Chris Chammoun with the Georgia Cotton Commission says both cotton and peanut farmers are invited to attend the upcoming 2014 UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day scheduled for Wednesday, September 10th in Tifton.
In this week’s “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, did you know a recent study shows that each dollar invested in the Beef Checkoff Program returned over $11.00 to the beef industry? Dr. Harry Kaiser of Cornell University says beef producers and importers are getting a tremendous rate of return on their investment.
USDA’s latest forecasts are calling for record corn and soybean crops. But while the report was not as bearish for corn as some had expected, there are questions as to where prices are likely to go and what affect they could have on cash rents for land. Gary Crawford has the story.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The National Cotton Council commended USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) after RMA announced that the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX) will be available to upland cotton producers through the federal crop insurance program beginning with the 2015 crop year.
NCC Chairman Wally Darneille said, “We appreciate RMA’s timely implementation of STAX and for making it available for upland cotton in all counties where Read the rest of this entry »
Craig Brown, Vice President of Producer Affairs for the National Cotton Council, has more information about the new Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO). It’s available through the federal crop insurance program and is set to begin with the 2015 crop year.
Despite concerns by some, the nation’s dairy producers will have the information they need to decide about the new Margin Protection Program and they will have it in time to make decisions about it. With more on that, here’s Gary Crawford.
This is recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast featuring reports about the 6-month mark of the new Farm Bill, about the new Cotton Transition Assistance Program which starts Monday, how the peanut crop looks right now in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and about a new burger made from both beef and chicken.
Here’s a reminder for dairy producers that coming up August 19 from 4pm-8pm and August 20 from 10am-2pm, the South Georgia/North Florida English/Spanish Dairy Milkers’ Workshop will be held. It all starts at the Brooks County Ag Center in Quitman, GA and concluded at Brooksco Dairy in Quitman. The workshop will Read the rest of this entry »