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 …


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 …


U.S. China Postpone Trade Deal Review

Clint Thompson Export/Import, Exports/Imports, Soybeans, Trade

The U.S. and China have postponed a review of the Phase One trade deal as China continues to buy large amounts of U.S. farm commodities. The two sides were set to meet over the weekend, but the delay allows China more time to buy U.S. crops. However, the postponement arose over scheduling conflicts, according to Reuters. Saturday marked the six-month …

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 …

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Soybean Industry Birthplace Alive With Excitement as ASA Marks 100 years

Clint Thompson Soybeans

Aug. 4, 2020. St. Louis, MO. – The American Soybean Association (ASA) returned to its roots to celebrate a century of coordinated efforts and ensuing successes on behalf of U.S. soybean growers. With support from the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the family who helped launch one of the nation’s strongest agricultural advocacy offices, ASA celebrated its 100th anniversary on the …


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 …

July 31 Deadline for Use of Three Dicamba Products

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Soybeans

Cotton and soybean farmers have just a few days left to use three important dicamba products: Engenia, Xtendimax and Fexapan. Growers and commercial applicators may use existing stocks that were in their possession on June 3, 2020 – the effective date of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s decision to vacate dicamba registrations – until July 31. …

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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 …