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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, City Roots Farm Manager Eric McClam and S.C. Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers discuss ... are called "specialty crops" — a category that covers most non-commodity crops, from fruit to spinach, as opposed to commodities like cotton and soybeans.
Below, Matagorda County cotton crops were spoiled from the rain before Hurricane Harvey made landfall. .... Cotton already is one of the most heavily subsidized farm commodities in the U.S. agricultural system, which has sought to protect farmers from the vagaries of weather and markets since the Great ...

The dairy folks agree; they joined to push their own bigger, wider “safety net.” Indeed, in 2015, Big Cotton attempted to get the U.S. Department of Agriculture to institute a similar program. Former USDA chief Tom Vilsack rejected it, claiming only Congress had the authority to reopen the 2014 farm bill.
The pest significantly impacted Georgia's cotton and fall vegetable crops last year. To avoid another infestation this year, Sparks and fellow UGA entomologist Phillip Roberts have stressed the importance of crop sanitation during their visits with farmers at winter county production meetings. “Any crop that's ...
"As a cotton producer organization serving 41 counties where growers usually produce about two-thirds of the state's cotton crop, we appreciate this team ... The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has recognized a cotton and weed team with a Superior Service Team Award for their efforts on educating ...
Severe cotton leaf damage from near Walgett in northern New South Wales. Photograph: Cotton Australia. The vice chair of the Walgett Cotton Growers' Association, Bernie Bierhoff, says cotton crops on more than 10 farms, including his own, had been affected by the off-target spray drift – some seriously.

Wayne Ebelhar, MSU research professor and agronomist, discussed the long-term research project at the recent Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio. The study was conducted on two sites, the Centennial Farm at Stoneville, Miss., where cotton has been grown continuously “for at least 100 years,” ...
Civil War ghosts watch from the field's edge as an agricultural tale of backbone and innovation demands a refreshingly misfit farmer: enter Garrett Heil. ... Just outside the tiny town of Norborne, the self-proclaimed soybean capital of the world, Heil's family farms 4,000 acres of corn, grain sorghum, soybeans ...
Dr. Keith Coble reviewed the supply and demand fundamentals for major field crops including corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and rice for both U.S. and foreign markets. Following the crop outlook, Dr. Coble discussed several key topics for the 2018 farm bill debate that may impact commodity and crop ...
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma also left their mark on U.S. agriculture. Harvey made landfall in Texas in late August just as corn, cotton and rice harvest was wrapping up. The South Texas Cotton and Grain Association reports the final tally on crop losses could reach $150 million. Cotton farmers in the Upper ...
The disaster assistance bill looks to set the stage for the next farm bill, offering a higher baseline for funding and likely taking care of two contentious issues related to dairy and cotton, according to Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. Speaking at a workshop at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 2018 Annual ...
The company's major target segments for farm equipment business are small and medium farms, gardens and landscaping categories. The company has a capacity to produce 6000-7000 units of power tillers and 10,000 units of other farm equipment and implements. All these are made at its Ranipet ...
“We've got producers that are not experiencing one of the most profitable crops due to a couple of things: ever-increasing production costs and the cotton price. Cotton prices are really at pretty good levels right now. But when you throw in the quality of the crop, and a lot of the quality is not what we'd like it ...
The longest winning streak in two decades propelled cotton to 2017's biggest increase among crop commodities, and hedge funds are ready for more gains in 2018. Of the nine components tracked by the Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex, only cotton and wheat contracts posted gains last year. The fiber led ...
The longest winning streak in two decades propelled cotton to 2017's biggest increase among crop commodities, and hedge funds are ready for more gains in 2018. Of the nine components tracked by the Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex, only cotton and wheat contracts posted gains last year. The fiber ...
Several university cotton specialists offer suggestions to help growers take advantage of these cover crop benefits. Dr. Randy Boman, Oklahoma State University cotton specialist, says many irrigated producers use a terminated small grains cover. After they harvest cotton, they immediately plant wheat or rye to get some ...
Hamish Millar from company Cowal Agriculture, which grows the cotton crop in question in Queensland's Emerald region, said this years' crop was even earlier than conventional (or non-GM) crops of decades past. He said he understood they were the first to harvest cotton this year in Australia.

