Cotton and Peanut Crop Update

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

In our weekly update on the nation’s cotton and peanut crops, U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey says nearly half of the nation’s cotton acreage is squaring. Rippey says over half of the nation’s peanut crop is pegging. In Alabama, 74 percent of the cotton is squaring, which compares to only 62 percent this time last year. Seventeen percent …

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Harvey Impact on Texas Agriculture

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release

Hurricane Harvey arrived on the Texas coast as the state’s cotton harvest of an expected bumper crop was getting underway. The Texas cotton harvest is around 10 percent complete, with bales in the field and high storage levels. The storm came at what one cotton gin operator called “the worst possible time.” Southeast Texas agriculture has extensive damage from the …


Agri View: Weather Is Important for Crop Outlook

Dan Agri View, Cotton, Wheat

Everett Griner talks about the crop outlook for 2017, factoring in the weather, in today’s Agri View.       Market analysts were predicting another tough year for cotton and grain farmers back in early April. In storage, supplies of all crops were above average and early planting intentions from the March survey were higher than expected. But still, market …

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Georgia Cotton Planting on Target

Dan Cotton, Georgia

According to USDA’s weekly crop progress report, cotton planting in Georgia continues to progress, as last week saw a big jump in the number of acres that were planted. 60-percent of the crop had been planted as of this past Sunday, up from only 38% the week before. Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton is pleased with what he’s hearing and …