Monthly Archives: March 2012


Warm Temps Jump-Start Planting

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, […]

By |2012-03-29T10:38:02-05:00March 29th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Guys Leads 2011 Restaurant Growth

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 […]

By |2012-03-21T22:53:42-05:00March 21st, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Corn Yield Prospects and Price Implications

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 […]

By |2012-03-21T22:54:22-05:00March 21st, 2012|Commodities|0 Comments