corn production

Corn Production Forecast Up, Soybeans Down

Dan Corn, Crop Forecasts

The crop production report issued last Friday by USDA shows corn production up 10% from 2022, but soybean production is down 2% from last year. Mark Oppold has a look at how that measures up to some of the private estimates.

corn production

USDA Cotton Crop Report

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

USDA released the latest crop reports today. Becky Sommer, Cotton and Sorghum Statistician with USDA-National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has the details. All cotton production (.pdf) is forecast at 14.0 million 480?pound bales, down 3 percent from 2022. Based on conditions as of August 1, yields are expected to average 779 pounds per harvested acre, down 171 pounds from the previous year. All cotton area …


The Latest on Cotton, Peanut Harvests

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, Peanuts

Both cotton and peanut harvests continues across the Southeast. USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey first runs through the latest on cotton harvest progress. And Rippey looks at what the USDA report says about the peanut harvest as of this past Sunday. In Alabama, cotton bolls opening is 98 percent, which compares to 88 percent last year with the 5-year average at 93 percent. Cotton harvested …

Florida citrus

Florida Citrus Season Marked by Production Drop

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecasts

(TALLAHASSEE/NSF) — Florida citrus growers recorded a very slight bump in orange production in the final count of the growing season, but the industry still experienced one of its most-devastating seasons in eight decades. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, in a final report for the 2021-2022 season, said growers produced 40.95 million boxes of oranges, the lowest amount …

cotton planting estimates

Cotton Planting Estimates Up from Last Year

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

Becky Sommer with the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service reports the initial cotton planting estimates for this year. Growers intend to plant 12.2 million acres of all cotton across the United States, which is up 9 percent from the previous year. Cotton producers in Georgia expect to plant an estimated 1.2 million acres, up 3 percent from the previous year.  …