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  1. Winter Annual Forage Seed Costs: What is the Best Deal? — August 18, 2017
  2. Cotton Marketing News: So Much for the 18-Million Bale Scenario and those Higher Prices — August 18, 2017
  3. How Generic Base Could Be Treated with the Cottonseed Proposal for 2018 — August 11, 2017
  4. Summer Temperatures Shorten Gestation Length of Early Fall-calving Cows — August 11, 2017
  5. Crop Insurance for Beekeepers — August 4, 2017

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Winter Annual Forage Seed Costs: What is the Best Deal?

Source:  UGA Forage Extension Team Adam Speir, UGA Madison County Extension Director, and Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA State Forage Extension Specialist

If you haven’t priced annual ryegrass seed yet, I’d suggest having some heart medicine at the ready, or a defibrillator handy. Ryegrass seed is significantly higher than it has been the last few …

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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 …

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How Generic Base Could Be Treated with the Cottonseed Proposal for 2018

Don Shurley, UGA Emeritus Cotton Economist

With the 2014 farm bill, cotton base on a farm became “Generic Base.”  If you’ll recall, cotton base on a farm was frozen (could not be increased or decreased), but all other types of base on a farm (base “covered commodities” like corn, soybeans, peanuts, wheat, etc.) could …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/11/how-generic-base-could-be-treated-with-the-cottonseed-proposal-for-2018/

Summer Temperatures Shorten Gestation Length of Early Fall-calving Cows

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist

Each year in August, it is time for an important reminder.  Fall-calving season is here.  In fact, the start of the fall calving season often begins before some producers expect it.  The target date for the beginning of fall calving very often is September 1.  …

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Crop Insurance for Beekeepers

Crop insurance for beekeeper operations has been expanded to include 19 additional states and now spans the entire 48 contiguous states. On July 27th,  U.S.Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced changes to the Apiculture Pilot Insurance (API) plan, ensuring greater protection for the producers’ honey, pollen collection, wax, and breeding stock.

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Background and Summary of Recent Cotton Policy Developments

Don Shurley
Cotton Economist/Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics

Under the 2014 farm bill, cotton is not a “covered commodity” and not eligible for the ARC and PLC programs. Cotton’s “safety net” is STAX but STAX has not been as well utilized and accepted by growers as expected.

One …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/28/background-and-summary-of-recent-cotton-policy-developments/

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:

Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/14/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 …

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Glystar Plus now Labeled for Perennial Peanut in Florida

Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist

Over the past several years, perennial peanut producers have encountered weeds that are much more difficult to control with the standard broadleaf and grass herbicides such as 2,4-D amine and Impose (imazapic). We had observed perennial peanut tolerance to glyphosate when attempting to maintain our research plot …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/glystar-plus-now-labeled-for-perennial-peanut-in-florida/

Cattle Fly Control Tips

Dr. Lew Strickland, Extension Veterinarian,Department of Animal Science,University of Tennessee

Now that warm weather has arrived, everyone will start to focus on all the chores that have to be done to “gear” up for the upcoming season, including fly control. Fly infestation reduces performance and the economic loss from each horn …

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