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Ohio Soybeans: Diaporthe Stem Canker and Cercospora Leaf Blight – Symptoms and Management

Ohio Soybeans: Diaporthe Stem Canker and Cercospora Leaf Blight – Symptoms and Management

👤By Anne Dorrance, Ohio State University Soybean Plant Pathologist 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Improving soybean yields in 2018 begins first with the selection of the cultivars that have the best resistance package for Ohio’s notorious pathogens and pests. Any grower that’s slacked off on the Phytophthora package gets a quick reminder of the

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Ag Trade: USDA Export Data and Stakeholder Issues

Ag Trade: USDA Export Data and Stakeholder Issues

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Today’s update highlights recent information on U.S. agricultural exports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and also explores agricultural related trade issues that have been identified in recent news articles. USDA Agricultural Trade Update The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and

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Ohio Weather: September Frost Unlikely; La Nina Development Declared

Ohio Weather: September Frost Unlikely; La Nina Development Declared

👤By Jim Noel, National Weather Service 🕔Sep 19, 2017

After a first half of September which was 5-10 degrees below average, the second half of September will average 5-10 degrees above average making September in the end a near average month but marked by significant differences in the month.

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Welch on Wheat: Strong Exports Continue, Gulf Shipments Resume

Welch on Wheat: Strong Exports Continue, Gulf Shipments Resume

👤By Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Market Situation Crop Progress. Winter wheat planted for the week of September 17th is 13 percent, reported in today’s Crop Progress from USDA. That is just behind the five-year average of 15%. In the September Australian Crop Report from the

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Welch on Grain: Corn, Sorghum Exports Start Marketing Year Off Strong

Welch on Grain: Corn, Sorghum Exports Start Marketing Year Off Strong

👤By Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Market Situation Crop Progress. The crop condition index for U.S. corn was unchanged again this week at 357. There were no changes in any of the rating categories for the third week in a row. The average crop index for

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North Carolina Field Reports: Corn Harvest Moves Ahead, Early Soybean Harvest Begins

North Carolina Field Reports: Corn Harvest Moves Ahead, Early Soybean Harvest Begins

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 17, 2017. Extension Comments Dwayne Tate – Agronomist Region 12 Hurricane Irma dumped 3-5 inches of rain across region. Total crop damage from flooding and wind yet to be fully assessed.

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Texas Corn: Mycotoxin Levels on High Plains Pose Threat to Farmers

Texas Corn: Mycotoxin Levels on High Plains Pose Threat to Farmers

👤By Stephanie Pruitt, Texas Corn Producers 🕔Sep 19, 2017

As early harvest is underway in the High Plains of Texas, Texas Corn Producers (TCP) has received reports of mycotoxin, a by-product of fungal activity promoted by environmental conditions, in early-harvested corn at levels requiring testing and quality adjustments. Farmers

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DTN Grain Close: Markets Finish Lower, but Firmer

DTN Grain Close: Markets Finish Lower, but Firmer

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Corn, soybeans, and winter wheat all ended a little lower Tuesday, surviving earlier selling attempts with firmer finishes. December soybean oil showed some spunk, rebounding from Monday’s new three-week low with a gain of a third of a cent.  

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Tennessee Field Reports: Weather Slows Burley Tobacco Harvest

Tennessee Field Reports: Weather Slows Burley Tobacco Harvest

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 17, 2017. County Agent Comments Jake Mallard, Madison County Corn harvest has progressed well. Having trouble with some fields drying down below17.0% moisture. Cotton defoliation will start this week. Kenny Herndon,

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Mississippi Field Reports: Corn Harvest Wrapping Up, Most Cotton a Few Weeks Off

Mississippi Field Reports: Corn Harvest Wrapping Up, Most Cotton a Few Weeks Off

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 17, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Stephen “Steve” R. Winters, Grenada County “Corn harvest is turning out well with a little blown down. Early beans are cutting really

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