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2017 U.S. Cattle Inventory Report

A cow grazing in a beef cattle pasture at the Range Cattle Research and Education Center in Ona, Florida. Source: UF/IFAS Photo Archive The semi-annual U.S. Cattle Inventory Report was released on July 21, 2017 by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) after a one-year absence. This report continued to confirm that U.S. cattle herd …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/28/2017-u-s-cattle-inventory-report/

Federal Reserve Bank’s April Agriculture Report

The Federal Reserve Banks’ Beige Book indicates agricultural conditions were mixed across the country in its April 13, 2016 release.  Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Dallas Federal Reserve Banks reported poor prospects for agricultural profitability because product prices remained low and input costs remained relatively high. Contacts across Districts noted that compared with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/21/federal-reserve-banks-april-agriculture-report/

Current Risk Report for Peanut White Mold (Stem Rot) Based on Soil Temperatures

Early season fungicide sprays can be helpful, however, it is important to assess your risk. Rebecca L. Barocco and Nicholas S. Dufault As soil temperatures are increasing, it is time for peanut growers in Florida, as well as many other areas of the southeast, to consider an early season white mold (a.k.a. stem rot) fungicide …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/14/current-risk-report-for-peanut-white-mold-stem-rot-based-on-soil-temperatures/

March Florida Cattle Market Report

The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 1.30 cwt. during March. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 9.75/hd. ($ 1.30/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 650.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder Cattle futures contract low, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/09/march-florida-cattle-market-report/

Beef Herd Expansion Progress Report

Source: Livestock Marketing Information Center Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist We are now two years into herd expansion and that leads to questions of how much more herd expansion is ahead and, to a lesser degree, questions about how fast remaining herd expansion will occur.  Beginning with a January, 2014 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/03/12/beef-herd-expansion-progress-report/

Cotton Marketing News: February Report Not a Valentine

February has thus far been a brutal month for cotton prices. Old crop May16 futures prices have lost 4 cents per pound and new crop Dec16 futures have lost over 3½ cents. This represents a 6% loss in value just within the past 10 days or so. Both old crop and new crop futures prices …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/20/cotton-marketing-news-february-report-not-a-valentine/

January Florida Cattle Market Report

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist The August 2016 Feeder Cattle futures contract declined by $ 8.70/cwt. during January. Based on this futures price decrease, August Feeder Cattle revenues decreased by approximately $ 65.25/hd. ($ 8.70/cwt. * 7.5 cwt.) on a 750-pound feeder steer which amounts to $ 4,350.00 per truckload (50,000 lbs.). The August Feeder …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/06/january-florida-cattle-market-report/

USDA 2016 US Cattle Inventory Report

Much of the agricultural economy in the country is driven by the basic economic principles of supply and demand.  Why are commodity prices for crops grown in the Southeast so low?  For the most part it is related to an increase in the supply (production) and a reduction in demand from foreign exports due to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/02/06/usda-2016-us-cattle-inventory-report/

Friday Funny: The Motorcycle Accident Praise Report

A Florida farmer had a very embarrassing moment at the country church where his wife had grown up, in the next county over.  He was recovering from a very serious motorcycle injury.  The farmer had kept his injuries a secret from his in-laws, because his father-in-law had warned him repeatedly about the dangers of riding …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/30/friday-funny-the-motorcycle-accident-praise-report/

Federal Reserve Report Optimistic About Southeast Agriculture

The U.S. Federal Reserve Banks are responsible for the currency used domestically.  They also issues a report eight times annually on the current economic conditions in the collective Federal Reserve Districts. Known as the Beige Book, this publication is based on anecdotal information from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/13/federal-reserve-report-optimistic-about-southeast-agriculture/

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