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DTN Cotton Open: Trades on Slight Gains

DTN Cotton Open: Trades on Slight Gains

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Aug 21, 2017

December touched four-session high. Trend-following funds reduced their net long position 3,387 lots or 10.9%. Cash online sales totaled 177 bales on The Seam. Cotton futures traded on slight gains early Monday, with December bouncing to a four-session high after

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Texas Producer Protection Act: 2 New Rules to Know Before Sept. 1

Texas Producer Protection Act: 2 New Rules to Know Before Sept. 1

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist in Agricultural Law, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension 🕔Aug 21, 2017

The Texas Legislature passed a new bill, the Producer Protection Act, effective September 1, that changes rules for purchase contracts for agricultural products.  The bill was sponsored by Representative Dustin Burrows and Senator Charles Perry.  It was signed by Governor Abbott

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Renewable Fuels Standard Court Decision Adds Clarity but Lacks Gallons

Renewable Fuels Standard Court Decision Adds Clarity but Lacks Gallons

👤By Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Aug 21, 2017

On July 28, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit handed issued its decision in the lawsuit over EPA’s interpretation of the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and its waiver authority (Americans for Clean Energy v. EPA, 2017

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Nebraska: Time to Evaluate Your Irrigation System

Nebraska: Time to Evaluate Your Irrigation System

👤By Steve Melvin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Irrigation Specialist 🕔Aug 21, 2017

By this time of year, everyone is ready to be done irrigating; however, now is the perfect time to evaluate your irrigation equipment and the crop it irrigated to see what needs to be fixed or improved before the start

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Nebraska Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome Starting to Show Up

Nebraska Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome Starting to Show Up

👤By Loren Giesler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 21, 2017

Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) symptoms typically start to appear when soybeans are in the mid- to late pod-filling stages. This disease is becoming more common in Nebraska, but still occurs in very isolated pockets in many fields. It’s crucial to

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Nebraska Corn Disease: Are We Out of the Woods Yet?

Nebraska Corn Disease: Are We Out of the Woods Yet?

👤By Tamra Jackson-Ziems, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 21, 2017

As often occurs in Nebraska, the late-season weather with abundant dew, high relative humidity, and rainfall is driving increases in some crop diseases. Some corn fields have matured far enough that the diseases won’t have a substantial effect on yield,

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Florida Peanuts: Assessing Crop Health with Nodule Analysis

Florida Peanuts: Assessing Crop Health with Nodule Analysis

👤By David Hensley and Diane Rowland, University of Florida Agronomists 🕔Aug 21, 2017

One of the primary benefits of growing legumes like peanut is their ability to convert nitrogen in the atmosphere to a form that is available for use throughout the plant. They do this by forming a symbiosis (a mutual “partnership”)

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Flint on Crops: Soybeans – Red Banded Stinkbugs Are the Top Issue – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Soybeans – Red Banded Stinkbugs Are the Top Issue – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, University of Mississippi Agronomist 🕔Aug 21, 2017

There have been times through the years when one topic has dominated the discussion among producers, Extension workers, researchers, and industry people. This is one of those times as the little stinkbug from South America with the red band across

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Georgia Grapes: Beginning Growers Flock to Vineyard Workshop by the Bunch

Georgia Grapes: Beginning Growers Flock to Vineyard Workshop by the Bunch

👤By Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia 🕔Aug 21, 2017

For many wine lovers, running a vineyard is the ultimate dream job, but not many are able to make that dream a reality.  At a recent Beginning Grape Growers Conference organized by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, more than 70

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DTN Livestock Open: Markets Primed for Moderate Weakness

DTN Livestock Open: Markets Primed for Moderate Weakness

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

Look for live and feeder futures to resume trading Monday at least moderately lower, pressured by further long liquidation and struggling carcass value. Lean hog contracts are also likely to begin on the defensive in the face of growing supplies

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