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USDA Swears in Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs – DTN

USDA Swears in Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Oct 31, 2017

USDA officially filled another key leadership position Monday as Greg Ibach was sworn in as USDA undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs. At the same time, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue lamented the Senate confirmation process that is tying up another

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Upper Midwest Drought: Mixed Conditions Affected Crop Yield and Quality – DTN

Upper Midwest Drought: Mixed Conditions Affected Crop Yield and Quality – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Basis Analyst 🕔Oct 31, 2017

North and South Dakota and parts of northwestern Minnesota suffered severe drought conditions this past summer — some areas more extreme than others — during critical growth stages for corn, soybeans and sunflowers. I talked to growers in different parts

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DTN Livestock Close: Futures Rally on Month End Buying

DTN Livestock Close: Futures Rally on Month End Buying

👤By Rick Kment DTN Analyst 🕔Oct 31, 2017

End of the month buying activity flooded into all livestock futures through most of the Tuesday session. Triple-digit gains quickly developed in late morning in both cattle and hog futures, holding through closing bell. This is sparking some expectations of

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Texas Field Reports: Armyworms Plaguing Pastures, Winter Forages

Texas Field Reports: Armyworms Plaguing Pastures, Winter Forages

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 31, 2017

Cool temperatures and wet weather created prime conditions for fall armyworms and major problems for forage producers around the state, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton, said the recent temperature

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Indiana: Farmer Veteran Coalition Meeting, North Salem, Nov. 11

Indiana: Farmer Veteran Coalition Meeting, North Salem, Nov. 11

👤By Darrin Pack, Purdue University 🕔Oct 31, 2017

Veterans, active military, and their families are invited to the inaugural meeting of the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Indiana, Nov. 11 at Blue Yonder Organic Farm in North Salem. The meeting will include a farm tour and plenty of networking

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Arkansas Rice Market Webinar Recording Now Available – Video

Arkansas Rice Market Webinar Recording Now Available – Video

👤By Bobby Coats, University of Arkansas Professor of Economics 🕔Oct 31, 2017

The recording of the Oct. 26, 2017 webinar U.S. Rice Market Faces Tighter Supplies and Higher Prices in 2017/18 with Nathan Childs, Agricultural Economist with USDA’s Economic Research Service, is now available. Childs explains the reasons behind and implications of

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Rice: USDA Announces 2016 PLC Payment Rates

Rice: USDA Announces 2016 PLC Payment Rates

👤By Scott Stiles, University of Arkansas Ag Economist 🕔Oct 31, 2017

On October 30, 2017 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2016 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for Long Grain and Medium Grain Rice.  The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) provides payments for covered commodities

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Fertilizer: Gulf Urea Prices Retesting 2017 Highs

Fertilizer: Gulf Urea Prices Retesting 2017 Highs

👤By Scott Stiles, University of Arkansas Ag Economist 🕔Oct 31, 2017

Last week marked the third straight week of higher urea prices in the NOLA (New Orleans) region. Average prices rose 2% week-over-week to $250 per ton, from $245 the previous week. The highest weekly average for urea prices seen this

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DTN Cotton Close: Finishes Inside Day Down Slightly

DTN Cotton Close: Finishes Inside Day Down Slightly

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Oct 31, 2017

Index fund rolling of longs from December contributed to increased spread trading. Mostly favorable harvest weather expected remainder of the week. Cotton futures settled on slight losses Tuesday, with December trading on both sides of unchanged and completing an inside-range

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Mississippi: ASA Annual Agronomy Meeting, Grenada, Nov. 15

Mississippi: ASA Annual Agronomy Meeting, Grenada, Nov. 15

👤By Bobby Golden, Mississippi State University Extension Agronomist 🕔Oct 31, 2017

The 2017 MS ASA Annual Agronomy meeting will be held Wednesday November 15, 2017 at the Grenada Co. Extension office.

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