A hefty Washington estimate for world cotton stocks, which fuelled a slump in prices last week, looks like being undermined by weaker ...
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has ... National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) September Crop Production, showed ... to row crops beginning in August through the remainder of the growing season. ... Producers expect to harvest 83,000 acres, up 9,000 acres from the ...
'Put Farm Safety into Practice' during Farm Safety Week ... They are on track to produce their best cotton crop ever, and they ... Following two back-to-back years of rain-damaged crops, South Carolina is due a good cotton crop this year. ... get it out of the field and have a pretty good harvest,” Jones said.
Bits of cotton—the state's biggest cash crop—are hanging in trees. ... Texas, the country's third-largest agricultural state, took in about $25 billion in ... The losses will extend beyond damaged crops and livestock fatalities. ... Harvey's damage to Texas's agriculture extended to farm equipment, barns and the ...
Cotton crop ruined by Harvey in Refugio County, about 6 miles ... The powerful winds and rains destroyed crops, displaced livestock and ... “A lot of cotton didn't get harvested,” said Gene Hall, a spokesman for the Texas Farm ...
The Lone Star state produces high volumes of cotton, wheat, rice and soy and is a large exporter of crops from around the country.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday that harvest activity has now ... A tractor carries a cotton module ready for transport to the gin at a farm in Texas. ... nation in cattle and cotton production, and rice also is a major ag crop. ... At the same time, Harvey is expected to delay agricultural export activity ...
Farmers are likely to harvest a record 40 million bales of cotton in the 2017/18 season beginning Oct. 1, 2017, bringing domestic prices down ...
Georgia's agricultural leaders say Irma's path through the state has left pecan and cotton crops vulnerable, but could signal a boon for another ...
Georgia pecan and cotton farmers face heavy losses and early reports suggest more than a dozen other row crops and vegetables were damaged in Tropical Storm ... Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to assess the storm's impact, ... and dairy farms, among other businesses, get back up and running.
The Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) risk management program and crop insurance have been critical to helping corn farmers during a weak farm economy and should be maintained in the next farm bill, National Corn Growers Association President Wesley ...
Green Mississippi fields will be a blanket of white this fall as area farmers are eyeing cotton as a more profitable crop to plant this year. "Out of the 8,500 acres we farm, I'm going to farm about 5,000 acres of cotton, and the other half, what's ...
... into the cotton harvest. On Ian Wolski's farm, Heimat, 10km south of Chinchilla, yields are looking to be down on what he was expecting.
Growers hope to plant another record soybean crop this spring while scaling back corn acres, according to Farm Futures latest survey of intentions for 2017.
The American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Farmers Union and six groups representing commodities grown mostly in the northern states have reached consensus on a series of farm bill proposals, but groups representing generally southern crops have ...
"We'll also be looking at possible opportunities for producers found in the farm bill to improve their bottom line by planting program crops on cotton generic acres to qualify for program payments," Smith said. "But the main item of workshop business ...
The products are made using only fair trade labor on the farms and in the factories. The challenge for Naithani and his ... Cotton covers 2.5 percent of the world's cultivated land, yet growers use an estimated 10 to 25 percent of the world's ...
FACTS are stubborn. That Command Agriculture is a success is fact even before we start counting our harvest. ... VP Mnangagwa said the thinking within Government was to spread the Command Agriculture net to such crops as cotton, soya beans and wheat.
KARACHI: The Textile Ministry and concerned agencies responsible for the protection of crops should take preemptive measures in order to safeguard the cotton crop from different virus attacks and use of uncertified seeds by growers. The cotton crop ...
"We'll also be looking at possible opportunities for producers found in the farm bill to improve their bottom line by planting program crops on cotton generic acres to qualify for program payments," Smith said. "But the main item of workshop business ...
The agricultural sector is expected to grow by 12 percent this year buoyed by a bumper harvest expected this season, with early projections showing the country ...
The Burlesons have grown cotton every year since then, and they plan to stay with the crop. Today, Ronnie farms with his son, Andrew, brother Dennis, and Dennis' son, Aaron. The Burlesons are known for their commitment to soil conservation, adapting ...
Having failed to achieve cotton sowing targets for the past few years, Sindh's agriculture department estimates that 650,000ha may be brought under cotton cultivation this year. The last season's cultivation target was 660,000ha. However, the Multan ...
An active member of the Madera County Farm Bureau, Henry Bitter served as president for two years, on its board for 13 years, and as the District 9 director for the California Farm Bureau Federation for six years. He farmed wine and ... He sold his ...
Cotton covers 2.5 percent of the world's cultivated land, yet growers use an estimated 10 to 25 percent of the world's pesticides, according to Rodale Institute, a Pennsylvania organic farm and researcher. AMIS Global, an agriculture data firm ...
But, again, the amount exported varies significantly among crops - from about half of the soybean, wheat, and rice crop to 75 percent of the cotton crop. Farmers are also concerned that our export markets may be stifled by U.S. trade policy. According ...
Each producer should have their own breakeven price number that they calculate based on their farm operation. ... Sometimes that may not give a lower cost crop like soybeans a fair shake compared to a higher cost crop like cotton. ... For example, if ...
That's why he established Pat Pilgrim Farms, PPF Gin and Warehouse, built the gin, and set up the cotton company to work very much like the vertically integrated poultry business his family ran until they sold it a year or so ago.
Consider the farmers in India, the world's largest producer of cotton. There, the crop is generally harvested on small farms, where families go into debt to buy seeds from Monsanto, a seed supplier that dominates 90% of the Indian market. As I've ...
The excessive heat caused a great deal of stress to local cotton plants, especially dryland crops. On top of the heatwave, local cotton crops have been hit with above-average rainfall throughout March which has sparked concern for crop downgrades.
To go a day without agricultural means no cotton briefs or boxers. You would not ... The by-products off the farm and ranches across this great nation are found in every aspect of our lives. From our ... But, as the farmer says after watching the white ...
But it does allow the import of GMO crops, such as soybeans for use in its huge animal feed industry. The number ... "The trend is moving in the wrong direction in terms of the product being approved in the past few years," said Gao Yong, co-chairman ...
"I attended UT Martin for a while one spring, but when it got time to harvest cotton, I couldn't stand it any longer - I had to come home.


 

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