Here’s some of what we are covering in our ag news this morning:
- USDA’s weekly Crop Progress report offers some not so good news on cotton condition ratings in Texas (46 percent poor to very poor) and also shows wheat planting in the state falling behind normal pace.
- Even in a difficult trade environment, U.S. beef exports continue to thrive with September volume up by 6 percent compared with the same month one year earlier and dollar value up by 11 percent. However, for pork, the numbers in the monthly U.S. Meat Export Federation report are not as encouraging: September volume down by 2 percent and dollar value off by 7 percent.
- For cotton farmers who have yet to enroll generic base acres in the new seed cotton program, the deadline is Dec. 7. But, Texas A&M is offering a decision aid to help you with the choices you must make during the sign-up process.
For more details on these and other ag stories, give a listen to this report from KGNC’s Newsday Amarillo show:
And there’s even more ag news available in today’s edition of our daily hour-long ag program: https://www.kgncnewsnow.com/ag-hour-replay-11-06-18/