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U.S. Cattle on Feed Up 4%

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

The latest cattle on feed report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) notes the number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. for feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.4 million head on Sept. 1, 2020, which is 4% above Sept. 1, 2019. This is the highest Sept. 1 …

NCC Chairman on Doing Business Virtually

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Florida, Georgia

Despite the challenges during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the National Cotton Council (NCC) has been busy doing the business needed for the cotton industry. NCC Chairman Kent Fountain, a ginner from Surrency, Georgia, told Southeast AgNet most of what they have been doing is virtual. To learn more on how the NCC is continuing to work for producers and the entire …

State and County Fair Support Gaining Momentum in Congress

Clint Thompson Alabama

A bill providing support to state and county fairs is gaining momentum. Senator Doug Jones, an Alabama Democrat, introduced companion legislation to a House bill that would establish funds to offset revenue losses for state and county fairs. The Protecting Fairs During Coronavirus Act, introduced in the House by Representative Josh Harder, a California Democrat, would establish a $5 billion …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 09-25-2020

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended September 25, 2020, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 14,900 head compared to 12,795 last week and 18,818 year ago. Compared to one week …

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Alabama Cattlemen Assist Members After the Storm

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle

Hurricane Sally, the slow-moving Category 2 storm, made landfall in Baldwin County, Ala. early last Wednesday morning. Much of agriculture across that area was affected. According to Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Executive Director, Erin Beasley, that includes cattle producers and many members of the Association traveled to the Southern part of the state this past weekend to help. For more …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report Week Ending 09-18-2020

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Florida, Georgia

Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended September 18, 2020, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states. AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 12,800 head compared to 11,461 last week and 12,616 year ago. Compared to one week …

Alabama Cotton Producers Dealing With Aftermath of Hurricane Sally

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Weather

By Clint Thompson Alabama cotton farmers continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, who just two days ago, upended this year’s work by producers in the southwest part of the state; specifically those in Escambia, Monroe and Baldwin Counties. One of those producers, Ed Kane, who also serves as a consultant, discussed the impact Wednesday’s storm had on …

Hurricane Sally Slams Alabama; Farmers Predict Major Crop Losses

Clint Thompson Alabama, Weather

Marlee Moore(334) 830-1053 Slow-moving Hurricane Sally stalled for hours along Alabama’s Gulf Coast Sept. 16, her creeping progress flooding fields — and farmers’ hopes for bumper harvests. “It started blowing high winds about 3 a.m. and didn’t stop till mid-morning. It was a beating,” said Eric Street, who farms near Fairhope with his brother, Tobin. “We’ve been preparing for this …

Alabama Peanuts Hit Hard by Hurricane Sally

Clint Thompson Alabama, Peanuts

The timing could have been worse on Alabama peanuts. While Hurricane Sally drenched parts of Alabama with torrential rainfall, the state’s peanut crop was not as far along with regards to being ready for harvest. That was the silver lining Alabama Extension peanut specialist Kris Balkcom tried to find when describing the devastation from Wednesday’s storm. “We certainly had a …