Red Meat Exports are Valuable to U.S. Corn, Soybeans

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Beef, Corn, Florida, Georgia, Pork, Soybeans

Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean farmers. This week, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) released an updated version of the independent study aimed at quantifying the value red meat exports provide to U.S. corn and …

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Irrigation Vital for Row Crops During Hot, Dry Conditions

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Drought, Florida, Georgia, Irrigation, Peanuts, Soybeans, Water, Weather

Hot and dry conditions over the next few weeks could spell trouble for row crop farmers if they do not apply irrigation in a timely manner. According to Pam Knox, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agricultural Climatologist, current weather conditions could persist for the next month. She even hinted that a short-term flash drought could be possible considering the lack …

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Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to U.S. Corn, Soybeans

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Corn, Florida, Georgia, Soybeans

Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean farmers. These producers support the international promotion of U.S. beef, pork and lamb by investing a portion of their checkoff dollars in market development efforts conducted by the U.S. Meat …

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Investigating a Rapid Decline in North Florida Corn Fields

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Florida, Georgia

by deonne UF/IFAS What are the Symptoms? In recent weeks, extension agents in various locations across North Florida (primarily in the Northeast) have received calls from growers and consultants about symptoms of rapid decline in corn. Symptoms observed include leaf blight, and in general, a wilted, scalded appearance of foliage still in the milk stage of grain maturity. Fall back …

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Analysis Projects $89 per Acre Losses for 2020 Corn Crop Due to COVID-19

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Florida, Georgia

New analysis released this week by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) projects a drastic drop in 2020 revenues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with impacts persisting into 2021. The latest analysis projects a $59 per acre average revenue decline for the 2019 corn crop and an $89 per acre average revenue decline for 2020, compared to pre-COVID-19 …

Georgia Corn Growers Renew One-Cent Commodity Assessment

Clint Thompson Corn, Georgia

ATLANTA– Georgia corn growers approved the continuation of a one-cent per bushel assessment on corn for the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Corn (Georgia Corn Commission). The April referendum received an 87.95% favorable vote.    The market order for corn requires votes every three years for continuation. Funds received by the Georgia Corn Commission are used for research, education and promotion of …

Southern Corn Rust Already a Concern for Southeast Growers

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Florida, Georgia

By Clint Thompson A perfect storm is brewing for southern corn rust disease to wreak havoc on corn in the Southeast. It has already been observed in three different counties in Florida and Georgia. In his 20 years of studying plant diseases at the University of Georgia, Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait said this is the earliest the disease has …