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Ag Tech: Experts Discuss the Future of Drones, Robotics in Agriculture

Ag Tech: Experts Discuss the Future of Drones, Robotics in Agriculture

👤By Stephanie Henry, University of Illinois 🕔Jul 26, 2017

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and other robotic vehicles are no longer seen as toys for hobbyists, but are becoming an important tool for the future of agriculture. But many people still have questions about the safety of drones, about how

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Minnesota: Dicamba Drift – What Can Be Done, Now and Going Forward?

Minnesota: Dicamba Drift – What Can Be Done, Now and Going Forward?

👤By Jeff Gunsolus, University of Minnesota Extension Weed Scientist 🕔Jul 26, 2017

Dicamba injury to non-target soybeans has been widely reported in south central and southwest Minnesota. Symptoms range from cupping and strapping of newly emerged leaves to height reduction and injury to growing points. At low dicamba concentrations, symptoms were slow

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DTN Grain Close: Light Gains as Selling Eases

DTN Grain Close: Light Gains as Selling Eases

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Jul 26, 2017

Corn, soybeans and all three wheats were back in the green on Wednesday, a modest renewal of support in this summer of lower crop ratings. Beneficial rains were crossing the central and northern Midwest with Wednesday’s hotter temperatures staying south

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AGCO Will Buy Precision Planting from Monsanto Division

AGCO Will Buy Precision Planting from Monsanto Division

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jul 26, 2017

AGCO will buy the equipment business of Precision Planting LLC from The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto, according to a press release issued today. “As a leading global equipment manufacturer, AGCO is uniquely positioned to enable broader distribution of

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DTN Livestock Midday: Light-to-Moderate Pressure Seen in Cattle

DTN Livestock Midday: Light-to-Moderate Pressure Seen in Cattle

👤By Rick Kment DTN Analyst 🕔Jul 26, 2017

Early support in cattle markets once again eroded at midday as buyers quickly backed away from the market. This continues to be the trend for the week as traders focus on pressure from large inventory levels and weakening fundamental factors.

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Farm Bill Hearing on Risk Management – Crop Insurance, Payment Limits, Base Acres

Farm Bill Hearing on Risk Management – Crop Insurance, Payment Limits, Base Acres

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 26, 2017

On Tuesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a Farm Bill hearing that focused on commodity, credit, and crop insurance programs.  This follows previous Farm Bill field hearings in both Kansas and Michigan, as well as Committee meetings on the farm economy, agricultural

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DTN Grain Midday: Light Gains After Mixed Morning

DTN Grain Midday: Light Gains After Mixed Morning

👤By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Jul 26, 2017

Midday trade is seeing light gains after a mixed morning. CORN Corn trade is 1 to 2 cents higher at midday. We saw pressure Tuesday due to rain and expected rain today, but the confidence for follow-up rain next week

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Dicamba Residue: What Does Parts Per Billion Mean in the Field?

Dicamba Residue: What Does Parts Per Billion Mean in the Field?

👤By Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee Weed Specialist 🕔Jul 26, 2017

As we get numbers on dicamba concentrations in various plant samples, one asks the question, so what does a certain ppb (parts per billion) really mean?

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Tennessee Soybeans: Corn Earworm in Late Planted Fields

Tennessee Soybeans: Corn Earworm in Late Planted Fields

👤By Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee IPM Extension Specialist 🕔Jul 26, 2017

As our moth flight picks up, we need to be very aware about corn earworms (bollworm) infestations in soybean. It can be very destructive. Infestations most often occur in late maturing fields.

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DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Down After Opening Overnight on High

DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Down After Opening Overnight on High

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Jul 26, 2017

Fed expected to leave interest rates unchanged. Improving rain chances forecast for Texas Plains. Cash online sales totaled 306 bales on The Seam, including grower sales of 268 bales. Cotton futures ticked lower early Wednesday, with December having opened overnight

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