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  1. Cotton Marketing News: Changes in the Loan Program and Rate for 2017 — October 13, 2017
  2. Culling Older Cows from the Herd Before Winter — October 13, 2017
  3. Florida Agricultural Damages due to Hurricane Irma Estimated $2.5 Billion — October 13, 2017
  4. Florida EQIP Application Deadline is November 17 — October 6, 2017
  5. The “Positive Associative Effect” of High Protein Supplements — September 29, 2017

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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 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/13/cotton-marketing-news-changes-in-the-loan-program-and-rate-for-2017/

Culling Older Cows from the Herd Before Winter

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist

Cull cows represent approximately 20% of the gross income of any commercial cow operation.  Cull beef cows represent 10% of the beef that is consumed in the United States.  The most recent Market Cow and Bull Audit” has shown that the beef industry has …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/13/culling-older-cows-from-the-herd-before-winter/

Florida Agricultural Damages due to Hurricane Irma Estimated $2.5 Billion

Source:  Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced on October 4, 2017 that the preliminary agricultural damages caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida total more than $2.5 billion.

In an initial report released today, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services estimated losses for each …

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Florida EQIP Application Deadline is November 17

Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until November 17, 2017 for fiscal year 2018 funding from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) that provides financial and technical assistance through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Although applications are accepted on a continuous basis for all programs, funding selections are typically made …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/06/florida-eqip-application-deadline-is-november-17/

The “Positive Associative Effect” of High Protein Supplements

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist

As you drive around this fall you see many big round bales of hay stored for winter feed.  The quality of this hay will vary a great deal.  Frankly, some of it will be low in protein content and therefore low in digestibility.  The microorganisms …

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Farm Bureau Hurricane Irma Relief Fund for Agriculture

Farmers and ranchers throughout Florida are working tirelessly to restore food and fiber production for our state and the nation after Hurricane Irma wreaked destruction on much of the state. The total economic loss for agriculture is expected to be in the billions.

Hurricane Irma significantly impacted Florida agriculture throughout the state.  Florida Farm Bureau …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/22/farm-bureau-hurricane-irma-relief-fund-for-agriculture/

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 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/15/cotton-marketing-news-cotton-makes-a-hard-landing/

Florida’s Farm Families Are Slowly Recovering from Losses Inflicted by Hurricane Irma

Source:  Florida Farm Bureau

The resiliency of Florida’s farmers and ranchers is on full display in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. They are working to restore food and fiber production for this state and the nation, despite the widespread destruction of crops, buildings, fencing and other property lost to wind and water damage.

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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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/18/winter-annual-forage-seed-costs-what-is-the-best-deal/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/18/cotton-marketing-news-so-much-for-the-18-million-bale-scenario-and-those-higher-prices/

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