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DOANE: Cotton Comment 

Audio: Cotton Conference Call - Ag Marketing Network panel discusses latest USDA report, possible market direction 11-12

Southeast Cotton Harvest Reports: Some progress, but Ida is a concern 11-12

Delta Cotton Harvest Reports: Struggling To Finish The 2009 Crop 11-12

Closing Cotton: Closes Lower in Heavy Dealings 11-12

Closing Grain: Impressive Session for Soybeans 11-12

Closing Rice: Recent Gains Firmed 11-12

U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey 11-12

U.S. Stock Market News 11-12

Texas: Cotton Grower Happy with Average Crops 11-12

Harvest Conditions Need Careful Drying 11-12

Kansas: K-State Scientist Reviews Options for Late-Planted Wheat 11-12

Midday Grain: Soybeans Stronger 11-12

Midday Livestock: Cattle Futures on Defensive at Midday, Pressured by Lower Feedlot Cash  11-12

Linn Corn Commentary: Strikes Again 11-12

Linn Wheat Commentary: Ended Higher 11-12

Linn Soybean Commentary: Drift Higher 11-12

Kansas: `Keeping the Family Farming´ Workshops Set for January in Beloit, Hiawatha 11-12

The Pain of Technology Adoption 11-12

Opening Cotton: Extends Sharp Midweek Downturn 11-12

Opening Grains: All Lower Overnight 11-12

Opening Livestock: Lean Hogs Likely to Open Lower 11-12

K. Good's Farm Policy: Climate Issues and Agriculture; Food Security; and Food Safety 11-12

Virginia Cotton: Harvest, Lint Quality and Yield  11-11

Closing Livestock: Cattle Futures Plunge Lower in The Face of Faltering Feedlot Sales 11-11

Arkansas: Clock Ticking for Wheat Growers 11-11

Georgia: Volatile October Sets Record Temps 11-11

New Tech Tractors that Talk 11-11

Farmers' Program, Industry's Gain 11-11

Resistant Weeds in the Future: Harder to Kill in Soybeans, Rice, Corn, Wheat 11-11

Kentucky Producer Wraps Season Up 11-11

Texas: Subsurface Drip Irrigation - If it works here, it will work anywhere 11-11

Georgia Pecans: Moderate deliveries, export interest widens 11-10

Midsouth Pecans: Very light farmer deliveries, slow but steady demand 11-10

Peanuts: USDA reduces 2009 crop estimate by 1%, sees 30% drop from 2008 11-10

Georgia: New Systems Help Water Applications 11-10

Mississippi: Harvest Rains Hurt Crops 11-10

USDA Reports Preview 11-10

Iowa Farmer Sees Crop Rotation Working 11-10

Pesticide Levels Decline in Corn Belt Rivers 11-10

Wet ethanol production process yields more ethanol and more co-products 11-10

Brazil Readies Cotton Retaliation Against U.S. 11-10

Shortage of Dairy-Quality Hay 11-10

Arkansas: Sun Powers Harvest Progress 11-9

Fruit and Vegetables from STAT

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Sugar, U.S. Nut Markets

Upcoming Events:

(FD: field day; SS: scout schools)

Kansas State University Management, Analysis and Strategic Thinking Program (MAST), November 16-17. 

Mississippi: Delta Area Rice Meeting and Dinner, November 19 at 6 p.m., Bolivar County Extension Auditorium, Cleveland.

Texas: Agrilife conducts public training on: prescribed burning; comparison of wheat, oats and triticale; herbicide application equipment, November 19,Schleicher County Civic Center, located just south of Eldorado.

Texas High Plains Ag Conference, December 2, AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Lubbock. Contact Scott at 806-775-1680, or

Texas 21st Annual Plant Protection Assn. Conference "Application of Agricultural Technology and Management for Changing Times", December 2 & 3, Brazos Center, Bryan.

California: Using Blue Bees In California Almonds, December 7, Masonic Family Center, Chico.

California: Using Blue Bees In California Almonds, December 8, UCCE Stanislaus County Office, Modesto.

Mississippi 2009 Row Crop Short Course, December 7-9, 10 am, Bost Extension Center, Mississippi State University, Registration Form.

Alabama Precision Agriculture and Field Crops Conference, December 8, 8 am, Wind Creek Hotel, Atmore.

California: Almond Industry Conference, Dec. 9-10, Modesto.

