Archive for March, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 09:03 AM
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By ANDY VANCE
Issue Date: March 26, 2012 | Issue 13 | Volume 84

– Corn Belt temperatures mostly “much above normal.”
– Third of Texas corn planted; 12% of Kansas wheat jointed.
– Early planting could affect crop insurance.

CALLING it the fourth warmest winter on record for the contiguous 48 states, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a report earlier this month detailing much-warmer-than-average temperatures for the preceding three months, Learn more

Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s weekly Tennessee Market Highlights newsletter is available online.

Includes:

  • Weekly Market Trend Comparison
  • Crop Commentary
  • Livestock Commentary
  • Click to View the March 23, 2012 edition of the Tennessee Market Highlights

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 10:03 AM
    posted by Administrator

    John Maday
    Managing Editor
    Drovers CattleNetwork

    Among all the negative news coverage related to beef, it’s nice to see that restaurant patrons still love a good burger. According to a release previewing an annual report from market-research company Technomic Inc., Five Guys Burgers and Fries was the fastest growing large chain last year, with a 32.8 percent growth in sales.

    Overall, sales at the top 500 U.S. restaurant chains Learn more

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 10:03 AM
    posted by Administrator

    By Susan Jongeneel, University of Illinois

    With 2011-12 marketing year-ending stocks of U.S. corn expected to be near pipeline levels, the size of the 2012 crop has substantial price implications, according to University of Illinois agricultural economist Darrel Good.

    Acreage intentions will be revealed in the USDA’s March 30 Prospective Plantings report, but much of the current discussion centers on prospects for Learn more

    Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 04:03 PM
    posted by Administrator

    The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s weekly Tennessee Market Highlights newsletter is available online.

    Includes:

  • Weekly Market Trend Comparison
  • Crop Commentary
  • Livestock Commentary
  • Click to View the March 16, 2012 edition of the Tennessee Market Highlights