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Soybean Association Sets Policy for 2017

American Soybean AssociationProgressive policies for a strong farm safety net, increased funding for agricultural export programs, ambitious global trade negotiations, an aggressive support for biodiesel policies and robust funding for agricultural research and conservation programs will guide the American Soybean Association (ASA) in 2017. The 2017 Commodity Classic concluded this weekend in San Antonio with ASA’s voting delegates, representing its 26 state and regional ASA affiliates, gathered to decide policy priorities for the nation’s soybean farmers in the coming year. Read the rest of this entry »

Cotton Exports Are Exploding

Ripe cotton bolls on branchU.S. exports of almost all agricultural products are higher than a year ago, but one product is enjoying a virtual explosion of export sales. Gary Crawford has the story.


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NCC Focused on Issues Facing Cotton Growers

Trade Agreement secretary agriculture cotton councilWhile farm bill discussions are already taking place at all levels, there are still issues that need to be discussed before a new bill can be put together. Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, Reece Langley, looks at the main priorities they are working on for growers right now.


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Value of 2016 Peanut Crop

farmer-harvest-peanutAccording to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the value of the 2016 peanut crop at farm level saw a decrease from 2015. Tyron Spearman has the numbers.


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Data Collection Underway for Prospective Plantings Report

enlistThe annual prospective plantings report comes out on March 31, but right now Agriculture Department statisticians are gathering information from farmers that will give everyone a better idea of upcoming planted acreage and crop production. Gary Crawford has the story.

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Various Events During National Peanut Month

peanuts-4March is National Peanut Month, and according to Tyron Spearman, there are various events within the peanut industry taking place over the next few weeks.


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Nematode Control for Cotton Growers with COPeO Prime

bayerBayer CropScience invites Southeast cotton growers to learn more about COPeO Prime, a new seed treatment for cotton that contributes to higher yields under nematode pressure. COPeO Prime provides added protection to both susceptible and nematode-tolerant seed varieties, making it a good fit for any nematode management program.


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Peanut Stocks Continue to Drop

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The latest Stocks and Processing Report shows a continued drop in peanut stocks. Tyron Spearman has the numbers.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending March 3, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 3, we talk about the reasons for the expected increase in cotton acres this year, have information about RCRA, have a peanut price update, talk about birds spreading weeds, Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Price Update

peanut profitabilityTyron Spearman has this week’s peanut price update.


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Sustainability Should Not Be a Dirty Word to Farmers

sustainabilityAt a recent conference, attendees heard one speaker say that sustainability shouldn’t be a dirty word to farmers. Tyron Spearman has the story.


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Cotton Market May Not Change Much in the Next Decade

Cotton in field on farm in Alabama.Unless there are big changes in weather, global cotton demand or the U.S. cotton safety net program, this report from Gary Crawford says you shouldn’t expect much change in the U.S. cotton market over the next ten years.


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