cotton harvest

Cotton Harvest Continues, Peanut Harvest Winding Down

Dan Cotton, Peanuts, USDA-NASS

While cotton harvest continues, peanut harvest is starting to wind down. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says cotton harvest progressed rapidly last week due to good weather. And Rippey has the latest look at the nation’s peanut harvest. In Alabama, cotton harvested as of this past Sunday was at 78 percent, which compares to 80 percent last year and 82 percent is the …

cattle

New Cattle on Feed Report Offers No Surprises

Dan Cattle, Marketing, USDA-NASS

According to a new monthly report, cattle on feed in the U.S. is down slightly, which is no big surprise. The USDA report notes as of November 1st, 11.9 million head were on hand. According to a report from Gary Crawford, that confirms expectations of a smaller beef herd going into next year. Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. for feedlots with …

agriculture

Agriculture in the Sunshine State

Dan Florida, USDA-NASS

Back in July of this year, an article written by Mark Hudson with the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), hi-lighted Agriculture in the Sunshine State. And while he noted Florida’s recognized signature crop is citrus, there are other significant commodities. This of course includes vegetables, where the state ranks fourth among all states in total vegetables harvested acres. Most of these crops are grown beginning …

crop production

USDA Collecting Final 2021 Crop Production and Stocks Data

Dan Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

With another harvest season nearing an end, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be contacting producers to gather final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseeds stored on their farms. Plus, NASS will survey grain facility operators to determine year-end grain and oilseed stocks. To protect the health of producers, partners, and employees, NASS …

producers

Producers Urged to Respond to USDA Hemp Survey

Dan Hemp, Specialty Crops, USDA-NASS

USDA officials are urging hemp producers to respond to a survey, saying it is not too late be a part of the 2021 Hemp Acreage and Production Survey. The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is collecting information. Bill Richmond with USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service explains some of the data being sought in the current survey. The survey will set the benchmark …

cotton harvest

U.S. Cotton Production Forecast Up 25 Percent from Last Year

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their November crop reports today, and Becky Sommer with NASS in Washington D.C. says the U.S. cotton production estimate is up 25 percent from last year’s crop.  All cotton production is forecast at 18.2 million 480?pound bales, up 1 percent from the previous forecast, and up 25 percent from 2020. Based on conditions as of …

cotton production

U.S. Cotton Production Forecast Up 23 Percent from Last Year

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released their October crop reports, and Becky Sommer with NASS in Washington D.C. says the U.S. cotton production estimate is up 23 percent from last year’s crop. All cotton production is forecast at 18.0 million 480?pound bales, down 3 percent from the previous forecast, but up 23 percent from 2020. Based on conditions as of October 1, …

livestock

New USDA Crop and Livestock Reports Coming

Dan Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Fruits, Livestock, Peanuts, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, USDA, USDA-NASS, Vegetables, Wheat

Traders are anxiously awaiting USDA’s next round of reports which should give us a better idea of the size and market prospects for the major crops. And as Gary Crawford reports, USDA will also release revised forecasts for the livestock sector. USDA will release the new round of crop and livestock forecasts on Tuesday, October 12, noon EDT.

cotton production

U.S. Cotton Production Forecast Up 27 Percent from Last Year

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their September crop reports today, and Becky Sommer with NASS in Washington D.C. says the U.S. cotton production estimate is up 27 percent from last year’s crop. All cotton production is forecast at 18.5 million 480-pound bales, up 7 percent from the previous estimate and up 27 percent from 2020. Acreage updates were made in several States based …