Recommends Cotton Incorporated Budget of $74 Million New Cotton Board Chairman and Officers Elected During its Annual Meeting in Durham, North Carolina, The Cotton Board reviewed and voted to recommend Cotton Incorporated’s proposed 2018 budget of $74 million to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The Cotton Board also elected Louisiana cotton producer George LaCour, Jr. as Chairman of the Board …
It’s been announced that an agreement has been signed to move ahead with developing a new peanut grading process. Tyron Spearman has the details.
According to information provided by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agronomists, yields for the 2017 Georgia corn crop should be similar to previous years. They predict that yields from irrigated acres will be actually lower than normal, while yields from dryland acres are expected to be better than normal. According to UGA Extension’s new corn, soybean and small grains agronomist, …
The latest report concerning U.S. peanut exports indicates the lower trend continues. Tyron Spearman runs through the new numbers.
Last month, representatives from the Georgia cotton industry were in Washington D.C. with others from the cotton belt talking with their lawmakers about efforts to help U.S. cotton producer’s deal with the ongoing financial stress. Georgia Cotton Commission Executive Director Richey Seaton knows how important this issue is.
Looking at all of the numbers, USDA is noting high acreage and yields could push the U.S. peanut crop to an all-time high production figure. Tyron Spearman has the story.
Despite the increase in USDA’s corn crop forecast, Gary Crawford reports it hasn’t prompted a change in its price forecast for the new crop.
The National Peanut Board recently approved their budget and a program of work for FY-18. But as Tyron Spearman reports, USDA must approve the budget and program of work before it can be implemented.
The U.S. cotton crop could be the biggest one in 11 years. Gary Crawford has the details.
Following reports of dicamba-related damage to soybean crops, American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Illinois farmer Ron Moore releases the following statement committing the association’s resources to the pursuit of a solution: “The issues surrounding dicamba-related damage to crops are serious ones, and as the representative organization for the nation’s soybean farmers, ASA is invested in bringing all parties together …