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AG Economics Recent Cotton Policy Developments by Don Shurley

Background and Summary of Recent Cotton Policy Developments

 Don Shurley – Cotton Economist/Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics

Under the 2014 farm bill, cotton is not a “covered commodity” and not eligible for the ARC and PLC programs. Cotton’s “safety net” is STAX but STAX has not been as well utilized and accepted by growers as expected.
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Where in Jeff Davis County?

So the last post on “Where in Jeff Davis County” got some talk but I got no calls. Jeff Davis County residents don’t be shy! Call our office at 912-375-6648 and let me know if you recognize the place in the picture.
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Whiteflies in Cotton – Watch OUT!!

It has been quite an unusual year. We have had good rainfall and few pest and disease issues thus far this growing season. But now we are beginning to encounter a pest that we do not normally pay any attention to in our area of the state. Whiteflies!
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ADM Recalls Rough-N-Ready Cattle Feed

ADM Animal Nutrition Recalls Rough-N-Ready Cattle Feed A specific lot of product contains elevated levels of monensin, could harm cattle ADM Animal Nutrition™, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), is recalling 50-pound bags of Rough-N-Ready 14 BT cattle feed, product number 54787BHB24, because the product contains elevated…
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Georgia Beef Commission Check Off Vote

Georgia Beef producers to vote on continuation of Georgia Beef Commission check off The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Beef was established at the request of Georgia cattlemen in 2014 by the Georgia Legislature. Georgia beef producers voted to approve a marketing order to establish a $1 per head assessment…
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