Seed Consultants Market Watch 2/5/2013 Evening Comment Gary Wilhelmi

first_img SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 5, 2013 Seed Consultants Market Watch 2/5/2013 Evening Comment Gary Wilhelmi Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultants Market Watch 2/5/2013 Evening Comment Gary Wilhelmi FinancialDow fails to hold above 14,000 closing at 13,979 up 99Earnings have been mostly better than expected, but expectation were lowBeware of Europe and Japan as economic problems are activeCrude oil up about $.50 on WTI and $1 on Brent as the ISM service index was positive for JanuaryGold bugs are back in the woodworkDollar index ended steadyBeware of bond holdings; be sure your advisor knows what they are talking aboutLivestockCattle end unchangedBoxed beef up $1.26 on choice but down $3 versus a week agoApril cattle are at mid rangeApril hogs have support at $87 about $1 lowerBellies got belted down $4.90Cash cattle are called $1 higherAnimal movement has picked up with warmer tempsGrain and soybeansMarch corn was a drawMarch beans at $14.95 with resistance at $15.01Beans are coming into Friday’s S/D report over boughtMarch wheat lost a nickel and as corn are at mid rangeCorn carry over expected up slightly form 602 mArgentine forecast dry this week and wetter nextDomestic soybean estimates in Brazil 81-82 MTWheat exports lightUS face’s more competitors than it used to when there were just 5 major producersBrazilian shipments are backed up 40 days but logistics are always problematic down thereThe computer gunslingers are cleaning their weapons and so the light volume, but there are more shootouts to come Facebook Twitter Previous articleSeed Consultants Market Watch 2/4/2013 Morning Comment Gary WilhelmiNext articleImmigration Reform Would Benefit Agriculture, but With Downsides Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Expansion Continues in Hog Herd

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Expansion Continues in Hog Herd Previous articleUS Corn and Soybean Stocks DownNext articleSeed Consultants 6/28/2013 Market Watch Week Commentary with Gary Wilhelmi Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Jun 28, 2013 SHARE United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2013 was 66.6 million head. This was down slightly from June 1, 2012, but up 2 percent from March 1, 2013.Breeding inventory, at 5.88 million head, was up slightly from last year, and up 1 percent from the previous quarter. Market hog inventory, at 60.8 million head, was down slightly from last year, but up 2 percent from last quarter. The March-May 2013 pig crop, at 30.1 million head, was up slightly from 2012. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 2.92 million head, down 2 percent from 2012. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 50 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 10.31 for the March-May period, compared to 10.09 last year. Pigs saved per litter by size of operation ranged from 7.70 for operations with 1-99 hogs and pigs to 10.40 for operations with more than 5,000 hogs and pigs.United States hog producers intend to have 2.93 million sows farrow during the June-August 2013 quarter, down slightly from the actual farrowings during the same period in 2012, and down slightly from 2011. Intended farrowings for September-November 2013, at 2.92 million sows, are up 1 percent from 2012, but down slightly from 2011. The total number of hogs under contract owned by operations with over 5,000 head, but raised by contractees, accounted for 46 percent of the total United States hog inventory, down from 47 percent last year. Revisions Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Expansion Continues in Hog Herdlast_img read more

E15 Now Available in Florida

first_img SHARE E15 Now Available in Florida Previous articleMore Indiana Farm Bill Meetings PlannedNext articleTool Helps Farmers With Nitrogen Application Decisions Gary Truitt Home Energy E15 Now Available in Florida SHARE Facebook Twitter In response to Protec’s announcement that E15 is now being offered to consumers in Florida, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, issued the following statement: “I would like to extend congratulations on behalf of Growth Energy and its members to Protec Fuel for bringing E15 to Florida and officially beginning their 28 store rollout of E15 in the South. We are excited to see their plan come to fruition and grow momentum for high performance, low cost renewable fuels. The E15 rollout will bring consumers a choice and savings at the pump in new markets including Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Virginia. This push is part of an even larger plan to expand E15 access across the region in the future.  “Protec listened to their customers and retailers, and took the initiative to offer higher ethanol blends that improve the environment, create jobs at home and strengthen our energy and national security. By introducing more homegrown, renewable fuels into the marketplace, they’re making it convenient for consumers to make a difference.” Protec Fuel is a fuel distribution and management company based in Boca Raton, Florida, with its alternative fuel division specializing in turnkey ethanol programs for retailers, fleets and fuel distributors throughout the United States. E15, E85 and other higher ethanol blend services include physical ethanol supply and blending programs; financial risk management programs; E15/E85/etc. strategic site selection; station design; equipment supply; station installation and conversions; RINS management; government grant funding assistance and support with station sales and marketing. Protec currently supplies, either directly or through distribution partners, more than 200 E85 stations. Currently, E15 is available at more than 100 stations across the nation. The locations are spread between 15 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.   Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Dec 3, 2014 last_img read more

