Top News Top News Stories USDA Forecasts Grain Prices Will Reach Bottom Next Year February 20, 2017 Marketing year 2017-18 projections suggest the end of the price declines and the beginning of modest increases. Texas Cotton Acres Likely Up, Grain Acres Down in 2017 February 24, 2017 Texas farmers will likely shift from corn to alternatives, most likely cotton, due to better market conditions and lower production costs. 2017 Ag Policy Watch List-Issues Bigger than the Farm Bill February 24, 2017 Macro-economic and policy issues seem poised to play a larger role in 2017 (and beyond) than in recent memory. Ag Committee Heads, Industry Groups Pleased with Pruitt Confirmation February 20, 2017 Several ag groups were quick to praise the confirmation. USDA Releases its Acreage, Price Forecasts February 24, 2017 Soybean acres are predicted to increase 5.5% in 2017, according to the latest data from USDA.