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AgFax Weekend: Harvest Record Breaker; Wild Hog Bait Withdrawn

AgFax Weekend: Harvest Record Breaker; Wild Hog Bait Withdrawn

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Apr 28, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Harvest Record Breaker; Wild Hog Bait Withdrawn; Cargill Says Goodbye to Feedlots; and more.

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Texas Cotton: Drift Injury Doesn’t Predict Yield Loss

Texas Cotton: Drift Injury Doesn’t Predict Yield Loss

👤By Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Cotton injury from herbicide drift and potential yield loss has been a hot topic recently, both among producers and in the popular press. It is important to note that this is a complex issue and a definite answer to “How

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Texas Row Crops: Be on the Lookout for Flowering Pigweed

Texas Row Crops: Be on the Lookout for Flowering Pigweed

👤By Muthu Bagavathiannan, Josh McGinty, Vijay Singh, Peter Dotray and Gaylon Morgan 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are two pigweed species that have become problematic in row crop production fields in Texas. Palmer amaranth is widespread in the High Plains, Rio Grande Valley, Coastal Bend and Central Texas regions, whereas waterhemp is predominantly

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Rice Update: Free for All for Old Crop Based on Local Supply & Demand

Rice Update: Free for All for Old Crop Based on Local Supply & Demand

👤From The Rice Advocate, U.S. Rice Producers Association 🕔Apr 28, 2017

The past week has been very interesting in the rice market for many reasons.  While many indications suggest some firming or strengthening in the market, a few indicators have suggested quite the opposite effect.  The domestic cash market has firmed

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DTN Livestock Close: Futures Finish Week Sharply Higher

DTN Livestock Close: Futures Finish Week Sharply Higher

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Cattle contracts posted triple-digit gains in the last hour of trade with aggressive end-of-month buyer support. All active contracts saw active support despite light volume. Livestock contracts move into May with a bullish tone.   Midday: Livestock futures have remained

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NAFTA: Will Trump or Won’t Trump? Grain Producers Have a Lot to Lose

NAFTA: Will Trump or Won’t Trump? Grain Producers Have a Lot to Lose

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Kathy Baylis, and Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Recent news from the Trump Administration has sowed confusion about the President’s intentions with respect to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Early this week, President Trump suggested that the United States would pull out of NAFTA. Later in

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Farming: Who’s Doing the Work? 70% of Farm Workers Are Immigrants

Farming: Who’s Doing the Work? 70% of Farm Workers Are Immigrants

👤By Philip Martin, CHOICES Magazine 🕔Apr 28, 2017

The Trump Administration has promised to make it more difficult for unauthorized foreigners to enter and work in the United States and for undocumented workers to access health care services. Such policies, if implemented, could have serious negative repercussions on

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Florida: 5 Considerations for Preemergence Herbicide Applications

Florida: 5 Considerations for Preemergence Herbicide Applications

👤By Jay Ferrell, University of Florida 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Preemergence herbicides are a powerful way to prevent weed infestations before they start. To improve their reliability, preemergence herbicides should be incorporated, so here are a few items that should be considered prior to making the application.

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Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Appearing on the Coast

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Appearing on the Coast

👤By Stephen Biles, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 28, 2017

The sugarcane aphid is now being found in grain sorghum fields of Calhoun, Refugio and Victoria Counties.  However, I have yet to see this aphid in numbers greater than 5 per leaf.  I expect their numbers will increase over the

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Texas Cotton: Watch for Fleahoppers in Squaring Fields

Texas Cotton: Watch for Fleahoppers in Squaring Fields

👤By Stephen Biles, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 28, 2017

We have squaring cotton on the Texas Coast and that means we need to be scouting fields for cotton fleahopper. While other pests are present, such as aphids and thrips, the cotton fleahopper has the greatest potential to reduce yield

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