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DTN Livestock Open: Hog Futures Face Early Selling Pressure

DTN Livestock Open: Hog Futures Face Early Selling Pressure

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Sep 20, 2017

Lean hog contracts should open at least moderately lower, checked by sinking cash values and defensive product demand. The cattle complex seems set to open higher thanks to follow-through buying and optimism. Cattle: Steady-$2 HR Futures: 25-50 HR Live Equiv

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DTN Grain Open: Slow, Quiet Trade

DTN Grain Open: Slow, Quiet Trade

👤By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst 🕔Sep 20, 2017

6:00 a.m. CME Globex: December corn was fractionally higher, November soybeans were 3-cents higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was 1 cent higher. CME Globex Recap: Trade in grain and oilseed markets overnight, while mostly to the upside, was like

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DTN Livestock Close: Firm Underlying Support for Cattle Complex

DTN Livestock Close: Firm Underlying Support for Cattle Complex

👤By Rick Kment DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Commercial buying quickly moved into feeder cattle futures Tuesday morning, helping to spark additional solid gains in all cattle markets. Lean hog futures continue to show resilience early in the week with December contracts posting triple digit support and moving

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Texas Field Reports: Sugarcane Aphids Not a Major Problem for Prepared Sorghum Producers

Texas Field Reports: Sugarcane Aphids Not a Major Problem for Prepared Sorghum Producers

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Most sorghum producers around the state experienced lower sugarcane aphid populations than the previous two years, with some help from nature, growing conditions, technology and adequate preparation, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Danielle Sekula, AgriLife Extension integrated

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GIPSA: Inner Workings of the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Adm. – DTN

GIPSA: Inner Workings of the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Adm. – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Sep 19, 2017

The Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) is the “watchdog” that ensures all grain loaded onto ships or rail to be exported out of the United States grades according to standards established by the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) and

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Kansas Farmland Values Continue to Slide

Kansas Farmland Values Continue to Slide

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Kansas farmland values have dropped an average of 11 percent over the past two years, pulled down by lower grain and livestock prices and a dramatic drop in farm and ranch income. The downward trend is likely to continue through

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Herbicide-Resistant Kochia: Research Indicates the Importance of Early Season Control

Herbicide-Resistant Kochia: Research Indicates the Importance of Early Season Control

👤From Cambridge University Press 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Researchers writing in the latest edition of the journal Weed Science are providing new insights into the control of herbicide-resistant kochia, a weed that competes with both dryland and irrigated crops across the Great Plains states.

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Ohio Soybeans: Are Fall Herbicides Required in Xtend Fields?

Ohio Soybeans: Are Fall Herbicides Required in Xtend Fields?

👤By Mark Loux, Ohio State University Extension Weed Specialist 🕔Sep 19, 2017

As we move into the fall herbicide application season, one question coming up is whether a spring dicamba burndown treatment is good enough on overwintered marestail plants to eliminate the need for fall herbicides.

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Iowa Soybeans: Dicamba – How Many Hours Were Available to Spray in 2017?

Iowa Soybeans: Dicamba – How Many Hours Were Available to Spray in 2017?

👤By Bob Hartzler, Extension Weed Specialist, Iowa State University 🕔Sep 19, 2017

My colleagues at Purdue recently compiled weather data to determine how many hours would be available to apply the new dicamba products (e.g. Xtendimax with VaporGrip Technology, FeXapan with VaporGrip Technology, and Engenia) postemergence in soybean.  Several people asked what

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DTN Cotton Close: Finishes Inside Day Lower on Light Volume

DTN Cotton Close: Finishes Inside Day Lower on Light Volume

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Traders warily eyed track of Hurricane Maria. Cotton crop conditions in Georgia tumbled following Hurricane Irma. Improvements in Texas and elsewhere partially offset declines in Georgia and South Carolina. Cotton futures finished a lightly traded session lower on inside-range price

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