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DTN Grain Midday: Corn on the Rebound

DTN Grain Midday: Corn on the Rebound

👤By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔May 31, 2017

General Comments The U.S. stock market indices are lower with the Dow futures down 35. The interest rate products are mixed. The dollar index is 30 points lower. Energies are lower with crude down 1.80. Livestock trade is higher. Precious

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DTN Cotton Open: Cotton Poised for Monthly Losses

DTN Cotton Open: Cotton Poised for Monthly Losses

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

U.S. cotton planting progress reached 63% completed. Cash online grower sales totaled 163 bales on The Seam. China factory activity held steady in May.   Cotton futures traded slightly lower in the most active contracts early Wednesday, with July poised

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Border Adjustment Tax: Quick Look At How It Works, Benefits, Downsides

Border Adjustment Tax: Quick Look At How It Works, Benefits, Downsides

👤From the American Farm Bureau Federation 🕔May 31, 2017

Last week, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee held its second hearing on the proposed border adjustability tax. In this audio podcast, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) tax specialist Pat Wolff explains how the tax would change the way

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Sprayer Calibration: 9 Steps – First Start with Good Nozzles

Sprayer Calibration: 9 Steps – First Start with Good Nozzles

👤By Erdal Ozkan, Ohio State University 🕔May 31, 2017

Hopefully you have calibrated your sprayer during early spring, before the busy spring activities have started. There is still plenty of spraying to be done in months ahead of us. So, if you have not calibrated your sprayer yet, take

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California Almonds: Where Do Drones Fit?

California Almonds: Where Do Drones Fit?

👤By David A. Doll, Pomology Farm Advisor, Merced County, California 🕔May 31, 2017

Data collected in the 2016 crop year may have provided a breakthrough in the use of small UAVs for monitoring irrigation needs.

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Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides – 3 Tips to Keep in Mind

Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides – 3 Tips to Keep in Mind

👤By Ric Bessin, Extension Entomologist, University of Kentucky 🕔May 31, 2017

Honey bees and other pollinators are as much a part of agriculture as cattle and corn. We hear a lot about protecting pollinators, as we should, since losses of honey bees since 2006 have been at unacceptable and unsustainable levels.

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DTN Livestock Open: Feedlot Managers Watching the Board

DTN Livestock Open: Feedlot Managers Watching the Board

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔May 31, 2017

Live and feeder futures should open moderately higher, supported by follow-through buying and cash premiums. Lean hog contracts are staged to begin on a mixed basis thanks to residual selling and midweek short-covering. Cattle: Steady-$2 LR Futures: 50-100 HR Live

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Kocide LLC Caps Deal With DuPont By Buying Texas Fungicide Plant

Kocide LLC Caps Deal With DuPont By Buying Texas Fungicide Plant

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 31, 2017

Kocide LLC has completed its acquisition of a state-of-the-art copper fungicide production facility in Houston, Texas, from DuPont. The acquisition of the facility began December 1, 2014, when Mitsui & Co., Ltd, acquired DuPont’s Kocide and ManKocide copper fungicide assets

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DTN Grain Open: Turnaround Wednesday?

DTN Grain Open: Turnaround Wednesday?

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔May 31, 2017

July corn was 3 cents higher, July soybeans were 2 cents higher, and July Kansas City (HRW) wheat was 4 cents higher.   6:00 a.m. CME Globex: July corn was 3 cents higher, July soybeans were 2 cents higher, and

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Oklahoma Wheat: Combines Moving Ahead Despite Weather Factors

Oklahoma Wheat: Combines Moving Ahead Despite Weather Factors

👤By David Marburger, Oklahoma Wheat Commission 🕔May 30, 2017

Wheat producers across Southwest and Central Oklahoma had combines moving at full speed over the Memorial Day weekend. Yields in parts of Southwest Oklahoma were lowered by heavy rains and hail that passed thru the state over a week ago.

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