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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Sideways pattern continues for corn prices | Marketing content from Corn and Soybean Digest

Sideways pattern continues for corn prices | Marketing content from Corn and Soybean Digest: The corn market was relatively uneventful during the first two months of the 2015-16 marketing year. There were no large supply surprises and known consumption was somewhat lackluster. As a result, corn prices traded in a choppy, but mostly sideways pattern.

SILVER ALERT: MBI searching for 84-year-old woman - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

SILVER ALERT: MBI searching for 84-year-old woman - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi: The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 84-year-old Betty Moak.

Moak is described as a white female, five feet tall, weighing 82 pounds with white hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen Monday�at about 6:00 p.m. in the 1200 block of Bayou Drive in Indianola driving a red 1995 Mercury Marquis bearing Mississippi tag SFG 148.

She was last seen wearing black slacks and an off white shirt.

Family members say she suffers from a medical condition that could impair her judgment.

If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of 84-year-old Betty Moak contact the Indianola Police Department at 662-887-1877.

Record yields, low prices prompt storage shortage - St. Peter MN: News

Record yields, low prices prompt storage shortage - St. Peter MN: News: Mountains of golden, yellow feed corn are piling up throughout southern Minnesota’s farm country.
From Cleveland’s smaller Patriot Grain storage facilities to the growing capacity of United Farmers Cooperative, this harvest’s corn crop has piled up. Record yields and corresponding low commodity prices have prompted farmers to store as much of their 2015 crop as possible, compounding problems for area elevators.
For Patriot Grain owner Tyler Sunderman, his facility’s storage capacity is 425,000 bushels. That limited storage capacity has forced him to pile up another 200,000 bushels of corn on the ground outside his Cleveland facility.

Daily Dunklin Democrat: Agriculture Reports: Arkansas Daily Grain (11/03/15)

Daily Dunklin Democrat: Agriculture Reports: Arkansas Daily Grain (11/03/15): Arkansas Daily Grain

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
USDA- AR Coop Ext Service
Prices quoted are today's closing cash or contract prices del. To these
points. Prices are per bushel, except sorghum is per hundredweight (cwt).

Compared to last report: Cash soybeans were mostly steady to 6.00 cents lower;
New Crop soybeans were not tested; New Crop wheat was 13.00 cents lower; Cash
sorghum was mostly 10.25 cents lower; Cash corn was mostly 0.75-5.75 cents
lower.

Grain harvest winds down to early finish - Farm and Dairy

Grain harvest winds down to early finish - Farm and Dairy: Although it is only the start of November, this strange and accelerated crop year is winding down to a close. Harvest is almost over, and traders are anticipating crop size numbers from USDA that will be considered to be close to reality. The final numbers for crop production come in the January report, but this should be close.

Falling crop prices hurt farmers' bottom line

Falling crop prices hurt farmers' bottom line: Like a lot of farmers these days, Rich Hillman, a rice and soybean grower in the Carlisle area, is putting off once-routine equipment purchases.

"Farmers are cutting back every way they can," Hillman said.

His implement dealer is feeling the impact of that cost-cutting. Mike Linton, general manager of Heritage Agriculture in Carlisle, is offering discounts on equipment purchases and repairs and hoping to avoid layoffs.

"We were coming off extremely good years," Linton noted, "but year to date, our business is off a minimum of 40 percent. That's tough."

Falling crop prices are the culprit. The decline started in 2014, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that nearly half the 1.7 million farms that signed up for a new federal safety-net program will receive payments for the 2014 crop year. The program is intended to help farmers break even when prices fall, but some farmers are skeptical.

Estimates show bumper harvests - Your local online newspaper: News

Estimates show bumper harvests - Your local online newspaper: News: After 45 years of farming, Timm Johnson of Osceola says suspense is simply part of the job.
“It’s normal,” he says. “You plant with optimism in the spring, watch what happens during the summer and do what you need to do, fertilize or water, then see how the harvest turns out. But you always invest thinking it’s going to be a great year.”
Johnson grows corn, soybeans and rye, splitting about 80 percent of his fields between corn and soy, and devoting the remaining 20 percent to rye. Most of his corn will become ethanol, Johnson explained, and some gets exported. The food-grade, non-GMO soy is shipped to Japan. Historically, Johnson’s rye has also gone to Japan, but this year it will be sold locally.

Engineering issues plague Biloxi infrastructure work but some paving is on the way | SunHerald

Engineering issues plague Biloxi infrastructure work but some paving is on the way | SunHerald: The contractor working on infrastructure improvements in East Biloxi plans a Christmas gift for businesses and residents in parts of East Biloxi, but engineering issues and four months of non-payment by the city threaten the project.

"Asphalt will be down by Christmas," said Tony Morrow with Oscar Renda Contracting of Bayview Avenue from Caillavet Street to about Main Street. Paving will give drivers a smooth ride to Boomtown and IP Casino after months of roads being torn up or closed and comes during one of the casinos' busiest weeks of the year.

