In this Issue:
  • Cotton Marketing News: 2018 Cotton Update and Outlook
  • Cotton Marketing News: Old and New Crop
  • Friday Feature: Satsumas from Farm to Schools
  • Cotton Marketing News: The March to 80 Cents
  • Is it Profitable to Add Weight and Sell Heavier Feeder Calves this Year?
  • Marketing Weaned calves through the Alabama SAFE Sale
  • Cotton Marketing News: Tariff Talk
  • March Florida Cattle Market Price Watch
  • Cotton Marketing News: Ok, Now This is the Number
  • Cotton Marketing News: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop
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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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    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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    Friday Feature: Satsumas from Farm to Schools

    This week’s featured video was produced by Chartwells School Dining Services to highlight their “Farm to School” program.  This video features the relationship that was established with Cherokee Farms, Marianna, Florida to supply every student in the Duval County School District with fresh satsuma citrus.  This story highlights the success of their program for purchasing …

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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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    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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    Marketing Weaned calves through the Alabama SAFE Sale

    Cow-calf ranchers have an opportunity to add value to the weaned calves they sell, through a cooperative board sale.  For the past 24 years cattle producers in Southeast Alabama, Southwest Georgia, and Northwest Florida have joined together to form marketing groups that jointly offer weaned calves in groups.  The main concept of these board …

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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: Ok, Now This is the Number

    On March 29, USDA released their Prospective Plantings report, which in my opinion, gets us much closer to what will eventually be the acres planted in 2018.  The 13½ million acre neighborhood, or even higher, is what has been expected by many observers, and that’s what this report said.

    So, we now have …

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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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