Crop and Weather

Texas Crop and Weather Report July 9, 2024

AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: Central The district reported hot conditions most of the week with scattered showers in some areas. Soil moisture levels were starting to decline, but pasture conditions remained good. Corn and sorghum crops were maturing rapidly, and the late corn crop may be planted soon depending on weather conditions. Corn silage harvest ...

Acreage and stocks estimates push corn prices lower

The report suggests larger-than-expected corn acres. The annual acreage report released late June by USDA-NASS included larger-than-expected corn acres which put downward pressure on corn prices. The report listed corn acres at 91.5 million acres which is 1.4 million acres higher than the March Prospective Plantings report projected. After corn prices ...

Wheat harvest struggling across the state

Texas Crop and Weather Report June 25, 2024  By the time wheat harvest marched northward across Texas, conditions that initially led Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomists to predict a good wheat season had deteriorated in some areas, resulting in lower yields than expected. For some areas, the issue was heavy rains, ...

Rangeland conditions vary across state based on moisture, precipitation outlook

Rangeland conditions across the state vary as producers contend with an abundance of precipitation in the east and little, if any, in the west, according to experts with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Texas is home to roughly 100 million acres of grazing lands, which include native rangelands and non-native pastures. ...

Grilling season kicks off with high but stable meat prices

A report by Texas A&M Department of Agricultural Economics experts indicated a mixed bag of slight price increases and decreases for beef, pork and poultry throughout grilling season. Consumer costs for primary beef and pork offerings like ground beef, chuck roasts, sirloin steaks and pork chops are expected to increase around 1% ...

Texas Crop and Weather Report April 30th

CENTRAL A wide range of rainfall amounts were recorded over the past week and soil moisture was good. Two tornadoes were confirmed in Navarro County and hail scattered throughout the district. Pastures had improved, although weeds were prevalent. The winds caused lodging in wheat in some areas and caused significant ...

Corn crop conditions improve as acres and prices decline

Corn prices are down, and acres in Texas and across the U.S. are expected to follow as improved overall growing conditions could deliver above average yields, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Mark Welch, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension grain marketing economist in the Texas A&M Department of Agricultural Economics, Bryan-College Station, ...

Wheat leaf rust and stripe rust an emerging problem statewide

While recent rains have been a boon to many crops in the state, they have also presented an unfortunate emerging issue with wheat rust development throughout the state, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. After years of drought, the moisture from recent rains coupled with warm winter temperatures has created ...

Texas fruit growers cautiously optimistic about yields

Texas Crop and Weather Report - April 2, 2024 While it is too early to tell about the impact of chill hours for fruits grown in higher chill areas of the state, current conditions are good for the low-to-mid chill areas, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. The importance of chilling ...

Egg prices increase ahead of Easter holiday

Egg prices are on the rise as Easter approaches, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert, but they are lower than what consumers may have paid at the grocery store earlier in the year. Consumers — and the Easter bunny — may have noticed the price of eggs increasing recently ...