desantis

DeSantis, Senators Seek Everglades Money

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Water

Gov. Ron DeSantis has joined U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott in urging President Donald Trump to include $200 million a year in the federal budget for the Everglades. In a letter released this week, the three Florida Republican leaders requested a commitment for construction funding. “The federal-state partnership to restore the Everglades is critical to protecting …

survey

Survey Suggests Increased Cotton Plantings in 2019

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 14.5 million cotton acres this spring, up 2.9 percent from 2018, according to the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) 38th annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. Upland cotton intentions are 14.2 million acres, up 2.8 percent from 2018, while extra-long staple intentions of 264,000 acres represent a 6.3 percent increase. The survey results were announced …

agricultural

USDA to Release Complete Set of Tables for Agricultural Projections to 2028

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

On Feb. 14, 2019 at 12 p.m. EST, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release the complete set of tables prepared for the upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028 report. The new tables will include projections for farm income, U.S. fruits, nuts, and vegetables supply and use, and global commodity trade. Tables containing long-term supply, use, and price projections …

beef exports

Beef Exports Remain High

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

While the November beef export report came out a month later than usual because of the government shutdown, it still showed good things for beef. U.S. beef exports continued on a record pace in November. However, pork exports trended lower year-over-year. Statistics from USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation show that beef exports totaled more than 112,000 …

usda

USDA Releases Shutdown-delayed Reports

Dan Corn, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Wheat

The Department of Agriculture’s backlog of reports delayed from the government shutdown overall provided a neutral outlook. USDA reported 2018 corn production at 14.4 billion bushels with a national average yield of 176 bushels per acre. Meanwhile, USDA says farmers harvested a record 4.5 billion bushels of soybeans, up three percent from last year, with a national average yield of …

cattlefax

CattleFax elects Officers for 2019

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release

CattleFax elected a new slate of officers at this year’s annual business meeting Jan. 31, 2019, in New Orleans, La., held in conjunction with the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. The new CattleFax president is Don Quincey of Chiefland, Fla., a 5th generation rancher and cattle feeder in Florida and past president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. Elected …

lake

Lake O Levels: Rural Residents Offer Input, But Is Anybody Listening?

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Water

In one of a series of public meetings hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week and next, Okeechobee, FL residents last night packed the house for presentations and public input about the management of lake water levels. 200 people showing up for a meeting like this in Okeechobee is like 20,000 showing up on the coast, taking …

epa

EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler Promotes President Trump’s State of the Union Address In GA

Dan Environment, Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

Administrator Wheeler met with members of GA and SC Farm Bureaus, as well as local and state officials to discuss WOTUS and our new nutrient reduction policy U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler visited Georgia to promote President Trump’s successful State of the Union address. While meeting with local and state officials at McCorkle Nursery in Dearing, Georgia, Acting …