Bacon County Ag Update

Cotton Market News

This is an excerpt from the Cotton Market News.  Follow the link for the full edition.   The 2016 crop is currently estimated at 17.23 million bales. Acreage abandonment has been low for 2 consecutive years—5½ % for the 2016 crop and 6% for 2015. Assuming 11.5 million acres planted…
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Using Pesticides Wisely Training for auxin herbicides

Cotton and soybean varieties with tolerance to auxin herbicides (2,4-D or dicamba) are being commercialized. Prior to making applications of dicamba to dicamba-tolerant cotton/soybean or 2,4-D to 2,4-D-tolerant cotton/soybeans in Georgia, growers will be required to attend the training “Using Pesticides Wisely”.  The training will focus on helping applicators/growers make…
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2017 Row Crop Budgets

The most of the UGA row crop budgets are available. The peanut budget still needs to be updated with final price estimate.  Links to pdf files of the Convention and Strip-till budgets are below.   2017 Conventional Row Crop Budgets 2017 Row Crop Strip Till Budget   Call or stop…
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Cotton Market News

Volume 14, No. 12 August 12, 2016 In a recent newsletter, I referred to the sudden increase in cotton prices as “Christmas in July”. Well, as we all know, the new wears off eventually—even for Christmas gifts. July was a good month but so far August has not been. Prices…
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Can cotton’s unfortunate policy situation ever be changed?

  • For cotton, this present farm bill has been criticized for essentially providing no “safety net” when compared to the previous 2008 farm bill.
  • We need to look at the subsidies being provided in other countries and make sure US agriculture is provided a level playing field.

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