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Combine Cleaning To Prevent Spreading Weed Seeds – Video

Combine Cleaning To Prevent Spreading Weed Seeds – Video

👤By Dan Smith, University of Wisconsin 🕔Dec 8, 2017

Following harvest season, proper clean-out of harvest equipment can remove significant biomaterial and limit the spread of weed seeds, and improve function and longevity of parts. This 5-minute video demonstrates a top-to-bottom front-to-back procedure for cleaning a combine to help prevent

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Crop Insurance per Acre Coverage: Historical Experience and Potential Issues

Crop Insurance per Acre Coverage: Historical Experience and Potential Issues

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson,University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Dec 8, 2017

A long standing goal of U.S. crop insurance policy has been to increase the share of production it covers. Over time, both the numbers of acres insured and coverage levels have increased, leading to more coverage of production. Moreover, the

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Georgia: Small Grain, Forage Weed Control – Get It Done By Christmas

Georgia: Small Grain, Forage Weed Control – Get It Done By Christmas

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia Extension Agent 🕔Dec 8, 2017

We’ve had 3/10″ of rain so far with the cold front. This is really going to help our grazing crops get going.  One thing we need to think about now is weed control. UGA Extension Weed Scientist Dr. Stanley Culpepper says we need to

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DTN Livestock Open: Futures Markets Expected to Stabilize

DTN Livestock Open: Futures Markets Expected to Stabilize

👤By Rick Kment DTN Analyst 🕔Dec 8, 2017

Lack of aggressive price pressure is expected to help draw additional but light buying back into the complex at the end of the week. Limited market activity will likely continue over the Friday session. Cattle: Steady Futures: Mixed Live Equiv

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DTN Grain Open: Markets Showing Some Strength

DTN Grain Open: Markets Showing Some Strength

👤By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst 🕔Dec 8, 2017

6:00 a.m. CME Globex: March corn was 1 cent higher, January soybeans were 3 cents higher, and March Chicago (SRW) was 1 cent higher. CME Globex Recap: TGOC (the grain and oilseed complex) was feeling TGIF (thank goodness it’s Friday)

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DTN Livestock Close: Mixed Trade Develops

DTN Livestock Close: Mixed Trade Develops

👤By Rick Kment DTN Analyst 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Active liquidation slowed significantly through Thursday’s session and prices remained mixed in a moderate range. The overall lack of seller interest seemed to allow some buyers to move back into the complex, although the tone of the market remains weak.

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Drought Monitor: Intensification, Expansion Continue

Drought Monitor: Intensification, Expansion Continue

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Simeral, Western Regional Climate Center 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw continued intensification and expansion of areas of drought across portions of the Southwest, Plains, lower Midwest, South, Southeast, and the Mid-Atlantic. For the conterminous U.S., this past autumn (September-November) was the 10th warmest

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Argentina’s Soybean Planting Somewhat Delayed by Dry Weather – DTN

Argentina’s Soybean Planting Somewhat Delayed by Dry Weather – DTN

👤By Lin Tan DTN China Correspondent 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Argentina soybean planting progress is a little delayed due to dry weather conditions. However, the dry weather has been beneficial for wheat and barley harvesting.   “We had some rains over the weekend, but not for all soybean areas,” said Ignacio

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Missouri Corn: Fall Anhydrous Applications Carry Risks and Rewards

Missouri Corn: Fall Anhydrous Applications Carry Risks and Rewards

👤By Andy Luke, University of Missouri Extension Specialist 🕔Dec 7, 2017

As harvest winds down, many farmers begin applications of anhydrous ammonia before the frozen ground forces them to park their tractors for the winter. While this is a widespread practice, fall nitrogen (N) applications may not be the best source

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Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled Repairs

Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled Repairs

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Several Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled for Closure to Accommodate Repairs In order to conduct repairs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has scheduled several lock closures on the Upper Mississippi River during the upcoming winter season. Mississippi River

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