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California Farmer Continues to Battle with Clean Water Act Enforcement – DTN

California Farmer Continues to Battle with Clean Water Act Enforcement – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 30, 2017

Two congressional committee chairmen want to know why the U.S. Department of Justice is still pursuing a Clean Water Act case against a California farmer who potentially faces millions in fines and penalties from the U.S. Corps of Engineers.  John

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DTN Livestock Close: Feeder Cattle Futures Sharply Higher in Post-Holiday Trade

DTN Livestock Close: Feeder Cattle Futures Sharply Higher in Post-Holiday Trade

👤By Rick Kment DTN Analyst 🕔May 30, 2017

Strong buying moved into feeder cattle futures Tuesday, providing support to live contracts also and offsetting losses seen Friday following the Cattle on Feed report. Nearby lean hog futures were pressured by position-taking following strong gains last week. GENERAL COMMENTS

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Indiana: Hay Producers Should Test Nutritional Value Due to Wet Weather

Indiana: Hay Producers Should Test Nutritional Value Due to Wet Weather

👤By Darrin Pack, Perdue Ag News 🕔May 30, 2017

Wet weather this spring has delayed the hay harvest throughout Indiana, raising concerns about feed quality and safe storage.   Keith Johnson, professor of agronomy and Purdue Extension forage specialist, said forage becomes less digestible and palatable for livestock the

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Arkansas: 23 Counties Declared Disaster – 360,000 Cropland Acres Affected

Arkansas: 23 Counties Declared Disaster – 360,000 Cropland Acres Affected

👤By Ryan McGeeney U of A System Division of Agriculture 🕔May 30, 2017

Twenty-three counties in Arkansas have been declared disaster areas by the U.S. Department of of Agriculture, making growers and other property owners in those counties eligible to apply for emergency loans through the USDA’s Farm Service Agency.   The declaration

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Virginia Cotton: Still Planting? Pick Early Maturing, Fast Fruiting Variety.

Virginia Cotton: Still Planting? Pick Early Maturing, Fast Fruiting Variety.

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔May 30, 2017

The Memorial weekend is both a time of reverence for the men and women who have sacrificed for our Liberty as well as a celebration for the kickoff for the summer.  This year in agriculture, we find ourselves a bit

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DTN Grain Close: Grains Slapped Down, Rain Takes a Break

DTN Grain Close: Grains Slapped Down, Rain Takes a Break

👤From DTN 🕔May 30, 2017

July soybeans continued its fall to new one-year lows for a third consecutive day, pressured by the anticipation of record plantings in 2017. July corn was down 7 1/4 cents and July Chicago wheat was down 8 3/4 cents, also

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Rice: Iraq Makes First Time Purchase of U.S. Rice – 30,000 MT Long Grain

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔May 30, 2017

With help from a last minute, full-court press by USA Rice involving Congress, the U.S. Embassy, and high-level State Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials, Iraq made its first-ever purchase of U.S. rice under the U.S. – Iraq

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USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices

USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices

👤From USDA 🕔May 30, 2017

The following prices are effective from 05/31/17 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 06/06/17. The next announcement is scheduled for 06/06/17 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * $424.43 per ton for Runner peanuts * $409.00 per ton for

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Corn Futures: Chronology of a Sideways Market

Corn Futures: Chronology of a Sideways Market

👤By Darrel Good, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics University of Illinois 🕔May 30, 2017

Expectations for the magnitude of supply, consumption, and ending stocks for the 2017-18 U.S. corn marketing year have remained remarkably stable for the past several months. As a result, futures prices for the 2017-18 marketing year have remained in a

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Arkansas Rice: Nitrogen Fertilization In Uncertain Times

Arkansas Rice: Nitrogen Fertilization In Uncertain Times

👤By Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist, and Trent Roberts, Extension Soil Fertility 🕔May 30, 2017

After a big rain across most of the Delta, another round is on the way Thursday and Friday. Here’s the first thing you need to do if you haven’t already: run an up-to-date DD50 on your fields (http://DD50.uaex.edu). Before you

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