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Recent Weather Fueling Fungi

Florida’s panhandle has received quite a bit of rain this summer. In the last three months, depending on the location, approximately 15 to 35 inches of rain have come down, with the western panhandle on the higher end of that range. In addition to the rain, we all know how hot it has been with …

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Background and Summary of Recent Cotton Policy Developments

Photo by Judy Biss 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. One objective of the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/29/background-and-summary-of-recent-cotton-policy-developments/

Cotton Marketing News: Discussing Recent Events and the Direction of the Market

Lately, it seems everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.  If we were playing backyard football, the cotton market would get called a penalty for piling on. Growers are frustrated.  Some growers and agribusinesses are hurting financially after a tough 2015, and 2016 doesn’t look much if any better.  Keeping with the football theme, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/23/cotton-marketing-news-discussing-recent-events-and-the-direction-of-the-market/

Recent Rains Exacerbate Pesky Palm Problems

Palms can be difficult to manage in Northwest Florida.  To have healthy palms it is important to think about possible cold temperatures, disease, and nutrient needs of palms.  The panhandle of Florida was blasted with cold this winter and it is easy to see the effects on the palms.  There are many palms throughout Northwest …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/06/recent-rains-exacerbate-pesky-palm-problems/