Annually, Cotton Incorporated invites cotton producers from across the country to travel to North Carolina to tour its high-tech headquarters, which was established, built with, and funded by cotton check-off dollars.
Direct and countercyclical payment programs and the state-based revenue program known as ACRE were eliminated by the 2014 farm bill. A farmer now can choose one of two new farm programs starting with the 2014 crop: Price Loss Coverage or Agriculture Risk Protection....More
Peanuts look to be the highest return above variable costs for 2014. Prices for cotton, corn and soybeans have been in a downtrend. Where they are at planting time may be different. Actual returns would change as price, yield and cost changes....More
What's important about the 2014 cotton acreage is not what is planted but how much of that acreage will eventually be harvested or not harvested and the yield. This is even more the case this year....More
American Soybean Association wants EPA to adjust the biodiesel volume requirements in Renewable Fuel Standard to be consistent with production levels in 2013, which exceeded 1.7 billion gallons....More
In the first four months of the 2012/2013 corn marketing year, U.S. exports and outstanding sales totaled 13.2 million metric tons (520 million bushels) compared to 29.5 million tons (1.2 billion bushels) so far this year....More
While this ongoing grain deficit situation produces a readymade local market for grain grown by Virginia-Carolina grain farmers, it has pushed many livestock producers to the brink of destruction....More