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Corn, Sorghum Prices Rally On Crop Uncertainty

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Corn and sorghum prices have rallied in response to weather-related problems in the Corn Belt, but their future remains uncertain, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grain economist, College Station, said Texas corn and sorghum growers are reporting better-than-average growing conditions amid higher prices. There is ongoing speculation U.S. corn acres have ... Read More »

Texas A&M Corn Breeder Looks To Build A Better Bourbon

Texas corn bourbon

Dr. Seth Murray may have more than a casual interest in National Bourbon Day on June 14. Murray, Texas A&M AgriLife Research corn breeder and Eugene Butler Endowed Chair in the department of soil and crop sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, has an ongoing research project aimed at producing better whiskey through science. Whiskey is the generic ... Read More »

Texas A&M’s Murray A Finalist For National Young Scientist Award

seth murray, Texas A&M corn breeder

Dr. Seth Murray, Eugene Butler Endowed Chair and Texas A&M AgriLife Research corn breeder at Texas A&M University in College Station, is a finalist for the prestigious Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists. The honor is presented by the New York Academy of Sciences and recognizes America’s most innovative young scientists and engineers. The Blavatnik Laureate will be announced in ... Read More »

Texas Corn Off To A Good Start

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The majority of planted Texas corn acres have emerged amid good soil moisture profiles to start the growing season, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Ronnie Schnell, AgriLife Extension agronomist, College Station, said the Texas corn crop started late in parts of the state, but growing conditions have planted fields off to a good start. “Plantings were ... Read More »

Market Factors

Arkansas corn harvest

As planning for planting 2019 begins in earnest, Mark Welch, Texas A&M Ag Extension economist, offers the following Market Grain Outlook report. Grain Stocks The most recent crop progress report showed no changes to the condition ratings of the U.S. corn crop. The good and excellent categories combine for 69 percent of the crop as the season winds down. The ... Read More »