Burke – Jenkins Ag News

Crop Profit/Loss Outlook for 2014

I have been hearing a lot of people asking the routine question, “What do I plant next year.” It seems for the past several years, one commodity would stand out. Whether it was $7.00 corn or $1.25 cotton. However, I do not see a single commodity standing front and center….
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John Beasley Retires From UGA

I am sure everyone in the agriculture community has learned of UGA Extension’s loss and Auburn Universities gain. I am referring to John Beasley, UGA Peanut Specialist’s recent career decision. John Beasley is retiring from UGA at the end of the year and joining Auburn as the head of its newly named…
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Production Meeting Schedule

It is hard to believe that Christmas is here! I hope each and everyone has a Merry Christmas and the very best New Year. As with the arrival of Christmas, it is once again time to start thinking about our commodity production meetings for 2014. We have several meetings planned…
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Peanut Harvest Update

The 2013 peanut harvest is moving at a rapid pace. The open weather we have been experiencing is a big plus for picking peanuts and defoliating cotton. The peanut yield is not as high as last year, but neither is it a wash either. Keep in mind, we only had…
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Government Shutdown and Budget Sequestration

Cotton Marketing News– Special Issue October 7, 2013 Posted on October 8, 2013 by donshur@uga.edu This is an excellent article written by Don Shurley, UGA Economist discussing how the US Government Shutdown and sequestration will affect agriculture, specifically cotton. SPECIAL ISSUE: Marketing Loan, Sequestration Cut, and US Government Shutdown Sequestration. Last week was not a…
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Cotton Varieties and Technologies Planted in Georgia

2013 Cotton Varieties and Technologies Planted In Georgia Don Shurley, Guy Collins, and Jared Whitaker In 2009, one variety—DP555BR, dominated Georgia cotton acreage. DP555BR accounted for over 82% of Georgia cotton acreage.  This was the last year of its full availability.  The EPA registration for single-gene Bt technology expired with…
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Wheat Budget Analysis

It is hard to believe that wheat planting time will soon be here. As with any crop, if you can’t clear money on paper, then clearing it in the field is a no-go. The budget below reflects the profit potential of wheat based on a $6.25 price per bushel with a yield…
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