Bacon County Ag Update

Cotton Marketing News

by Don Shurley The marketing assistance loan (MAL) is an important tool used by many producers and marketing associations in cotton pricing and risk management. In addition to research and farmer education, I teach courses in commodity marketing and agricultural policy and I tell my students that the key to…
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Cotton-Whitefly

I have found whiteflies in Cotton today. The adults are very small white flying insects. The nymphs look like football shaped scales and will be on the underside of leaves. The treatment threshold is when the 5th leaf from the top of the cotton plant has 5 or more immature…
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Cotton Policy Update

The following is a cotton policy update from Don Shurley: Background and Summary of Recent Cotton Policy Developments   Don Shurley Cotton Economist/Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics   Under the 2014 farm bill, cotton is not a “covered commodity” and not eligible for the ARC and PLC programs.  Cotton’s “safety…
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Cotton Growth and PGR applications

Heading into the third week in July, cotton is growing quickly with the recent rainfall. It will soon be time many of you are making decisions on PGR applications. The chart below should help you will timing of applications. Since chance of rain continue to be high and popup showers…
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Cotton Marketing News

written by Don Shirley, UGA Extension Last week’s USDA monthly crop production and supply and demand estimates contained some good news and some bad news. Overall, I’d have to consider the report somewhat bearish. The market (new crop December futures prices) has been in a “downward-sideways” mode since mid-May and…
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