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Cotton Marketing News: June Report Sends Mixed Signals

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Emeritus Professor Last week’s USDA monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates contained some good news and some bad news.  Overall, I’d have to consider the report somewhat bearish. The market (new crop December futures prices) has been in a “downward-sideways” mode since mid-May and has been locked in …

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Field Report: Sick Oats in the Panhandle

Ethan Carter, Crop IPM Regional Agent and Ann Blount, UF/IFAS Forage Breeder Crop aftershocks related to last week’s weather conditions (cold, overcast, and wet) were felt this week across in the Florida Panhandle. Growers reported a variety of symptoms in their oat fields, ranging from what appeared to be viral discoloration, fungal diseases, and cold damage. …

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Cotton Marketing News: A Few Thoughts Ahead of the Acreage Report

Maybe it’s just me, but this year’s USDA Acreage report seems to be on the back burner.  Usually there is pre-report speculation on the June number and how it might compare to the March Prospective Plantings number.  I’m not seeing or hearing much this year.  For what it’s worth, in March US farmers said they …

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Alabama Pest Report: Controlling Caterpillars in Vegetables

Ayanava Majumdar (Dr. A), Alabama Extension Entomologist Source:  Alabama IPM Communicator Newsletter Drought-like conditions is favoring plant-stress and a high incidence of caterpillars on vegetable crops. Insects undergo a rapid life cycle in hot conditions – this can be worse in protected structures with the humidity plus heat. There are several armyworm species active now. We …

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Federal Reserve Bank’s April Agriculture Report

The Federal Reserve Banks’ Beige Book indicates agricultural conditions were mixed across the country in its April 13, 2016 release.  Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Dallas Federal Reserve Banks reported poor prospects for agricultural profitability because product prices remained low and input costs remained relatively high. Contacts across Districts noted that compared with …

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Current Risk Report for Peanut White Mold (Stem Rot) Based on Soil Temperatures

Early season fungicide sprays can be helpful, however, it is important to assess your risk. Rebecca L. Barocco and Nicholas S. Dufault As soil temperatures are increasing, it is time for peanut growers in Florida, as well as many other areas of the southeast, to consider an early season white mold (a.k.a. stem rot) fungicide …

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March Florida Cattle Market Report

The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 1.30 cwt. during March. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 9.75/hd. ($ 1.30/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 650.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract low, …

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Beef Herd Expansion Progress Report

Source: Livestock Marketing Information Center Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist We are now two years into herd expansion and that leads to questions of how much more herd expansion is ahead and, to a lesser degree, questions about how fast remaining herd expansion will occur.  Beginning with a January, 2014 …

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Cotton Marketing News: February Report Not a Valentine

February has thus far been a brutal month for cotton prices. Old crop May16 futures prices have lost 4 cents per pound and new crop Dec16 futures have lost over 3½ cents. This represents a 6% loss in value just within the past 10 days or so. Both old crop and new crop futures prices …

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January Florida Cattle Market Report

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 8.70/cwt. during January. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 65.25/hd. ($ 8.70/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 4,350.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder …

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