cotton production

Slight Increase in U.S. Cotton Production

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

We told you last month that cotton production here in the Southeast will be much lower this year due to Hurricane Michael. But according to the December report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), U.S. production is now forecast to be a bit higher than what the November report indicated. Chris Singh, with NASS in Washington, …

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Lower Cotton Production in the Southeast

Dan Cotton

Cotton production here in the Southeast will be much lower this year due to Hurricane Michael. According to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), big drops in production will be found in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Chris Singh, with NASS in Washington D.C., has the numbers. Lower Cotton Production in Southeast

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Updated Damage Assessments from Hurricane Michael Released

Dan Corn, Cotton, Forestry, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

New and updated damage assessments continue to show unprecedented losses for Georgia’s number one industry. “These estimations are a clear indicator of the unfortunate devastation many of our farmers and farm families have had to endure,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “These staggering numbers are tough to read, but Georgia farmers have shown great resilience through this unsettling …

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USDA Announces Pink Bollworm Eradication Significantly Saving Cotton Farmers in Yearly Control Costs

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that U.S. cotton is free — after more than 100 years — of the devastating pink bollworm. This pest has cost U.S. producers tens of millions of dollars in yearly control costs and yield losses. Thanks to rigorous control and regulatory activities carried out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), state departments …

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Hurricane Michael Damage to Georgia Agriculture

Dan Cotton, Economy, Forestry, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Poultry, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

“Unfortunately, our worst thoughts were realized. We saw months and sometimes years of work just laid over on the ground in a matter of seconds. Georgia has long led in the production of several renowned commodities and now we have the dubious distinction of also leading in the devastation and incredible loss of these prominent crops. These are generational losses …

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Hurricane Michael Devastates Cotton Crop in Georgia

Taylor Hillman Cotton, Weather

On the afternoon/night of October 10th and the early hours of October 11th, Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc on the southwest, central, and parts of east Georgia and took an exceptional toll on Georgia’s agricultural economy, especially the cotton crop.  Producers are reporting losses anywhere from 25% to a total loss, depending on location in the state, as well as structural …