it was with my friends after school or my parents or grandparents on Sunday afternoon, we burnt many a tank of gas cruising along the two-lane roads that led to just about anywhere you wanted to go. ... Read More »

Decisive Marketing: The Decision To Sell

By Melvin Brees The grain price outlook appears bullish, and prices remain in an uptrend. You may not want to sell yet, but you have got to sell sometime. Based on the USDA Jan. 12, 2011, reports, U.S. corn stocks-to-use ratio will be the lowest since 1995-96. If this carryover is realized, corn 2010-11 ending stocks will represent less than ... Read More »

Tax Savers

Farming businesses can benefit from increased Section 179 expense deduction and extension of bonus depreciation. By David P. Webb and D. Nathan Smith President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 on Sept. 27, 2010 (the “Act”). The Act extended or introduced provisions designed to lessen the tax burden of small businesses. Many of these tax-saving ... Read More »