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  1. Cotton Marketing News – Higher than Expected Acreage Impacts Prices — April 7, 2017
  2. Alabama Poultry Flocks Test Positive for Avian Influenza — March 24, 2017
  3. Maximizing Cotton Profits With Poultry Litter — March 17, 2017
  4. Florida Forest Service Releases Fire Information App — March 17, 2017
  5. Cotton Marketing News: New Crop Strength and Outlook — March 17, 2017

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Cotton Marketing News – Higher than Expected Acreage Impacts Prices

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus

US cotton producers say they intend to plant 12.23 million acres of cotton this year—up 21.4% from last year.  This number, released March 31, is higher than most pre-report expectations.  The National Cotton Council survey-based estimate back in early February was 11.0 million acres.  USDA-ERS in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/cotton-marketing-news-higher-than-expected-acreage-impacts-prices/

Alabama Poultry Flocks Test Positive for Avian Influenza

Source:  Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Alabama State Veterinarian, Dr. Tony Frazier, confirmed that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in Pickens County, and a backyard flock located in Madison County have both tested positive for low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI).

During …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/24/alabama-poultry-flocks-test-positive-for-avian-influenza/

Maximizing Cotton Profits With Poultry Litter

Dennis O’Brien, USDA ARS Office of Communications

A USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) agronomist in Mississippi has found a way to help cotton growers in the Southeast maximize profits when they use poultry litter as fertilizer.

The practice makes sense. Poultry litter (chicken waste, spilled feed, excess feathers, and other …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/17/maximizing-cotton-profits-with-poultry-litter/

Florida Forest Service Releases Fire Information App

On February 20, 2017 Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced the release of “FLBurnTools,” a new mobile app to inform the public about drought, wildfire danger and wildfire activity. Prescribed burn practitioners can also use the app to plan and submit authorization requests. The “FLBurnTools” app …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/17/florida-forest-service-releases-fire-information-app/

Cotton Marketing News: New Crop Strength and Outlook

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus

Eighty cent fever is running rampant.  New crop December 17 futures have made a great run and the uptrend is strong.  Support seems to be firm.  New crop cotton has gained almost a nickel since the first of the year.  Currently, old crop May 17 futures …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/17/cotton-marketing-news-new-crop-strength-and-outlook/

Historically Low Florida Citrus Production Forecast

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam released the following statement on March 9, 2017 after the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its monthly citrus crop forecast for the 2016-2017 season, which is down four-percent from the February forecast:

Although not unexpected, today’s historically …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/17/historically-low-florida-citrus-production-forecast/

Feral Swine Workshop – March 9

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Feral Swine Workshop Thursday, March 9, 2017 4 p.m. CST Jackson County Extension Office – North Meeting Room

2741 Pennsylvania Avenue – Marianna, FL 32448

This workshop is open to all landowners, farmers, hunters, trappers of wild hogs, as well as other animal industry and government …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/24/feral-swine-workshop-march-9/

Save the Date! Basic Goat Production Workshop – July 13

Basic Goat Production Workshop

If you are interested in learning more about goats for a 4-H Project with your kids, or your small herd for your farm, make plans now to attend a workshop on July 13, 2017 from 9:00 AM –  4:00 PM at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office. This training is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/24/save-the-date-basic-goat-production-workshop-july-13/

Cotton Marketing News: A Lot Going On and a Lot to Digest

Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus

The 2017 cotton market appears to be on increasingly stable and improved economic footing compared to 2016.  Prices for the 2017 crop (Dec17 futures) have now (this week) edged above 74 cents and the highest level since early August.  Prices are 14 cents per pound higher …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/cotton-marketing-news-a-lot-going-on-and-a-lot-to-digest/

Calving Assistance Tips for Difficult Births

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Prepare before you pull (that difficult birth)

Before applying the obstetrical (OB) chains to “pull” a calf during a difficult birth, a proper analysis of the situation must be made.  Wash the vulva, anus and the area in between using soap and warm water.  Pulling …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/10/calving-assistance-tips-for-difficult-births/

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