Markets http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en Lowest US cotton acreage in three decades? So, what now? http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/lowest-us-cotton-acreage-three-decades-so-what-now <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The USDA estimate is 8.998 million cotton acres. If realized, this would be the lowest US cotton plantings since 1983.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/lowest-us-cotton-acreage-three-decades-so-what-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/lowest-us-cotton-acreage-three-decades-so-what-now#comments Cotton Markets Cotton Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:33:00 +0000 114751 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Cotton prices are tempting to break out of their sideways pattern and had actually been attempting to do so even before June 30 numbers&mdash;ending last week at over 67 cents. Producers are waiting on a move to 70 cents.</p> Acreage: Cotton, corn, wheat down; soybeans at record high http://southeastfarmpress.com/acreage-cotton-corn-wheat-down-soybeans-record-high <div class="node-body link-body">Planted acreage estimates for cotton, wheat and corn are down compared to 2014, but soybean acreage is estimated at a record high.</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/planting_2015_field.JPG?1435693122" /> </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/acreage-cotton-corn-wheat-down-soybeans-record-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Markets Peanuts Soybeans Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:36:00 +0000 114701 at http://southeastfarmpress.com American Farm Bureau says July 4 cookout will cost less this year http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/american-farm-bureau-says-july-4-cookout-will-cost-less-year <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farm Bureau’s informal survey reveals the average cost for a summer cookout for 10 is $55.84, or $5.58 per person. That’s about a 3-percent decrease compared to a year ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/american-farm-bureau-says-july-4-cookout-will-cost-less-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/american-farm-bureau-says-july-4-cookout-will-cost-less-year#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Crops American Farm Bureau Federation Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:36:00 +0000 114671 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Women in ag: Plowing new ground in Alabama http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/women-ag-plowing-new-ground-alabama <div class="field-byline"> Marlee Moore, ALFA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“Women in agriculture must do a superior job in the same field as men to prove themselves,” said Delle Bean, who operates Del-Ray Ranch in Alabama with her husband, Ray. “We’re not accepted until we’re seen in action.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/women-ag-plowing-new-ground-alabama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/women-ag-plowing-new-ground-alabama#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Markets Soybeans Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:06:00 +0000 114621 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Wendy Yeager is the primary operator of the 940-acre Bell Place Farm in Alabama.</p> ALFA A look at the commodity programs farmers pick and why http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/look-commodity-programs-farmers-pick-and-why <div class="field-byline"> Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess &amp; Nick Paulson, University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FSA recently released enrollment data shows farmers will use revenue-based programs, particularly those of relatively straight-forward design. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/look-commodity-programs-farmers-pick-and-why" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/look-commodity-programs-farmers-pick-and-why#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Crop Wed, 17 Jun 2015 22:40:00 +0000 114441 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Overall, there is a geographical pattern to farm bill commodity program choices made by farmers.</p> House ag committee moves to amend U.S. Cotton Futures Act http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/house-ag-committee-moves-amend-us-cotton-futures-act <div class="node-body article-body">H.R. 2620 would amend the United States Cotton Futures Act to allow for the development of certain new cotton futures contracts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/house-ag-committee-moves-amend-us-cotton-futures-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/house-ag-committee-moves-amend-us-cotton-futures-act#comments Cotton Markets Cotton Wed, 17 Jun 2015 14:34:00 +0000 114451 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>H.R. 2620 would amend the law to allow U.S.-based futures exchanges flexibility in handling foreign-grown cotton and foreign delivery points.</p> Tobacco could be new source for sought-after vaccine compound http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-could-be-new-source-sought-after-vaccine-compound <div class="node-body article-body">Squalene is a funny sounding compound that most people have never heard of, but it has the potential to be a new market for tobacco and a company called SynShark is taking steps to turn tobacco into the product.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-could-be-new-source-sought-after-vaccine-compound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tobacco-could-be-new-source-sought-after-vaccine-compound#comments Markets Tobacco Tobacco Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:06:00 +0000 114141 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Squalene was one of two new uses for tobacco highlighted at the Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase May 19 at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Another company showcased its plans to use tobacco as an alternative to corn for ethanol production.</p> Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage open enrollment dates http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/agriculture-risk-coverage-and-price-loss-coverage-open-enrollment-dates <div class="node-body article-body">Eligible producers may formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period begins June 17 and ends Sept. 30.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/agriculture-risk-coverage-and-price-loss-coverage-open-enrollment-dates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/agriculture-risk-coverage-and-price-loss-coverage-open-enrollment-dates#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Government Crop Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:17:00 +0000 114431 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Cotton prices: The bulls raring to go but stuck in the corral http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-prices-bulls-raring-go-stuck-corral <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton growers optimistically wait for cotton prices to break to the upside. Patience is wearing thin. There are factors in play that are potentially “bullish” that could take cotton prices higher. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-prices-bulls-raring-go-stuck-corral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-prices-bulls-raring-go-stuck-corral#comments Cotton Markets Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:08:00 +0000 114381 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>NEW crop cotton prices have remained stuck in the same narrow 4- to 5-cent range for the past eight months.</p> Auburn University signs pact with Cuba http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/auburn-university-signs-pact-cuba <div class="field-byline"> Auburn University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Less than six months after the U.S. announced plans to restore diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba, the Auburn University College of Agriculture has entered a historic partnership with the Agrarian University of Havana and the Cuban National Center for Animal and Plant Health </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/auburn-university-signs-pact-cuba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/auburn-university-signs-pact-cuba#comments Government Management Markets Miscellaneous Government Trade Associations Fri, 05 Jun 2015 14:40:00 +0000 114241 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Participating in the May 21 signing of the international academic interchange agreement between the Auburn University College of Agriculture and two Cuban institutions are, seated, from left, Henry Fadamiro, assistant dean and Office of Global Programs director, Auburn College of Agriculture; Mar&iacute;a Irene Balb&iacute;n Arias. chancellor, Agrarian University of Havana; and Ondina Leon D&iacute;az, general director, Cuban National Center for Animal and Plant Health.</p>