The Status of Cotton

January 10, 2018 0
By Everett Brazil, III Cotton acres have slowly been on the rise in Oklahoma for the past few seasons, pushed by an increasing cotton market and decreasing grain prices, especially wheat and corn. The 2017 […]

Cash Crops are King

December 27, 2017 0
The SREC researches the best cropping systems for producers By Everett Brazil, III Cotton has long been the dominant crop in Southwest Oklahoma. Many area communities, such as Hollis, Altus and Carnegie, were built through […]

Weekly Market Report: 12/8/17

December 12, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek KC wheat continues to set new contract lows closing at $4.18/bu. on Friday. Opportunities to price new crop wheat remain elusive as the market fails to move higher. The last run stalled […]

Weekly Market Report: 12/1/17

December 5, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek Feeder cattle prices have followed the anticipated price pattern that was detailed in previous reports. The final “shoulder” is formed, traced by the black curve, and prices are at support near $150/cwt. […]

Weekly Market Report: 11/3/17

November 6, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek Feeder cattle futures continue to show strength moving above $160/cwt. for the first time in over a year. Good beef demand and strong prices for 600+ pound calves have given the fuel […]

Weekly Market Report: 10/20/17

October 24, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek The October Cattle on Feed Report offered another surprise to cattle markets with larger than expected placements. Compared to a year ago, placements in feedlots increased 13 percent to 2.15 million head. […]

Cotton and the 2018 Farm Bill

October 17, 2017 0
By Everett Brazil, III United States cotton producers were dealt a big hit under the 2014 Farm Bill, when cotton was eliminated as a Title 1 Crop due to a World Trade Organization lawsuit. However, […]

Weekly Market Report: 10/13/17

October 16, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek The October WASDE report contained some surprising information. Most notably was a reduction in the estimated yield for soybeans of 0.4 bushels. That may not sound substantial, but new crop plantings increased […]

Bacterial Blight

June 9, 2017 0
By Everett Brazil, III Altus is in the heart of Southwest Oklahoma cotton production. Receiving irrigation from Lake Altus-Lugert to the north, much water flows through canals to irrigate the many fields. But in 2016, […]