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Why Are U.S. Cotton Growers Planting More Acres?

cotton-harvestDespite the prospects of even lower prices, Gary Crawford report U.S. cotton growers are expanding plantings this spring.


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Bayer and BASF Interested in Monsanto

monsantoBoth Bayer and BASF are exploring a combination with Monsanto, the world’s largest seed producer.


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Peanut Market Update

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman has this week’s peanut market update, which includes details about USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service seeking more peanuts.


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ACEP Easements Available in Alabama

USDA/NRCSUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants producers in two counties to know that May 31 is the deadline to apply for wetland reserve easement through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).


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Georgia Cotton Commission Still Hoping to See Relief for Producers

Richey Seaton

Richey Seaton

Georgia Cotton Commission Executive Director Richey Seaton discusses some of those efforts by the industry to find ways to help address the significant challenges facing U.S. cotton producers.


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Farmer Proud of Conserve Alabama Efforts

Charles Holmes

Charles Holmes

Conserve Alabama is a new effort in the state to work with communities to conserve Alabama’s natural resources. Charles Holmes, Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee Board Member and Perry County farmer, told me he is proud of this effort.


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Ag in Review for the Week Ending May 13, 2016

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have more information concerning the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), about losses with honey bees, how USDA is helping military veterans transition to careers in Agriculture, losses from citrus greening Read the rest of this entry »

Global Peanut Production Expected to Decline

Tyron Spearman

Tyron Spearman

The latest forecast notes a decline in global peanut production. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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Peanut Exports Showing Positive Numbers

usa peanut exports mapNew numbers show U.S. peanut exports are up, which is good news as the new crop goes into the ground. Tyron Spearman has the details.


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A Tough Market Situation Shaping Up for Cotton

cotton-harvestThis next marketing year could bring an even tougher market situation for U.S. cotton farmers. Gary Crawford has the first part of this story.


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Science and Feelings Vary in GMO Debate

Genetically Modified food (GMO foods)One topic we are hearing a lot about is GMO labeling, and many in agriculture have concerns with individual state laws instead of a national policy. Chris Galen, senior vice-president of communications with the National Milk Producers Federation, says the science is very clear when it comes to GMO’s but not all agree with it.


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Deadline for Conservation Program Funding in Florida is May 16

FDACSFlorida Agricultural Land Owners are being reminded if you are interested in applying for Conservation Program Funding through the state’s Rural and Family Lands Protection Program, you have until Monday, May 16 to do so.


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