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February 2016

Grain Bins Offer Flexibility

Gain a Better Market Position Mitchell Farm Partnership is one of many Arkansas producers who have adopted grain bins as part of an overall marketing strategy, which both helps protect harvested crops and gives growers some leverage in a market in which the primary producers are typically “price takers” rather than “price setters.” Mitchell purchased the five massive bins, each ... Read More »

Market Offers Guarded Optimism

2016 Outlook Clemson Cooperative Extension economist Nathan Smith is optimistic corn can rebound some in 2016, but global supply-and-demand pressures will continue to depress cotton, peanut and soybean prices. Strong demand for ethanol and livestock feed are likely to support corn futures, Smith says, though prices could dip if production spikes next year, he said. Corn prices have ranged between ... Read More »

One More Obstacle

You’re fighting the calendar and the clock, for that matter. The crop is ready and waiting to be harvested; weather this nice won’t hold out for long. And where are you? In the shop trying to get a combine fixed and back in the field. You’ve got the tool you need to do the job, maybe the welder or an ... Read More »