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AgFax Weekend: Jan 1, 2018 – Fertilizer Movin’ on Up; Fav Farm Video; Glyphosate Formulations

AgFax Weekend: Jan 1, 2018 – Fertilizer Movin’ on Up; Fav Farm Video; Glyphosate Formulations

🕔Dec 29, 2017

Year round weekly new edition from AgFax Media features the top ag news of the week.

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My Favorite Ag Video Of 2017 – Commentary

My Favorite Ag Video Of 2017 – Commentary

👤By Owen Taylor, Partner, AgFax Media LLC 🕔Dec 29, 2017

I didn’t want the year to end without sharing my favorite ag video of 2017. It was shot via drone and produced by Nate and Laura Thompson. It shows an entire soybean growing season from May 18 to October 28. Segments through the

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DTN Cotton Close: Futures Mixed as New Year’s Holiday Weekend Begins

DTN Cotton Close: Futures Mixed as New Year’s Holiday Weekend Begins

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Dec 29, 2017

Spot futures gained 11.3% for the year. Slowed U.S. weekly export sales still left 2017-18 commitments up 2.441 million RB from a year ago. Shipments hit crop year high. U.S. discount widened a bit in Far East.   Cotton futures settled

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Water Conservation: USDA Efforts Reflect Regional Differences

Water Conservation: USDA Efforts Reflect Regional Differences

👤By Steven Wallander, CHOICES Magazine 🕔Dec 29, 2017

Irrigated agriculture in the United States comes in many forms: Nebraska’s center-pivot-sprinkler-irrigated corn and soybean, California’s drip-irrigated orchards, Arkansas’s flood-irrigated rice, Florida’s furrow-irrigated sugarcane, Massachusetts’ cranberry bogs, and Montana’s movable-sprinkler-irrigated pasture, to name just a few. Such diversity creates challenges

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Rose on Cotton: 10 Consecutive Weekly Wins…Wow

Rose on Cotton: 10 Consecutive Weekly Wins…Wow

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean - The Rose Report 🕔Dec 29, 2017

Cotton bulls closed out 2017 with 10 consecutive weekly wins, the most recent a 76 point gain.  ICE Mar futures gained 582 points in Dec and, on a rolling front month basis, ICE cotton gained 685 points for 2017.  Not

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DTN Grain Close: 2017 Ends With a Whimper

DTN Grain Close: 2017 Ends With a Whimper

👤From DTN 🕔Dec 29, 2017

Should old price acquaintances be forgot in 2017? U.S. corn and winter wheat growers will shout “yes” as those prices offered slim opportunities for producers in 2017 and ended near their lowest spot levels in 11 years. March soybeans were

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Dossett On Rice: Pricing Opportunity Possible, Even With More Acres In 2018

Dossett On Rice: Pricing Opportunity Possible, Even With More Acres In 2018

👤By Markham Dossett, Talon Asset Management, LLC, Waco, Texas 🕔Dec 29, 2017

Cash Markets Rice prices in India have rallied again after remaining quiet for 2 weeks. We know that India is having major problems with their wheat and cotton crops, and I wonder if we will not have rice problems as

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Minnesota: Winter Nutrient Management Considerations – Podcast

Minnesota: Winter Nutrient Management Considerations – Podcast Updated

👤From University of Minnesota Extension 🕔Dec 29, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, Dan Kaiser, Jeff Vetsch, Fabian Fernandez and Brad Carlson talk about managing nutrients as we head into winter. We’re talking fall urea, tile flow, cover crops and hard freeze, and how all those factors

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DTN Livestock Midday: Buyer Support Develops As Day Progresses

DTN Livestock Midday: Buyer Support Develops As Day Progresses

👤By Rick Kment, DTN Analyst 🕔Dec 29, 2017

Moderate price support has trickled into the livestock complex following lackluster early trade Friday morning. The overall tone of the market remains firm, although the attention of traders is set on position taking at the end of the year. This

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California Pistachios: Dormancy Studies – Fuzzy Findings

California Pistachios: Dormancy Studies – Fuzzy Findings Updated

👤By Bob Beede, UCCE Farm Advisor, Emeritus, Kings County, California 🕔Dec 29, 2017

Tests continue using winter-applied kaolin clay or calcium carbonate-based materials to either reflect solar radiation or diffuse as a way to improve dormancy. Results from David Doll, UCCE Farm Advisor, Merced County, and Valley Orchard Management, showed a 200 to

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