Tag Archive: Ahead

Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.

Will you be ready if disaster strikes?  Disasters, or devastating events-natural or human-generated, certainly can disrupt daily life. National Preparedness Month, held annually in September and sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is a good reminder that we need to be ready to respond to emergencies.  Adversity can strike at any time.  There is …

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Full Steam Ahead for Vegetable Garden Soil Prep

If you haven’t already, it’s time to prepare the garden space for the summer bounty of fresh vegetables. The following information will help you get started. Just remember, as the soil preparation goes, so goes the vegetable production. Figure 1: Planting Vegetables in Prepared Soil. Credit: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS. By far the most physical part …

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Planning Ahead for Dove Season

Photo courtesy of bugwood.org Planning Ahead for Dove Season Every Fall, sportsmen of all ages set their sights on the mourning dove (Zenaida macroura), one of the most widely hunted migratory birds in the United States.  Because it is migratory bird, management falls under federal and state regulations.  Annually, Extension agents receive questions about the …

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Cotton Marketing News: A Few Thoughts Ahead of the Acreage Report

Maybe it’s just me, but this year’s USDA Acreage report seems to be on the back burner.  Usually there is pre-report speculation on the June number and how it might compare to the March Prospective Plantings number.  I’m not seeing or hearing much this year.  For what it’s worth, in March US farmers said they …

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Cotton Marketing News: A Watchful Summer Lies Ahead

The 64-cent area (Dec16 futures prices) seems to be the limit that this market is willing to go at this point.  Additional positive market factors could take us to 66 cents—but 64 cents has been tested twice over the past month or so and the market shows no ability, or reason quite yet to push …

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Planning ahead can reduce home and landscape damage

Even large, healthy oaks may fall during a tornado. Photo credit: northescambia.com When we think of bad weather in Florida, hurricanes are typically the first thing that comes to mind. In reality, Florida is 4th in the nation in tornado frequency—and when adjusted for frequency per square mile, we are actually number 1. Residents of …

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Cotton Marketing News: A Look Back at 2015 and Ahead to 2016

The New Year has not started off well for cotton. Old crop March futures currently stand at roughly 62 cents and new crop December futures at roughly 63 cents—both down 2 to 3 cents from the most recent high. On the decline, cotton prices reached the lowest levels since October. This raises concerns, as it …

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Plan Ahead for “Pomp and Circumstance”

Photo credit: IFAS Communication Services Do you have a high school senior in your life in the near or not-so-near future? If so, it’s never too early to begin planning and preparing for the expenses associated with senior year. For starters, here are some typical expenses: Class ring – While this may be purchased during …

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