In this Issue:
  • Cotton Marketing News: June Report Sends Mixed Signals
  • How Do I Legally Sell Beef from My Livestock Operation in Florida?
  • Cotton Marketing News: Prices Weaker But Remain Above Support
  • Cotton Marketing News: Is This the Wake-Up Call We Have Been Expecting?
  • Friday Feature: Crowd Cow – Selling Packaged Beef Online Direct to Consumers
  • April Cattle Market Price Watch
  • Where to Start with Marketing Fresh Produce?
  • Cotton Marketing News – Higher than Expected Acreage Impacts Prices
  • March Cattle Market Price Watch
  • Forest Stewardship Workshop : Sell Your Timber for What it’s Worth – May 25
  • Market

    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/

    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/

    Cotton Marketing News: Is This the Wake-Up Call We Have Been Expecting?

    Many years ago, a young man didn’t take his schooling serious enough and ended up spending some time at lovely Fort Polk, Louisiana.  That young man was me and that was my wake-up call.  It forever changed my life.

    I believe the cotton market might be getting a wake-up call right now.  We’ve been …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/cotton-marketing-news-is-this-the-wake-up-call-we-have-been-expecting/

    Friday Feature: Crowd Cow – Selling Packaged Beef Online Direct to Consumers

    This week’s featured video was a news report from KOMO Channel 4 News about a new online beef marketing service being offered to consumers in the Western US.  Crowd Cow is the name of a Seattle company that is connecting grass finished beef operations with consumers who purchase packages of the cuts of …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/friday-feature-crowd-cow-selling-packaged-beef-online-direct-to-consumers/

    April Cattle Market Price Watch

    The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $21.35/cwt. during April. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $160.13/head ($21.35/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $10,675.00/truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract high, contract low, and price …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/05/april-cattle-market-price-watch/

    Where to Start with Marketing Fresh Produce?

    The local food movement has grown tremendously over the past several years. People have become more interested in how their food is produced and where it comes from. New farms have popped up to try to satisfy this demand. You might be one of these new farmers and you probably chose to take this endeavor …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/28/where-to-start-with-marketing-fresh-produce/

    Cotton Marketing News – Higher than Expected Acreage Impacts Prices

    Don Shurley, Cotton Economist, UGA Professor Emeritus

    US cotton producers say they intend to plant 12.23 million acres of cotton this year—up 21.4% from last year.  This number, released March 31, is higher than most pre-report expectations.  The National Cotton Council survey-based estimate back in early February was 11.0 million acres.  USDA-ERS in …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/cotton-marketing-news-higher-than-expected-acreage-impacts-prices/

    March Cattle Market Price Watch

    The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $8.32/cwt. during March. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $62.40/head ($8.32/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $4,160.00/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/2017/04/07/march-cattle-market-price-watch/

    Forest Stewardship Workshop : Sell Your Timber for What it’s Worth – May 25

    May 25, 2017 9:00 am– 2:00 pm ET UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center
    155 Research Road, Quincy, FL,32351

    Join us to learn the necessary steps to get the best return on your timber investment and meet your forest management objectives. This workshop will cover local timber markets, the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/forest-stewardship-workshop-sell-your-timber-for-what-its-worth-may-25/

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