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Cotton Marketing News: February Report Not a Valentine

February has thus far been a brutal month for cotton prices. Old crop May16 futures prices have lost 4 cents per pound and new crop Dec16 futures have lost over 3½ cents. This represents a 6% loss in value just within the past 10 days or so. Both old crop and new crop futures prices …

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USDA 2016 US Cattle Inventory Report

Much of the agricultural economy in the country is driven by the basic economic principles of supply and demand.  Why are commodity prices for crops grown in the Southeast so low?  For the most part it is related to an increase in the supply (production) and a reduction in demand from foreign exports due to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/05/usda-2016-us-cattle-inventory-report/

January Florida Cattle Market Report

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 8.70/cwt. during January. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 65.25/hd. ($ 8.70/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 4,350.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder …

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Friday Funny: The Motorcycle Accident Praise Report

A Florida farmer had a very embarrassing moment at the country church where his wife had grown up, in the next county over.  He was recovering from a very serious motorcycle injury.  The farmer had kept his injuries a secret from his in-laws, because his father-in-law had warned him repeatedly about the dangers of riding …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/29/friday-funny-the-motorcycle-accident-praise-report/

Federal Reserve Report Optimistic About Southeast Agriculture

The U.S. Federal Reserve Banks are responsible for the currency used domestically.  They also issues a report eight times annually on the current economic conditions in the collective Federal Reserve Districts. Known as the Beige Book, this publication is based on anecdotal information from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/12/federal-reserve-report-optimistic-about-southeast-agriculture/

2014 USDA Honey Production Report

According to USDA, last year was a good year for US beekeepers with both record high prices and also an increase in total production. Photo credit: Doug Mayo USDA released their annual Honey Production Report last Friday, March 20, 2015.  2014 was a good year for US beekeepers with both record high prices and also …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/28/2014-usda-honey-production-report/

Understanding Your Forage Test Report

Once you send in a hay sample for analysis, you have to know what the numbers mean to make winter supplement decisions. Just as soil testing can provide vital information on how to fertilize crops, forage testing can provide vital information on how to supplement hay fed to livestock.  Feed and fertilizer are simply too …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/25/understanding-your-forage-test-report/

Summer Insect Report

Flatid adults. Photo credit: Russ Mizell Flatid Nymph. Photo credit: Russ Mizell                                       Vignettes on Summer Insects Russell F. Mizell, III, Professor of Entomology, NFREC-Quincy Planthoppers Mid-summer is upon us and the usual calls and emails are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/25/summer-insect-report/

Jackson County Agriculture Weather Damage Report

Corn struggling off to a slow start in saturated soils. Photo Credit Doug Mayo Jackson County received record rainfall in April 2014. The National Weather Service graphic below illustrates the wide variation of rainfall totals for April, with the areas in red receiving between 10-12″, the areas in pink 12-14″, the magenta, or hot pink …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/03/jackson-county-agriculture-weather-damage-report/

April 2014 Storm Damage Report for Okaloosa County

Pasture in Okaloosa County with several acres of standing water. Photo by Jennifer Bearden April 2014 had already brought a record amount of rainfall to the Western Panhandle area, and last week’s weather brought North Okaloosa County another 7-19 inches of rain.  The rain event of April 29-30 caused flooding across our county and right …

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