Florida on Alert as Hurricane Ian Threatens

Dan Agri-Business, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Equine, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, General, Hemp, Herbs, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Peanuts, Pollinators, Poultry, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Weather

(NSF/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Sept. 26, 2022) — Gov. Ron DeSantis urged Floridians to be aware of local evacuation orders as Hurricane Ian is expected to strengthen into a “major” storm in the eastern Gulf of Mexico as early as Tuesday. DeSantis said during a media briefing just before noon Monday that Ian will bring heavy rain, strong winds, flash flooding, storm surges …


Cotton, Peanut Crops Update

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

When it comes to the crop progress report for the Southeast, cotton harvest has begun in some areas, while the crop continues to push towards that point in others. USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey has the latest on cotton crop progress and condition. And Rippey looks at what the USDA’s report says about the peanut crop as of this past Sunday. In Alabama, cotton bolls …


Cotton Program in USDA Partnership

Dan Cotton, This Land of Ours

A cotton program is one of the recipients of a USDA climate smart partnership. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is proud to be the lead and recipient of the U.S. Climate Smart Cotton Program, which will receive funding as one of those selected as part of the USDA Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities …

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U.S. Corn, Soybean, and Cotton Production Down from 2021

Dan Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, USDA-NASS

(USDA-NASS/WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2022) — Corn, soybean, and cotton production is down from 2021, according to the Crop Production report issued today by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Corn production is down 8% from last year, forecast at 13.9 billion bushels; soybean growers are expected to decrease their production 1% from 2021, forecast at 4.38 billion bushels; cotton production …


USDA NASS Reviewing Acreage Information

Dan Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Peanuts, Soybeans, USDA-NASS, Wheat

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced this week the agency is reviewing all available acreage data for select crops. NASS will review planted and harvested acreage for chickpeas, corn, cotton, dry edible peas, lentils, peanuts, rice, sorghum, soybeans, and sugarbeets, in preparation for the September Crop Production report, which comes out Monday, September 12th. The reviewed information includes survey …


Varying Conditions for Alabama Cotton Crop

Dan Alabama, Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), Cotton

According to Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), while parts of the cotton crop in the state have been affected by drought and heat, the lower coastal region of Southwest Alabama has received excessive rainfall. But, Cotton Agronomist Steve Brown notes this year’s Alabama cotton crop is still very promising. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked to Brown about how this year’s crop is great in some places, while …


Cotton, Peanut Crop Update

Dan Cotton, Field Crops, Peanuts

According to the weekly Crop Progress Report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), cotton bolls are opening across the belt. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey has the latest on how the cotton crop is coming along. Rippey also has good news about the peanut crop. In Alabama, cotton setting bolls is 97 percent, which compares to 93 percent last year and the 5-year average …