October Crop Forecast Will Not Consider Labor Abandonment

Dan Citrus

Crop abandonment impact from lack of labor in 05/06 season is still unknown, but regardless, USDA/NASS crop forecasters say any such impact will not be considered in next season’s October forecast.  Report (2:00 wma) USDA NASS

Cotton Crop Forecast Lower

Cindy Cotton

Hot and dry weather are taking a toll on this year’s cotton crop, which USDA-NASS now predicts will be 14 percent less than last year. Report (:55 wma) USDA NASS

Hurricane Forecast Lowered

Cindy General

NOAA has revised its predictions for this year’s hurricane season downward, but still above normal. Report (:55 wma)