House Approves Transportation Bill With Key Rail Provision

first_img The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill to keep federal funds flowing to road and bridge construction projects into late November, while also extending a key rail safety deadline to the end of 2018. In a voice vote, lawmakers backed continued surface transportation funding through Nov. 20, giving the House about three weeks longer to pass a bipartisan-backed six-year bill that would allow highway spending to keep pace with inflation but provide no new money for America’s crumbling infrastructure. The newly approved measure now heads to the Senate.Indiana’s congressional delegation supported the bill which pleased Indiana Farm Bureau. “We are especially pleased that H.R. 3819 contains provisions for a longer term extension of the deadline for implementation of Positive Train Control technology,” said Indiana Farm Bureau President Don Villwock in a statement. “The PTC extension will prevent major disruptions of both passenger and freight rail service across the country. This will allow Hoosier farmers to get their crops to market in a timely fashion and as important, take delivery of important agricultural inputs in time for planting next year. Without passage of the PTC extension, shipment disruptions could lead to shortages, resulting in significant price hikes on fertilizers such as anhydrous ammonia. Increased costs are the last thing farmers need in an already depressed market.”The newly approved House measure would allow the U.S. transportation secretary to extend the PTC deadline beyond 2018 on a case-by-case basis.House lawmakers have proposed a six-year transportation bill that promises $325 million in infrastructure funding through Sept. 30, 2021. However, the legislation would fund only the first three years of investment and contains no mechanism to pay for it. Funding for the second three years would require a new act of Congress. The Senate approved its own six-year transportation bill in July. Home Indiana Agriculture News House Approves Transportation Bill With Key Rail Provision Facebook Twitter SHARE House Approves Transportation Bill With Key Rail Provision SHARE By Gary Truitt – Oct 28, 2015 Previous articleMerritt Joins Indiana Pork.Next articleNew Era of Farm Safety Net Payment Begins Gary Truitt Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Popular Purdue Ag Economist Found Dead

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Popular Purdue Ag Economist Found Dead Corinne AlexanderPurdue Associate professor of Ag Economics Corinne Alexander was found dead in her home early this week. No cause of death has been officially reported. Friends and co-workers became concerned when Alexander failed to show up for work on Monday.  Purdue Ag Economist Dr. Chris Hurt said her loss was a loss for the entire department.  Dr. Alexander received her Ph.D. in agricultural economics from University of California, Davis with fields in agricultural economics and resource economics. Her research generally focused on interactions between members of the supply chain, with a particular interest in contractual relationships. Her current research interests examined how farmers’ production decisions interact with their marketing decisions.  Dr. Hurt told HAT she worked with smaller Indiana producers as well as small farmers in Africa to help them with storage and marketing decisions.Dr. Alexander had two Extension programs. The first program focused on price risk management and provided information about new marketing tools such as new generation grain marketing contracts. The second program focused on marketing value-added products, with a focus on food-grade grains and organic products. Alexander also worked with organic farmers helping them to make the transition from traditional farming methods to organic production. An investigation is continuing, while Purdue officials have not made any comment on her death. Hurt says her death came as a shock and has impacted the entire ag economics department. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jan 13, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News Popular Purdue Ag Economist Found Dead Facebook Twitter Previous articleNational Ethanol Supplies Increasing,Next articleHouse Passes Resolution to Disapprove WOTUS Gary Truittlast_img read more

Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for November 8, 2016

first_img SHARE Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for November 8, 2016 Home News Feed Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for November 8, 2016 Facebook Twitter Previous articleTrash Talking Trade, Will It Continue After Election Day?Next articleMorning Outlook Hoosier Ag Today By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 8, 2016 Facebook Twitter A weak batch of moisture moves in over the state today, coming up around the backside of high pressure that moves off the east coast. This will bring plentiful clouds, and also a chance of some minor precipitation. Moisture will be limited to a few hundredths to about 2 tenths maximum, with coverage at about 50% of the state. WE really would like to keep the state dry in our forecast, but that just is not going to be able to come together. Still, most of the moisture will be limited to this afternoon and evening, and will be gone by tonight.Dry weather is back tomorrow and will hold through the weekend and early next week. Another strong high pressure dome will move in, bringing cooler air to start and then warmer air up the backside. Overall, even with the cooler air tomorrow, temps will still be above normal right on through this 7 day period. Dry down will be excellent with full sun and nice breezes. Temps may make a run at freezing underneath the core of high pressure overnight Friday night into Saturday…that will be where the coldest, sinking air will be under the high.Our next system to watch arrives next Tuesday, initially with a minor warm front. That front brings a few hundredths to a quarter of an inch with 50% coverage for Tuesday. But, as the low moves through Wednesday, we see better rain totals move in and much better coverage, with rains of .25”-.5” Tuesday night through Wednesday and coverage at 80%. This system will usher in strong north winds and much colder air behind the system for the start of the 11-16 day forecast window.Those strong north winds will take temps to below normal levels next starting next Thursday and will keep a cool pattern in place into next weekend. Some models are trying to suggest a bounce in temps to normal and above normal levels as we move closer to thanksgiving. However, we are not in that camp. We look for temps staying normal to below normal through the last 10 days of November. SHARElast_img read more

Big Savings on Trucks Just Before Harvest

first_img SHARE By Gary Truitt – Aug 2, 2018 Home Indiana Agriculture News Big Savings on Trucks Just Before Harvest Facebook Twitter Previous articleSenate Approves Ag Appropriations BillNext articleIndiana State Fair Begins Today; Featured Farmers Ready to Tell Their Story Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARE Get all the details and directions at  Big Savings on Trucks Just Before HarvestHoosier Ag Today has partnered with Kahlo Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram in Noblesville to offer great savings on new Ram trucks, just in time for harvest. Frank Stephens, with Kahlo, says you can save thousands on a truck this weekend during Farmer Appreciation Days, “In addition to regular retail incentives, we are offering a special package just for farmers.”The Ram AgPack includes:Agdirect financing powered by Farm Credit$2,300 subscription to Agrible’s Premium Management Analytics Suite$1,000 credit toward a new Reinke irrigation system$500 toward parts on existing Reinke system$1,000 toward AgricaLiquid Crop Nutrition10% off Crop Copter AgDrone technologySix month trial subscription to Farm Journal’s Ag letterAdditional Manufacturer Incentives from CaseIH, New Holland, BusinessLink, and On The Job Kahlo has also partnered with Bane Welker Equipment to offer additional saving to anyone who has purchased a new Case product in the past few years. “If a farmer purchased a Case product from 2015 forward, we add an additional $1000 incentive,” said Stephens. The deals are part of a special promotional event being held at the dealership on Friday Aug 3 and Saturday August 4.Kahlo is one of Indiana’s Certified Ag Ram dealers and says the dealership is making a long term commitment to the ag community. “This program requires that we have specially trained people in our service, parts, and sales departments who understand the needs of farmers,” says Stephens.Stephens says, with a big crop in the field, a Ram truck may be just what you need, “We offer a Cummins diesel engine in our heavy duty models and a special 5th wheel adaptor kit. The crew cab is larger, and we have best in class towing, going up to 30,000 pounds.”HAT will at the dealership today along with meteorologist Ryan Martin, doing a special program on harvest weather. On Saturday, national market analyst Bob Utterback will be on hand to talk about a market outlook and to make marketing recommendations. There will also be free lunch both days, and Case IH products on display. In addition, there is a $25 gift card for test driving any new Ram truck. Big Savings on Trucks Just Before Harvestlast_img read more

