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Grain TV: Wild Ride on Renewable Fuels Rumors

Grain TV: Wild Ride on Renewable Fuels Rumors

👤By Grain TV 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Grain markets ended higher after a wild trade day spurred by rumors and the dispelling of rumors around the Renewable Fuels Standard. The initial rumor of a potential change in White House policy spurred markets to fresh highs, before the

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DTN Livestock Close: Beef Futures Exit Feb. With Triple-Digit Gains

DTN Livestock Close: Beef Futures Exit Feb. With Triple-Digit Gains

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Live and feeder futures surged sharply higher, spurred by aggressive short-covering and cash optimism. Far less dramatically, lean hog closed mixed with deferred generally gaining on nearbys.   Midday: The cattle complex had a firm undertone near midday, supported by

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Rice Industry to Congress: Reject Conservation Programs at All Our Peril

Rice Industry to Congress: Reject Conservation Programs at All Our Peril

👤By Peter Bachmann, USA Rice 🕔Feb 28, 2017

This morning (February 28), the House Committee on Agriculture’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee held a hearing to solicit feedback from rural America on conservation policy ahead of constructing the 2018 Farm Bill.  USA Rice was invited to provide a witness

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Texas Irrigation: Big Data Creates an ‘Internet of Things’ to Improve Efficiency

Texas Irrigation: Big Data Creates an ‘Internet of Things’ to Improve Efficiency

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Big data is big business, and everyone wants a part of the pie, however agricultural irrigators should take a careful look before accepting irrigation advice from new technology sources, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Charles

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California: Drought Conditions at Lowest Point Since Autumn 2010 – USDA

California: Drought Conditions at Lowest Point Since Autumn 2010 – USDA

👤By Dr. Robert Johansson, USDA Chief Economist 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Nationally, we are seeing extreme to exceptional (D3 to D4) drought conditions fall to their lowest point in more than 6 years.  Nowhere is that change more dramatic than in California.  The current (February 21, 2017) Drought Monitor for California

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Texas Field Reports: Corn Planting Underway with Unusually Warm Weather

Texas Field Reports: Corn Planting Underway with Unusually Warm Weather

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 28, 2017

AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL: Counties received good rains the last two reporting periods, and soil moisture was much better. Temperatures were from highs in the 90s down to lows in the 40s. Some spring planting

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Texas: Cattle Prices on the Rise with Beef Demand

Texas: Cattle Prices on the Rise with Beef Demand

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Cattle market prices have been on the rise as feedlots and meat packers try to keep up with demand, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Recent rises in cattle prices have been due to various market conditions from

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Arkansas Rice: Blast-Resistant Varieties – The Best Defense Is a Good Offense

Arkansas Rice: Blast-Resistant Varieties – The Best Defense Is a Good Offense

👤By Yeshi Wamishe, University of Arkansas 🕔Feb 28, 2017

As we prepare to start the forthcoming season, planting fields with appropriate varieties is key to managing rice blast disease. Rice blast disease can be well managed by planting relatively resistant varieties in fields with a history of blast. Planting

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DTN Cotton Close: Up Modestly in Tight-Range Action

DTN Cotton Close: Up Modestly in Tight-Range Action

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Feb 28, 2017

May gained 0.98% for the month. Brief rainfall interrupted early Rio Grande Valley planting. Record heat gripped the Texas Plains in February. U.S. upland classing reached 15.93 million RB, fractionally above the crop estimate. Cotton futures settled on modest gains

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Missouri Pastures: Toxic Tall Fescue Resists Herbicides, Smothers Under a Cover Crop

Missouri Pastures: Toxic Tall Fescue Resists Herbicides, Smothers Under a Cover Crop

👤By Duane Dailey, University of Missouri 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Killing old stands of tall fescue pastures takes an all-out assault. Kentucky 31, the toxic tall fescue, doesn’t die easy. The K-31 has a good feature. It’s hardy. That lets it withstand hazards from pests to droughts to overgrazing. Herd

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