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  1. Understanding Your Generic Base Conversion Options with the New Seed Cotton Program — February 23, 2018
  2. Prices and Payments from the New Farm Bill Program for Cotton — February 16, 2018
  3. Cotton Marketing News: Prices Continue to March Upward—Some Things to Think About — January 19, 2018
  4. Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show – February 8 — January 19, 2018
  5. UGA Corn Short Course – February 6 — January 5, 2018

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Understanding Your Generic Base Conversion Options with the New Seed Cotton Program

Don Shurley and Adam N. Rabinowitz, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia A Little History

You will recall that under provisions of the 2014 farm bill, landowners were given the opportunity to make a one-time election to keep existing crop bases on the farm as they were, or to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/23/understanding-your-generic-base-conversion-options-with-the-new-seed-cotton-program/

Prices and Payments from the New Farm Bill Program for Cotton

Don Shurley and Adam Rabinowitz, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia

Effective with the 2018 crop, “seed cotton” is now a covered commodity under Title I of the 2014 farm bill and eligible for Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments.  For purposes of the legislation, “seed cotton” is unginned upland cotton—a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/02/16/prices-and-payments-from-the-new-farm-bill-program-for-cotton/

Cotton Marketing News: Prices Continue to March Upward—Some Things to Think About

New crop Dec18 futures now stand at over 75 cents.  The reasons for much better prices seem fairly obvious, but what has been somewhat surprising is the strength of the uptrend.  Prices have now improved 5 to 6 cents or about 8 to 9% since the most recent “plateau” at 69 to 70 cents …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/01/19/cotton-marketing-news-prices-continue-to-march-upward-some-things-to-think-about/

Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show – February 8

The Alabama- Florida Peanut Trade Show is set for Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan, AL. More than 80 exhibitors will be present to allow farmers to visit one-on-one with industry product and service representatives.  Dr. Marshall Lamb of the National Peanut Research Lab will speak to growers …

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UGA Corn Short Course – February 6

The University of Georgia will host the Georgia Corn Short Course on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center (15 RDC Road, Tifton, GA 31794).  Registration will begin at 8:00 eastern time and the program will begin at 8:30.  Registration for the event is $5 per person in advance, or …

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Input Requested for a UF Study on Farm Waste Management

The challenges of waste disposal is an area of growing concern in the US, particularly among farmers.  The University of Florida is conducting survey research to explore how Florida farmers handle their waste and garbage.  The statewide survey will track chemical packaging and organic waste management across a number of different kinds of agricultural practices.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/12/15/input-requested-for-a-uf-study-on-farm-waste-management/

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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