In this Issue:
  • Financial Assistance for Farmers Who Implement BMPs
  • Cotton Marketing News: 2018 Cotton Update and Outlook
  • Friday Feature: Cotton Research and Promotion Program
  • Cotton and Peanut On-Farm Nematicide Trial Preliminary Results
  • Cotton Marketing News: Old and New Crop
  • Cotton Marketing News: The March to 80 Cents
  • Cotton Marketing News: Tariff Talk
  • Atmospheric Temperature Inversions – Why Are They Important To Farmers?
  • Thinking About Planting Peanuts in April? Pay Attention to Soil Temperature
  • Still Need the Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training?
  • Cotton

    Financial Assistance for Farmers Who Implement BMPs

     

    Farmers and ranchers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity and soil conditions on their lands for many years. Although BMPs are designed to be technically feasible and economically viable, implementing BMPs can be expensive for producers, and some practices may not be financially viable for all. Multiple …

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    Cotton Marketing News: 2018 Cotton Update and Outlook

    Don Shurley, Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics

    On June 14, I had the pleasure and honor to present for the University of Arkansas Extension Service as part of their Food and Agribusiness Webinar Series.  Thanks to my long-time colleague and friend Dr. Bobby Coats for the invitation and opportunity.  The following are a …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/06/22/cotton-marketing-news-2018-cotton-update-and-outlook/

    Friday Feature: Cotton Research and Promotion Program

    This week’s featured video was produced by the Cotton Board to showcase the impact of the Cotton Research and Promotion Program to promote sustainable cotton production and provide competitive products for the textile industry.

    The Cotton Research and Promotion Program’s ongoing goal is to develop, fund and implement a coordinated plan of …

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    Cotton and Peanut On-Farm Nematicide Trial Preliminary Results

    Authors: Zane Grabau, UF/IFAS Nemotologist, Ethan Carter, UF/IFAS Regional Crop IPM Agent, and Mark Mauldin, Washington County Extension Agent

    Plant-parasitic nematodes are a major pest for cotton and peanut in the Southeast. New or re-introduced non-fumigant nematicides, applied as a liquid or granular formulation, have become available in the last few years.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/25/nematicide-efficacy-in-2017-cotton-and-peanut-on-farm-trials/

    Cotton Marketing News: Old and New Crop

    Last week (May 10,2018) USDA released its monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates.  Each year, the May report contains the first projections for the upcoming new crop year.  Here is a summary of major points for both 2017 old crop, and 2018 new crop.

    Old Crop (2017) Revisions/Updates

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    Cotton Marketing News: The March to 80 Cents

    Eighty-cent cotton is within sight.  Prices (December futures) trended down last week, but rebounded on Thursday and Friday—closing at 79.43 cents.  December 2018 futures broke 79 cents for the first time, and gained 52 points for the week.

    Some producers began and priced some of their expected 2018 production between 72 and 75 …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/04/27/cotton-marketing-news-the-march-to-80-cents/

    Cotton Marketing News: Tariff Talk

    A tariff is a fee assessed on imports.  The tariff is a per-unit charge that has to be paid to the government by whomever brings the good across the border, and into the country.  Assuming this fee is passed on by the importer, the impact of a tariff is to increase the price of …

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    Atmospheric Temperature Inversions – Why Are They Important To Farmers?

    Farmers and ranchers must manage traditional business practices to be successful, but they also deal with the many challenges of ever changing weather.  Rain, wind, and temperature are important and obvious aspects of weather that producers track on a daily basis, but there are other, not so obvious weather features that affect operational management as …

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    Thinking About Planting Peanuts in April? Pay Attention to Soil Temperature

    Peanut seed is likely on its way to many buying point locations this week and next week, as peanut planting will begin soon in the Florida Panhandle.  Planting is already underway in Levy County and surrounding areas, where soil temperatures are warming quickly despite a cool day here and there.

    On Wednesday, April 4, average …

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    Still Need the Mandatory Dicamba Resistant Crop Training?

    Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered new dicamba herbicide product formulations for making applications to dicamba tolerant cotton and soybean crops. As a result, many states were overwhelmed with drift complaints regarding sensitive crops. This led to the 2018 EPA announcement requiring that anyone who wishes to apply dicamba to dicamba tolerant …

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