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California Almonds: Worms Hit, Mites Building As Harvest Nears – AgFax

California Almonds: Worms Hit, Mites Building As Harvest Nears – AgFax

🕔Jul 22, 2017

As our contacts report, worms are turning up on field edges in some almond blocks and we’re hearing about scattered follow-up sprays. Spider mites continue to ramp up in places even after miticides went out at hull split.

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AgFax Weekend: Resistance Issues; Chinese Buy U.S. Soybeans

AgFax Weekend: Resistance Issues; Chinese Buy U.S. Soybeans

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jul 21, 2017

This week’s AgFax Weekend – Resistance Issues; Chinese Buy U.S. Soybeans; and more.

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DTN Livestock Close: Cattle Supported by Late Week Short-Covering, Cash Stability

DTN Livestock Close: Cattle Supported by Late Week Short-Covering, Cash Stability

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Jul 21, 2017

At the conclusion of a choppy session, live and feeder cattle contracts settled moderately higher with feeders gaining on their live counterparts. Lean hog futures settled on a mixed basis with deferreds out preforming nearbys. GENERAL COMMENTS Moderate trade volume

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Arkansas Rice: Crop Progressing Quickly, Leaf Blast Widespread

Arkansas Rice: Crop Progressing Quickly, Leaf Blast Widespread

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Yeshi Wamishe, University of Arkansas Rice Specialists 🕔Jul 21, 2017

Industry News While the news is spreading far and wide, it’s still worth mentioning the signed phytosanitary agreement between the U.S. and China.  This is the first step in opening up a new market for U.S. rice.  While it will

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Rice Update: Fundamentals at Play; New Crop Positioning as Harvest Nears

Rice Update: Fundamentals at Play; New Crop Positioning as Harvest Nears

👤From The Rice Advocate, USRPA 🕔Jul 21, 2017

The rice industry seems to have calmed down after the market moves of the past few weeks with few “new” events to report. International pricing has been somewhat depressed, in keeping with the trends observed in recent times.  Fundamental factors

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Mississippi Soybeans: Redbanded Stink Bug Numbers Continue to Climb

Mississippi Soybeans: Redbanded Stink Bug Numbers Continue to Climb

👤By Angus Catchot, Don Cook, and Jeff Gore, Mississippi State University Extensions Entomologists 🕔Jul 21, 2017

We saw a surge in RBSB numbers a few weeks ago into March planted soybeans that were approaching R6 growth stage but since then populations have moderated. Just in the last few days we are now seeing another big surge

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Mississippi Cotton: Spider Mites on the Rise – Control Options

Mississippi Cotton: Spider Mites on the Rise – Control Options

👤By Angus Catchot and Jeff Gore, Mississippi State University Entomologists 🕔Jul 21, 2017

Spider mite numbers have been increasing across much of the state over the last several weeks in cotton. There have been a number of fields treated and several fields that have more than one application this year. As conditions remain

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Georgia Pecans: Reports of Terminal Die Back – Mites Are Not the Cause

Georgia Pecans: Reports of Terminal Die Back – Mites Are Not the Cause

👤By Will Hudson, University of Georgia Extension Entomologist 🕔Jul 21, 2017

The yellow aphid spike many growers noticed in late June seems to have fallen off in most orchards, and the very hot weather now will really slow any further population increases. That takes some pressure off for now. I’ve had

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Georgia Peanuts, Cotton, Soybeans: Conditions Perfect for Disease Development

Georgia Peanuts, Cotton, Soybeans: Conditions Perfect for Disease Development

👤By Will Lovett, University of Georgia Extension Agent 🕔Jul 21, 2017

Weather conditions are absolutely perfect now for white mold and leaf spot diseases of peanut, and bacterial blight of cotton, and also for diseases of soybeans to include soybean rust and frogeye leaf spot (which we are seeing more of these

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Farm Credit: Interest Rates and the Cost of Short-Term Borrowing

Farm Credit: Interest Rates and the Cost of Short-Term Borrowing

👤By Todd Kuethe and Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Jul 21, 2017

In June, the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the interest rate on overnight deposits (the discount rate) 25 basis points to 1.75%, mirroring similar rate increases in March 2017 and December 2016. The long-run expectations of FOMC members

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