Markets http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en No increase predicted in Alabama’s cotton acreage http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/no-increase-predicted-alabama-s-cotton-acreage <div class="node-body article-body">“The few acres we have in north Alabama will probably continue to go down some. In central and south Alabama, cotton and peanuts go hand-in-hand, and cotton is too good to lose as a rotational crop. Unfortunately, cotton prices have not rebounded, and we don’t have much incentive." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/no-increase-predicted-alabama-s-cotton-acreage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/no-increase-predicted-alabama-s-cotton-acreage#comments Cotton Management Markets Miscellaneous Cotton Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +0000 112581 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>COTTON ACREAGE IS expected to be down in Alabama this year, especially considering the Farm Bill incentive to plant more peanuts.&nbsp;</p> The Option: The best marketing tool for farmers? http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/option-best-marketing-tool-farmers <div class="node-body article-body">"In my opinion, the option is the best tool ever invented for the American farmer to become a better marketer.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/option-best-marketing-tool-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/option-best-marketing-tool-farmers#comments Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Corn Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:47:00 +0000 112571 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THE OPTION IS the best tool ever invented for the American farmer to become a better marketer, says commodity broker Mark Gold.&nbsp;</p> Plant cotton for the total returns, not cotton futures http://southeastfarmpress.com/plant-cotton-total-returns-not-cotton-futures <div class="node-body link-body">“I’ve been telling producers who are growing cotton in 2015 to be patient,” said Don Shurley, Extension cotton marketing specialist for the University of Georgia. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://southeastfarmpress.com/site-files/southeastfarmpress.com/files/cotton_modules.JPG?1426205099" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/plant-cotton-total-returns-not-cotton-futures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Markets Fri, 13 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 112871 at http://southeastfarmpress.com What’s hot and what’s not after 2015 Southeastern trade shows http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/what-s-hot-and-what-s-not-after-2015-southeastern-trade-shows <div class="node-body article-body">“Peanuts seem to have gotten favorable treatment in the farm bill. Right now, we are selling a lot of equipment to peanut growers.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/what-s-hot-and-what-s-not-after-2015-southeastern-trade-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/what-s-hot-and-what-s-not-after-2015-southeastern-trade-shows#comments Equipment Management Markets Miscellaneous Tradeshows Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:37:00 +0000 112401 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>HERE IS SOMETHING you may soon be seeing a lot of in North Carolina this year: Sweet potato planting. A farmer lays sweet potato seedstock in a row and then covers it with plastic.</p> Will China remain a consistent buyer of U.S. sorghum? http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/will-china-remain-consistent-buyer-us-sorghum <div class="field-byline"> John Newton, University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Given the sizable share of sorghum exports to China, expected returns from additional sorghum acres could not be as planned if the Chinese move back into the corn market, an outcome likely influenced by China's recent acceptance of MR162 and lower expected corn prices during 2015-16.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/will-china-remain-consistent-buyer-us-sorghum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/will-china-remain-consistent-buyer-us-sorghum#comments Grains Management Markets Grain Sorghum Mon, 09 Mar 2015 22:03:00 +0000 112781 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Different mindset needed for marketing grain crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/different-mindset-needed-marketing-grain-crops <div class="node-body article-body">“So you look for those opportunities, and when you have crop insurance and have guaranteed bushels, you can feel more comfortable selling grain ahead of time.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/different-mindset-needed-marketing-grain-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/different-mindset-needed-marketing-grain-crops#comments Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Corn Sun, 08 Mar 2015 19:48:00 +0000 112411 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Tobacco farmers fear big planting cut this season http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-farmers-fear-big-planting-cut-season <div class="node-body article-body">“Every conversation among growers is about a bleak forecast in terms of real leaf demand. It isn’t easy to understand how we seemingly find ourselves in this oversupply situation all of a sudden.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-farmers-fear-big-planting-cut-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-farmers-fear-big-planting-cut-season#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Tobacco Tobacco Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:47:00 +0000 112281 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>TRANSPLANTING OF THE 2015 crop will begin in about a month, as it did in this file photo from a flue-cured farm near Carthage, N.C. But how much acreage will growers feel safe in setting out?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> ‘Don’t let up’ on making farm bill decision-making http://southeastfarmpress.com/don-t-let-making-farm-bill-decision-making <div class="node-body link-body">Some farmers and landowners may have breathed too much of a sigh of relief when Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a decision to extend the 2014 farm bill’s Feb. 27 deadline for base reallocation and yield updates to March 31.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://southeastfarmpress.com/site-files/southeastfarmpress.com/files/farm-bill-basics.JPG?1425563129" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/don-t-let-making-farm-bill-decision-making" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Management Markets Miscellaneous Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:42:00 +0000 112751 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Bayer marks 10th anniversary of Food Chain Partnership http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/bayer-marks-10th-anniversary-food-chain-partnership <div class="field-byline"> Southeast Farm Press </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bayer Crop Science marked the 10th anniversary of its Food Chain Partnership with a forum in Berlin Feb. 4-6 that focused on how to keep consistency of the food supply in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/bayer-marks-10th-anniversary-food-chain-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/bayer-marks-10th-anniversary-food-chain-partnership#comments Markets Management Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:23:00 +0000 112341 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Bayer Crop Science marked the 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary of its Food Chain Partnership with a forum in Berlin Feb. 4-6 that focused on how to keep consistency of the food supply in the future.</p> Farm bill: Who takes the risk and who makes decisions? http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-bill-who-takes-risk-and-who-makes-decisions <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There is no doubt, that the 2014 farm bill is complicated. There are multiple long-lasting decisions to make. We can make an educated guess, but it is still a guess on how the next four years will play out. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-bill-who-takes-risk-and-who-makes-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/farm-bill-who-takes-risk-and-who-makes-decisions#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Farm Bill 2012 Crops Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:53:00 +0000 112661 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>ABOUT THE ONLY farm bill decision that is a given is whether to do a yield update or not. There is no downside to updating yields, and with the March 31 deadline extended for it and reallocation, there is still time to do it.</p>