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DTN Livestock Close: Futures Surge as Month Ends

DTN Livestock Close: Futures Surge as Month Ends

👤By Rick Kment DTN Analyst 🕔Nov 30, 2016

The last day of November brought a surge of buyer support to livestock futures with active buying interest flooding into both the cattle and hog futures market. Hog markets posted moderate gains, driven primarily by fundamental support and cash market

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Chicken Dancing with California’s Broad Sweeping Egg Law – Commentary

Chicken Dancing with California’s Broad Sweeping Egg Law – Commentary

👤By Kristine A. Tidgren, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation 🕔Nov 30, 2016

I’ve called it the “Hokey-Pokey” law. The California Legislature passed AB 1437 in 2010 to make it a crime to sell a shelled egg in California if that egg came from a hen confined in a cage that did not

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California Almonds: Potted Tree Irrigation After Planting – Getting The First Year Right

California Almonds: Potted Tree Irrigation After Planting – Getting The First Year Right

👤By Franz Niederholzer, UCCE Farm Advisor, Colusa and Sutter/Yuba Counties; and Dani Lightle, UCCE Farm Advisor, Glenn, Butte, and Tehama Counties 🕔Nov 30, 2016

Potted trees may be the nursery stock of the future, but they have challenges and a learning curve for growers accustomed to planting bare root trees. One of the major challenges is irrigating during the orchard’s first year. If your

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Cotton – Southeast – What Helped And Hurt Yields In 2016 – AgFax Harvest Survey Report

Cotton – Southeast – What Helped And Hurt Yields In 2016 – AgFax Harvest Survey Report

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Nov 30, 2016

Here is our first of two Harvest Survey Reports for the 2016 AgFax Southeast Cotton season. Responses came from Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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U.S. Ag Trade: 2017 Export Forecast Raised; Global Markets Uncertain Over Trump

U.S. Ag Trade: 2017 Export Forecast Raised; Global Markets Uncertain Over Trump

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 30, 2016

Fiscal year 2017 agricultural exports are projected at $134.0 billion, up $1.0 billion from the August forecast, largely due to expected increases in dairy and livestock byproduct exports. While beef and pork forecasts remain unchanged, dairy is forecast $500 million

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DTN Cotton Close: Finishes on Mostly Modest Gains

DTN Cotton Close: Finishes on Mostly Modest Gains

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Nov 30, 2016

March gained 3.2% for the month. U.S. WTI soared nearly 10%. Cotton producers rushed harvest on the Texas Plains ahead of wet, wintry weather. Classing receipts hit season’s peak. Slower export sales expected. Cotton futures bounced from overnight lows to

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Farm Taxes: Year End Tips and Don’t Expect Instant Answers – DTN

Farm Taxes: Year End Tips and Don’t Expect Instant Answers – DTN

👤By Andy Biebl DTN Tax Columnist 🕔Nov 30, 2016

As tax preparation season begins, here are a few thoughts that may be of benefit at year-end: ASSET EXPENSING Most ag producers are well aware of the $500,000 Section 179 first-year deduction that’s available for 2016, as well as the

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Midwest Corn: In-Furrow Fertilizers Not All That Helpful – Study

👤From a Press Release 🕔Nov 30, 2016

Corn farmers in Minnesota and across the northern Corn Belt often must plant in cold, damp spring soils that can slow early season growth. This can impact yield at harvest time — and farmers’ bottom lines. One way farmers in

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Farm Income at 7-Year Low, Bumper Crops Not Helping  – DTN

Farm Income at 7-Year Low, Bumper Crops Not Helping – DTN

👤By Pam Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor and Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 30, 2016

Income for U.S. farmers will fall 17.2% this year to a seven-year low, as falling livestock revenues add to pressure from lower grain prices across the Farm Belt. The Agriculture Department on Wednesday said net farm income will drop to

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DTN Grain Close: Heavy Selling Increases in Soybeans

DTN Grain Close: Heavy Selling Increases in Soybeans

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Nov 30, 2016

While the energy complex rocketed higher Wednesday, grains fell victim to the oil slick left behind. Heavier selling was seen in soybeans, while corn traded higher most of the day. The strong rally in the U.S. dollar index helped take

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