Archive for the ‘Grain Marketing’ Category

Mar
12

OSU Extension’s Farm “Outlook” for 2013 is Posted Here

By Bruce Clevenger, OSU Extension Defiance County

Farmers and agribusiness need to keep tuned into markets, production economics and farm policy. Trends can change due to measurable factors or seemingly unpredictable forces. Farmers, agribusinesses and others in the agricultural industry had the opportunity to learn more about the current farm outlook at an Ohio State University Extension 2013 Farm Outlook Program in Defiance County on February 21, 2013.

Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics and OSU Extension made presentations that brought forth the latest outlook on the grain markets, land rent, and production inputs.

You can watch and listen to two of the ‘live’ presentations from that evening linked below. Featured speakers included:

Barry Ward, OSU Extension Agriculture Economist, on the production economics of farmland values, and outlook for input costs such as seed, fertilizer and chemicals.

Matt Roberts, OSU Extension Agriculture Economist, on grain market outlook for 2013.

The files linked above may take a minute or two to load, but should play flawlessly on most any high speed connection once loaded.

Jan
28

2013 Farm Outlook Meeting – Defiance County

From: Bruce Clevenger, OSU Extension Defiance County

DEFIANCE, Ohio – Farmers, agribusinesses and others in the industry located in northwest Ohio have the opportunity to learn more about the outlook for grain markets, tax law, and farm production economics at an Ohio State University Extension 2013 Farm Outlook Program.

The program hosted by Ohio State University Extension features presentations from Ohio State’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. The program will be held on February 21 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Jewell Community Center, 7900 Independence Road, Defiance, Ohio. Pre-registration is $15 per person.

The program will feature the following speakers: Matt Roberts, OSU Extension agricultural economist, who will discuss the Grain Market Outlook: Old Crop and the 2013 Futures Market; Barry Ward, OSU Extension agricultural economist, who will discuss farm production economics of farmland values and input costs such as seed, chemical and fertilizer markets; Chris Bruynis, OSU Extension educator, Changes to the Tax Laws: Strategies for Farm Businesses.

The 2013 Farm Outlook Program meeting in Defiance County is open to the public and will provide insightful information for farming in 2013. OSU Extension Crop and Livestock Enterprise Budgets are also available at: http://aede.osu.edu/programs/farmmanagement

Pre-registration deadline for the 2013 Farm Outlook Program is February 18. Pre-registration is $15 per person or at the door $30 per person. For more information, contact Bruce Clevenger at (419) 782-4771 or log on to http://defiance.osu.edu

Jan
3

2012 Farm Outlook Meeting Recorded

by Bruce Clevenger, OSU Extension Defiance County

Farmers and agribusiness need to keep tuned into markets, production economics and farm policy. Trends can change due to measurable factors or seemingly unpredictable forces. Farmers, agribusinesses and others in the agricultural industry had the opportunity to learn more about the current farm outlook at an Ohio State University Extension 2012 Farm Outlook Program in Defiance County on December 20.

Ohio State University’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics and OSU Extension made presentations that brought forth the latest outlook on the grain markets, land rent, production inputs and farm policy.

View and listen to the presentations from December 20th

http://fairfield.osu.edu/news/farm-outlook-for-2012-is-posted-here

Mar
31

March 1 Prospective Planting Report Ohio and US

posted by Greg LaBarge, Fulton County from Ohio Agricultural Statistics

Based on a March 1 prospective plantings survey, Ohio farmers intend to increase the amount of corn, winter wheat and hay acreage in 2011 while decreasing the soybean, oats, and tobacco acreage.

Ohio corn producers intend to plant 3.70 million acres this spring, up from 3.45 million acres last year.

Ohio soybean acreage is forecast at 4.40 million acres for 2011, down 200,000 acres from last year.

Winter wheat acreage for 2011 is estimated at 890,000 acres, up 110,000 acres from the previous year. The State’s oat acreage decreased 5,000 acres from last year to 60,000 acres.
Ohio hay producers expect to harvest a total of 1.17 million acres, up 5 percent from the previous year. This includes alfalfa, grain, and all other types of hay. Burley tobacco acreage is forecast at 1,800 acres in 2011, down 700 acres from 2010.

U.S. corn growers intend to plant 92.2 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2011, up 5 percent from last year and 7 percent higher than in 2009. If realized, this will be the second highest planted acreage in the United States since 1944, behind only the 93.5 million acres planted in 2007. Acreage increases of 250,000 or more are expected in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Dakota. The largest decrease is expected in Texas,
down 150,000 acres.

U.S. soybean planted area for 2011 is estimated at 76.6 million acres, down 1 percent from last year. If realized, the United States planted area will be the third largest on record. Compared with last year, planted acreage declines of 100,000 acres or more are expected in Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Ohio. If realized, the planted area in New York and North Dakota will be the largest on record.

U.S. all wheat planted area is estimated at 58.0 million acres, up 8 percent from last year. The 2011 winter wheat planted area, at 41.2 million acres, is 10 percent above last year and up 1 percent from the previous estimate. Of this total, about 29.4 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 8.2 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.7 million are White Winter. Area planted to other spring wheat for 2011 is estimated at 14.4 million acres, up 5 percent from 2010. Of this total, about 13.6 million acres are Hard Red Spring wheat. Durum planted area for 2011 is estimated at 2.37 million acres, down 8 percent from 2010.

Mar
11

Grain Marketing Webinar 3/16

by Greg LaBarge, Fulton County

The Grain Markets webinar for March is scheduled for March 16th at 9 am.  The webinar, featuring analysis by Dr Carl Zulauf, The Ohio State University with an analysis of grain markets and issues affect those market including planting intentions and grain stocks reports. An opportunity for discussion is provided.  For more information and to register for this program, go to http://aede.osu.edu/programs/outlook/zulauf/Demand-SupplyWebinars.htm.

Grain Markets webinars follow the monthly WASDE reports and offer longer-term interpretation of what is happening with the markets and related policy.  They are produced and sponsored by OSU’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, and OSU Extension.  Future dates are also posted on the website.

 

Jan
28

New Grain Marketing Resources from OSU

by Greg LaBarge, Fulton County

The Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics Department is producing some new grain marketing information sources to help farmers and others in the grain industry take a look at the current grain market situation. Both in print and webinar form, these resources provide another look at grain market information helping to increase confidence in decision be made in grain marketing plans.

The resource for these materials is Dr. Carl Zulauf, Professor in AEDE at The Ohio State University. Zulauf’s areas of expertise are agricultural policy and commodity futures and options markets.

Printed materials in the series include a monthly look at the Supply/Demand situation and an additional report on trends and factors affecting grain market short and long term outlooks. The live monthly webinar sessions are scheduled through mid summer. The next session is scheduled for February 14, 2011 at 9 am and registration can be made now for that session. Sessions are also recorded and can be viewed at anytime. Links to both the printed reports and webinars both future dates and recordings can found at http://aede.osu.edu/programs/outlook/