In this Issue:
  • Cost-share Program to Grow Sales through an Export Market
  • Cotton Marketing News: Changes in the Loan Program and Rate for 2017
  • September Florida Cattle Market Price Watch
  • Cotton Marketing News: Cotton Makes a Hard Landing
  • Updates to the Florida Cottage Food Law
  • Cotton Marketing News: So Much for the 18-Million Bale Scenario and those Higher Prices
  • July Florida Cattle Market Price Watch
  • 2017 U.S. Cattle Inventory Report
  • Background and Summary of Recent Cotton Policy Developments
  • Cotton Marketing News: Prices Continue to Flounder in New, Lower Range
  • Market

    Cost-share Program to Grow Sales through an Export Market

    A new program, hosted by the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is helping local farmers and producers maximize their growth potential through export sales!

    This program provides a scholarship to qualified recipients, which facilitates the development of a uniquely customized Agribusiness Export Marketing Plan. These plans assist “new-to-export” and “currently exporting” growers and …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/10/13/cost-share-program-to-grow-sales-through-an-export-market/

    Cotton Marketing News: Changes in the Loan Program and Rate for 2017

    Don Shurley, UGA Emeritus Cotton Economist

    The marketing assistance loan (MAL) is an important tool used by many producers and marketing associations in cotton pricing and risk management.  In addition to research and farmer education, I teach courses in commodity marketing and agricultural policy and I tell my students that the key to …

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    September Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

    The August 2018 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $5.95/cwt. during September. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $47.60/head ($5.95/cwt. * 8.0 cwt.) on an 800-pound feeder steer, which amounts to $2,975.00/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/2017/10/06/september-florida-cattle-market-price-watch/

    Cotton Marketing News: Cotton Makes a Hard Landing

    Apparently, USDA’s September numbers took the market by surprise.  I don’t quite understand why that should have been the case, but apparently it was.  To a lot of folks that know cotton and keep a close eye on things, the September numbers were not really that much of a surprise.  It was expected that …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/15/cotton-marketing-news-cotton-makes-a-hard-landing/

    Updates to the Florida Cottage Food Law

    Under the Cottage Food Law in the state of Florida, individuals can sell certain foods they produce in unlicensed home kitchens, if the food has a low risk of foodborne illness, as outlined in Section 500.80 of the Florida Statutes. These food products must be sold within Florida, they cannot be sold wholesale, and …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/25/updates-to-the-florida-cottage-food-law/

    Cotton Marketing News: So Much for the 18-Million Bale Scenario and those Higher Prices

    Prior to this week’s USDA crop production estimates, the 2017 US cotton crop was projected at 19 million bales.  There seemed to be general consensus, given the crop conditions in parts of Texas, that the crop would not get bigger with this week’s report.  There was some belief that the crop is actually less …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/18/cotton-marketing-news-so-much-for-the-18-million-bale-scenario-and-those-higher-prices/

    July Florida Cattle Market Price Watch

    The August 2017 Feeder Cattle futures contract increased by $0.08/cwt. during July. Based on this futures price increase, August Feeder Cattle revenues increased by approximately $0.60/head ($0.08/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $40.00/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/2017/08/04/july-florida-cattle-market-price-watch/

    2017 U.S. Cattle Inventory Report

    The semi-annual U.S. Cattle Inventory Report was released on July 21, 2017 by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) after a one-year absence. This report continued to confirm that U.S. cattle herd expansion is still active. The report saw significant increases in every category except the category of Beef Replacement Heifers, which declined by 100,000 …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/28/2017-u-s-cattle-inventory-report/

    Background and Summary of Recent Cotton Policy Developments

    Don Shurley
    Cotton Economist/Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics

    Under the 2014 farm bill, cotton is not a “covered commodity” and not eligible for the ARC and PLC programs. Cotton’s “safety net” is STAX but STAX has not been as well utilized and accepted by growers as expected.

    One …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/28/background-and-summary-of-recent-cotton-policy-developments/

    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/

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