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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 …

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Concerns for the Future of Corn

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Florida, Georgia

There are some in our country that have concerns about the future of corn. Stephanie Ho has the story. And USDA Outlook Board Chairman, Mark Jekanowski, looks at USDA’s first official projections for the corn crop that’s being planted.

Commodity Prices Remain Low

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

By Clint Thompson Commodity prices for high value row crops hasn’t changed much recently, says Adam Rabinowitz, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Ag economist. The only positive is that prices have stopped decreasing. “There really has been little change on anything. The downward movement at least appears to be subsiding. But we’re not seeing any upward movement. I think that’s …


Lower Corn and Bean Prices in USDA May Reports

Clint Thompson Corn, Soybeans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its May crop reports today, which indicates lower prices for both corn and soybeans. Rod Bain explains why the USDA made the downward price adjustment estimates compared to last month.

Stink Bugs Already a Problem

Clint Thompson Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Pest/Pest Control, Soybeans

By Clint Thompson Corn growers across the Southeast need to already be on the lookout for stink bugs, says Auburn University Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist Katelyn Kesheimer. “I would caution growers to get their plans in place and start scouting early. We’ve already started seeing southern green stink bugs and stink bug nymphs down in southern Alabama. Adults are …


Little Projected Rainfall Means More Irrigation Needed

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

By Clint Thompson Limited rainfall over the next couple of weeks means row crop growers need to be irrigating early and often to get their seed producing. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter said water requirements for cotton and peanuts is low early in the season. But they do still require water. “If we’re absolutely getting no …