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Cotton Marketing News: Changes in the Loan Program and Rate for 2017

Don Shurley, UGA Emeritus Cotton Economist The marketing assistance loan (MAL) is an important tool used by many producers and marketing associations in cotton pricing and risk management.  In addition to research and farmer education, I teach courses in commodity marketing and agricultural policy and I tell my students that the key to basic understanding …

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Cotton Marketing News: Cotton Makes a Hard Landing

Apparently, USDA’s September numbers took the market by surprise.  I don’t quite understand why that should have been the case, but apparently it was.  To a lot of folks that know cotton and keep a close eye on things, the September numbers were not really that much of a surprise.  It was expected that the …

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Cotton Marketing News: So Much for the 18-Million Bale Scenario and those Higher Prices

Prior to this week’s USDA crop production estimates, the 2017 US cotton crop was projected at 19 million bales.  There seemed to be general consensus, given the crop conditions in parts of Texas, that the crop would not get bigger with this week’s report.  There was some belief that the crop is actually less than …

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Cotton Marketing News: Prices Continue to Flounder in New, Lower Range

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Emeritus Professor This week’s USDA crop production and supply and demand estimates for July did little to correct the direction in prices.  The report was actually not bad, but prices continue to show no improvement.  The following are highlights from the report: The 2017 projected US crop was lowered 200,000 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/15/cotton-marketing-news-prices-continue-to-flounder-in-new-lower-range/

Cotton Marketing News: What Happened to Cotton Acres?

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Emeritus Professor Last week’s USDA Acreage report did not deliver as expected.  The market (Dec futures) initially reacted upward but seemingly has now re-established its pre-report bearish tone.  These are cautious and confusing times for producers who seek to manage risk in this topsy-turvy market. I may be wrong but …

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News Interview: Wet Cotton and Peanut Fields developing Fungal Diseases

Jackson County farmer Craig Bishop shares his frustration with wet fields and developing fungal diseases with WJHG News Channel 7′s Bergen Baucom. Target spot in cotton, and white mold and leaf spot in peanuts are ramping up, but fields are two wet to spray. Author: Doug Mayo – demayo@ufl.edu Jackson County Extension Director, & Livestock …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/08/03/news-interview-wet-cotton-and-peanut-fields-developing-fungal-diseases/

New Ways to Receive News From Volunteering in the Panhandle

  Volunteering in the Panhandle is a publication for 4-H volunteers and is provided by 4-H Extension Agents in Northwest Florida. The team of 4-H Extension Agents in the Northwest District of Florida are very excited to be launching our Volunteering in the Panhandle Facebook page and Twitter feed.  Please like us, follow us, or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/31/new-ways-to-receive-news-from-volunteering-in-the-panhandle/

Cat News You Can Use

Years ago when I adopted my first cats, my veterinarian told me that unlike dogs, cats do not get heartworms, so I didn’t need to give my cats any preventive medicine for them. However, fast forward about 20 years and now veterinarians know that cats, too, can become infected with heartworm. In fact, recently, the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/06/cat-news-you-can-use/

Weekly Cattle Market & Feedstuff Electronic News Service

Weekly Market Report Provided by the Alabama Market News Service The USDA Agriculture Market News Service provides a weekly Cattle and Feedstuff Market electronic newsletter free of charge via email.  If you would like to receive this service, send your e-mail address to Diana.Drummond@ams.usda.gov or call the office at 334-240-7289.  You can also access the reports on their …

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Dog News You Can Use

As a dog owner, I’ve always been told to not let your dog have chocolate because it is poisonous for them to eat. Well, a question that I’ve had for years is “How much chocolate can a dog eat before it has a health problem?” My curiosity finally got the best of me (I must …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/28/dog-news-you-can-use/

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