cotton exports

U.S. Cotton Exports and Demand Still Good

Dan Cotton, Exports/Imports

While the trade war with China continues, some wonder how it is affecting U.S. cotton exports to that country. Dr. Jody Campiche, Vice President of Economics and Policy Analysis for the National Cotton Council (NCC), looks at exports for U.S. cotton and notes what impacts the tariffs have had on demand. U.S. Cotton Exports and Demand Still Good

plains

Plains Peanut Festival is Saturday

Dan Peanuts

The 22nd Annual Plains Peanut Festival will be held Saturday, September 22nd in Plains, Georgia. Tyron Spearman has more information. Plains Peanut Festival is Saturday Highlights from the 21st Annual Plains Peanut Festival Courtesy Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts For more information and to view a schedule of activities, visit the official website of the Plains Peanut Festival at www.plainsgeorgia.com.

poultry

Florence Washing Away Cotton and Tobacco Crops

Dan Corn, Cotton, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Weather

The record-setting and still-rising floodwaters of Hurricane Florence are wreaking havoc on cotton and tobacco crops in the Carolinas. North Carolina Farm Bureau spokesperson Lynda Loveland says it’s going to take some time to get an accurate picture of the damage to flooded tobacco, cotton, corn, soybean, and sweet potato fields because they’re still flooded. Bloomberg says it’s going to …

ncga

NCGA Names Doggett as CEO

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced Jon Doggett as the organization next CEO, taking the place of Chris Novak. Doggett is the fifth CEO in the organization’s 61-year history. The change is effective immediately. He has served as interim CEO since August first when Novak left for CropLife America. Doggett has also served as executive vice president of the …

soybean prices

Soybean Prices Improve 15 Percent if Tariffs Resolved

Dan Industry News Release, Soybeans

If the U.S. can get its trade disputes resolved, one economist says soybean prices could jump as much as 15 percent higher. Farm Journal’s Ag Web Dot Com quotes Jackson Takach of Farmer Mac as saying there’s no underestimating the importance of trade to agriculture. “One of every $4 or $5 in farm income is from foreign sources,” he says. …