just going over some figures sent to me today by the USDA ARKANSAS report
corn 142 ---------------- 176 per acre
soybeans 38.5 --------------- 43
grain sorghum 72 ---------- 84
rice 66,79,2000----------------74,353,000 cwt
wheat 24,276,000 -------------10,212,000 bu
cotton 929 --------------------1083 lb per acre
thease figures reflect what Arkansas did last year Corn 176 per acre a record soybeans 43 per acre a record sorghum 84 rea acre average 1,083 lb per acre average wheat sucked big time down over half acreage up big time for 13 660;000 verses 550,000 for 12
it seams my little part of the world did not count this year we had a bust with 25bu corn and soybeans 4 or 5 but MANN look at those numbers 178 on corn and 43 on beans records for Arkansas just think what we cold do in a normal year Arkansas has a lot more IRRIGATION than I though now I know where all the corn acres a going to come from in 13 cotton and rice ------------------------------dave
Maybe some other states will help pick up the slack...
RMA changes tobacco quality, rotation requirements
Jan. 18, 2013 From the Georgia Farm Bureau
• This allows producers flexibility in marketing or disposing of their tobacco while retaining the maximum value of their crop insurance benefits.
• Tobacco will not be insurable on any acreage on which tobacco was planted in the two previous crop years.
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The USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced quality adjustment changes and a crop rotation requirement for flue-cured and burley tobacco beginning with the 2013 crop year.
Quality adjustment factors were modified for the least valuable grades of flue-cured and burley tobacco.
Producers are no longer required to destroy tobacco assigned these grades to qualify for quality adjustment. Producers can choose to destroy the least valuable graded tobacco resulting in no production to count, or sell it and have 20 percent of that production count toward their insurance guarantee.
This allows producers flexibility in marketing or disposing of their tobacco while retaining the maximum value of their crop insurance benefits.
Beginning in 2013, flue-cured tobacco in all states, and burley tobacco planted in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are subject to a crop rotation requirement to be eligible for crop insurance.
Tobacco will not be insurable on any acreage on which tobacco was planted in the two previous crop years. Producers should review their cropping history and plan accordingly to ensure their acreage is eligible for tobacco crop insurance.
Tobacco producers are encouraged to visit with their crop insurance agent to learn specific details for the 2013 crop year.
Federal crop insurance policies are sold and delivered solely through private insurance companies and agents.