EPA Decision Helpful For Farmers With Dicamba in Stock

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Soybeans

By Clint Thompson The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to vacate dicamba registrations was unsettling for cotton and soybean farmers. Some nerves were calmed on Monday when the Environmental Protection Association (EPA) issued an order providing farmers with clarity following the decision last Wednesday, June 3. According to the EPA, growers and commercial applicators …

Commodity Prices Remain Low

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts, Soybeans

By Clint Thompson Commodity prices for high value row crops hasn’t changed much recently, says Adam Rabinowitz, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Ag economist. The only positive is that prices have stopped decreasing. “There really has been little change on anything. The downward movement at least appears to be subsiding. But we’re not seeing any upward movement. I think that’s …


Lower Corn and Bean Prices in USDA May Reports

Clint Thompson Corn, Soybeans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its May crop reports today, which indicates lower prices for both corn and soybeans. Rod Bain explains why the USDA made the downward price adjustment estimates compared to last month.

Stink Bugs Already a Problem

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Pest/Pest Control, Soybeans

By Clint Thompson Corn growers across the Southeast need to already be on the lookout for stink bugs, says Auburn University Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist Katelyn Kesheimer. “I would caution growers to get their plans in place and start scouting early. We’ve already started seeing southern green stink bugs and stink bug nymphs down in southern Alabama. Adults are …


Little Projected Rainfall Means More Irrigation Needed

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Irrigation, Peanuts, Soybeans, Weather

By Clint Thompson Limited rainfall over the next couple of weeks means row crop growers need to be irrigating early and often to get their seed producing. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter said water requirements for cotton and peanuts is low early in the season. But they do still require water. “If we’re absolutely getting no …

Alabama Extension Agent: Anytime We Have a Recession, Demand for Cotton Drops Off

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Peanuts, Soybeans

Other Commodity Prices Could Rebound Quicker By Clint Thompson One Alabama Extension regional farm and agribusiness management agent is hopeful commodity prices will rebound once the ongoing coronavirus pandemic subsides. At least for all row crops except cotton, which could take longer to recover from. “Anytime we have a recession, or the economy takes a hit, when consumers don’t have …

Auburn Extension Specialist: Farmers Need to Hit Home Run

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Crop Forecasts, Field Crops, Peanuts, Soybeans

By Clint Thompson Max Runge, Extension specialist in agricultural economics and rural sociology at Auburn University, believes Alabama row crop farmers are feeling the pressure of delivering a profitable season. That, more than anything else, will impact what they produce this year. “Ideally, we talk about this all the time, stick to your rotations and look for the long-term. A …

ASA Survey: Soy Farmers Concerned About COVID-19

Clint Thompson Soybeans

Washington, D.C. April 20, 2020. Stress levels are high among America’s soybean farmers. The terms “stress,” “anxiety,” and “concerns over mental health” were used dozens of times in an informal survey released this week by the American Soybean Association (ASA). The survey was an initiative of the ASA COVID-19 Task Force, a 12-person group formed in March consisting of ASA …

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UF Surveys to Identify Impact of Pandemic on Florida’s Agriculture and Marine Industries

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Economy, Equine, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, General, Hemp, Labor and Immigration, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pasture, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Research, Seeds, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Wheat

(UF/IFAS) — With agriculture and marine industries occupying a large portion of Florida’s economy, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) wants to better understand how measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 are impacting these sectors. Starting today, faculty from the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics (FRE) department are deploying surveys to UF/IFAS Extension agents …