Georgia Harvest Numbers High and NOAA Forecasts La Nina Winter
**Georgia pecan, corn, hay, peanut, oat and wheat producers are set to harvest significantly larger crops in 2020 than they did in 2019, according to the October Crop Production Report from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
NASS forecast Georgia pecan production in 2020 at 125 million pounds, an increase of 71 percent from 2019. If realized, this would be the state’s largest crop since 2007.
Go to www.gfb.org to find out how the other crops are doing.
**The USDA has filed an administrative complaint alleging Miami-based Florida Cool Cargo, has violated the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
According to thepacker.com, Florida Cool Cargo allegedly failed to pay five produce sellers $115,806 from May to July 2019, according to the USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service.
The company can request a hearing. If the USDA finds Florida Cool Cargo violated the PACA, it can bar the company from operating in the industry for three years.
**Another dry winter in the Southwest and a wetter than normal winter in the North could be on the way, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s winter forecast calls for a strengthening La Nina.
Agweb.com reports, Southwestern states look to carry on their drier than normal trend, but cooler and wetter weather is expected from the Pacific Northwest across the northern states.
Northern Florida into South Georgia could see drought conditions developing.