South Carolina Cotton: 2018 Expected to Surpass 2017 Records

🕔Jul 16, 2018Coming off a record year for cotton, South Carolina cotton farmers can expect an even greater year in 2018. Nathan Smith, Clemson Extension economist and professor at the Clemson Sandhill […]

Shurley on Cotton: 2018 Acreage and Price Update

🕔Jul 3, 2018After a run to over 90 cents, prices (Dec futures) have since fallen on hard times. Relatively, 85 cents is still good but that’s little consolation to growers that missed […]

Georgia Peanuts, Cotton: Rains Leave Acreage Questions in Flux

🕔Jun 1, 2018Two consecutive weeks of rainfall in Georgia stunted the growth of the state’s peanut crop and created ideal conditions for diseases in vegetable fields, leaving farmers scrambling to decide what […]

Mississippi Cotton: Strong Market Drives Acreage Up

🕔May 18, 2018Growers may be on their way to planting more cotton in Mississippi soil than they have in 11 years, despite a late start. Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist for the Mississippi […]

Shurley on Cotton: Will Updated Acreage Cool Prices?

🕔Mar 30, 2018Today’s USDA Prospective Plantings report, in my opinion, now gets us much closer to what will eventually be the acres planted number. The 13½ neighborhood or even higher is what […]

Mississippi: Hope Reigns as Farmers Begin 2018 Plantings

🕔Mar 29, 2018Rains may delay field work, but they don’t dampen farmers’ optimism for 2018. Along with plantings that have already taken place, another sign of the new season is the release […]

Arkansas: Acreage Gains for Rice, Corn, Cotton, Sorghum, Soybeans; Peanuts Flat

🕔Mar 29, 2018Rice is expected to pick up 170,000 acres for the 2018 growing season in Arkansas, but continued rain here and drought in South America may shift that forecast in favor […]

Prospective Plantings: Cotton, Wheat Acreage Up; Corn, Soybeans Down Slightly

🕔Mar 29, 2018Corn planted area for all purposes in 2018 is estimated at 88.0 million acres, down 2 percent or 2.14 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage […]

Cotton: Planting Intentions Survey Shows Uneven 2018 Uptick

🕔Feb 10, 2018U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13.1 million cotton acres this spring, up 3.7 percent from 2017, according to the National Cotton Council’s 37th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. (see […]

USDA Prospective Plantings 2017: Corn, Wheat Acres Down – Cotton, Soybean Climb

🕔Mar 31, 2017Corn planted area for all purposes in 2017 is estimated at 90.0 million acres, down 4 percent or 4.0 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage […]

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