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Drought Monitor: Storms Hit Northwest, Elsewhere Remains Dry

Drought Monitor: Storms Hit Northwest, Elsewhere Remains Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Simeral, Western Regional Climate Center 🕔Nov 30, 2017

Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw a series of storms impact the Pacific Northwest, northern California, and northern Rockies. The heaviest precipitation was observed across the Olympic Mountains and North Cascades of western Washington where precipitation accumulations (liquid) ranged

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Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Begins to Close, Empty Barges Head Up Ohio River

Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Begins to Close, Empty Barges Head Up Ohio River

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 30, 2017

As Upper Mississippi River Begins to Close, Empty Grain Barges Head Up Ohio River For the week ending November 25, 534 grain barges passed downbound on the locking sections of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas Rivers, for a total tonnage

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Texas: Swisher County Ag Day, Tulia, Dec. 7

Texas: Swisher County Ag Day, Tulia, Dec. 7

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 30, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Swisher County Ag Committee will host its annual Swisher County Ag Day beginning at 8 a.m. Dec. 7 in Tulia. John Villalba, AgriLife Extension agent in Swisher County, said the event will be in

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Texas: Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting, Claude, Dec. 12

Texas: Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting, Claude, Dec. 12

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 30, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting will be Dec. 12 in the Armstrong County Activity Building, 901 Hurley St. in Claude. “This meeting offers an opportunity for our local producers to hear updates on

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DTN Cotton Close: Market Slips, Still Posts Strong Gains for the Month

DTN Cotton Close: Market Slips, Still Posts Strong Gains for the Month

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Nov 30, 2017

U.S. 2017-18 export commitments reached 72% of the shipments forecast and cumulative 2018-19 sales have more than doubled forward bookings a year ago. Weekly exports increased but remained slow at 127,000 RB. Cotton futures settled lower amid overbought momentum readings

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Winter Wheat: Early Snapshots of the 2018-19 Crop

Winter Wheat: Early Snapshots of the 2018-19 Crop

👤From USDA and Media Reports 🕔Nov 30, 2017

Hours of work will come to fruition this week for market analysts at USDA and the farmers and buyers they serve. The results of some new reports provide an early look at the next U.S. winter wheat crop, which includes

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Mississippi Outdoors: Precautions Can Safely Combine Hunting, ATVs

Mississippi Outdoors: Precautions Can Safely Combine Hunting, ATVs

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Nov 30, 2017

Hunting and driving all-terrain vehicles are so linked in Mississippi that many people forget safety precautions when using these powerful machines. Bradley Staton, Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H ATV associate, offered a few tips to increase the chances that

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USDA: Farm Income Forecast – Most Row Crop Receipts Decline, But Profits Stable

USDA: Farm Income Forecast – Most Row Crop Receipts Decline, But Profits Stable

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 30, 2017

After 3 consecutive years of decline, farm sector profits are forecast to be relatively stable in 2017. Net farm income, a broader measure of profits, is forecast to increase $1.7 billion (2.7 percent) from 2016 to $63.2 billion in 2017

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DTN Grain Close: Bearish Tone Prevailed in Nov.

DTN Grain Close: Bearish Tone Prevailed in Nov.

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Nov 30, 2017

March corn ended up 2 1/4 cents Thursday, the final day of November, but was down nearly 4 cents on the month as March contracts of corn and wheat are still not far from their lows for 2017. January soybeans

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DTN Livestock Midday: Cattle Futures Post Sharp Pressure

DTN Livestock Midday: Cattle Futures Post Sharp Pressure

👤By Rick Kment DTN Analyst 🕔Nov 30, 2017

Price pressure is seen through the complex with cattle markets holding triple-digit losses. The overall lack of support across the complex may add even more softness to the complex through the end of the session. GENERAL COMMENTS: Sharp losses have

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