Crop prices fall on speculation of lower demand

Prices for wheat, corn and soybeans dipped slightly on Tuesday as investors wondered if demand for the U.S. crops is slowing in other parts of the world. Investors also could be anxious to sell agricultural commodities before Wednesday morning, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases its closely watched monthly report called World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. Read more…

Relaxation of Japan’s rules for US beef examined

The increase in export demand for U.S. beef, be this from Japan, Taiwan or even Mexico, combined with a smaller U.S. beef production volume will continue to pressure prices higher in the U.S. market in 2013 and beyond. Read more…

Controlling next year’s weeds begins with fall inventory

Although it is too late to spray for most summer pasture weeds, agricultural producers can act now to improve their weed control program for next year by taking a weed inventory. Read more…

Texas crop, weather, for Sept. 11, 2012

Many areas of Texas remained hot and dry, and though fuel loads may not be as high as last year, the risk of wildfire is building, said Megan Clayton, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist, Corpus Christi. Though there haven’t been any large wildfires to match those of 2011, AgriLife Extension and Texas A&M Forest Service experts are already working on preventing outbreaks and limiting the damage they do. Read more…