USDA’s May WASDE Report Released, First Current Crop Report of 2021

first_img By NAFB News Service – May 12, 2021 Previous articleNewest Tyler Trent Scholarship Winner’s Story in Overcoming Life’s Obstacles, Prepares to Graduate College of AgricultureNext articleCongress Seeks Update on Trade from Biden Administration NAFB News Service SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA’s May WASDE Report Released, First Current Crop Report of 2021 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter The USDA released its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report Wednesday. USDA says the corn crop is projected at 15.0 billion bushels, up from last year on higher area and a return to trend yield.The yield projection of 179.5 bushels per acre is based on a weather-adjusted trend assuming normal planting progress and summer weather.The season-average corn price received by producers is projected at $5.70 per bushel, up $1.35 from a year ago when much of the crop was marketed at lower prices. The soybean crop is projected at 4.4 billion bushels, up 270 million from last year on increased harvested area and trend yields.With lower beginning stocks, soybean supplies are projected down three percent. The season-average soybean price is projected at $13.85 per bushel, up $2.60 from last year.The outlook for U.S. wheat is for smaller supplies, higher domestic use, lower exports, and reduced stocks and a season-average farm price of $6.50 per bushel. USDA’s May WASDE Report Released, First Current Crop Report of 2021 SHARElast_img read more

Experience is key for TCU offense

first_imgFacebook Twitter Linkedin LaDainian Tomlinson calls for racial understanding, asks TCU to lead the charge In this Oct. 25, 2014, file photo, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) and running back Kyle Hicks (21) celebrate after a touchdown against Texas Tech in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU won 82-27. All that scoring caused this season’s average length of game to hit 3 hours, 23 minutes in late November, according to the NCAA. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) Sarah Breuner is a senior journalism major from Portland, Oregon. She is working as copy chief for as well as interning with Fox Sports Southwest. Sarah Breuner A host of rookie Horned Frogs find roles in the NFL Sarah Breuner + posts George W. Bush comes to town: Trivia with students Sarah Breuner Record-setting duo heads to Atlanta as national award finalists First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Facebook Sarah Breuner Slideshow: TCU overcomes 31-point deficit to beat Oregon in Alamo Bowl Previous articleMcGuire named Big 12 Offensive Player of the WeekNext articleGopher holes: surviving the trap Sarah Breuner RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Sarah Breuner Frogs, Ducks both have San Antonio connections Twitter ReddIt ReddIt printTake a look at the projected lineup for TCU’s offensive scheme, and you may lean back in your chair with content.And for good reason.With ten starters returning from last season’s 12-1 campaign, 2015 appears ripe for a playoff run.A No. 2 preseason ranking puts the target square on the Frogs’ backs, and a certain rival 85 miles down I-35 sits at a dangerous No. 4.Returning leadershipAnchored by the defensive mind of Gary Patterson, the Frogs have long been skilled at stuffing their opponents’ offense. The duo of Sonny Cumbie and Doug Meacham has brought TCU’s offense up to par, to say the least.The co-offensive coordinators have turned down head coaching offers to remain in Fort Worth and once again guide TCU’s offense.Last year, Cumbie and Meacham revamped the team’s offense to be faster during and between plays, introducing the “air raid” style to a previously dragging tempo.From 2013 to 2014, TCU had the nation’s most improved offense in total yards and scoring. The Frogs doubled their points scored between the two seasons and improved points per game by 21.That offense broke several school records last fall including total points, total offensive yards, and touchdowns in a season.Experience on the LineFour starters on the Frogs’ offensive line are returning, and two of them were All-Big 12 selections last season.Both center Joey Hunt and tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai earned the honor, and they will be leading the line along with guards Brady Foltz and Jamelle Naff.Vaitai will take on the responsibility of left tackle since Tayo Fabuluje graduated.The newcomer to the line will probably be sophomore Joseph Noteboom, who finished spring practice as a first-team right tackle. Noteboom played in all 13 games last year.Austin Schlottman has not started for TCU, but the sophomore will likely get some good playing time this season. He also appeared in every game last season and can play either center or tackle for the Frogs.Key ReturnersTrevone BoykinNot a whistle has been blown, and Trevone Boykin is already on Heisman watch lists.Off the field, the quarterback has recovered from last season’s injury to his non-throwing wrist and has represented the university well in the off-season.On the gridiron, the offense as a whole broke TCU records last year, but Boykin alone set eight new marks for the Frogs.The Big 12 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year broke four of Andy Dalton’s records, including season touchdown passes and total offense in a season.Boykin’s completion rate crept over 61 percent last season, and he threw 10 interceptions in 13 games.The Dallas native also came out as a dual-threat quarterback in 2014, rushing for more than 700 yards and averaging nearly five per carry.Josh DoctsonTwenty Frogs had at least one reception in the 2014 campaign.Josh Doctson had 65.A highlight-worthy one-handed touchdown reception in last year’s victory over Minnesota put Doctson in the national spotlight, but he continued to impress throughout the fall.The senior wide receiver was another record-breaker last season, setting school-high marks for season receiving yards and season touchdown receptions, with 1,018 and 11, respectively.Doctson’s consistency was key in 2014, and his experience should play a large role during his senior season.Who to WatchTrevorris Johnson In his only year of game experience at TCU, Trevorris Johnson ranked fourth on the roster with 302 rushing yards.At 5 feet 11 inches and 221 pounds, Johnson will provide the power needed for short, explosive plays in the red zone.The sophomore tailback entered TCU as the No. 7 running back in Texas, and he averaged 5.7 yards per carry over 12 games last season.Johnson ran for a career-high 105 yards and two touchdowns in the 82-27 blowout over Texas Tech.last_img read more

