Idaho Researcher: Farmers Benefit from Drought

Dan Drought, Industry News Release 56 Comments

A researcher at the University of Idaho says farmers can benefit from droughts. Garth Taylor says droughts can be harsh on the farmers who are directly impacted, but as a whole, farmers benefit from droughts because they reduce production and drive prices higher, according to news organization The Capital Press. Taylor pointed out that during the most recent extended drought …

Crop Production Forecast

Dan General, Industry News Release 9 Comments

The USDA, NASS, Pacific Regional Office today released the crop production forecast for August. The latest survey, conducted during the last week of July and the first week of August, included the following commodities: Cotton – Upland cotton production in California is forecast at 195 thousand bales, an increase of 18 percent from last year. Harvested acreage is estimated at …