In this Issue:
  • Cotton Marketing News: June Report Sends Mixed Signals
  • Southwest Alabama Stored Grain Workshop – July 18
  • How Do I Legally Sell Beef from My Livestock Operation in Florida?
  • Cotton Marketing News: Prices Weaker But Remain Above Support
  • Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday June 2-4
  • Cattlemen’s Prospective – Telling Your Good Story
  • What are the Requirements to Sell Eggs and Dressed Poultry from Florida Small Farms?
  • UF Sugar Belle Citrus Variety more Tolerant to Greening
  • The Cost of Late Calving Cows
  • Great Florida Cattle Drive Film Screening May 18
  • General Agriculture

    Cotton Marketing News: June Report Sends Mixed Signals

    Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Emeritus Professor

    Last week’s USDA monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates contained some good news and some bad news.  Overall, I’d have to consider the report somewhat bearish.

    The market (new crop December futures prices) has been in a “downward-sideways” mode since mid-May and has …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/16/cotton-marketing-news-june-report-sends-mixed-signals/

    Southwest Alabama Stored Grain Workshop – July 18

    Grain farmers should make plans to attend the Southwest Alabama Stored Grains Workshop that will be held July 18, 2017 at Shelly Farms in Atmore, Alabama.  This will be a hands on workshop on grain drying, automated bin management systems, and stored grain integrated pest management (IPM).

    Registration is free, but please PRE-REGISTER by contacting Kim Wilkins, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/09/southwest-alabama-stored-grain-workshop-july-18/

    How Do I Legally Sell Beef from My Livestock Operation in Florida?

    You have worked hard raising quality beef and demand for locally grown food is increasing.  Perhaps you have considered selling meat from your livestock operation, but have found the regulations to be somewhat daunting.  This article highlights two UF/IFAS Publications which focus on this topic and provide answers to the many questions related to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/02/how-do-i-legally-sell-beef-from-my-livestock-operation-in-florida/

    Cotton Marketing News: Prices Weaker But Remain Above Support

    According to the latest USDA Crop Progress report, the US cotton crop was 63 percent planted as of May 28th—essentially at the average for that date.  In the Southeast, planting progress is at a normal level with exception of North Carolina and Virginia being behind 10-12 percentage points.  In the Mid-South, planting is mostly …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/02/cotton-marketing-news-prices-weaker-but-remain-above-support/

    Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday June 2-4

    Hurricane season officially begins on June 1, so it is time to get ready for loss of power for both family and farm.  Disaster preparedness is something every Florida family needs to take seriously.  The 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins on Friday, June 2, 2017 and ends on Sunday, June 4, 2017.  …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/02/disaster-preparedness-sales-tax-holiday-june-2-4/

    Cattlemen’s Prospective – Telling Your Good Story

    Producers from all aspects of beef production should set annual goals to make improvements to their operation. Often times, these goals relate to increased efficiency, productivity, improved genetics, increased weight gains or higher grading feeder calves at harvest. Although these goals are essential to efficient and profitable production, there is one goal you should never …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/25/cattlemens-prospective-telling-your-good-story/

    What are the Requirements to Sell Eggs and Dressed Poultry from Florida Small Farms?

    Many small farms have poultry as part of their operation to supply eggs and meat for their immediate and extended family.  With recent federal and state rule changes, however, it is now possible to sell both eggs and dressed poultry direct from the farm to consumers.  Eggs and whole, dressed poultry can be sold …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/25/what-are-the-requirements-to-sell-eggs-and-dressed-poultry-from-florida-small-farms/

    UF Sugar Belle Citrus Variety more Tolerant to Greening

    Brad Buck, UF/IFAS News

    While citrus greening disease has blemished the Florida industry, University of Florida scientists have developed a mandarin hybrid that seems to be winning the battle. Now, researchers are learning what makes this fruit a fighter.

    UF/IFAS researchers have discovered that a mandarin hybrid developed by colleagues contains cellular activity – …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/19/uf-sugar-belle-citrus-variety-more-tolerant-to-greening/

    The Cost of Late Calving Cows

    Heather Gessner, South Dakota State University Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist Standardized Performance Analysis

    Pounds of beef sold is a key number for cattlemen. Late calvers, the cows that drag out the calving season, cost producers more than extra work and management, they are actually reducing herd income.

    Standardized Performance Analysis

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/19/the-cost-of-late-calving-cows/

    Great Florida Cattle Drive Film Screening May 18

    Chipola College in Marianna, Florida will host a movie screening of the PBS documentary film, “The Great Florida Cattle Drive: Unbroken Circles,” Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m., at their Dr. Gene Prough Center for the Arts (3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446).  This film captures highlights from the Great Florida Cattle Drive that …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/great-florida-cattle-drive-film-screening-may-18/

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