Brazil’s Orange Forecast: Less Fruit, More Drop

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecasts

The 2020–21 orange crop forecast for the São Paulo and West-Southwest Minas Gerais citrus belt in Brazil is 269.36 million boxes. The updated forecast was published Dec. 10 by Fundecitrus and its cooperators. The decrease of 17.36 million boxes represents a 6 percent decline in crop size from the September forecast update. ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONSExpected production was significantly hindered by late …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried on December USDA Citrus Forecast

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecasts

(FDACS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released updated projections for citrus production in the 2020-21 season. The December forecast projects a 2 percent decrease in production, with a projected 56 million boxes of Florida Oranges, 4.4 million boxes of Florida Grapefruit, and 1.1 million boxes of specialty citrus. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried offered the following statement: “When Americans think of wellness and …


USDA Crop Report Forecasts Are Within Industry Expectations

Dan Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Crop Forecasts, Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Georgia, Peanuts, Pecans, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

USDA released their October crop forecasts last Friday, and according to a story from Stephanie Ho, the corn and soybean numbers are within industry expectations. Here are key findings for the Southern Region from the October Crop Production report: Alabama: Corn area planted for all purposes is estimated at 340,000 acres, down 30,000 acres from the previous estimate. Production is forecast …


U.S. Cotton Production Forecast Down 14 Percent

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) have released their October crop reports, and Becky Sommer with NASS in Washington D.C. says the U.S. cotton production estimate is down fourteen percent from last year’s crop. All cotton production is forecast at 17.0 million 480-pound bales, down less than 1 percent from the previous forecast, and down 14 percent from 2019. All cotton planted totaled 12.1 million …

Auburn Extension Specialist: Farmers Need to Hit Home Run

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Crop Forecasts, Field Crops, Peanuts, Soybeans

By Clint Thompson Max Runge, Extension specialist in agricultural economics and rural sociology at Auburn University, believes Alabama row crop farmers are feeling the pressure of delivering a profitable season. That, more than anything else, will impact what they produce this year. “Ideally, we talk about this all the time, stick to your rotations and look for the long-term. A …

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Slight Decrease in U.S. Cotton Production Forecast

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released their October crop reports today, and Chris Singh with NASS in Washington D.C. says the U.S. cotton production estimate is down slightly from last month’s report. All cotton production is forecast at 21.7 million 480-pound bales, down 1 percent from the previous forecast but up 18 percent from 2018. Based on conditions as of …

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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, …