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  1. Wiregrass Irrigation Conference – December 7 — December 1, 2017
  2. Cotton Marketing News: Cotton Use Is Key to Price Strength and Stability — December 1, 2017
  3. New Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Management Guide from UGA — December 1, 2017
  4. 2017 Ag Census Surveys in Your Mailbox this Week – Return by February 5 — December 1, 2017
  5. How Many Replacement Heifers Should You Keep at Weaning? — November 17, 2017

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Wiregrass Irrigation Conference – December 7

The annual Wiregrass Irrigation Conference will be held on December 7th, 2017 in Dothan, at the Houston County Farm Center (1701 E Cottonwood Rd, Dothan, AL 36301).  The event will be held from 8:00 Am to 2:00 PM central time.  Registration for this event is free with coffee and lunch provided.  Participants are asked to …

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Cotton Marketing News: Cotton Use Is Key to Price Strength and Stability

Back in May, when most of the 2017 cotton crop still remained to be planted, USDA released its first supply and demand projections for the 2017 crop marketing year.  That first projection for total World use was 115.75 million bales.  That was back in May.  The most recent (November) projection is now 119.25 million bales—3 …

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New Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Management Guide from UGA

Dennis Hancock, UGA State Forage Extension Specialist

Have you noticed bronzing on your bermudagrass? It may appear as drought or frost-damaged fields, but it could also be the bermudagrass stem maggot.

Since the first appearance in Georgia in 2010, producers have been wondering how to combat this pest. If this includes you, check out UGA’s most …

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2017 Ag Census Surveys in Your Mailbox this Week – Return by February 5

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) mailed the 2017 Census of Agriculture to the nation’s producers this week. Conducted once every five years, the census aims to get a complete and accurate picture of American agriculture. The resulting data are used by farmers, ranchers, trade associations, researchers, policymakers, and …

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How Many Replacement Heifers Should You Keep at Weaning?

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist

Each year commercial cow/calf operations must decide how many replacement heifers are grown out to be put in the breeding pasture.  Individual ranches must make the decisions about heifer retention based upon factors that directly affect their bottom-line.  Stocking rates may have changed over time …

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Cow-calf Profitability Better than Expected in 2017

Source: Livestock marketing Information Center

Cattle prices during the fourth quarter of 2017 were significantly stronger than expected. Higher prices caused 2017’s calculated cow-calf return over cash costs plus pasture rent to be revised up. In fact, earlier in 2017, the forecast …

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Farm Bureau Survey Reveals Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years

Source:  American Farm Bureau

American Farm Bureau Federation’s 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.12, a 75-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.87.

The big ticket item – a 16-pound turkey – came in …

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Cindale Dairy Receives Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award

Source:  Florida Department of Agriculture

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced on November 1, 2017 the recipients of the Commissioner’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes the environmentally innovative farming techniques of Florida’s farmers and ranchers. This year’s recipients are: Brad and Meghan Austin and Dale and Cindy Eade of Cindale Farms

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La Niña Watch issued by the Climate Prediction Center

 

Clyde Fraisse, AgroClimate Project Director

While ENSO-Neutral conditions are still present in the Pacific Ocean, a La Niña Watch was issued by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC) on October 9, 2017. The chances for a La Nina to develop this Fall are around 60%, so this is a good time for growers …

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Cotton Marketing News: October Numbers Were Not As Expected but Prices Hold

Don Shurley, UGA Emeritus Cotton Economist

Last week, I visited an “apple house” in north Georgia.  On this day, there were 3 or 4 bus loads of kids there also—touring the orchards, petting animals, and eating all sorts of yummy stuff.  In the store, you could buy apples by type already bagged for …

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