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Corn Acres Expected Up In 2016 – Enough Demand? (Podcast)

Corn Acres Expected Up In 2016 – Enough Demand? (Podcast)

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 31, 2015

USDA expects more corn acres in 2016, both here and abroad. How much will demand offset that? Rob Johansson, USDA economist, takes a year-end look at what’s known right now. http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/sites/default/files/DA0_5B13AA394A794E40B58B1E4B05F35D67_0.MP3 Also hear his comments on prospects for soybean acres

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Rose on Cotton: Tightening Market Holds Possibilities in 2016

Rose on Cotton: Tightening Market Holds Possibilities in 2016

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Dec 31, 2015

ICE Mar futures gave up 38 points this week on tepid US export data, although the latest export report did not pack enough bearish punch to push Mar below the 63.00 level. On a rolling front month basis the Mar

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Georgia: Long-Time Seminole Co. Agent Rome Ethredge Retires

Georgia: Long-Time Seminole Co. Agent Rome Ethredge Retires

👤By Rome Ethredge 🕔Dec 31, 2015

“I have loved every minute of it…well, just about every minute, that pig running me into the electric fence wasn’t fun.”  

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Alabama: Variety Trials – The First Line Of Information

Alabama: Variety Trials – The First Line Of Information

👤By Katie Nichols, Auburn University 🕔Dec 31, 2015

As farmers begin to plan next year’s crop, Alabama Cooperative Extension professionals and Auburn University faculty are working ahead to determine the best varieties for farmers across the state. Variety trials can take two forms. On-farm variety trials are conducted by Alabama

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Peanuts: Utilization Up A Bit From Year-Ago Period

Peanuts: Utilization Up A Bit From Year-Ago Period

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 31, 2015

Utilization of shelled edibible grade peanuts are up 1% to date from last year. Stocks in commercial storage totaled 5.06 billion pounds. Peanut stocks reported in commercial storage on November 30, 2015 totaled 5.06 billion pounds of equivalent farmer stock,

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Corn: No-Till and Cover Cropping Pay Off in Longterm – DTN

Corn: No-Till and Cover Cropping Pay Off in Longterm – DTN

👤By Dan Crummett, Progressive Farmer Contributing Editor 🕔Dec 31, 2015

Steve Berger and his dad, Dennis, have been no-till farming since the 1970s in southeast Iowa near Wellman. For the past 15 years, they’ve been planting cereal rye cover crops behind every inch of their 2,000-acre, 50/50 corn-and-soybean farm. Still,

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Top 10 Ag Articles We Posted In 2015 – It’s Mostly About Change

Top 10 Ag Articles We Posted In 2015 – It’s Mostly About Change

👤By Owen Taylor, Editorial Director 🕔Dec 31, 2015

The most-viewed articles on AgFax.Com in 2015 closely reflected major shifts taking place in agriculture. With one exception, the top 10 articles focused on some aspect of a weakening farm economy, cost cutting, industry mergers and the trend toward increased

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Texas: Fort Worth Meeting Will Focus On New Crop Protection Materials, Methods

Texas: Fort Worth Meeting Will Focus On New Crop Protection Materials, Methods

👤By Fred M. Hall, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Dec 31, 2015

Texas farmers, applicators and crop advisors will gain an overview on new crop protection materials during a January 8 meeting in Fort Worth. The meeting’s theme is What’s New In Pesticides For 2016, and the program will feature industry representatives

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Ethanol: Biofuel Outlook is Brighter Than You Might Think

Ethanol: Biofuel Outlook is Brighter Than You Might Think

👤By Scott H. Irwin Laurence J. Norton Chair of Agricultural Marketing, University of Illinois 🕔Dec 31, 2015

The EPA released the final rulemaking for 2014-2016 RFS standards on November 30. This release follows preliminary rulemaking released on May 29 of this year. The biodiesel and advanced mandates in the final rulemaking were only slightly larger than in the preliminary

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Texas Corn Yield Winners Make a Good Show in 2015

Texas Corn Yield Winners Make a Good Show in 2015

👤From a Press Release 🕔Dec 31, 2015

The 2015 Texas corn crop was an overall mixed bag, but several of the state’s corn farmers stood out in the National Corn Growers Association’s National Corn Yield Contest competition. Though no Texans placed at the national level, the state winners had

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