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Tobacco: How Are Our Competitors Doing?

Tobacco: How Are Our Competitors Doing?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Nov 16, 2017

The 2018 Brazil flue-cured crop–which is currently  in the field–has been projected at a volume of just under 1.3 billion pounds. That is slightly lower than the 1.37  billion  pounds  reported  for  the  crop  harvested  earlier  this  year.

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North Carolina Field Reports: Rains Slow Harvest, Freeze Hits Soybeans

North Carolina Field Reports: Rains Slow Harvest, Freeze Hits Soybeans

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 13, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 12, 2017. Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension  Weather conditions for the week started off warm but cooled considerably late week. Light rain and drizzle much of the week

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Livestock: Oklahoma Beef Checkoff Fails – DTN

Livestock: Oklahoma Beef Checkoff Fails – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 10, 2017

A vote to increase the Oklahoma beef checkoff by $1 has failed with 2,506 opposing the increase and 1,998 backing the measure. The debate leading up to the vote was an acrimonious affair among various groups. The outcome led to

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Tobacco: Flue-Cured and Burley Projections Keep Dropping

Tobacco: Flue-Cured and Burley Projections Keep Dropping

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Nov 8, 2017

How credible are USDA’s recent estimates? As reported in the last issue, in its October Crop Production Report, USDA projected the U.S. flue-cured crop at 472.2 million pounds, up 9.8 per cent from 2016, and U.S. burley at 165.6 million pounds, up 18.5 percent

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North Carolina Field Reports: Mostly Drier Conditions Aid Harvest, Wheat Planting

North Carolina Field Reports: Mostly Drier Conditions Aid Harvest, Wheat Planting

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 7, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 5, 2017. General Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension This weeks weather conditions were warm and relatively dry. Light rain mid week somewhat limited field work with most of the

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North Carolina Field Report: Soybean, Cotton Harvest Continue, Wheat Being Planted

North Carolina Field Report: Soybean, Cotton Harvest Continue, Wheat Being Planted

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 30, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 29, 2017. Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension  Storm events early and late in the week brought significant moisture to the area resulting in some isolated flash flooding with

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Tobacco: How Much Did You Really Produce This Year?

Tobacco: How Much Did You Really Produce This Year?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Oct 30, 2017

The last USDA production estimate for 2017 was issued earlier this month. It included extremely optimistic estimates for flue-cured, burley and the two dark types. But several normally reliable sources have suggested that the projections–especially for Kentucky burley and N.C. flue-cured–may be

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New Ag Labor Bill: Farmers, Other Employers Could Bring in 410K Foreign Workers – DTN

New Ag Labor Bill: Farmers, Other Employers Could Bring in 410K Foreign Workers – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Oct 26, 2017

A bill to overhaul the country’s agricultural guest-worker program advanced out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday with just a one-vote margin after extensive debate about the impact of a new guest-worker program on farm jobs, but also on

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North Carolina Field Reports: 1st Frost Hits Some Areas, Harvest Continues in Full Swing

North Carolina Field Reports: 1st Frost Hits Some Areas, Harvest Continues in Full Swing

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 24, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 22, 2017. General Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension Weather conditions for the week were primarily cooler and dry with only a little precipitation early in the week. Most of

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Cleveland on Cotton: North Carolina Mill Closure; “Polyester Football” Time

Cleveland on Cotton: North Carolina Mill Closure; “Polyester Football” Time

👤By O.A. Cotton, O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Oct 23, 2017

Cotton prices were on their heels all week defending the 67 cent area and settled the week at 66.88 cents.  This was the lowest settlement since August 16.  Merchants continued their attempts of forcing carry in the futures market and

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