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AgFax Weekend 2-1 Dow Gets Reprieve; Bear Territory; Farm Econ. Hindsight

AgFax Weekend 2-1 Dow Gets Reprieve; Bear Territory; Farm Econ. Hindsight

🕔Jan 30, 2016

Grab your coffee and sit down with this weekly edition of what’s happening in agriculture. From AgFax Media.

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Rice Market: Domestic Side Waiting for Signs of Life

Rice Market: Domestic Side Waiting for Signs of Life

👤From The Rice Advocate, USRPA 🕔Jan 29, 2016

It has been a generally positive, albeit quiet week in the rice market since the last report.  Export sales and vessel loadings came in at dismal figures, especially given the stronger uptick in competitor pricing and thinner stocks.  Asian markets

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Read Our Lips: Farm Economy Reflects Lack of Safety Net

Read Our Lips: Farm Economy Reflects Lack of Safety Net

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center, University of Tennessee. Daryll E. Ray, Emeritus Professor, University of Tennessee 🕔Jan 29, 2016

When we began writing this column more than 15 years and over 800 columns ago, we laid out some basic principles and understandings of the nature of agricultural production which we would be using in our analysis. US agricultural policy

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Canadian Soybeans: Ontario Farmers Push Double-Cropping Envelope – DTN

Canadian Soybeans: Ontario Farmers Push Double-Cropping Envelope – DTN

👤By Dan Davidson, DTN Consulting Agronomist 🕔Jan 29, 2016

Double cropping soybeans after wheat is a common practice in many states, from Kansas to Maryland and south to the Gulf of Mexico. We typically think of this rotation being planted south of Interstate 70 in the U.S. Pushing the

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Fall Cover Crop Planning Begins Now – DTN

Fall Cover Crop Planning Begins Now – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 29, 2016

AJ Blair won’t plant cover crops on his corn, soybean, cattle and hog operation in central Iowa until early fall. Yet the details of how and what he will plant are already running through his mind as he slogs through

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South Carolina: Question of the Week – Cold Injury

South Carolina: Question of the Week – Cold Injury

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Jan 29, 2016

Last week the question was:  What happened to this collard plant? This field of collards was badly injured by the recent cold weather.  The temperature was in the lower 20’s for a couple nights in a row with high winds

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Mississippi Livestock: No Records, but Cattle Markets Offer Promise

Mississippi Livestock: No Records, but Cattle Markets Offer Promise

👤By Linda Breazeale, MSU Extension Service 🕔Jan 29, 2016

Beef cattle producers are not seeing the record high prices from a year ago, but strong export numbers are providing reasons to hope 2016 will be profitable. “Per capita consumption is predicted to be higher in 2016, beef production is

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Cleveland on Cotton: Got Them Ole’ Bear Market Blues

Cleveland on Cotton: Got Them Ole’ Bear Market Blues

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Professor Emeritus, Mississippi State University 🕔Jan 29, 2016

Most of you know I seldom resort to using a title in my writings. I long ago discovered that editors were far superior in that arena. However, if I were to pen a title on this it would read, “This

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Midwest Farmland Values: Does ‘Dollars Per Soil Quality Point’ Work?

Midwest Farmland Values: Does ‘Dollars Per Soil Quality Point’ Work?

👤By Bruce Sherrick, University of Illinois, and Christopher Seifert, Data Science at Granular, Inc 🕔Jan 29, 2016

Farmland markets have received a great deal of attention as farm income has come under pressure due to lower and more volatile commodity prices, and as recent actions by the Federal Reserve have led to increased concern about capitalization rates

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West Florida Crop Production Meeting On Tap For February 11, Jay

West Florida Crop Production Meeting On Tap For February 11, Jay

👤By John Doyle Atkins, University of Florida 🕔Jan 29, 2016

The 2016 West Florida Crop Production Meeting will be held on February 11 at the Jay Community Center (5259 Booker Lane, Jay). Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 8 a.m.. Speakers from the University of

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