Crops en Cotton market end of year thoughts and looking to 2015 <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In conversation with cotton growers over the past few weeks, it seems many have taken the available LDP and sold any remaining uncommitted cotton. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Markets Cotton Tue, 23 Dec 2014 20:19:00 +0000 111271 at <p>COTTON PRICES for next year&rsquo;s crop (Dec15 futures) are currently around 66 cents. This is not a profitable price, and most observers seem to feel US cotton acreage will decline, perhaps significantly.</p> Kentucky fruit and vegetable conference set for Jan. 5-6 <div class="field-byline"> Aimee Nielson, University of Kentucky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2015 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 5 until 5 p.m. Jan. 6 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Vegetables Vegetables Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:25:00 +0000 111261 at Class of 2015 sought for Peanut Profitability Awards <div class="node-body article-body">“Peanut Profitability has set a standard of excellence over the years, and while it has never been an easy honor to earn, I expect another fine group of nominees in 2015.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanuts Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:24:00 +0000 110571 at <p>NOMINATIONS ARE NOW being accepted for the 2015 Farm Press Peanut Profitability Awards. Despite less-than-ideal growing conditions in the lower Southeast this past year, peanut yields were generally good throughout the U.S. Peanut Belt, pushing 3,900 pounds per acre.&nbsp;</p> Georgia’s Randy Dowdy hits 503-bushel corn to top national contest (variety update) <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia farmer Randy Dowdy continues to lift the corn yield bar, clocking 503 bushels per acre this year to top the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest, setting the highest yield ever in the 50 years of the competition. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Corn Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:39:00 +0000 111181 at <p>GEORGIA FARMER RANDY Dowdy topped 503 bushels per acre in 2014, the highest ever yield for the National Corn Yield Contest.</p> Georgia campaign helps farmers get certified organic <div class="field-byline"> Georgia Organics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nationwide sales of organic products jumped to $35.1 billion in 2013, up 11.5 percent from the previous year and the fastest growth rate in five years, according to the Organic Trade Association. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Vegetables Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:19:00 +0000 111151 at <p>According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, Georgia has over 42,000 farms, but only 70 farms are certified organic.</p> Grafting: Symposium to showcase, teach benefits for Southeast vegetables <div class="node-body article-body">The 3rd National Vegetable Grafting Symposium: “Growing New Roots for the Vegetable Industry in the U.S.” will be Jan. 8, 2015 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in conjunction with the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Miscellaneous Vegetables Vegetables Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:38:00 +0000 111111 at Ohio State University Deltapine’s ready with two Flex and five XtendFlex cotton varieties <div class="node-body article-body">Monsanto’s Deltapine unit plans to offer five new cotton varieties containing the new Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton traits for the 2015 season, if it can get the final federal approval.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Markets Miscellaneous Cotton Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:19:00 +0000 111061 at Program offers more disaster coverage for fruit, vegetables and other specialty crops <div class="node-body article-body">The new options provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops such as vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, floriculture, ornamental nursery, aquaculture, turf grass, ginseng, honey, syrup, and energy crops.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Government Crop Fruits Vegetables Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:42:00 +0000 111051 at <p>With the new Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, producers can now choose higher levels of coverage, up to 65 percent of their expected production at 100 percent of the average market price.</p> Flexible lease: Let’s talk about the advantages and disadvantages <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As commodity prices increased since 2008 there has been an interest among producers and landowners to explore the flexible lease concept. Flexible crop leases have been more in place in the Midwest, but within the last few years have seen increased interest in the Southeast and Mid-South. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Crops Bookkeeping/Accounting Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:16:00 +0000 111031 at Questions remain on whether to treat borer pest in dryland peanuts <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Because lesser corn stalk borers prefer hot conditions and sandier soils, they are generally not a problem in irrigated peanuts. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Peanuts Foliar insects Peanut Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:05:00 +0000 110821 at <p>THE LESSER corn stalk borer is considered one of peanut&#39;s most devastating pests.</p> Mark Abney/UGA