In this Issue:
  • Cotton Marketing News: New Crop Strength and Outlook
  • 2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights
  • February Florida Cattle Market Price Watch
  • Cotton Marketing News: A Lot Going On and a Lot to Digest
  • January Florida Cattle Market Price Watch
  • Cotton Marketing News: Improved Market Provides Opportunity
  • Timber Tax Workshops for Landowners, Foresters, Accountants, and Attorneys – January 23, 26, or 31
  • Financial and Succession Planning Workshop – January 26
  • 2016 NASS Farm Land Rent and Labor Survey Summary
  • Cattle Market Price Watch: December 2016
  • Economics

    Cotton Marketing News: New Crop Strength and Outlook

    Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus

    Eighty cent fever is running rampant.  New crop December 17 futures have made a great run and the uptrend is strong.  Support seems to be firm.  New crop cotton has gained almost a nickel since the first of the year.  Currently, old crop May 17 futures …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/17/cotton-marketing-news-new-crop-strength-and-outlook/

    2017 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course Presentations and Highlights

    The annual Panhandle Row Crop Short Course was hosted by Jackson County Extension on Thursday, March 2, 2017.  Extension Specialists from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama spoke to attendees providing production recommendations and various management tips for row crops farmers. Continuing education units (CEUs) were offered at the event for those with a restricted use pesticide license (Florida, …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/10/2017-panhandle-row-crop-short-course-presentations-and-highlights/

    February Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

    The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $4.58/cwt. during February. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $34.35/head ($4.58/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $2,290.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and price range …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/03/february-florida-cattle-market-price-watch/

    Cotton Marketing News: A Lot Going On and a Lot to Digest

    Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus

    The 2017 cotton market appears to be on increasingly stable and improved economic footing compared to 2016.  Prices for the 2017 crop (Dec17 futures) have now (this week) edged above 74 cents and the highest level since early August.  Prices are 14 cents per pound higher …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/17/cotton-marketing-news-a-lot-going-on-and-a-lot-to-digest/

    January Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

    The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract decreased by $1.20/cwt. during January.  Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $9.00/head ($1.20/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $600.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and price range …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/02/10/january-florida-cattle-market-price-watch/

    Cotton Marketing News: Improved Market Provides Opportunity

    March futures have improved.  January has thus far been a good month.  The big question and the uncertainty is whether or not this will last.  No one can be sure.  So if you’re a producer and have been looking for an opportunity to sell a portion of remaining 2016 crop, January has thus far …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/20/cotton-marketing-news-improved-market-provides-opportunity/

    Timber Tax Workshops for Landowners, Foresters, Accountants, and Attorneys – January 23, 26, or 31

    The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering workshops on income tax issues related to owning timberland and the production of forest products. The following topics will be covered:

    • Tax aspects of acquiring land
    • Allocating basis
    • Setting up timber accounts
    • Using separately identifiable properties
    • Calculating depletion allowance
    • Reporting income from harvesting timber
    • Reporting the cost of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/20/timber-tax-workshops-for-landowners-foresters-accountants-and-attorneys-january-23-26-or-31/

    Financial and Succession Planning Workshop – January 26

    January 26, 2017 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (lunch provided)

    Jackson County Extension
    2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna, Florida 32448

    Join us for a Financial and Succession Planning Workshop!

    Strategic Wealth Group from Tallahassee will be leading the workshop. They have an expertise in business and estate planning and specialize in …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/13/financial-and-succession-planning-workshop-january-26/

    2016 NASS Farm Land Rent and Labor Survey Summary

    Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as land owners and farmers, or managers and laborers negotiate for the year ahead. It can be pretty challenging to determine what is a fair price to rent a specific farm, or to set the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/06/2016-nass-farm-land-rent-and-labor-survey-summary/

    Cattle Market Price Watch: December 2016

    The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract decreased by $0.22/cwt. during December.  Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $1.65/head ($0.22/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $110.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and price range …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/01/06/cattle-market-price-watch-december-2016/

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