Markets http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en Georgia's 2014 peanut crop is a tale of two halves http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/georgias-2014-peanut-crop-tale-two-halves <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia's 2014 peanut crop went from wet early and then completely reversed in the opposite direction for the second part of the season.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/georgias-2014-peanut-crop-tale-two-halves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/georgias-2014-peanut-crop-tale-two-halves#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanuts Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:47:00 +0000 109261 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THE 2014 GEORGIA Peanut Tour gave participants an up-close look at some of the challenges that have faced the state&#39;s producers this year. The tour began just outside Savannah and included fields and shelling and handling facilities throughout the southeast region of the state.</p> Nut size will determine pecan prices this year http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nut-size-will-determine-pecan-prices-year <div class="field-byline"> Lenny Wells, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chinese demand for pecans at this time seems strong. Size will play a large role in export prices offered to growers, and our size is highly variable this year, largely as a result of scab pressure early and dry weather during nut sizing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nut-size-will-determine-pecan-prices-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nut-size-will-determine-pecan-prices-year#comments Markets Orchard Crops Pecans Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:18:00 +0000 109221 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>STUART PECAN variety on September 5. You can see the kernels are filling well in this particular orchard and filling is almost complete.</p> Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Cotton growers lose money at current market price http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-growers-lose-money-current-market-price <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“If you take the cost of production — seed, fertilizer, chemicals, fuel — and then you add higher labor and added land rent on top of that (for some), at 60 to 65 cents, cotton farmers are losing money big time."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-growers-lose-money-current-market-price" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-growers-lose-money-current-market-price#comments Cotton Markets Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:59:00 +0000 109211 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>COTTON FARMERS are not making a profit; they&rsquo;re not even breaking even at the current price of 67 cents per pound.</p> Farm succession plan important piece of the puzzle http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/farm-succession-plan-important-piece-puzzle <div class="node-body article-body">Do you have a succession plan? You should, says Jaimie Newman-Grissom, an agricultural banker with PNC Bank who works with farmers in northeast North Carolina.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/farm-succession-plan-important-piece-puzzle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/farm-succession-plan-important-piece-puzzle#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Management Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:48:00 +0000 108781 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>DESIGNING A SUCCESSION plan for your farm is important in protecting the assets that you&rsquo;ve worked so long and hard to acquire.&nbsp;</p> U.S. peanut industry aided by new technology, export growth http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/us-peanut-industry-aided-new-technology-export-growth <div class="node-body article-body">While a peanut market “scoreboard” shows both positives and negatives, the future of the industry in the U.S. appears bright, aided by technological advances and increased exports, </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/us-peanut-industry-aided-new-technology-export-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/us-peanut-industry-aided-new-technology-export-growth#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanuts Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:10:00 +0000 108761 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>KRISS LUTT OF GOLDEN Peanut Company, second from right, outlined key issues that are pressuring demand for peanuts and pricing at the recent Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City, Fla. Also presenting at the conference were, left to right, Jeff Johnson of Birdsong Peanuts, Armond Morris of the Georgia Peanut Commission, and Georgia broker George Lovatt.&nbsp;</p> Help keep contaminants out of U.S. cotton http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/help-keep-contaminants-out-us-cotton <div class="field-byline"> Chris Chammoun, Georgia Cotton Commission </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Foreign material is any impurity, whether organic or inorganic, that gets unintentionally mixed with cotton in the various harvest and post-harvest processes. Foreign materials can range from plastic grocery bags to leather gloves. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/help-keep-contaminants-out-us-cotton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/help-keep-contaminants-out-us-cotton#comments Cotton Management Markets Miscellaneous Cotton Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:03:00 +0000 109121 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Crossroad: Which way will the cattle industry turn? http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/crossroad-which-way-will-cattle-industry-turn <div class="field-byline"> Paul Peterson, University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Smaller numbers could push feeder cattle prices even higher and squeeze feeding margins for cattle feeders. The feeding sector also should expect competition from larger supplies of pork and chicken in the months ahead.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/crossroad-which-way-will-cattle-industry-turn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/crossroad-which-way-will-cattle-industry-turn#comments Livestock Markets Cattle Marketing and Promotion Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:41:00 +0000 109071 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>COWS are the &quot;factory&quot; where beef production begins.</p> Why you should check FSA on your acreage history for base reallocation http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-you-should-check-fsa-your-acreage-history-base-reallocation <div class="field-byline"> Nathan Smith and Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm owners need to cross check with farm records that the planted and considered planted acreage recorded by FSA is correct. If any information appears to be incomplete or incorrect, contact your local FSA office before September 26. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-you-should-check-fsa-your-acreage-history-base-reallocation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/why-you-should-check-fsa-your-acreage-history-base-reallocation#comments Cotton Government Grains Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Legislation Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:10:00 +0000 109031 at http://southeastfarmpress.com RFID tags used to track produce freshness from farm to store http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/rfid-tags-used-track-produce-freshness-farm-store <div class="field-byline"> Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A University of Florida-led research team&rsquo;s development of a tracking system could change the way companies ship fresh fruits and vegetables, letting them know which produce is closest to expiration and providing consumers the freshest products available.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/rfid-tags-used-track-produce-freshness-farm-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/rfid-tags-used-track-produce-freshness-farm-store#comments Management Markets Orchard Crops Vegetables Vegetables Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:26:00 +0000 108971 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Economist: Corn market forecast looks bleak with a chance of dreary http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/economist-corn-market-forecast-looks-bleak-chance-dreary <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Potential record-setting corn yields have contributed to a bleak market for corn farmers. University of Georgia agricultural economist Nathan Smith believes next year’s corn price will be worse than this year’s.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/economist-corn-market-forecast-looks-bleak-chance-dreary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/economist-corn-market-forecast-looks-bleak-chance-dreary#comments Grains Markets Corn Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:40:00 +0000 108691 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>FOR SOME CORN farmers, covering this year&rsquo;s production expenses will be a challenge with prices below $4 per bushel.</p>