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Ag Tech: Research Shows Drones Could Help Crop Management Take Off

Ag Tech: Research Shows Drones Could Help Crop Management Take Off

👤By Ginger Rowsey, University of Tennessee 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, could help farmers determine if their crop is growing satisfactorily, according to a recent study conducted by University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture researchers. The study evaluated the ability of a

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Kansas: 4 ‘Farming for the Future’ Programs Set in Dec., Jan.

Kansas: 4 ‘Farming for the Future’ Programs Set in Dec., Jan.

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Historically low crop prices and slipping farmland values continue to weigh on the bottom line for farmers and ranchers. To address those challenges and support producers as they plan for what’s to come, Kansas State University will host a one-day

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Kansas: 2018 Agricultural Commodity Futures Conference, Overland Park, April 5-6

Kansas: 2018 Agricultural Commodity Futures Conference, Overland Park, April 5-6

👤By Jennifer Merrill, Kansas State University 🕔Nov 17, 2017

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Center for Risk Management Education and Research at Kansas State University will jointly host, “Protecting America’s Agricultural Markets: An Agricultural Commodity Futures Conference,” on April 5 – 6, 2018, in Overland Park, Kansas.

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Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Average quotations were 46 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, leaf 4, staple 34, mike 35-36 and 43-49, strength 27.0-28.9, uniformity

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Drought Monitor: Mostly Dry Week Outside Northern West Coast

Drought Monitor: Mostly Dry Week Outside Northern West Coast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Wed Editor, with Information from Richard Tinker, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Summary It was a dry week for the Nation as a whole. Widespread heavy precipitation was restricted to the central and northern West Coast from the Cascades and northern Sierra Nevada westward. A few patches near the coast recorded 6

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Rice Market: Interest in U.S. Rice Runs High in Shanghai

Rice Market: Interest in U.S. Rice Runs High in Shanghai

👤By Sarah Moran, USA Rice 🕔Nov 17, 2017

The overwhelming number of visitors to the USA Rice booth at the Food and Hotel China (FHC) show in Shanghai, China, this week, and their interest in U.S. rice, is a good indication of how ready the Chinese market is

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Drought Outlook: Widespread Development Likely Across South, Southeast

Drought Outlook: Widespread Development Likely Across South, Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Wed Editor, with Information from Anthony Artusa, NOAA 🕔Nov 17, 2017

During the past month, across the Northeast, the coverage of abnormal dryness (D0 on the U.S. Drought Monitor) has dropped and no areas of moderate drought (D1) remains. The development of any new drought over this region during the Dec-Jan-Feb

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USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 24.2 cents per pound for the week ending November 11, down 0.2 cent from the previous week. Marketings of all farmer stock peanuts for the week ending November 11

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DTN Cotton Close: Ends Higher for 3rd Straight Day

DTN Cotton Close: Ends Higher for 3rd Straight Day

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Nov 17, 2017

March hit its highest intraday price since Sept. 12 before closing in lower half of range. Support stemmed partly from record high unpriced mill on-call sales. Lower micronaire readings noted in Texas Plains. Cotton futures settled higher for the third

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DTN Grain Close: Commodities Enjoy Their Own Black Friday

DTN Grain Close: Commodities Enjoy Their Own Black Friday

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Nov 17, 2017

Not only were grains higher on Friday, but several outside commodities were also in the black, turning Friday into Commodity Appreciation Day. In the case of grains, December soybean meal led percentage gainers and helped lift January soybeans 18 1/2

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