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USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 31, 2017

USDA today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end

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Equipment Maintenance: Properly Winterizing Your Sprayer Can Avoid Costly Spring Problems

Equipment Maintenance: Properly Winterizing Your Sprayer Can Avoid Costly Spring Problems

👤By Erdal Ozkan, Ohio State University Extension Pesticide Specialist 🕔Oct 31, 2017

It is very likely that you will not be using your sprayer again until next spring. If you want to avoid potential problems and save yourself from frustration and major headaches, you will be wise to give your sprayer a

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Flint on Crops: Short List for Wheat Basics

Flint on Crops: Short List for Wheat Basics

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Agronomist 🕔Oct 31, 2017

This is just a short list of basic practices for wheat. It’s time for that decision to be made, and the planting of wheat is a very positive move from several points of view regardless of whether the grower may

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Nebraska Soybeans: Check for Dectes Stem Borer Damage

Nebraska Soybeans: Check for Dectes Stem Borer Damage

👤By Robert Wright, Justin McMechan, and Kyle Broderick, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Oct 31, 2017

We have received several reports of stem breakage caused by Dectes stem borer in eastern Nebraska. In some cases, these fields were not previously known to be infested with Dectes beetles. Dectes has been expanding its range in Nebraska soybeans.

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DTN Livestock Open: Follow-Through Buying Interest

DTN Livestock Open: Follow-Through Buying Interest

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Oct 31, 2017

Look for the cattle complex to open moderately higher, supported by follow-through buying and technical buying. Lean hog issues should also begin on a firm basis thanks to the premium status of the cash index and encouraging chart formations. Cattle:

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DTN Grain Open: Soybeans Leading Higher, Again

DTN Grain Open: Soybeans Leading Higher, Again

👤By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst 🕔Oct 31, 2017

6:00 a.m. CME Globex: December corn was fractionally lower, November soybeans were 2 cents higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was fractionlly lower. CME Globex Recap: Tuesday morning is similar to Monday morning, which was similar to many mornings before.

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Midwest Weather: La Nina Winter – What’s Ahead?

Midwest Weather: La Nina Winter – What’s Ahead?

👤By Al Dutcher - Associate Nebraska State Climatologist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Oct 31, 2017

The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) reissued its La Nina Watch on October 12, stating that the odds of a La Nina occurring during our North American winter have now increased to 55%-65%. Historical responses to individual La Nina events are

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Nebraska Corn: 18 Combine Adjustments for When the Crop Goes Down

Nebraska Corn: 18 Combine Adjustments for When the Crop Goes Down

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln CropWatch 🕔Oct 31, 2017

As if rain delays weren’t frustrating enough this harvest, a broad swath of southern Nebraska experienced high winds Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, downing corn and leaving 20-70 bu/ac grain on the ground in some areas, reported Jenny Rees, Extension

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Texas Ag Law: What’s the Difference Between an ICE Audit & an ICE Raid?

Texas Ag Law: What’s the Difference Between an ICE Audit & an ICE Raid?

👤By Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas Agrilife Extension Service. 🕔Oct 31, 2017

Numerous businesses–both agricultural and others–have faced audits or raids conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in recent years.   Dr. Ellen Jordan, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Dairy Specialist, and I published a fact sheet outlining the difference between an ICE audit

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Dicamba Soybean Injury Report: 3.6 Million Acres Affected in 2017

Dicamba Soybean Injury Report: 3.6 Million Acres Affected in 2017

👤From Integrated Pest Management, University of Missouri 🕔Oct 31, 2017

Throughout the summer we have attempted to provide updates as to the extent of dicamba-injured soybean throughout the United States, either in the form of official dicamba-related cases that are currently under investigation by the state Departments of Agriculture, or

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