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Georgia Peanuts: Stay on Top of Insects, Disease While Crops Add Weight

Georgia Peanuts: Stay on Top of Insects, Disease While Crops Add Weight Updated

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia Extension Agent, Thomas County 🕔Aug 21, 2017

We are passing 120 days on our early peanut crop, and will start hull scraping soon. We’ve done a few hull scrapes and found we are still a few weeks away – even with rain and high temperatures. Based on

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DTN Grain Open: Eclipse or No, Markets Still Low

DTN Grain Open: Eclipse or No, Markets Still Low

👤By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst 🕔Aug 21, 2017

6:00 a.m. CME Globex: December corn was 3 cents lower, November soybeans were 5 cents lower, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 2 cents lower. CME Globex Recap: Anticipation for Monday’s celestial phenomenon didn’t change the mood in grain and

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Georgia Weather: Next Few Weeks Should See Warm Temps, Hit-or-Miss Showers

Georgia Weather: Next Few Weeks Should See Warm Temps, Hit-or-Miss Showers Updated

👤By Pam Knox, University of Georgia 🕔Aug 21, 2017

The next few weeks are expected to see seasonal temperatures and more frequent but spotty showers, leading to hit-or-miss conditions in fields across the Southeast.

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Sawyer On Crops: Pecans – Decisions About Pests, Irrigation (Audio)

Sawyer On Crops: Pecans – Decisions About Pests, Irrigation (Audio)

👤By Andrew Sawyer, Extension Agent, Thomas County, Georgia 🕔Aug 20, 2017

The next 30 days are a critical point in pecans in terms of irrigation and controlling several potential insect pests, says Andrew Sawyer in this edition of his South Georgia Pine podcast series. Here’s a related article on his blog.

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🕔Aug 19, 2017

The nation’s second largest farmer cooperative, Growmark, has entered into a joint grain marketing venture with China’s COFCO International Limited The partnership includes joint ownership and operation of the barge, truck and rail terminal at Cahokia, Ill., with frontage on the Mississippi

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AgFax Weekend: USDA Curve Ball; Farm Bill Distractions

AgFax Weekend: USDA Curve Ball; Farm Bill Distractions

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Aug 18, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – USDA Curve Ball; Farm Bill Distractions; Dicamba Was Causing Problems 16 Years Ago; and more.

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Rice: So, Why Has The Market Turned Lower?

Rice: So, Why Has The Market Turned Lower?

👤By Scott Stiles, Economist, University of Arkansas 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Compared to the other major crops, rough rice futures look relatively unscathed in the aftermath of the August 10 USDA reports. Corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton have all lost 4 to 7% over the past week. As for rice, the

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DTN Livestock Close: Another Negative Week for Beef

DTN Livestock Close: Another Negative Week for Beef

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The cattle complex closed on a mixed basis with deferred contracts generally holding up better than nearbys. Lean hog contracts also finished with mixed results, scrambled by a combination of long-liquidation and late-week profit-taking. GENERAL COMMENTS The cash cattle trade

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Arkansas Rice: Early Yields Encouraging

Arkansas Rice: Early Yields Encouraging

👤By Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Specialist, University of Arkansas 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Where soil conditions are drier in central Arkansas, more early yields are starting to come in. In the southeast where progress should be greater than it is, growers are going with tracks on machines to get rolling. Overall yield reports

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Alabama Peanuts: Crop Benefiting from Wet Summer

Alabama Peanuts: Crop Benefiting from Wet Summer

👤By David Reardon, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 18, 2017

One year removed from a drought of epic proportions, Alabama peanut farmers are happy with the rainier summer of 2017. Though wet conditions can cause a separate set of issues, peanuts are looking very strong thus far. According to the

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