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AgFax Weekend: DuPont-FMC Deal | Decade of Losses Ahead? | Canola Farmers Unpaid

AgFax Weekend: DuPont-FMC Deal | Decade of Losses Ahead? | Canola Farmers Unpaid

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Mar 31, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – DuPont-FMC Deal; Decade of Losses Ahead?; Canola Farmers Didn’t Get Paid – Huge Losses; and more.

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Texas Wheat: Hail Damage in the Blacklands

Texas Wheat: Hail Damage in the Blacklands

👤By Xandra Morris, Texas AgriLife 🕔Mar 31, 2017

Most of Hill County received about 2 inches of rain in the past seven days, from both Monday night’s storm and rain on Tuesday night. Some places received over 2.5 inches, as well as damaging hail and high winds. More

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Rice Update: Are Positive Developments Too Little Too Late for Some Farmers?

Rice Update: Are Positive Developments Too Little Too Late for Some Farmers?

👤From The Rice Advocate, U.S. Rice Producers Association 🕔Mar 31, 2017

Following months of dismal news where the situation has been all but static, the rice industry finally has some real influx of information to digest. Domestic cash pricing has seen some marginal increases over the past week. Even though the

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Grain TV: Massive Soybean Acreage Sinks Market

Grain TV: Massive Soybean Acreage Sinks Market

👤By Grain TV 🕔Mar 31, 2017

USDA’s reports saw a sharp selloff in soybeans due to a greater than expected increase in projected acreage. Corn and wheat acreage were lower than expected, which gave both markets some modest strength. Quarterly stocks for grains were all above

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DTN Livestock Close: Cattle Reverse Off Early Losses

DTN Livestock Close: Cattle Reverse Off Early Losses

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Mar 31, 2017

The cattle complex settled mostly higher with feeder issues gaining on their live counterparts. Lean hog contracts settled mixed, mostly lower in the nearbys and modestly higher in the far deferreds.   Midday: Sluggish trade is keeping futures trade mixed

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DTN Cotton Close: Rallies in Face of Big Acreage Report

DTN Cotton Close: Rallies in Face of Big Acreage Report

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Mar 31, 2017

Spot May leaped off a five-week low. U.S. planting intentions came in higher than generally expected at 12.233 million acres, up 21.4% from 2016. Mills priced or rolled 5,502 lots in the May contract. Cotton futures, which had fallen this

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Arkansas Peaches: Late Freeze Hits Industry Hard

Arkansas Peaches: Late Freeze Hits Industry Hard

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 31, 2017

While the story of how weather conditions will ultimately affect Arkansas row crops in 2017 has as yet to be written, the state’s specialty crops have already seen the year’s first casualties. An overnight freeze on March 18, which brought

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Rose on Cotton: Forward Contracts – Read the Fine Print or Get Help Before Signing

Rose on Cotton: Forward Contracts – Read the Fine Print or Get Help Before Signing

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Mar 31, 2017

The ICE May contract and the nearby May – July spread effectively finished unchanged on the week on extremely strong demand data and bearish new crop acreage data.  The Dec contract was less affected by the torrid pace of US

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Drought Outlook: April Favors Widespread Improvements, Removal

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Anthony Artusa, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Mar 31, 2017

With the climatological transition from the wet season to the dry season across the West, small areas of pre-existing drought in southern California and southern Arizona are favored to persist in April. Climatology for April favors increased precipitation across the

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Arkansas: Acres Shift to More Soybeans, Cotton

Arkansas: Acres Shift to More Soybeans, Cotton

👤By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 31, 2017

Soybeans and cotton acreage are expected to expand in 2017 compared to last year, while rice, corn and grain sorghum acres will slide in a landscape shaped by markets, cost of production and ability to borrow, experts with the University

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