In this Issue:
  • La Niña Watch issued by the Climate Prediction Center
  • Jackson County Certified Pile Burner Course Rescheduled for November 14
  • Cotton Marketing News: October Numbers Were Not As Expected but Prices Hold
  • Antique Tractor and Souped-Up Lawnmower Enthusiasts Invited to Participate in Farm City Festival – November 3 & 4
  • Cost-share Program to Grow Sales through an Export Market
  • Cotton Marketing News: Changes in the Loan Program and Rate for 2017
  • Friday Feature: Farmers for America Trailer
  • Florida Agricultural Damages due to Hurricane Irma Estimated $2.5 Billion
  • September Florida Cattle Market Price Watch
  • Florida EQIP Application Deadline is November 17
  • General Agriculture

    La Niña Watch issued by the Climate Prediction Center

     

    Clyde Fraisse, AgroClimate Project Director

    While ENSO-Neutral conditions are still present in the Pacific Ocean, a La Niña Watch was issued by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC) on October 9, 2017. The chances for a La Nina to develop this Fall are around 60%, so this is a good time for growers …

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    Jackson County Certified Pile Burner Course Rescheduled for November 14

    The Florida Forest Service (FFS) and UF/IFAS Extension Jackson County have rescheduled the Certified Pile Burners Course for Tuesday, November 14 in Marianna, FL.  (This course is also being offered in other areas of the state.  Check the website for the closest training to your location:  FFS Training Scheudule).   This training will be …

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    Cotton Marketing News: October Numbers Were Not As Expected but Prices Hold

    Don Shurley, UGA Emeritus Cotton Economist

    Last week, I visited an “apple house” in north Georgia.  On this day, there were 3 or 4 bus loads of kids there also—touring the orchards, petting animals, and eating all sorts of yummy stuff.  In the store, you could buy apples by type already bagged for …

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    Antique Tractor and Souped-Up Lawnmower Enthusiasts Invited to Participate in Farm City Festival – November 3 & 4

    For the fourth straight year, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a two-day Farm City Festival, on November 3 & 4, 2017, in Marianna, FL.  If you love antiques tractors or souped-up lawnmowers, this is a unique opportunity.  Antique tractor enthusiasts have two opportunities to take part in this special celebration with …

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    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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    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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    Friday Feature: Farmers for America Trailer

    This week’s featured video is actually the movie trailer for a new documentary called Farmers for America.  This video provides brief highlights of the issues that will be addressed in the documentary film that will be making its way across America over the coming months.  The film will debut at the Indianapolis …

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    Florida Agricultural Damages due to Hurricane Irma Estimated $2.5 Billion

    Source:  Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

    Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced on October 4, 2017 that the preliminary agricultural damages caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida total more than $2.5 billion.

    In an initial report released today, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services estimated losses for each …

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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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    Florida EQIP Application Deadline is November 17

    Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until November 17, 2017 for fiscal year 2018 funding from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) that provides financial and technical assistance through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Although applications are accepted on a continuous basis for all programs, funding selections are typically made …

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