In this Issue:
  • Cotton Marketing News: Prices Continue to Flounder in New, Lower Range
  • Friday Feature: As Goes Agriculture, so Goes our Society
  • Organic Certification Cost Share Available for 2017
  • Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry
  • Cotton Marketing News: What Happened to Cotton Acres?
  • Friday Feature: The Peanut Program Works
  • Agriculture: A Minor Miracle Going on in Florida
  • Mosquito Control Can Be As Close As A Farm Pond
  • Cattle Markets Slide into Summer Decline
  • Apply for the Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program through July 31
  • General Agriculture

    Cotton Marketing News: Prices Continue to Flounder in New, Lower Range

    Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Emeritus Professor

    This week’s USDA crop production and supply and demand estimates for July did little to correct the direction in prices.  The report was actually not bad, but prices continue to show no improvement.  The following are highlights from the report:

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/14/cotton-marketing-news-prices-continue-to-flounder-in-new-lower-range/

    Friday Feature: As Goes Agriculture, so Goes our Society

    This week’s featured video was produced by Growing America.  In this video David Bridges, President of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College summarizes the value of American Agriculture and the need to share this information with young people to encourage them to focus on careers in the agricultural industries.  He provides a great nugget of wisdom …

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    Organic Certification Cost Share Available for 2017

    Funding Announcement

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has received funding from the 2017 National Organic Certification Cost Share Program (NOCCSP) , which is a program of the United State Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS). These funds will be used to reimburse growers, handlers, and processors for a …

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    Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

    Last summer the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported 611 people from 45 states got Salmonella infections from contact with their poultry.  This year, through the end of May 2017, 372 people from 47 states have gotten sick from Salmonella infections related to poultry.  Of the 372, 71 were hospitalized, and 133 (36%) of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/07/salmonella-outbreaks-linked-to-contact-with-live-poultry-2/

    Cotton Marketing News: What Happened to Cotton Acres?

    Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Emeritus Professor

    Last week’s USDA Acreage report did not deliver as expected.  The market (Dec futures) initially reacted upward but seemingly has now re-established its pre-report bearish tone.  These are cautious and confusing times for producers who seek to manage risk in this topsy-turvy market.

    I may be …

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    Friday Feature: The Peanut Program Works

    This week’s featured video was developed by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation.   They have launched  a campaign called The Peanut Program Works to provide support for the Price Loss Coverage or PLC Program implemented with the 2014 Farm Bill, as lawmakers begin to discuss the next Farm Bill.  This video features …

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    Agriculture: A Minor Miracle Going on in Florida

    Jack Payne, UF/IFAS Senior Vice President

    These past few weeks I have spent much time traveling around Florida attending the annual meetings of some of our important agricultural commodity groups, such as Citrus Mutual, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association.  Participating in these meetings is a great reminder …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/agriculture-a-minor-miracle-going-on-in-florida/

    Mosquito Control Can Be As Close As A Farm Pond

    The consistent and ample rains of late over Florida’s Panhandle assure enough moisture is available for row crop production and development, and forage growth. It has also minimized, if not eliminated, the need for irrigation and its associated cost.

    As with anything good, there is always an associated negative component which cannot be avoided. In …

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    Cattle Markets Slide into Summer Decline

    Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist

    With July 4 wholesale beef purchases complete,  beef prices have dropped sharply the past ten days.  Beef and cattle markets, have defied gravity by staying stronger, longer than most expected this spring.  However, with seasonal pressure prevailing, beef and cattle markets have weakened and …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/cattle-markets-slide-into-summer-decline/

    Apply for the Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program through July 31

    The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, announced on June 15, 2017 that the Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Program will accept applications from non-industrial, private forest landowners through July 31.

    The southern pine beetle (SPB) is one of the most economically devastating forest pests …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/23/apply-for-the-southern-pine-beetle-prevention-program-by-july-31/

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