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Commodity markets surge as USDA reports 2021 planting intentions

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• By Ryan McGeeney • As world markets slowly unfurl from the global knot of the COVID-19 pandemic, futures markets for both soybean and corn responded in a powerfully positive manner March 31 to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual Prospective Plantings Report. The report, conducted by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, reflects producers’ intended acreage for crops across ... Read More »

Mississippi cotton acreage tumbles as soybean, peanut acres climb

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Cotton and corn acreage in Mississippi are more than 30% below March projections, while growers of soybeans and peanuts planted much more than initially forecasted. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service released a report at the end of June updating the amount of crop acreage planted statewide. It compared those amounts to how much growers said they ... Read More »

NASS report: Cotton plantings estimated at 12.2 million, down 11%

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has issued its 2020 acreage report, which confirms planted cotton acreage is less this season than it was in 2019. All cotton planted area for 2020 is estimated at 12.2 million acres, down 11% from 2019, according to the report. Upland area is estimated at 12 million acres, down 1% from ... Read More »

COVID-19 crisis could modify Mississippi planting intentions

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Weather always plays a role in the spring planting decisions of Mississippi row-crop producers, but the market impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is another variable they will have to consider in 2020. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Prospective Plantings report released March 31 estimates that growers intend to plant 4.06 million total acres of row crops in Mississippi this ... Read More »