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How Should Producers Decide to Harvest Their Crops or Not This Year? Start Here

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:52:31 CST

How Should Producers Decide to Harvest Their Crops or Not This Year? Start Here This week on SUNUP, host Dave Deken talks with OSU Grain Market Specialist Dr. Kim Anderson and begs the question of whether or not farmers should harvest their crops this year or find alternatives to salvage what profits they can.

Anderson suggests looking to the prices being offered by the market to start your decision making process.

Anderson calculated the following expected crop prices to get farmers thinking about their options.

According to Anderson, using the Kansas City July contract, wheat producers could stand to make $4.10 for their wheat. Citing the CBT December contract, corn farmers can expect to receive about $3.40 at harvest. Using that same contract basis, sorghum producers may claim $3.15 a bushel. Soybean farmers could potentially secure about $9.50 based on figures from the Chicago November contract. Not leaving out canola - Anderson says producers can count on $7.10 at the elevator.

Cotton was also discussed as Anderson says reports indicate there may be a significant increase in the number of planted acres this next year. He says though that prices should land around $0.71. However, if it turns out to be a very large crop, he suggests that prices may hover somewhere in the $0.60 range, based off the December contract from the Cotton Exchange.

You can watch their visit tomorrow or Sunday on SUNUP- but you can hear Kim's comments right now by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.

Beyond Dr. Anderson's weekly chat with - the SUNUP crew has a very full lineup for your viewing this weekend:

This week on SUNUP, we start with Bob Hunger explaining the importance of scouting for rusts in wheat.

- Then, Dave Lalman explains why it is important to pick up all of the twine from a bale of hay.

- In Cow-Calf Corner, Glenn Selk advises producers to tickle the nose of newborn calfs rather than hang them upside down to combat acidosis.

- Derrell Peel says there is more wheat pasture than cattle in Oklahoma.

- In the Mesonet weather report, Al Sutherland and Gary McManus show us where it recently rained in Oklahoma and how it compares to average.

- Kim Anderson talked about his expectation for more soybeans and cotton than corn this year.

- Finally, we look at a unique partnership that brings locally sourced meats to Oklahoma students and communities.

Join us for SUNUP:

Saturday at 7:30 a.m. & Sunday at 6 a.m. on OETA-TV



You can watch their visit this week on SUNUP or click below to hear Kim's comments right now
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