U.S. Major Crop Production Estimates

Clint Thompson Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, USDA-NASS

Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its latest estimates for the major row crops grown here in the U.S. Tyron Spearman has a look at more of those numbers for peanuts, corn, soybeans and cotton.

USDA Lowers Corn and Soybean Forecast

Clint Thompson Corn, Soybeans

The latest round of crop forecasts shows lower numbers for both U.S. corn and soybeans. Gary Crawford has the new figures. According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), key findings for the Southern Region from the September Crop Production include: Alabama: Corn for grain production is forecast at 57.9 million bushels, up 29% from 2019. Cotton acreage is revised …

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Ethanol Groups File Court Briefing Supporting Year-Round E15

Clint Thompson Corn

Responding to the oil industry’s effort to undermine the expansion of E15, ethanol groups filed a court brief supporting E15. Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and National Corn Growers Association recently filed the brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The brief supports and defends the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 regulation that finally allowed year-round …


Soybean-to-Corn Price Ratio Favors Soybeans

Clint Thompson Corn, Soybeans

A report from the Department of Agriculture suggests soybeans are increasing in profitability over corn. The soybean-to-corn price ratio is often used as one of several tools in measuring profitability of soybeans and corn. The current ratio of U.S. soybean to corn prices has recently risen, sending a signal to farmers that the relative profitability of soybeans has increased over …


USDA to Measure Small Grain Production

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Florida, Georgia, Wheat

ATHENS, GA – In the upcoming week, growers of small grains around the country will receive survey forms from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The agency is taking a comprehensive look into the 2020 production and supply of small grains, which include wheat, oats, and rye. “The small grains industry is an important part of …

UGA Southeast Research and Education Center to host annual field day online

Clint Thompson Corn, Cotton, Georgia, Peanuts, Soybeans

By Josh Paine for UGA CAES News University of Georgia faculty will share the latest research on cotton, soybeans, corn and other southeast Georgia crops during the annual Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center Field Day held online Aug. 12. Research and Extension faculty will present current research conducted at the Midville facility to include agronomic, pest and disease management …


ASTA Promotes Safe Handling and Storage of Treated Seed During Harvest

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts, Seeds, Soybeans

Alexandria, VA—August 3, 2020—As harvest begins across the country, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) reminds farmers about the importance of taking precautions to ensure treated seed does not enter the grain supply.  “Seed treatments provide farmers with an economical means of protecting seeds and seedlings against early-season insect pests and diseases—resulting in stronger and more uniform stands, healthier plants …

Dry Weather Could Impact Essential Nutrients in Cotton, Peanuts

Clint Thompson Corn, Cotton, Drought, Georgia, Peanuts

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension soils and fertility specialist Glen Harris cautions cotton growers and peanut producers about the impact that the current dry weather can have on essential nutrients in their respective crops. “We have dried out a little. We’re hoping to get some good rains here in late July and going into August,” Harris said. “The two biggest …

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Alabama Row Crops Look Promising, Though Dry Weather Could be a Factor

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans

This year’s production season has provided favorable conditions so far for Alabama’ row crop producers. That soon may change, though, if the current dry, hot conditions continue. Audrey Gamble, assistant professor and Extension specialist at Auburn University, said cotton growers need to especially be wary of their crops’ potassium levels. “In a year where we have drought mid-season, we might …