Merchants/buyers will soon, if not already, switch to buying cotton basis the March futures. The Southeast basis for 41-4/34 is +1.00 cent and +3.25 premium for 31-3/35 (+4.25 December or +3.94 March)....More
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reminds growers that soil samples submitted by Nov. 30 will be processed for free. Processing for those arriving between Dec. 1 and March 31, 2016, will cost $4 per sample....More
Zippy Duvall’s been on the road. By late October, he’d been to more than a dozen states and planned to hit more than 30 states by year’s end, all on his trek to be the next American Farm Bureau Federation president....More
The three finalists that will vie for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Farmer of the Year” honors have been chosen. John Bays, of Knox County, Keith Lowery of Graves County, and Mike Bach from Bath County are the three finalists....More
Brad Thompson lands the helicopter on top of the upper deck of the modified trailer. Cotton plants whirled and dirt swirled. On the trailer, farmhand/ground crewman Dusty Smith casually refills the copter’s spray tank and chats with Thompson.
Journalists are always on the lookout for quotable quotes. One that fits well for the devastating floods that hit South Carolina in early October comes from Brian McClam of Kingstree, one of this year’s Peanut Profitability Award winners....More
As South Carolina farmers recover from historic October floods, they are now looking to crop insurance and evaluating damages to determine what federal assistance can be provided beyond insurance....More