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Australia’s Seed Destructor – Midwest Demo Set For Oct. 12

Australia’s Seed Destructor – Midwest Demo Set For Oct. 12

👤From a press release 🕔Sep 23, 2017

At present, the machine is being evaluated by Land Grant universities in at lease 3 states – Arkansas, Illinois and Texas – plus, USDA has shown interest in the concept.

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AgFax Weekend 9-25: Arkansas Sets Dicamba Limit; Bayer Requests Extension

AgFax Weekend 9-25: Arkansas Sets Dicamba Limit; Bayer Requests Extension

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Sep 22, 2017

This week’s AgFax Weekend – Arkansas Sets Dicamba Limit; Bayer Requests Extension; Farmland Partners Buying Nut Crop Acres; and more.

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DTN Livestock Close: Nearby Lean Hog Futures End Ugly Week With Significant Losses

DTN Livestock Close: Nearby Lean Hog Futures End Ugly Week With Significant Losses

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Sep 22, 2017

Lean hog futures closed lower with nearby contracts suffering triple-digit losses. The cattle complex closed substantially higher, supported by greater packer spending in the country and technical-buying. GENERAL COMMENTS Moderate trade volume developed in most areas of feedlot country Friday

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Dicamba: Arkansas Plant Board Unanimously Sets Mid-April Limit – DTN

Dicamba: Arkansas Plant Board Unanimously Sets Mid-April Limit – DTN

👤By Greg D. Horstmeier, DTN Editor-in-Chief 🕔Sep 22, 2017

The Arkansas State Plant Board told the herbicide industry in no uncertain terms that it does not believe new formulations of dicamba can be used without significant amounts of volatility and other off-target movement. The board unanimously approved regulations that

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Rose on Cotton: Strong Export Turnaround Doesn’t Impress Traders

Rose on Cotton: Strong Export Turnaround Doesn’t Impress Traders

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivals, Barry Bean - The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Sep 22, 2017

The ICE Dec contract gave up 61 points on the week, settling at 68.46, although it did manage to challenge the 70.00 level on Mon. The Mar contract lost 41 points, resulting in a modest weakening of the continuing Dec

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Cleveland on Cotton: Bullish Factors Battle Against Global Production

Cleveland on Cotton: Bullish Factors Battle Against Global Production

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Sep 22, 2017

Cotton prices kept their grip on 69 cents, basis December during the week, but short term signals and long term fundamentals continue to favor the market testing its 65 cent price support. While the market does have a few bullish

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Rice Update: Strong Case for Better Price Scenario

Rice Update: Strong Case for Better Price Scenario

👤From The Rice Advocate, U.S. Rice Producers Association 🕔Sep 22, 2017

The rice industry continues to work its way through a complex maze of market and production factors this week as the market fundamentals seem to be firming up while the actual production estimates remain in limbo.  Overseas markets, specifically Asia,

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Florida Pecans: Battling Scab in the Panhandle

Florida Pecans: Battling Scab in the Panhandle

👤By Blake Thaxton, University of Florida County Extension Agent 🕔Sep 22, 2017

Pecans are grown throughout the Panhandle of Florida. The western side of the Panhandle tends to be acreage dedicated to home gardeners, while the eastern counties have more commercial acreage. Regardless, many in the agriculture community are interested in pecans,

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Mississippi: Sorghum Yields Shine; Acreage and Prices Sag

Mississippi: Sorghum Yields Shine; Acreage and Prices Sag

👤By Linda Breazeale, MSU Extension Service 🕔Sep 22, 2017

Mississippi’s grain sorghum acreage is at an historic low, and market prices are not much better, but yields should be good. Erick Larson, grain crops specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said that when market incentives went away

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Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 22, 2017

Average quotations were 224 points lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, leaf 4, staple 34, mike 35-36 and 43-49, strength 27.0-

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