USDA Weekly Crop Progress

By Cheri Zagurski DTN Managing Editor

OMAHA (DTN) -- Ninety-three percent of the nation's corn and 95% of the soybeans were harvested as of Nov. 8, according to USDA's latest weekly Crop Progress report.

Corn is 93% harvested, compared to 85% last week and an 88% five-year average. "Monday's report was neutral-to-bearish for corn," said DTN Analyst Todd Hultman.

Soybeans are 95% harvested, compared to 92% last week and a 93% five-year average. "Monday's report should be viewed as neutral for soybeans," Hultman said.

Winter wheat planting is 92% complete, compared to 88% last week and a 94% five-year average. Eighty percent of the crop is emerged, compared to 72% last week and an 80% five-year average.

"USDA said 51% of winter wheat was rated...

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Duck numbers way down for Coastal Zone season opener


FULL ARTICLE: Written by Andy Crawford

"Duck hunters flocking to their blinds tomorrow for the Coastal Zone season opener this weekend could find fewer birds settling in their sets, with the state’s aerial survey showing a 61-percent drop in the number of birds in the area compared to last November.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists conducting the survey this week counted an estimated 1.21 million ducks compared to last November’s 3.13 million birds, according to an agency news release.

This week’s count also is 33 percent less than the five-year average, and ranks as the fourth lowest November estimate since the survey began in...

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Eddie Davis Receives Farm Manager Accreditation

LAND MAGAZINE Profile: Eddie Davis WRITTEN BY LORIE WOODWARD CANTU By the time Eddie Davis was 26 years old, he was farm manager of the Louisiana Delta Plantation, a 34,000-acre diversified farming operation near Jonesville, Louisiana in Catahoula Parish. Landing a job of that magnitude made earning a farm manager accreditation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) seem unnecessary. “Frankly, I had a good job on a good place,” Davis, who is now a farm manager and real estate agent with Brown Land and Farm Management LLC in Rayville, Lousiana, said. “While I knew about the ASFMRA, I also knew the credentials weren’t going to prompt the Plantation’s managing partner to hire me twice for the same job. At the time, I didn’t see a...
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