Markets http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6111/more en Bottom line trumps caution flags as peanuts appear poised for increase http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/bottom-line-trumps-caution-flags-peanuts-appear-poised-increase <div class="node-body blog-body">Most everyone agrees there will be an increase in U.S. peanut acres in 2015, but the trick clearly will be to temper enthusiasm with caution. </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/bottom-line-trumps-caution-flags-peanuts-appear-poised-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/bottom-line-trumps-caution-flags-peanuts-appear-poised-increase#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Blog Farm Press Blog Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:43:00 +0000 111611 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Tennessee farmers saw high yields in 2014, but what about profits? http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/tennessee-farmers-saw-high-yields-2014-what-about-profits <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tight returns from 2014 puts the 2015 crop in the crosshairs as a crop year that cannot have any miscues and one where build up capital reserves may need to be tapped to make it through the year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/tennessee-farmers-saw-high-yields-2014-what-about-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/tennessee-farmers-saw-high-yields-2014-what-about-profits#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Soybeans Tobacco Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:36:00 +0000 111781 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THOUGH TENNESSEE FARMERS saw outstanding yields -- particularly with grain crops -- in 2014, returns on their investments were tight, and 2015 will likely be even tighter.</p> Cotton prices struggle as new round of weakness sets in http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-prices-struggle-new-round-weakness-sets <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cotton export sales have been good, but cotton below 60 cents will do that. The new round of cotton price weakness is reportedly due to a surging US dollar.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-prices-struggle-new-round-weakness-sets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/cotton-prices-struggle-new-round-weakness-sets#comments Cotton Markets Cotton Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:40:00 +0000 111731 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia Fruit, Vegetable Growers Association rebrands food safety program http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/georgia-fruit-vegetable-growers-association-rebrands-food-safety-program <div class="node-body article-body">What was formerly known as the Georgia Good Agricultural Practices Food Safety Program, or GA GAPP, has been rebranded as Produce Food Safety Services to more clearly state the program’s mission and primary purpose. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/georgia-fruit-vegetable-growers-association-rebrands-food-safety-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/georgia-fruit-vegetable-growers-association-rebrands-food-safety-program#comments Markets Orchard Crops Vegetables Marketing and Promotion Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:14:00 +0000 111641 at http://southeastfarmpress.com A season that just wouldn’t end for Carolina fruits and vegetables http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/season-just-wouldn-t-end-carolina-fruits-and-vegetables <div class="node-body article-body">Managers at state farmers markets in North and South Carolina and an Eastern North Carolina county agent told Southeast Farm Press in early December that the fruit and vegetable marketing season got off to a slightly delayed start in the spring. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/season-just-wouldn-t-end-carolina-fruits-and-vegetables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/season-just-wouldn-t-end-carolina-fruits-and-vegetables#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Vegetables Vegetables Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:29:00 +0000 110971 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p class="Default">IT WAS A great year for strawberries in the Carolinas. This field near Zebulon, N.C., still had enough berries to harvest on June 20, which is late in this area.</p> <p class="Default"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> High-Oleic Peanuts: Manufacturers see added value, competitive edge http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/high-oleic-peanuts-manufacturers-see-added-value-competitive-edge <div class="node-body article-body">“There are four varieties available today, and they absolutely are competitive in terms of yield and grade with Georgia-06G.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/high-oleic-peanuts-manufacturers-see-added-value-competitive-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/high-oleic-peanuts-manufacturers-see-added-value-competitive-edge#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Peanuts Peanuts Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:04:00 +0000 110991 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>MARS CHOCOLATE HAS made a commitment to using 100-percent high-oleic peanuts in its M&amp;M and Snickers products by 2017. Shown are M&amp;Ms at the Mars Chocolate Hackettstown, N.J., facility.&nbsp;</p> Photo courtesy of Mars Chocolate American Farm Bureau ratifies 2015 public policy positions http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/american-farm-bureau-ratifies-2015-public-policy-positions <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention Jan. 13 approved resolutions that will provide the organization grassroots authority to ask Congress to finish many measures that remain unsettled at the start of 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/american-farm-bureau-ratifies-2015-public-policy-positions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/american-farm-bureau-ratifies-2015-public-policy-positions#comments Government Management Markets Miscellaneous Government American Farm Bureau Federation Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:10:00 +0000 111601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Cotton prices just treading water http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-prices-just-treading-water <div class="field-byline"> Don Shurley, University of Georgia Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Little incentive to do cotton price fixing until market gets to 70 cents. If you believe prices are at or near the bottom, one strategy would be to buy Mar16 Call Options while you’re waiting for things to get better.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-prices-just-treading-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/cotton-prices-just-treading-water#comments Cotton Markets Cotton Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:58:00 +0000 111491 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>USDA released its January production and supply/demand estimates Monday. The numbers are being interpreted as somewhat negative to the cotton market.</p> Did 2014 crop season leave bills unpaid? http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/did-2014-crop-season-leave-bills-unpaid <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As farmers plan their production program for 2015, they will need to look closely at costs. To date, about the only expense item that we can pencil in lower is fuel related. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/did-2014-crop-season-leave-bills-unpaid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/did-2014-crop-season-leave-bills-unpaid#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Markets Soybeans Grains Inputs Management Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:59:00 +0000 111481 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>FARMERS will need to question and justify the expenses put out on this upcoming crop. Many cannot afford another big yield year where expenses and all costs exceed revenues.</p> Photo by National Corn Growers Association Southeast 2014 crop production numbers released http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/southeast-2014-crop-production-numbers-released <div class="node-body article-body">Southeast row crop production was a mixed bag in 2014. Some record average yields were hit in some states, while total 2014 production dropped for some crops in some states.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/southeast-2014-crop-production-numbers-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/southeast-2014-crop-production-numbers-released#comments Cotton Government Grains Management Markets Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Crops Marketing and Promotion Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:40:00 +0000 111471 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Photo by National Corn Growers Association