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DTN Livestock Close: Lean Hogs Lower; Country Trade Continues to Lose Steam

DTN Livestock Close: Lean Hogs Lower; Country Trade Continues to Lose Steam

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

Led by spot August, lean hog futures settled with a weak undertone thanks to lower cash sales and bearish expectations. The cattle complex closed moderately lower in the live trade and mixed in the feeder market. GENERAL COMMENTS Feedlot country

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Kansas: Upcoming Water Conservation Field Days to Demonstrate New Ag Tech

Kansas: Upcoming Water Conservation Field Days to Demonstrate New Ag Tech

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University Ag Communications Specialist 🕔Jul 31, 2017

The Kansas Water Office (KWO) and Kansas State University are providing an opportunity to see firsthand what is taking place on water technology demonstration farms by hosting a series of field days in August. Each location will showcase the technology

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DTN Cotton Close: Finishes Flat to Slightly Higher

DTN Cotton Close: Finishes Flat to Slightly Higher

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

Traders eyed rains on Plains. Rio Grande Valley gins operated around the clock. Corpus classing reached 52,748 running bales. Acreage abandonment on the High Plains estimated at 20% by PCG advisory group. Cotton futures settled unchanged to up 28 points

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Soybeans: FDA Approves Petition to Claim Soy Oil as Heart Healthy

Soybeans: FDA Approves Petition to Claim Soy Oil as Heart Healthy

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jul 31, 2017

Bunge North America, the North American arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its petition for a qualified health claim linking consumption of soybean oil to reduced risk of coronary

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Minnesota Soybeans: Pyrethroid Resistant Aphids – What Are Your Control Options?

Minnesota Soybeans: Pyrethroid Resistant Aphids – What Are Your Control Options?

👤By Bruce Potter, Robert Koch, Phil Glogoza, Ian MacRae, and Janet Knodel, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Jul 31, 2017

We are receiving an increasing number of reports of pyrethroid insecticide failures for soybean aphid management from northwest and central Minnesota, and northeastern North Dakota this year. However, many areas of Minnesota and North Dakota still have low, non-yield threatening

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Drought Persists in the Plains – Worst Growing Season in 30 Years

Drought Persists in the Plains – Worst Growing Season in 30 Years

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 31, 2017

Last week, Billings Gazette writer Tom Lutey reported that, “The life had been fading from Grant Zerbe’s stunted chickpeas for the better part of a month, and now drought’s hot breath was burning through the final green inch of every

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South Dakota: Harding County Declared Natural Disaster Area from Drought

South Dakota: Harding County Declared Natural Disaster Area from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 31, 2017

In response to a request from Jamie White, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in South Dakota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Harding County in South Dakota as a primary natural disaster area due to losses

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Texas: 4 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Heavy Storms

Texas: 4 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Heavy Storms

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 31, 2017

In response to a request from Erasmo Trevino, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Texas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Duval, Foard, Lamb and Webb counties in Texas as primary natural disaster areas due to

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Louisiana: Row Rice, Nematodes Featured at Field Tour

Louisiana: Row Rice, Nematodes Featured at Field Tour

👤By Karol Osborne, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jul 31, 2017

Experts from the LSU AgCenter, United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency, and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry highlighted agriculture production best management practices and pest management concerns facing producers in northeast Louisiana

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DTN Grain Close: Rain Forecast Pressures Row Crops

DTN Grain Close: Rain Forecast Pressures Row Crops

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Jul 31, 2017

Corn, soybeans, and wheat prices all closed lower Monday, pressured by rain in this week’s forecast which should help drier fields in the western Plains. Meanwhile the spot futures for the U.S. dollar index continue to make new lows as

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