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AgFax Weekend: Weed Killin’ Advantage; Barge Rates Affect Fertilizer

AgFax Weekend: Weed Killin’ Advantage; Barge Rates Affect Fertilizer

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Oct 20, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Weed Killin’ Advantage; Barge Rates Affect Fertilizer; Bulls Might be Showing Up in Soybean Market; and more.

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Rice Market: Export Sales Set a Marketing Year High

Rice Market: Export Sales Set a Marketing Year High

👤From The Rice Advocate 🕔Oct 20, 2017

This week’s export sales report was significantly higher than has been seen in many weeks. At over 86,000 MT, this sets a marketing year high. Also, it should generate some much needed movement in the mill inventories while helping to work through

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Illinois Farm Business: 2018 Budgets – Don’t Forget Family Living Costs

Illinois Farm Business: 2018 Budgets – Don’t Forget Family Living Costs

🕔Oct 20, 2017

In 2016, the total noncapital living expenses of 1,333 farm families enrolled in the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) average was $76,916–or $6,410 a month for each family. This average was 2.1 percent lower than in 2015. Another

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Rose on Cotton: Pickers are Rolling; Buyers Will Start Quality Shopping

Rose on Cotton: Pickers are Rolling; Buyers Will Start Quality Shopping

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean - The Rose Report 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Cotton bears were winners on the week as the market continues to grind lower. The Dec contract gave up 174 points while Mar gave away 139, trimming the Dec – Mar inversion to 11 points.   The market was unimpressed with

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Texas: Sugarcane Aphid Management – Late Season Infestation – Video and Conference Presentations

Texas: Sugarcane Aphid Management – Late Season Infestation – Video and Conference Presentations

👤From Sorghum Checkoff 🕔Oct 20, 2017

The Sorghum Checkoff released a new video for sugarcane aphid management focusing on how to treat for the aphid late in the season. Agronomist Brent Bean, Ph.D., shares tips on herbicides, insecticides and how to protect your yield. Watch the

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Syngenta Corn Traits Settlement: What Does it Mean for Individual Farmers?

Syngenta Corn Traits Settlement: What Does it Mean for Individual Farmers?

👤By Donald L. Swanson, Guest Writer, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Everyone interested in the farmer lawsuits against Syngenta knows about reports of a settlement between the disputing parties, achieved in the midst of a jury trial.  But the settling parties aren’t saying what the details of the settlement might be.

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NAFTA Rewrite: 4th Round of Talks End – More Negotiations in 2018 – DTN

NAFTA Rewrite: 4th Round of Talks End – More Negotiations in 2018 – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Oct 20, 2017

The United States has formally put forward proposals to make changes to Canada’s dairy supply management system and to make it easier for U.S. fruit and vegetable producers to file trade cases due to seasonal Mexican imports that they believe

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Dicamba Rules: Confused? Remember, State Regs Outweigh Federal – DTN

Dicamba Rules: Confused? Remember, State Regs Outweigh Federal – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 20, 2017

If you’re feeling a little confused about the EPA’s new rules on dicamba for 2018, you’re not alone.  Last week, EPA made some dicamba herbicides restricted use pesticides (RUP) and issued new labels for them, with tighter use restrictions. We’ve

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Tractor Restoration Club Takes on a 1945 Allis Chalmers Model C

Tractor Restoration Club Takes on a 1945 Allis Chalmers Model C

👤By Leslie Reed, University Communication, UNL 🕔Oct 17, 2017

A small group of students involved with the Tractor Restoration Club at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are fixing up tractors from their great-grandparents’ era.  Created in 2005, the club typically restores two or three tractors a year, to be used

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Soybeans: Dow and ADM Collaborate on Introduction of Enlist E3 Herbicide Technology – DTN

Soybeans: Dow and ADM Collaborate on Introduction of Enlist E3 Herbicide Technology – DTN

👤By Pam Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor 🕔Oct 16, 2017

Farmers hungry for new postemergence soybean herbicide technology will have another trait system to consider for 2018. Dow AgroSciences has announced it will do a stewarded introduction of Enlist E3 soybeans in collaboration with grain processor ADM.   The Enlist E3

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