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New Seed Company Formed From Mississippi, Pennsylvania Groups

New Seed Company Formed From Mississippi, Pennsylvania Groups

👤From a press release 🕔Oct 21, 2017

A new direct-to-growers seed company – formed from companies in Mississippi and Pennsylvania – is entering the market across a wide swatch of the South, Northeast, Delmarva and the coastal Atlantic region. The new enterprise, the Local Seed Company, will

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AgFax Weekend: Weed Killin’ Advantage; Barge Rates Affect Fertilizer

AgFax Weekend: Weed Killin’ Advantage; Barge Rates Affect Fertilizer

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Oct 20, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Weed Killin’ Advantage; Barge Rates Affect Fertilizer; Bulls Might be Showing Up in Soybean Market; and more.

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DTN Livestock Close: Weeks Ends with Mostly Moderate Gains

DTN Livestock Close: Weeks Ends with Mostly Moderate Gains

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

The cattle complex closed moderately higher, supported by late-week short-covering and signs of feedlot cash stability. Lean hog issues also settled on a firm basis thanks to stronger cash sales and strengthening carcass values. GENERAL COMMENTS The cash cattle trade

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Arkansas: Peanuts Proving Profitable in 2017

Arkansas: Peanuts Proving Profitable in 2017

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Oct 20, 2017

After a year that, for many Arkansas crops, could best be described as “embattled,” the state’s peanut harvest is coming to its final glory. Slowly. “Oh, it’s about like watching paint dry,” laughed Craighead County Cooperative Extension Service staff chair

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Rice Market: Export Sales Set a Marketing Year High

Rice Market: Export Sales Set a Marketing Year High

👤From The Rice Advocate 🕔Oct 20, 2017

This week’s export sales report was significantly higher than has been seen in many weeks. At over 86,000 MT, this sets a marketing year high. Also, it should generate some much needed movement in the mill inventories while helping to work through

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Biofuels: Trump and EPA Continue to Support Renewable Fuels Standard – DTN

Biofuels: Trump and EPA Continue to Support Renewable Fuels Standard – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 20, 2017

With concerns about the Renewable Fuels Standard bubbling over, the president of the United States and the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached out to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday morning to reassure her the RFS is

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Illinois Farm Business: 2018 Budgets – Don’t Forget Family Living Costs

Illinois Farm Business: 2018 Budgets – Don’t Forget Family Living Costs

🕔Oct 20, 2017

In 2016, the total noncapital living expenses of 1,333 farm families enrolled in the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) average was $76,916–or $6,410 a month for each family. This average was 2.1 percent lower than in 2015. Another

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High Oleic Soybeans – Will 2018 Be the Breakthrough Year? – DTN

High Oleic Soybeans – Will 2018 Be the Breakthrough Year? – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 20, 2017

High oleic soybeans have been waiting in the wings of American agriculture for five years. Companies hope 2018 will be their breakthrough year. Monsanto’s Vistive Gold soybeans will see a full commercial launch next year, after the trait’s long-awaited Chinese

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Welch On Wheat: Exports Take A Nice Jump

Welch On Wheat: Exports Take A Nice Jump

👤By Mark Welch, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Winter wheat sowing is 60 percent complete as of October 15 as reported in the weekly crop progress report from USDA. The Texas crop is going in in a timely manner, 66 percent planted compared to a five-year average of 63

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DTN Cotton Close: Slides to New Lows

DTN Cotton Close: Slides to New Lows

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔Oct 20, 2017

After a good week of harvest weather, December cotton closed at its lowest prices in two months on Friday. Grains and metals were also lower, while livestock and energies ended higher. General Comments: December cotton closed down 0.43 at 66.88

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