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Alabama Cotton: Looming Whitefly Disaster – What To Do (Video)

Alabama Cotton: Looming Whitefly Disaster – What To Do (Video)

👤Video by William Birdsong, Alabama Cooperative Extension Service 🕔Aug 31, 2017

In this video (see below), Auburn University Extension Entomologist Ron Smith discusses options for managing silverleaf whitefly in Alabama cotton in 2017. Heavy pressure built in the state’s southeastern counties and the threatened cotton, especially late-planted fields. This video –

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DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Fractionally Lower

DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Fractionally Lower

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

U.S. weekly upland export sales came in at 230,700 RB, slightly higher than expected, and shipments at 156,300 RB. Cash online sales dipped to 228 bales on The Seam. Cotton futures traded fractionally lower early Thursday as traders turned their

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Webinar Presents Insight on New Farm Bill Debate, Sept. 7

Webinar Presents Insight on New Farm Bill Debate, Sept. 7

👤By Fred Miller, University of Arkansas 🕔Aug 31, 2017

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will host a webinar about the new farm bill currently being debated in Congress. The webinar, “Will It Be a 2017 or 2018 Farm Bill?”, will begin at 10 a.m. CST on

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Texas: Maverick County Ag Irrigation Field Day, Eagle Pass, Sept. 13

Texas: Maverick County Ag Irrigation Field Day, Eagle Pass, Sept. 13

👤From Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 31, 2017

The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting an educational field day focusing on water conservation in irrigated agriculture for producers Sept. 13 in Eagle Pass. The event is free and will be from 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the Maverick County Junior Livestock Show Meeting

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Alabama: Soybean Rust Spreading Across the State

Alabama: Soybean Rust Spreading Across the State

👤By David Reardon, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 31, 2017

After a few weeks of consistently wet weather, soybean rust is making its annual march from the Gulf Coast to north Alabama. Spurred on by wet leaves and strong winds, the fungal disease popped up in 33 of Alabama’s 67

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2008 Farm Bill’s ‘Shiny Thing’ Was a Bust, but Ethanol Saved the Day… Sort Of

2008 Farm Bill’s ‘Shiny Thing’ Was a Bust, but Ethanol Saved the Day… Sort Of

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Aug 31, 2017

In the last two columns, we talked about shiny new agricultural commodity policies that various individuals and groups develop with the goal of supporting farmers during periods of low prices or a one-year decline in the season average price paid

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DTN Livestock Open: Moderate Hog Strength Continues

DTN Livestock Open: Moderate Hog Strength Continues

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

Hog futures seem likely to open moderately higher, supported by additional short covering and the unwinding of bear spreads. The cattle complex should also open some higher thanks to pre-cash profit taking in light volume. Cattle: Steady w/Wed Futures: 50-100

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DTN Grain Open: Whole Lotta Nothin’ Goin’ On

DTN Grain Open: Whole Lotta Nothin’ Goin’ On

👤By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst 🕔Aug 31, 2017

6:00 a.m. CME Globex: December corn was fractionally lower, November soybeans were unchanged, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 1 cent higher. CME Globex Recap: One knows it was a quiet overnight session when early morning finds a 1-cent rally

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Dicamba Injury: Missouri Field Day Adds Stark Perspective

Dicamba Injury: Missouri Field Day Adds Stark Perspective

👤By Russ Quinn and Emily Unglesbee, DTN 🕔Aug 30, 2017

Dicamba dominated the conversation at the University of Missouri Graves-Chapple Research Center’s field day last week. The annual event is typically devoted to various agronomy research underway at the center, but this year, MU experts spent much of the day

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DTN Livestock Close: Lean Hog Futures Finally Catch a Bounce

DTN Livestock Close: Lean Hog Futures Finally Catch a Bounce

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Aug 30, 2017

Sellers of hog futures finally took a breather at midweek, allowing contracts to settle mostly 30 to 112 higher. The cattle complex settled modestly higher, supported by light short-covering and profit-taking. GENERAL COMMENTS Light-to-moderate cattle trading surfaced in parts of

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