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Russia May Have the Markets Cornered, But Kim Anderson Says Producers Can Still Get $5 Wheat

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:28:22 CDT

Russia May Have the Markets Cornered, But Kim Anderson Says Producers Can Still Get $5 Wheat This week on SUNUP - OSU Grain Market Economist Dr. Kim Anderson joins host Lyndall Stout again, with a review of this weekís wheat market activity.

Currently, Anderson says the Kansas City July contract placed against the basis yields a price of right at $4.00 or perhaps just under for producersí 2018 wheat. He suggests, though, that if the right management decisions are made during the growing season, producers could potentially command $5.00 wheat come harvest.

The world is awash with wheat, right now, Anderson says and the demand for high-quality protein is high. Anderson contends that if producers can grow a crop that delivers on both high protein and high test weight, he believes the price will go up. He reports, too, that planted acres are expect to be down this year as well. Some early estimates putting total acreage at about five to ten percent lower than last year - somewhere around 4 million acres - the lowest since 1942 and 1918, going further back. But, the acreage isnít likely to help too much.

According to Anderson, the big problem lies across the Atlantic, meaning Russia and the Ukraine. These former Soviet Union states have produced tremendous amounts of wheat (nearly 3 billion bushels) and high-quality stuff at that, with an average protein content at 12.4 percent.

Anderson says these countries are cornering the protein market and absorbing export market sales, stealing them from the EU, Australia, Argentina and even the US.

Anderson advises producers to stay the course and most importantly - use good management to produce a high-quality crop.

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

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

This week on SUNUP, we start the show with Josh Lofton and a look at what researchers learned about the 2017 sorghum crop. He also has information about the upcoming Winter Crops School.

- In Cow-Calf Corner, Glenn Selk says storage temperatures are important for livestock medicine effectiveness.

- In the Mesonet weather report, Al Sutherland shows us where freezing temperatures made an appearance in Oklahoma. Then, Gary McManus says parts of Oklahoma are starting to dry out, despite a wet October.

- Then, we head to Wahita County to see how a bean supper has warmed the hearts and souls of a community for nearly four decades.

- In Vet Scripts, Dr. Barry Whitworth explains another cause of parasite symptoms in sheep and goats.

- Next, Dwayne Elmore, has tips for clearing land to promote deer forage throughout the year, in Naturally Speaking.

- Finally, Dennis Martin tells us why Oklahoma State University has the home-field advantage in every Bedlam football game.

Join us for SUNUP:
Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
Sunday at 6 a.m. on OETA-TV



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