Progressive 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 »
While 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.
The 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.
Bayer 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.
In 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 »
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.
Harold Browning, chief operations officer at the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), provides an overview of activities at the recent International Research Conference on HLB held in Orlando. The conference was hosted by Florida Citrus Mutual, with much assistance from CRDF. “There were nearly 500 participants from 24 countries” including for the first time […]
A new tarping regulation for citrus loads was put on hold by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Ag leaders say the industry should still make plans to comply, since the rules will soon be enforced. An enforcement date has not been announced, but could come as soon as April 1. The new […]