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Hard freeze could damage Kansas wheat

04/17/14

The hard freeze throughout Kansas in the early morning hours of April 15, could cause some damage to wheat, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist. Wheat in the jointing stage is most at risk, he said.

Know your enemy: The importance of weed identification

04/16/14

With this growing problem of weed resistance spreading across the United States, it is important to take a comprehensive approach to fighting resistance and controlling weeds. Proper weed identification is fundamental to any effective weed control program.

LSU finds herbicide-resistant Italian ryegrass

04/16/14

Louisiana State University AgCenter weed scientists confirmed that farmers will now have to contend with another herbicide-resistant weed, Italian ryegrass.

Condition of winter wheat deteriorated over the winter (04/15/14)

Factors to consider when assessing winter wheat (04/14/14)

New SDSU research on spring wheat seeding rates  (04/08/14)

Looking to wheat's wild ancestors to combat evolving threat (04/08/14)

Metribuzin injury in wheat (04/07/14)

Syngenta acquires Italian durum wheat seed company  (04/07/14)

Are those weeds worthy of treatment? (04/07/14)


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Weekly National Grain Market Review (04/18/14)

South Carolina Grain Weekly Review (04/18/14)

Mississippi Daily Grain Report (04/18/14)

Interior Iowa Elevator Grain Prices (04/17/14)

Kentucky Daily Grain Elevators, Open Bids (04/17/14)

Montana Cash Grain Prices (04/17/14)

East River South Dakota Grain Markets - Closing Elevator Bids (04/17/14)

Grain Prices Illinois River Barge Points (04/17/14)

Kentucky Daily Barge Report (04/17/14)

Grain Prices @ Illinois Interior Country Elevators (04/17/14)


Key Reports/Outlook

U.S. spring wheat areas, production unchanged (09/16/13)

World wheat trade up slightly (09/16/13)

Higher projected wheat imports raise 2013-2014 ending stocks (09/16/13)

World wheat production prospects boosted further (09/16/13)

Foreign wheat use to reach a record (08/15/13)

Record-high world wheat production projected (08/14/13)

U.S. wheat price prospects lower despite increased exports (08/14/13)

Exports: Corn sales bounce (08/01/13)

U.S. corn planted acreage highest since 1936 (06/28/13)

Corn stocks down 12 percent from June 2012 (06/28/13)



Market Commentary

Afternoon Comments 04/17


Strong wheat exports boosted those markets Thursday. The weekly USDA Export Sales report stated last week’s wheat figure above the forecast range, thereby suggesting recent price slippage has sparked renewed international interest. Talk of persistent dryness and freeze damage to Southern Plains wheat also seemed spur buying. May CBOT wheat futures settled 3.25 cents higher at $6.9125/bushel Thursday afternoon, while May KCBT wheat futures climbed 3.5 cents to $7.58, and May MWE futures surged 6.25 to $7.3275.
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