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Data & Analysis

Agriculture - July 2009

Data Sources on the Web
National Cotton Council
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
U.S. Drought Monitor
 
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Prices Received by Farmers—Poultry
Prices Received by Farmers-Poultry
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Source: USDA

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Prices Received by Farmers—Cotton
Prices Received by Farmers-Cotton
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Source: USDA

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Prices Received by Farmers—Oranges
Prices Received by Farmers-Citrus
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Source: USDA
Data and Analysis

Agriculture

July 2009

District farm crops, particularly citrus, benefited from favorable weather in June. Moisture conditions were adequate in all areas, with the exception of southern Louisiana. Lower domestic and global textile mill demand continued to trouble the near-term outlook for the District's cotton producers.

Poultry
Cotton
Citrus

Poultry
The District's poultry outlook was mixed at midyear. According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2009 production and prices were stable compared to a year earlier. Shipments to Russia, the nation's top market, were down, but the decline was partly offset by rising sales to Mexico, Ukraine, and the Middle East.

Cotton
Market conditions remained stable for regional producers despite news of a surplus in the world's supply of cotton and dismal domestic and global textile mill use. By mid-July, cotton crop conditions ranged from fair to good, with only Louisiana reporting substandard crop conditions.

Citrus
Citrus-producing counties in Florida reported a favorable crop year despite weakened prices and disease. By mid-July, USDA inspectors noted that trees and fruit made good progress in well-tended groves. Citrus areas with heavy concentrations of greening disease used aerial and ground spraying; others destroyed entire tree blocks.