New outreach chair elected in SGA House meeting

first_imgNew student body president: ‘We will accomplish great things’ Twitter Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt SGA Diversity Director promotes inclusion on campus Facebook Mackenzie Holst printThe first SGA House of Student Representatives meeting of the semester included the election of a new Outreach Committee Chair and several announcements from student body officers.Sophomore English major Sara Babineaux, an Honors College Representative, won the election for Outreach Committee Chair.Student Body Vice President of Operations Ryker Thompson said the Outreach Committee focuses on “expanding the reach of SGA to as many students as possible.”“I want to focus on facilitating diversity at TCU and working on making sure that [SGA] is strongly rooted in the community and welcoming to all students,” Babineaux said. “Students know that funding and marketing are SGA’s roles for student organizations, and I want to let them know that SGA can have a role in their success.”Other candidates for the position included sophomore Justin Rubenstein and senior Shannon Fulton.In addition to the election, Student Body President Maddie Reddick made an announcement that clarified why Thursday’s Macklemore concert was moved from the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena to the Campus Commons.“The concert was moved outside in order to create the highest possible quality show that we could provide,” Reddick said. “Outside worked better with Macklemore’s production and allowed us the capacity to let all students participate.”Reddick said many of the show’s special effects would not have worked in the new stadium, which only opened to the public in December.“With the stadium being so new, it meant that we couldn’t test production until later,” she said. “That’s why the decision came so late.”Thompson also announced that free scantrons have been delivered to all TCU professors on behalf of SGA, a move meant to help all students take tests free of charge.H.B. 102-18, a bill to cover the funding of the spring concert, was tabled to the Finance Committee. Students open up at the Dear World College Tour Mackenzie is a copyeditor and reporter for TCU360, mainly covering SGA and politics. She studies Journalism and Political Science and hails from Orange County, California. Watson edges Thompson for student body president Mackenzie Holst The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Mackenzie Holst Linkedin Twitter Mackenzie Holst Linkedin Previous articleFirst of 4 candidates for deanship of medical school holds open forumNext articleFort Worth roping in its 120th annual stock show Mackenzie Holst RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Website| + posts ReddIt Mackenzie Holst TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more