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Southeast Cotton and Peanut Harvest Ahead of Normal

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

The lack of rain across the Southeast continues to affect both the cotton and peanut harvest in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. In this week’s crop conditions report, U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey looks at the latest major indicators for cotton crop progress. Rippey says the nation’s peanut harvest is well ahead of the average. In Alabama, 88 percent …

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Coley, Meeks Reappointed to Cotton Commission Board

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Industry News Release

In late July, the Commodity Commission Ex-Officio Committee met to make appointments to the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) board of directors. GCC Vice Chairman Matt Coley, a cotton and peanut farmer from Vienna; and director Steven Meeks, a cotton, peanut, tobacco and timber producer from Screven, were both reappointed to another three-year term on the Commission’s board of directors. Coley …

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Harvest Underway for Cotton and Peanut Crops

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

In the latest crop conditions report, U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey says harvest of the nation’s cotton crop is underway. Rippey says the harvest of the nation’s peanut crop is ahead of schedule. In Alabama, 81 percent of the bolls were open, which compares to 76 percent last year at this time. Four percent of the cotton crop …

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Slight Decrease in U.S. Cotton Production Forecast

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its September crop reports. Chris Singh with NASS in Washington, D.C., says the U.S. cotton production estimate is down slightly from last month’s report. All cotton production is forecast at 21.9 million 480-pound bales, down 3 percent from the previous forecast but up 19 percent from 2018. Based on …

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Latest on Cotton and Peanut Crops

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

In the latest crop conditions report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) notes that 43 percent of bolls are open in the nation’s cotton crop, which is ahead of the 5-year average of 37 percent. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says that includes states that were grazed by Hurricane Dorian. But the condition of the nation’s peanut crop is slipping, and …

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UGA Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day Is a Go

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Peanuts

Many have been watching Hurricane Dorian as it moves closer to the U.S. mainland, and there were worries as to whether it would affect the 2019 UGA Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day scheduled for Wednesday in Tifton. According to Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton, the event is a go. To learn more, go to the Georgia Cotton Commission website or the …

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Georgia Cotton Producers Watching Dorian

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Weather

As Hurricane Dorian gets closer to the U.S. mainland, it is becoming obvious just how many crops could be affected by the strong storm. And Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton knows it could cause problems with the cotton crop, and possibly affect the 2019 UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day scheduled for next Wednesday in Tifton.

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Cotton Crop on Par, Peanut Crop Behind

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

Looking at the weekly numbers, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says cotton crop development is largely on par with last year’s progress. But when it comes to the peanut crop, Rippey says condition ratings are now below last year’s numbers. In Alabama, 97 percent of the cotton crop is setting bolls, which compares to 95 percent this time last year. 29 …

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Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day Coming Up in Tifton, Georgia

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Peanuts

PERRY/TIFTON, GA (GCC) — The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Tifton, Georgia.  The field day will start at 8:00 a.m. at the University of Georgia Lang Farm at 276 Rigdon Aultman Road in Tifton, Georgia. Field …