Markets en Mexican trade delegates check out Alabama peanut farm, Georgia sheller <div class="field-byline"> A.J. Watson, ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The American Peanut Council hosted a reverse trade mission with a Mexican trade delegation Oct. 6 in Dothan, Ala. The delegation, consisting of peanut buyers from national and international food companies, toured a Georgia shelling plant and Henry County farmer Ed White’s peanut farm. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Markets Peanuts Peanut Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:17:00 +0000 116351 at <p>Henry County peanut farmer Ed White, right, hosted a Mexican trade delegation at his farm in Newville Tuesday, Oct. 6.</p> ALFA Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership benefit your state’s farm economy? <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, agreement is being touted as a big win for U.S. agriculture exports. But what might the TPP do for your state? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:37:00 +0000 116341 at How low will calf prices go? <div class="node-body article-body">Cattle producers have benefitted from high calf and feeder prices in the not-too-distant past. More recently, however, cattle markets appear to be weakening, and farmers are wondering just how low the prices could go.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Markets Breeding Calf Marketing Cattle Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:56:00 +0000 116241 at <p>While the recent drop in calf prices may slow the pace of expansion, most producers are still likely to sell calves this fall on a very strong market by historical standards.</p> China’s cotton contradictions and the need for quality fiber <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It is impossible to talk about world cotton market without discussing China or trying to understand why it has pursued its questionable cotton policies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Markets Cotton Marketing and Promotion Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:23:00 +0000 116221 at <p>The China situation is a real supply/demand contradiction that may take at least another two to three years to begin to work itself out.&nbsp; This doesn&rsquo;t necessarily mean low prices for US growers.</p> Peanut farmers advised to watch tons in loan, payment limitations <div class="node-body article-body">As the 2015 U.S. peanut harvest rolls on, some things are being learned about peanuts under the current farm bill. Peanut farmers will need to continue to watch, or watch better, how they market their peanuts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Peanuts Peanut Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:03:00 +0000 116161 at <p>Peanut farmers need to know, and plan better for, a marketing loan gain created when peanuts in the loan are redeemed on their behalf. MLG counts toward their $125,000 payment limitation under the new farm bill.</p> Southern agricultural economists huddle in Atlanta, sound warning <div class="node-body blog-body">Southern Extension economists discuss the current state of affairs and outlooks for major Southern commodities and livestock. Farm economy to struggle in 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Bookkeeping/Accounting Corn Cotton Farm Programs Finance Peanut Soybean Farm Press Blog Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:49:00 +0000 116071 at <p>Southern farmers need economists dedicated to their particular diverse, and at times, complicated flavor of agriculture, and they need them firing on all cylinders now.</p> Is wheat worth planting for 2016? <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s time for producers in Tennessee and surrounding states to start looking closely on whether they want to plant wheat for the 2016 season. Wheat for 2016 has as much profit potential as competing crops and appears to have a place in a grain rotation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Markets Wheat Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:32:00 +0000 115941 at South Carolina farmers face disastrous yields as harvest begins <div class="field-byline"> Jim Melvin, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>An unexpectedly severe drought joined forces this summer with a relentless heat wave in a one-two punch that is knocking many South Carolina farmers off their feet.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Crops Drought Corn Cotton Wed, 16 Sep 2015 13:20:00 +0000 115891 at <p>A South Carolina farmer chops down his corn after his yield was declared too low to be worth harvesting.</p> David DeWitt / Clemson University Road to higher cotton prices filled with potholes, report confirms <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton growers continue to wait on anything that would push prices to the desired 70-cent level or better. To date, little marketing or price protection has taken place as producers seem willing to wait it out. This is not a bad strategy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Markets Cotton Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:21:00 +0000 115861 at <p>September cotton numbers are likely neutral to slightly bearish. So, the waiting game continues. There is potential that cotton prices could improve, but last week&rsquo;s report is not going to get us there.</p> Russell Hedrick turns just four inches of rain into good dryland yield <div class="node-body gallery-body">Drought has devastated North Carolina’s Piedmont this year with many farmers having to call their crop insurance agents because their soybeans and corn weren’t worth harvesting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Management Markets Soybeans Sun, 13 Sep 2015 19:19:00 +0000 115801 at <p>Hickory, N.C. farmer Russell Hedrick says a system of no-till combined with a multi- species cover crop mix has really paid off in a year of drought and heat stress.</p>