conservation tillage

USDA: Conservation Tillage Increasing

Dan Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Soybeans, USDA-ERS, Wheat

The share of acreage for major cash crops—wheat, corn, soybeans, and cotton—that are planted using conservation tillage has increased over the past two decades in the United States. USDA’s Economic Research Service reported the data Tuesday. Farmers reported employing conservation tillage on the majority of acres of wheat at 68 percent, 76 percent of corn acres, and 74 percent of …


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 …

cotton industry

Watching the Global Cotton Industry

Dan Cotton

The U.S. cotton industry has been watching what is happening with the cotton crop in India. As Mark Oppold reports, efforts there do have an effect on the global market price.


NCC Announces 2023 Beltwide Cotton Conferences

Dan Cotton, National Cotton Council (NCC)

The National Cotton Council (NCC) recently announced the 2023 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 10-12 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans. The event offers attendees timely updates on the latest research, technology and issues affecting U.S. cotton production and processing. The BWCC, coordinated by the National Cotton Council, annually brings together the U.S. cotton industry to exchange …

disaster recovery

Florida Commissioner Nikki Fried Shares USDA Disaster Assistance Programs for Agricultural Producers, Urges Early Reporting of Losses

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cannabis, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Crop Insurance, Dairy, Economy, Eggs, Equine, FDACS, Field Crops, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Forestry, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Hydroponics, Industry, Livestock, Pasture, Peanuts, Pecans, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Tree Nuts, USDA, USDA-FSA, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables, Weather, Wheat

(FDACS/Tallahassee, FL/Sep 30, 2022) —  In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is sharing important resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assist Florida agricultural producers who suffered losses due to the storm. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by Hurricane Ian that USDA has multiple programs to provide assistance in the wake of …


Hurricane Ian Concerns on Cotton, Peanut Crops

Dan Cotton, Field Crops, Peanuts, Weather

When it comes to this week’s Southeast Crop Progress Report, cotton harvest has started in some areas. But, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says cotton crops now in the open boll stage in the Southern Atlantic region face the threat of impact from Hurricane Ian. And Rippey looks at what the USDA’s report says about the peanut crop as of this past Sunday. In …