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The First Day of Winter: Winter Solstice 2023

The first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere is marked by the winter solstice, which occurs on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at 10:27 P.M. EST.The winter solstice marks the official beginning of astronomical winter (as opposed to meteorological winter, which starts about three weeks before the solstice). The winter solstice occurs once a year…

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FED CATTLE Fed cattle traded $2 higher on a live basis compared to last week with live prices mainly between $185 and $187 while dressed prices were mainly $293 to $294. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $186.11 live, up $1.97 compared to last week and $293.79 dressed, up $2.12 from a week…

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Corn, soybeans, and wheat were up; cotton was down for the week. The October WASDE report saw USDA decrease US national average soybean yield 0.5 bu/acre to 49.6 bu/acre, corn yield decreased 0.8 bu/acre to 173 bu/acre, and cotton was decreased 19 lb/acre to 767 lb/acre. The small reductions in yield highlight the dry conditions…

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Corn and cotton were down; wheat was up; and soybeans were mixed for the week. Drought remains at the forefront of US corn and soybean markets. As of July 25, 59% of the US corn crop was estimated to be in drought (1% exceptional drought, 7% extreme drought, 14% severe drought, and 36% moderate drought)…

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LIVESTOCK COMMENTS FED CATTLE Fed cattle traded $2 higher in the South compared to last week. Prices in the South were mainly $180 while dressed prices mainly $293 to $295. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $186.74 live, up $3.75 compared to last week and $293.98 dressed, up $2.73 from a week ago.…

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CROP COMMENTS Corn, cotton, soybeans, and wheat were up for the week. The July WASDE report was released this week. The national average corn yield was decreased from 181.5 bu/acre to 177.5 bu/acre. The reduction was due to drier conditions across a wide area of the Corn Belt in May, June, and early July that…

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CROP COMMENTS by Aaron Smith, Crops Marketing Specialist July 7, 2023 Overview Corn, cotton, soybeans, and wheat were up for the week. The July WASDE report was released this week. The national average corn yield was decreased from 181.5 bu/acre to 177.5 bu/acre. The reduction was due to drier conditions across a wide area of…

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Almanac’s Best Days for the Week CROP COMMENTS by Aaron Smith, Crops Marketing Specialist July 7, 2023 Overview Corn was mixed; cotton was up; and soybeans and wheat were down for the week. After last week’s dramatic decline, from $5.94 to $4.94 ¾, December corn futures moved mostly sideways trading between $4.85 ½ and $5.09…

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CROP COMMENTS Marketing Specialist June 23, 2023 Overview Corn and cotton were down; soybeans were mixed; and wheat was up for the week. Weather provided wild swings in commodity markets this week. December corn had daily movements of unchanged, +31 ¼, -8, and -32 ¾ cents; November soybeans moved +½, +34 ¼, -37 ½, and…

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June 22, 2023 prune to encourage growth June 23 & 24, 2023 harvest aboveground crops, have dental care, pick fruit June 25, 2023 begin diet to gain weight, harvest aboveground crops, have dental, care pick fruit June 26 & 27, 2023 cut hair to encourage growth, get married June 28, 2023 breed animals, brew beer…

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