15 ABC Stores Will Close in 2016

15 ABC Stores Will Close in 2016: The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will close or consolidate 15 state operated liquor stores.

ABC officials made the announcement last month and said the closings are part of state budget cuts.

Two of the 15 stores are in Baldwin County, including one at the Eastern Shore Centre in Spanish Fort and another on Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach.

ABC officials tell News 5 the stores that will close will remain open through New Year’s Day at least.

13 awesome Alabama sandwiches that are the best thing since sliced bread | AL.com

13 awesome Alabama sandwiches that are the best thing since sliced bread | AL.com: While today is National Sandwich Day 2015, just about any day of the year is a good day to get a sandwich in Alabama.

We asked some of our AL.com colleagues to tell us their favorite places around the state to grab a sandwich, and below, you'll find an alphabetical list of some of their recommendations.

For photos of some of those sandwiches, check out the gallery at the top of this story.

This is by no means a comprehensive list, so if you have a favorite of your own, please tell us about it in the comments.

Memphis Noir release party and signing | Blurb | Memphis News and Events | Memphis Flyer

Memphis Noir release party and signing | Blurb | Memphis News and Events | Memphis Flyer: Today is the release day for Memphis Noir, a collection of stories celebrating the underbelly of the city, its ghosts, and the characters that give Memphis its rich patina of blues. Edited by Laureen P. Cantwell and Leonard Gill, the tome brings together many of Memphis' best writers [edtior's note: I am one of the authors included — when noting "the best," however, humility dictates I speak only about my fellow writers] who capture the feel of our unique city past and present.�

Memphis airport tackles point of sale hurdles with new website - Memphis Business Journal

Memphis airport tackles point of sale hurdles with new website - Memphis Business Journal: While some of the new airlines serving Memphis International appear on the flight schedule, the majority of them don’t show up on popular airfare booking sites.
Allegiant Air, the low-cost carrier that launched service in May, requires passengers to book directly through its website. Similarly, GLO, a startup airline, launching service between Memphis and New Orleans in mid-November, requires direct booking.

The Digital MediaX Files: A startup gets help with its 'flop' fears | NOLA.com

The Digital MediaX Files: A startup gets help with its 'flop' fears | NOLA.com: "Is this a flop?"

The words hung in the air on a recent morning as Aaron Rubens, founder of Kudoboard, posed the question to his adviser, Megan Hargroder. Thoughts written in dry erase marker trailed the white and blue walls of the conference room at The Idea Village. Fluorescent lights hummed.

Orlando Magic at New Orleans Pelicans game preview | FOX Sports

Orlando Magic at New Orleans Pelicans game preview | FOX Sports: While the Orlando Magic have been so very close to gluing the pieces together, the New Orleans Pelicans are in danger of completely falling apart.

Snake-bitten Orlando visits injury-plagued New Orleans on Tuesday night as these teams try to assemble an elusive first win.

The Magic (0-3) will continue that search in the middle contest of a three-game road trip. It's also their second game in a span of five of six away from home.

Manage Risk, Don't Bet It All - Corn - News | Agweb.com

Manage Risk, Don't Bet It All - Corn - News | Agweb.com: If you want to gamble, you don’t have fly to Las Vegas. Just plant a field of corn or raise a barn full of hogs. Although the saying goes that the “house always wins” when it comes to casinos, there are steps producers can take to make sure their chips can be cashed out when the time is right.

For corn and soybean producers, crop insurance can be a great safety net especially in tough years, says Chris Barron, president of Carson and Barron Farms Inc., a consultant at Ag View Solutions and a Top Producer columnist.

Poor Forage Quality Starving To Death On A Full Stomach

DTN/The Progressive Farmer: Agriculture Markets, News and Weather: It was the perfect storm. Actually, it was a series of storms. In the summer of 2013, it rained incessantly, Phil Moshell recalled. It left the cattleman baling 10- and 12-week-old grass, instead of 4- and 5-week-old grass. The Morris, Ga., producer put up 2,000 round bales of bermudagrass mixed with a little bahiagrass.

"It was next to worthless. The Relative Forage Quality [RFQ] averaged 70," he recalled.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are mostly unchanged with outside markets firmer.

The USDA November Supply and Demand report will be released one week from today. Rich Nelson, Allendale’s Chief Strategist in Allendale’s Weekly Strategy Meeting reviewed the changes USDA made on previous reports. A few highlights from his comments are: In the past 20 years USDA has not changed planted or harvested acreage on the November report. The average range of yield adjustments for corn are 1% higher to 1% lower which would relate to a yield range of 169.7 to 166.3 bushels per acre. The average range of yield adjustments for soybeans are 1.6% higher and 0.7% lower. This would suggest a yield range of 48.0 to 46.5 bushels per acre