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Monday, December 07, 2015

2016 Outlook: Expect Lower Cattle Prices and Modest Profits - Beef - News | Agweb.com

2016 Outlook: Expect Lower Cattle Prices and Modest Profits - Beef - News | Agweb.com: While calf producers are closing the books on the second most profitable year in history, livestock analysts say to expect lower prices for your calves next year. Lower, yes, but calf and yearling prices in 2016 will still offer good profits for most ranchers.

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center

Wake Up Call Allendale Advisory Center: Grain markets are mixed as traders deal with outside market uncertainties. The US Dollar is higher as the Fed meeting approaches and ECB suggest they will add more money to QE if needed. Crude oil has fallen below 40.00 per barrel.

Cotton plow down dates fast approaching | Cotton content from Western Farm Press

Cotton plow down dates fast approaching | Cotton content from Western Farm Press: Cotton plow down activities need to be completed by the end of December in California, though some California locations have earlier dates to complete the task.

The goal is to provide a host-free period for the pink bollworm and disrupt the life cycle of the pest.

Plow down period is coupled with a prohibition of cotton planting before a fixed date. These dates are established by regulation.

State Water Project users could get 10 percent allotment in 2016 | Irrigation content from Western Farm Press

State Water Project users could get 10 percent allotment in 2016 | Irrigation content from Western Farm Press: Early as it is in the season, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) says State Water Project (SWP) contractors could get 10 percent of their surface water allotment in 2016 if water conditions remain as they are today.

Predictions this early in the season tend not to mean much as final allocations in fickle weather years like this can change, particularly if El Ni�o comes through like forecasters are saying.

According to DWR, growers on the SWP received 20 percent of their allotted water in 2015, which is the second-lowest amount ever allocated. In 1991 farmers received no surface irrigation from the SWP. In 2014 SWP deliveries were five percent to all customers.