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North Carolina Corn: Scouting, Managing Stink Bugs in Seedling Fields

North Carolina Corn: Scouting, Managing Stink Bugs in Seedling Fields

👤By Dominic Reisig and Arun Babu, North Carolina State University 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Stink bugs can injure corn during the seedling stage, leading to tillering, stunting, and sometimes plant death. In order to prevent this, you must scout and spray at the correct time. Also, more stink bugs this year appear to have

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Indiana: More Armyworm Moths Showing Up

Indiana: More Armyworm Moths Showing Up

👤By Christian Krupke, Purdue University 🕔Apr 21, 2017

This spring continues to shape up as a year with heavy armyworm pressure. With relatively little corn planted so far this isn’t time to panic – but we typically don’t see levels this high at this time of year, so

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Cleveland on Cotton: Mills and Exports Keeping the Charts Moving

Cleveland on Cotton: Mills and Exports Keeping the Charts Moving

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Cotton prices made a run higher this week as export sales and inquiries continue to provide support to the market. The May contract, moves to first notice day and July become the spot month on Monday, April 24.  The continuation

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Ag Tech: This Field Robot Could be Your Future New Best Friend

Ag Tech: This Field Robot Could be Your Future New Best Friend

👤By Sharita Forrest, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 21, 2017

A semiautonomous robot may soon be roaming agricultural fields gathering and transmitting real-time data about the growth and development of crops, information that crop breeders – and eventually farmers – can use to identify the genetic traits in plants likely

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Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Average quotations were 310 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, leaf 4, staple 34, mike 35-36 and 43-49, strength 27.0-28.9,

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Farm Policy: How Does Ag Economy Look in Fed. Reserve Beige Book Report?

Farm Policy: How Does Ag Economy Look in Fed. Reserve Beige Book Report?

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 21, 2017

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2017 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the U.S. agricultural economy. * Fifth District- Richmond–

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Farm Income Decline Fuels Reduction in Ag Bank Lending – Fed. Reserve Bank Report

Farm Income Decline Fuels Reduction in Ag Bank Lending – Fed. Reserve Bank Report

👤By Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Lending activity at agricultural banks continued to decline in the first quarter of 2017. As economic conditions in the farm sector have remained weak, borrowers and lenders have sought to make some adjustments in financing agricultural production. Some borrowers have

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DTN Grain Close: Soybeans Survive Bearish Week

DTN Grain Close: Soybeans Survive Bearish Week

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Apr 21, 2017

July soybeans finished up 4 cents Friday, ending the week with just a nickel loss while the week’s losses for corn and wheat were much greater. Corn and wheat were both slightly lower Friday in quiet trading while more rain

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ELS Cotton Competitive Payment Rate Is Zero

ELS Cotton Competitive Payment Rate Is Zero

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 21, 2017

The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation announced that the competitiveness payment program payment rate in effect from 12:01 a.m., Eastern Time, Friday, April 20, 2017, through midnight, Eastern Time, Thursday, May 18, 2017, is zero. The next ELS payment

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Arkansas Rice: Plan for a Successful Harvest with Modern Irrigation Tech

Arkansas Rice: Plan for a Successful Harvest with Modern Irrigation Tech

👤From the University of Arkansas Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

The key to success is often rooted in a solid plan, and experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are encouraging Arkansas rice producers to start that plan with the technology known as Multiple Inlet Rice Irrigation,

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