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Farmers and Health Insurance: Can’t Live With It – Can’t Live Without It – DTN

Farmers and Health Insurance: Can’t Live With It – Can’t Live Without It – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Farmers aren’t certain if they would fare better under the health care bill in the U.S. Senate, but they are looking for relief from a steady rise in premiums and wider spread of deductibles they’ve seen over the past several

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Winter Wheat: More Fields Abandoned Due to Wheat Streak Mosaic Infection – DTN

Winter Wheat: More Fields Abandoned Due to Wheat Streak Mosaic Infection – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 26, 2017

The winter wheat harvest will be a lot shorter than usual this year for Kent Eddy. The western Kansas farmer estimates he will only harvest 60% of his wheat crop where he farms near the town of Syracuse. The culprit?

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Kansas Farmers Awarded $217.7Mln in Suit Against Syngenta, Appeal Expected – DTN

Kansas Farmers Awarded $217.7Mln in Suit Against Syngenta, Appeal Expected – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 26, 2017

A Kansas jury has awarded farmers $217.7 million in compensatory damages in the first of several class-action lawsuits filed against Syngenta over the shipment of Viptera corn to China.   The jury in the U.S. District Court for the District

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Dicamba Ban in Arkansas: Monsanto’s Position – Call the Governor

Dicamba Ban in Arkansas: Monsanto’s Position – Call the Governor

👤By Christi Dixon, Monsanto 🕔Jun 24, 2017

Yesterday (Friday, June 24), the Arkansas State Plant Board recommended an action that will prevent farmers from having access to all of the available weed control options.   The recommendation made by the Plant Board to ban the use in

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AgFax Weekend: AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln

AgFax Weekend: AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jun 23, 2017

This week’s AgFax Weekend – AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln; Ag Bankers Nervous ; and more.

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Texas Rice: Learning More About the Rice Planthopper in Nicaragua

Texas Rice: Learning More About the Rice Planthopper in Nicaragua

👤By Dr. M.O. (Mo) Way, Professor of Entomology, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center 🕔Jun 23, 2017

I made a mistake in my last article. I wrote that Entrust has a label to control fall armyworm in organic rice. In fact, Entrust does not have a label for organic rice, but does for small grains. Apparently, rice

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Nebraska Soybeans: Know Growth Stage Restrictions Before Using Postemergence Herbicides

Nebraska Soybeans: Know Growth Stage Restrictions Before Using Postemergence Herbicides

👤By Amit Jhala - Extension Weed Management Specialist, UNL CropWatch 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Heavy rains and cooler soils in May in many areas of the state delayed soybean planting or the application of preemergence herbicides. Early season weed control is important to avoid crop-weed competition and yield loss, particularly in soybean where there

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Rose on Cotton: This Crop is a Mixed Bag in a Bearish Situation

Rose on Cotton: This Crop is a Mixed Bag in a Bearish Situation

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Jun 23, 2017

The bears continue to maul our market. The Dec and Mar contracts gave up 236 and 240 points on the week, respectively, although July picked up 77 points ahead of its notice period. The Dec – Mar spread remains very

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Texas Cotton LRGV: Hot, Dry and Plenty of Open Bolls; Whiteflies Active

Texas Cotton LRGV: Hot, Dry and Plenty of Open Bolls; Whiteflies Active

👤By Danielle Sekula IPM Extension Agent, Texas AgriLife 🕔Jun 23, 2017

It’s very hot and dry. We’ve had a few days here this week at 104 to 106 degrees with heat index of about 110. Everyone is either irrigating or going to for the most part. Lots of growers have been harvesting

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Arkansas Plant Board Pulls Trigger on Dicamba Ban

Arkansas Plant Board Pulls Trigger on Dicamba Ban

👤By Mary Hightower U of A System Division of Agriculture 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Arkansas State Plant Board approves emergency rule to ban use, sale of dicamba Governor must review changes, refer to legislative council subcommittee Hay and forage growers exempt from emergency ruling The Arkansas State Plant Board voted Friday for an emergency

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