Markets http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en 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 Many questions surround stevia production in North Carolina http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/many-questions-surround-stevia-production-north-carolina <div class="field-byline"> John Hart </div> <div class="field-deck"> Potential seen as specialty crop due to strong demand for sugar substitutes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Stevia is so new to North Carolina that researchers and farmers say there are far more questions than answers on producing the crop, but because of an established market and growing demand, they are committed to expanding acreage in the Tar Heel State </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/many-questions-surround-stevia-production-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/many-questions-surround-stevia-production-north-carolina#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:41:00 +0000 107141 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A TRANSPLANTER PLACES young stevia plants into the ground on the Billy Carter farm in Eagle, Springs, N.C., as Hal Teegarden, vice president of agriculture operations for Sweet Green Fields, explains the agronomic qualities of stevia. Stevia is seen as a good rotation or alternative crop for tobacco and utilizes similar production practices.</p> Ag groups sign on to new U.S. crop supply chain program http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/ag-groups-sign-new-us-crop-supply-chain-program <div class="node-body article-body">The Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture unveiled an agricultural supply chain program, saying it will become a platform for measuring, promoting and reporting on continuous sustainability improvements for U.S. crops.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/ag-groups-sign-new-us-crop-supply-chain-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/ag-groups-sign-new-us-crop-supply-chain-program#comments Cotton Grains Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Marketing and Promotion Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:09:00 +0000 107381 at http://southeastfarmpress.com National Corn Growers Association Cotton amendment on Alabama's July 15 runoff ballot http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-amendment-alabamas-july-15-runoff-ballot <div class="field-byline"> Alabama Farmers Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The only amendment on Alabama's July 15 primary runoff ballot would allow the state's cotton farmers to decide if their current voluntary checkoff program should become automatic. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-amendment-alabamas-july-15-runoff-ballot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-amendment-alabamas-july-15-runoff-ballot#comments Cotton Government Markets Fiber Crops Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:54:00 +0000 107371 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THE ONLY AMENDMENT on the July 15 primary runoff ballot would allow Alabama&rsquo;s cotton farmers to decide if their current voluntary checkoff program should become automatic.&nbsp;The provision has wide support from the state&rsquo;s farming community, including the Alabama Cotton Commission, Cotton Incorporated and the Alabama Farmers Federation State Cotton Committee.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Retail pork prices still rising due to PED virus http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/retail-pork-prices-still-rising-due-ped-virus <div class="field-byline"> Keith Robinson, Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Retail pork prices will keep rising to record highs this summer as the number of hogs going to market over the next several months will be lower than expected because of the PED virus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/retail-pork-prices-still-rising-due-ped-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/retail-pork-prices-still-rising-due-ped-virus#comments Livestock Markets Miscellaneous Swine Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:29:00 +0000 107341 at http://southeastfarmpress.com USDA-ARS