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Local Planting Forecast
Cotton Planting Condtions for Franklin, VA
Last Updated 4-25-18 @ 10:50 am.

The weather forecast shows warmer temperatures for the end of this week but cooler temperatures for Sunday and Monday.  A Green light for planting is not expected until May 1st. 
 
 Date Day High Low Rain Planting
4-25 & 26 Wed & Thurs 71-74 53-55 .15 Marginal
4-27 Friday 76 50 .1 Poor
4-28 Saturday 76 47   Poor
4-29 Sunday 66 40   Chilling
4-30 Monday 69 38   Chilling
5-1 Tuesday 77 53   Good

Futures
@CT - COTTON #2 - ICEFU
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
May 18 83.17 84.57 82.89 84.52 2.50 84.76s 01:32P Chart for @CT8K Options for @CT8K
Jul 18 81.52 84.54 81.52 83.83 2.43 83.94s 01:32P Chart for @CT8N Options for @CT8N
Oct 18 79.21 1.75 80.89s 01:32P Chart for @CT8V Options for @CT8V
Dec 18 77.84 79.06 77.59 78.80 1.40 78.99s 01:32P Chart for @CT8Z Options for @CT8Z
Mar 19 77.78 78.97 77.78 78.71 1.23 78.94s 01:32P Chart for @CT9H Options for @CT9H
May 19 78.48 78.90 78.25 78.90 1.00 78.88s 01:32P Chart for @CT9K Options for @CT9K
Jul 19 78.52 78.82 78.52 78.82 0.91 78.72s 01:32P Chart for @CT9N Options for @CT9N
@S - SOYBEANS - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
May 18 1022'2 1033'2 1020'4 1026'2 5'2 1027'4s 03:26P Chart for @S8K Options for @S8K
Jul 18 1033'4 1045'0 1032'0 1038'0 5'2 1039'2s 03:11P Chart for @S8N Options for @S8N
Aug 18 1036'0 1046'6 1034'4 1040'0 5'4 1041'4s 01:30P Chart for @S8Q Options for @S8Q
@W - WHEAT - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
May 18 473'0 488'4 472'2 485'6 13'6 486'2s 03:52P Chart for @W8K Options for @W8K
Jul 18 485'2 501'4 484'4 498'4 14'6 499'0s 03:13P Chart for @W8N Options for @W8N
Sep 18 503'0 518'0 502'0 515'0 13'4 515'2s 01:30P Chart for @W8U Options for @W8U
@C - CORN - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
May 18 381'0 387'2 380'4 385'4 5'2 386'4s 03:57P Chart for @C8K Options for @C8K
Jul 18 390'0 396'4 389'4 395'0 5'6 395'6s 03:54P Chart for @C8N Options for @C8N
Sep 18 397'0 403'4 396'6 402'0 5'6 403'0s 03:51P Chart for @C8U Options for @C8U
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Johnny's Blog
Is History a good Predictor?
April 23, 2018
It may only be trivia and something to talk about on a rainy day, but it is very interesting to look back at recent history as a basis for understanding.  I would speculate that what worked best last year is one of the biggest factors used for deciding on what to do this year.  Human nature makes us look for patterns that will predict what things will come, and for us agricultural producer types, it applies to marketing, timing of production chores, and even makes us pay attention to when the full moon occurs.  An area in particular we look at is the temperatures in the spring.  Most recently, last year we had the same temperatures on April 24 that we are having this year, only last year, it had warmed up to the 90’s by the last few days of April.  This year, we are barely going to see 70 degrees during the end of April with some mid-40 night temps, but May is bringing some nice and hopefully lasting warm weather.   After this rain, many will either finish corn or switch the acres to cotton for a strong start of planting cotton and peanuts early next week.  Peanuts are a little more forgiving of cool weather and less forgiving of late harvest, plus, cotton probably has a better history with late planting with some varieties.  So Peanuts may get some priority on the front side.  On the other hand, making additional peanuts over and above the contracted pounds is not as attractive as cotton.  There could be some incentive here to maximize production on fewer acres of peanuts that match up closer to realistic yield expectations if the contract is for pounds and not acres… just thinking.


DISCLAIMER: The data contained herein is for informational, conversational, and philosophical thinking and is for general purposes only. Ideas expressed apply to the Upper Southeast growing region. Although the information was obtained from various sources, which we believe to be reliable, we do not in any way guarantee its accuracy or completeness. Comments are influenced by past experiences, personal bias and hypothetical speculation by the writer and are not always accurate predictors of future events. Specific references to Agricultural Products and Rates are used for examples and do not reflect specific endorsement or recommendations for use. Always read and follow all label directions and precautions for use. We disclaim any responsibility for any errors or omissions contained herein. FULL DISCLOSURE: There is no compensation received by Johnny to promote any product referenced with in this blog. Johnny is a paid employee of Commonwealth Gin


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Temp: 67oF Feels Like: 67oF
Humid: 86% Dew Pt: 62oF
Barom: 29.69 Wind Dir: WNW
Cond: N/A Wind Spd: 14 mph
Sunrise: 6:19 Sunset: 7:49
As reported at SUFFOLK, VA at 5:00 PM
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Quote Ticker
  • COTTON #2 (May 18) 84.52 2.50 4/25/18   1:32 PM CST
  • COTTON #2 (Jul 18) 83.83 2.43 4/25/18   1:32 PM CST
  • COTTON #2 (Oct 18) 79.21 1.75 4/25/18   1:32 PM CST
  • COTTON #2 (Dec 18) 78.80 1.40 4/25/18   1:32 PM CST
  • COTTON #2 (Mar 19) 78.71 1.23 4/25/18   1:32 PM CST
  • COTTON #2 (May 19) 78.90 1.00 4/25/18   1:32 PM CST
  • COTTON #2 (Jul 19) 78.82 0.91 4/25/18   1:32 PM CST
  • SOYBEANS (May 18) 1026'2 5'2 4/25/18   1:19 PM CST
  • SOYBEANS (Jul 18) 1038'0 5'2 4/25/18   1:19 PM CST
  • SOYBEANS (Aug 18) 1040'0 5'4 4/25/18   1:19 PM CST
  • WHEAT (May 18) 485'6 13'6 4/25/18   1:19 PM CST
  • WHEAT (Jul 18) 498'4 14'6 4/25/18   1:19 PM CST
  • WHEAT (Sep 18) 515'0 13'4 4/25/18   1:19 PM CST
  • CORN (May 18) 385'4 5'2 4/25/18   1:19 PM CST
  • CORN (Jul 18) 395'0 5'6 4/25/18   1:19 PM CST
  • CORN (Sep 18) 402'0 5'6 4/25/18   1:19 PM CST

 
 
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