In this Issue:
  • Cotton Marketing News: Old and New Crop
  • Don’t Let Under-Performing Cows Hide in Your Herd
  • Cotton Marketing News: The March to 80 Cents
  • Is it Profitable to Add Weight and Sell Heavier Feeder Calves this Year?
  • Cotton Marketing News: Tariff Talk
  • March Florida Cattle Market Price Watch
  • Cotton Marketing News: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop
  • Understanding Your Generic Base Conversion Options with the New Seed Cotton Program
  • Prices and Payments from the New Farm Bill Program for Cotton
  • Early-Season Considerations for Peanut & Cotton Production
  • Economics

    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

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/18/cotton-marketing-news-old-and-new-crop/

    Don’t Let Under-Performing Cows Hide in Your Herd

    There is a mountain of good research data out there that shows that one of the best cattle herd management strategies is a defined breeding season.  The breeding season should be less than 120 days, and ideally should be 60 – 90 days to see all the associated management benefits.  If you are unclear regarding …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2018/05/04/dont-let-under-performing-cows-hide-in-your-herd/

    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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    Is it Profitable to Add Weight and Sell Heavier Feeder Calves this Year?

    Last spring I wrote an article entitled “At What Weight should I sell my Feeder Calves” that bought forth many questions on the value of each additional pound of gain. This article will serve as a follow-up to revisit the value of gain, and share the calculation for producers to use to evaluate their …

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    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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    March Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

    The August 2018 Feeder Cattle futures contract decreased by $11.30/cwt. during March. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $90.40/head ($11.30/cwt. * 8.0
    cwt.) on an 800-pound feeder steer, which amounts to $5,650.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and price …

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    Cotton Marketing News: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop

    When deer hunting, I am often guilty of waiting and waiting and waiting on something better—often even turning down the opportunity to take a doe, in hopes that something bigger comes along.  I too often end up waiting too long and all the deer just disappear and I don’t even get a doe—nothing for …

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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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    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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    Early-Season Considerations for Peanut & Cotton Production

    It’s only February, but it will be April before you know it. That means it is time to start planning for peanut and cotton planting season.

    Variety selection Peanut

    If you’re a peanut grower, you’re placing your orders for GA-06G now. Which is great – it’s a cultivar that sets a high bar for disease …

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