Markets http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en Crop insurance: Know this about disasters before signing up http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/crop-insurance-know-about-disasters-signing <div class="field-byline"> Nathan Smith, Clemson University Extension Economist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crop insurance pays most often on drought in the Southeast. But South Carolina’s epic flood at harvest in 2015 resulted in catastrophic losses. Crop insurance is not designed to make you whole and some lessons were learned in South Carolina.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/crop-insurance-know-about-disasters-signing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/crop-insurance-know-about-disasters-signing#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Managing the Margins Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Disaster Aid Crop Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:50:00 +0000 118531 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Flooded farm in South Carolina October, 2015.</p> Lindsay B. McClam, McClam Farms in South Carolina Is your land lease truly fair? http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/your-land-lease-truly-fair <div class="node-body article-body">Have you recently made a land lease agreement? Was it fair? Is it time to renegotiate? Situations change and can change quickly in farming. What seemed fair a few years ago might not be today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/your-land-lease-truly-fair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/your-land-lease-truly-fair#comments Cotton Grains Managing the Margins Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Inputs Soybean Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:03:00 +0000 118431 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Less cotton in Southeast but more total US acres in 2016, survey says http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/less-cotton-southeast-more-total-us-acres-2016-survey-says <div class="node-body article-body">U.S. cotton farmers will increase their acres in 2016 despite the less-than-rosy forecast for cotton future prices, according to the National Cotton Council’s Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/less-cotton-southeast-more-total-us-acres-2016-survey-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/less-cotton-southeast-more-total-us-acres-2016-survey-says#comments Cotton Markets Cotton Sat, 06 Feb 2016 19:21:00 +0000 118421 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Upland cotton intentions are 8.9 million acres, up 5.7 percent from 2015, while extra-long staple or Pima plantings could reach 208,000 acres, a 31.2-percent increase. Those <span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="acreages">acreages</span> could produce a crop of 14 million bales &ndash; 13.4 million bales of upland and 595,000 ELS, NCC economists said.</p> The first ‘best guess’ at Georgia crop acreage and prices for 2016 http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/first-best-guess-georgia-crop-acreage-and-prices-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia's 2016 cotton acres could be higher and peanuts acres could be lower. But that depends. All other crop acreage might stay stable. And prices don’t promise to be anything you’d want to take home to meet mom and dad.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/first-best-guess-georgia-crop-acreage-and-prices-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/first-best-guess-georgia-crop-acreage-and-prices-2016#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Corn Cotton Peanut Soybean Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:12:00 +0000 118361 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Foregoing any national or global crop failures in 2016, commodity prices, as farmers have heard too often by now, will not be pretty.</p> You can go broke just breaking even http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/you-can-go-broke-just-breaking-even <div class="field-byline"> Todd Davis, University of Kentucky Extension economist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The problem many U.S. farming operations face now is the ability to cash-flow the business for the next 18 to 24 months. The long-term concern is the overall debt-load of the farm business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/you-can-go-broke-just-breaking-even" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/you-can-go-broke-just-breaking-even#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Livestock Management Managing the Margins Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Inputs Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:41:00 +0000 118241 at http://southeastfarmpress.com New financial series to help your farm survive (maybe thrive) in 2016 http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/new-financial-series-help-your-farm-survive-maybe-thrive-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">“Managing the Margins: 2016” is a Farm Press editorial series providing up-to-date strategies to manage the financial risks of farming in the Southeast.</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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/new-financial-series-help-your-farm-survive-maybe-thrive-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/new-financial-series-help-your-farm-survive-maybe-thrive-2016#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Orchard Crops Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Finance Farm Press Blog Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:44:00 +0000 118051 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Top Southeast farm stories for week ending Feb. 5 http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/top-southeast-farm-stories-week-ending-feb-5 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Cotton industry is not giving up on cottonseed designation. USDA reinstated marketing certificates to redeem commodities from marketing loan program. You can go broke just breaking even these days. There’s a massive fire in Kentucky, a disaster waiting in North Carolina wheat, and other top stories from this week in Southeast farming news.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/top-southeast-farm-stories-week-ending-feb-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/top-southeast-farm-stories-week-ending-feb-5#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Markets Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:25:00 +0000 118401 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Good brew: Hops conference set to promote growth in Virginia, Carolinas http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/good-brew-hops-conference-set-promote-growth-virginia-carolinas <div class="field-byline"> Dee Shore, North Carolina State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The success of the craft beer industry and interest in using locally grown ingredients has encouraged an adventuresome group of farmers in the South Atlantic region to try their hands at growing hops, but the climate here is challenging. An upcoming conference will bring experts from across the country to advise the young industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/good-brew-hops-conference-set-promote-growth-virginia-carolinas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/good-brew-hops-conference-set-promote-growth-virginia-carolinas#comments Grains Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Conferences Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:40:00 +0000 118101 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Jeanine Davis, North Carolina State University Consider hedging, options or futures as risk management tools in 2016 http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/consider-hedging-options-or-futures-risk-management-tools-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">South Carolina farmers are gearing up for a very challenging 2016, and they are encouraged to consider hedging, a marketing plan and closely examine balance sheets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/consider-hedging-options-or-futures-risk-management-tools-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/grains/consider-hedging-options-or-futures-risk-management-tools-2016#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Strategy Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:54:00 +0000 118031 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>On hand for the SC AgriBiz and Farm Expo in Florence Jan. 13 were Harry DuRant, owner of Double D Farms in Clarendon County, and Nathan Smith, Clemson Extension economist.</p> Your farm’s financial future relies on honest answers now http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/your-farm-s-financial-future-relies-honest-answers-now <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Where am I? Where am I going? How do I get there? A good farm financial plan can also answer these questions and serve as a map to your farm finances. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/your-farm-s-financial-future-relies-honest-answers-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/your-farm-s-financial-future-relies-honest-answers-now#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Accounting System Books Wed, 20 Jan 2016 23:56:00 +0000 118041 at http://southeastfarmpress.com