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LSU AgCenter Scientist Monitors Mosquito Insecticide Resistance

LSU AgCenter Scientist Monitors Mosquito Insecticide Resistance

👤By Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter 🕔Sep 29, 2017

An LSU AgCenter entomologist is working with mosquito control employees in Louisiana to help them learn how to evaluate insecticide resistance in their regions. While many programs in the state already evaluate insecticide resistance regularly in those mosquitoes that are

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South Carolina: Harvest Getting Underway in the Pee Dee

South Carolina: Harvest Getting Underway in the Pee Dee

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University Agronomist 🕔Sep 29, 2017

We’re getting to the end of a pretty good growing season.  Our corn finished out well and the cotton, peanuts, and soybeans are looking good too.  Very few times this summer has it been dry enough to make our crops

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Biofuel: EPA Considers Major Policy Change to Renewable Fuel Standard

Biofuel: EPA Considers Major Policy Change to Renewable Fuel Standard

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 29, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering a major change to the Renewable Fuel Standard that could include offering biofuel credits attached to gallons of ethanol exported from the United States.  Already this week, the U.S. biofuels industry took a

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Texas Corn: Critical Crop Situation Has Producers Looking for Answers

Texas Corn: Critical Crop Situation Has Producers Looking for Answers

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 29, 2017

Corn farmers worried about fumonisin contamination in their fields need to immediately contact their crop insurance agent – that was the message from two emergency meetings held Sept. 27 in the Texas High Plains. The potential for fumonisin contamination in

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Arkansas: Dry Sep. Makes for Fast Harvest, Thirsty Fields in NE Counties

Arkansas: Dry Sep. Makes for Fast Harvest, Thirsty Fields in NE Counties

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Sep 29, 2017

One of the driest Septembers on record has been both a boon to grain farmers muscling their way through harvest and a burden to producers hoping to sock away forages for cattle herds, especially in the northeastern counties of Arkansas.

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Irrigation: Create an Equipment Repair List As You End the Season

Irrigation: Create an Equipment Repair List As You End the Season

👤By Lyndon Kelley, Michigan State University/Purdue Extension Irrigation Educator 🕔Sep 29, 2017

Before you put your irrigation system away for the season, create a list of needed repairs and potential improvements.  “A good end-of-season list of needed irrigation maintenance and repairs can help irrigators prevent in-season system breakdowns and delays in watering

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Puerto Rico’s Ag Sector Takes Big Hit From Irma

Puerto Rico’s Ag Sector Takes Big Hit From Irma

👤From the American Farm Bureau Federation 🕔Sep 29, 2017

Farmers are assessing damages and making recovery efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irma slammed the Caribbean island earlier in the month. Puerto Rico Farm Bureau President Hector Cordero says nearly one-third of crops were lost because of the storm.

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Senate Farm Bill Hearing, Rural Development: Broadband Access, Opioid Epidemic Noted

Senate Farm Bill Hearing, Rural Development: Broadband Access, Opioid Epidemic Noted

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Sep 29, 2017

On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held its ninth Farm Bill hearing where the panel turned its attention to rural development and energy programs.  Recall that a House Agriculture Subcommittee explored similar issues back in March.   Today’s update provides a

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Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 29, 2017

Average quotations were 37 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 27.0-28.9,

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Mississippi: Wild Hog Presence Threatens Wildlife

Mississippi: Wild Hog Presence Threatens Wildlife

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Sep 29, 2017

The number of wild hogs living in an area determines the severity of their impact on wildlife, as these invasive creatures eat any source of nutrition they can find. Bronson Strickland, Mississippi State University Extension Service wildlife biologist and wildlife

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