2009 USA Rice Outlook Conference, December 9-11, New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans. For more information, contact Jeanette Davis,

2010 National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 4-7. New Orleans Marriott Hotel and Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.

Kansas: `Keeping the Family Farming´ Workshop, Jan. 9 & 23, Zion Lutheran Church, Beloit (2 sessions).

National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference
Tunica, MS - Jan. 12-13.

Kansas: `Keeping the Family Farming´ Workshop, Jan. 16 & 30, Fisher Community Center, Hiawatha (2 sessions).

North Carolina Southern Cotton Growers/Southeastern Cotton Ginners Annual Meeting, Jan. 20-23, 2 pm, The Westin, Charlotte.

Louisiana 2010 Agricultural Outlook Conference: “Keeping
Louisiana Agriculture Competitive,"
Jan. 21, State Evacuation Facility, LSU AgCenter's Dean Lee REC, Alexandria.

Kansas: `Keeping the Family Farming´ Workshop, Jan. 9 & 23, Zion Lutheran Church, Beloit (2 sessions).

Kansas: `Keeping the Family Farming´ Workshop, Jan. 16 & 30, Fisher Community Center, Hiawatha (2 sessions).

Louisiana: 75th Annual Livestock Show Feb. 13-20. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales.

RTWG (Rice Technical Working Group) 33rd Conference, Feb. 22-25, Biloxi, MS.

To list an event, contact Owen Taylor



Georgia Pecans:

Moderate deliveries, export interest widens

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THOMASVILLE Shipping Point Prices as of November 10, 2009

Provided by: Fruit and Vegetable Market News, Federal-State Market News Service, USDA.

GEORGIA PECAN REPORT (via Thomasville, Georgia)

Deliveries by growers to date have been moderate.

Interest has picked up from other areas as well as import sales. China is wrapping up with their purchases and are preparing to have the nuts in transport and delivered prior to the Chinese New Year celebration. There are still some ongoing negotiations taking place at this time, while interest from India has entered the picture. It is unsure where the market is heading and some buyers are waiting to see if it stabilizes or continues to decrease before deciding to purchase more nuts.  

Accumulation buying points reported  moderate offerings of yard tree sales with several Improved varieties offered along with Seedling/Natives. Offerings of larger lots tapered off but lots under 20,000 pounds increased. There is a wide range of quality in the nuts offered for sale, creating a wide variance in prices paid. From the commercial shellers, demand was fairly good for nuts with appropriate unit count and good quality, while moderate for others. Buying interest is still mostly from the gift pack sector looking for a few lots of high quality nuts and good unit count.

For lots less than 20,000 pounds with appropriate unit count  and purchased on a meat cost basis, lots of Blends with a meat yield of 49-50% sold in a range of about $2.69-2.73 per point, while lots of fair quality with a meat yield of 46-47% sold for about $2.39-2.40 per point. 

Lots of Desirables and meat yield of 48-50% sold in a range of about $2.40-2.70 per point, lots with a meat yield of 53% or better sold in a range of about $2.70-3.06 per point.    Deliveries and purchase of lots of other

Improved varieties in lot sizes over 20,000 pounds with appropriate unit count, lots of Lots of Desirables with a meat yield of 51-53% sold in a range of about $2.95-3.08 per point (fair quality/high unit count $2.18-2.56 per point).

Lots of Stuarts with a meat yield of 49-51% sold in a range of about $2.61-2.82 per point, lots with a high unit count sold for about $2.34 per point.

Prices paid to growers (from noon Thursday, November 5, 2009 through late afternoon Tuesday, November 10, 2009) at buyers delivery point or f.o.b. the orchard including direct sales to end users, cents per pound in-shell of generally good quality in lots of 20,000 pounds or less unless otherwise stated.

Blends 46% meat yield 110, 49-50% meat yield 135

Cape Fear yard tree lots of generally good quality 90-110

Desirables  48-50% meat yield 120-132, 53%  meat yield or better 162, yard tree lot of generally good quality 80-90 fair quality 70

Moneymaker  yard tree lots of generally good quality 60-65, fair to poor quality 30-45

Schley yard tree lots of generally good quality 80-90 occasional higher Seedling yard tree lots of generally good quality 60-70 mostly 60, fair quality 40-50 Stuart (deliveries very light) yard tree lots of generally good quality 75-90, fair quality lower

Lots in excess of 20,000 pounds including trailer load lots: Desirables 51-52% meat yield 153-154, 53% or better 163 Stuart 49-54% meat yield 126-138