Markets http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en Peanut Profitability Award winners take different paths to honor http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-profitability-award-winners-take-different-paths-honor <div class="node-body article-body">“This year marks the 15th class of winning Peanut Profitability Award growers, and each class continues to impress with their innovate techniques of improving profitability and bottom-line profits."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-profitability-award-winners-take-different-paths-honor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-profitability-award-winners-take-different-paths-honor#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanuts Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:26:00 +0000 108031 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>WINNERS OF THE 2014 Farm Press Peanut Profitability Awards recently were honored at the 16<sup>th</sup> annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference held in Panama City, Fla. Shown are, left to right: Upper Southeast winner Billy Bain of Dinwiddie, Va.; Southwest region winners George, Isaac and John Guenther, Gaines County, Texas; and Lower Southeast winner Owen Yoder of Orrville, Ala.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> USDA unveils Supplemental Coverage Option details, coverage areas http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/usda-unveils-supplemental-coverage-option-details-coverage-areas <div class="node-body article-body">Supplemental Coverage Option will be available for corn, cotton, grain sorghum, rice, soybeans, spring barley, spring wheat and winter wheat in selected counties for the 2015 crop year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/usda-unveils-supplemental-coverage-option-details-coverage-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/usda-unveils-supplemental-coverage-option-details-coverage-areas#comments Cotton Government Grains Markets Soybeans Crop Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:54:00 +0000 108021 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia melon farmers did OK this year http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-melon-farmers-did-ok-year <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Prices at the start of the Georgia watermelon season were pretty strong. Growers that had melons available then, did fairly well and helped make up for last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-melon-farmers-did-ok-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-melon-farmers-did-ok-year#comments Markets Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Vegetables Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:18:00 +0000 108011 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Robert Ames, right, records the weight of a watermelon as fellow student worker Beau Lamb watches. Both work for UGA Vegetable Horticulturist Tim Coolong on the Tifton Campus.</p> Cotton market continues to bleed http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-market-continues-bleed <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last week, cotton prices suddenly broke down 203 points to close at just over 66 cents. This may signal yet another round of weakness in prices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-market-continues-bleed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-market-continues-bleed#comments Cotton Markets Cotton Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:50:00 +0000 107941 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>REPORTS seem to suggest that the decline in cotton price was due to forecasts for slower than expected global economic growth and forecast for higher-than-expected cotton acreage and production in India.</p> Hot cattle market brings tough decisions http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/hot-cattle-market-brings-tough-decisions <div class="field-byline"> Curt Lacy, University of Georgia livestock economist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Should you sell calves at weaning? What is the most economical alternative for replacement females?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/hot-cattle-market-brings-tough-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/hot-cattle-market-brings-tough-decisions#comments Livestock Markets Marketing and Promotion Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:16:00 +0000 107691 at http://southeastfarmpress.com As crop prices fall, can growers produce their way to profit this year? http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/crop-prices-fall-can-growers-produce-their-way-profit-year <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As commodity prices continue to drop, are producers headed for tough times? What are some signs your operation is in trouble?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/crop-prices-fall-can-growers-produce-their-way-profit-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/crop-prices-fall-can-growers-produce-their-way-profit-year#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Corn Cotton Finance Marketing and Promotion Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:45:00 +0000 107681 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>If producers will have less income from the market as harvest time crop prices fall, profit might have to come from production.</p> Learn the ABCs of MRLs with new online course http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course <div class="node-body article-body">The pesticide registration process – FIFRA – establishes acceptable pesticide residue levels for products approved in the U.S. Meanwhile, foreign governments are increasing oversight and testing of imported food for pesticide residues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Pesticides Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:26:00 +0000 107601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com (Photos) The 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmers of the Year http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year <div class="node-body gallery-body">Combined, the state winners of the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program have 350 years of farming experience, with scores of farming generations before them to boot. From one of the largest growers in the state to a Vietnam veteran, from a meticulous weed warrior to even a ‘city’ boy, their backgrounds and farming operations vary across the board.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year#comments Cotton Equipment Government Livestock Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Sunbelt Ag Expo Tobacco Vegetables Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:17:00 +0000 107571 at http://southeastfarmpress.com What the heck happened to the cotton market? http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/what-heck-happened-cotton-market <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The cotton market desperately needs stability—something to stop the free fall. If prices don’t bounce back between now and harvest, cotton farmers may have to wait and give the market longer to hopefully adjust back up over the winter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/what-heck-happened-cotton-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/what-heck-happened-cotton-market#comments Cotton Markets Cotton Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:58:00 +0000 107511 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The combination of factors and forces that could lead to the low end of prices in the cotton market has hit. In fact, Dec14 futures dropped from about 85 cents in early May to 68 cents ending the week of July 11.</p> Farm Bureau says latest USDA crop report presents mixed bag http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/farm-bureau-says-latest-usda-crop-report-presents-mixed-bag <div class="node-body article-body">The American Farm Bureau Federation says Friday’s crop report from USDA presents a mixed bag of projections on top crops grown by the nation’s farmers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/farm-bureau-says-latest-usda-crop-report-presents-mixed-bag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/farm-bureau-says-latest-usda-crop-report-presents-mixed-bag#comments Markets Sat, 12 Jul 2014 03:08:00 +0000 107481 at http://southeastfarmpress.com