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AgFax Weekend: USDA Curve Ball; Farm Bill Distractions

AgFax Weekend: USDA Curve Ball; Farm Bill Distractions

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Aug 18, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – USDA Curve Ball; Farm Bill Distractions; Dicamba Was Causing Problems 16 Years Ago; and more.

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Soybeans: Redbanded Stink Bug Discussed in Emergency ARK-LA-MS Forum – Video

Soybeans: Redbanded Stink Bug Discussed in Emergency ARK-LA-MS Forum – Video

🕔Aug 18, 2017

August has shaped up as an explosive month for a difficult-to-control and highly damaging pest in soybean, prompting organization of the Ark-La-Miss Emergency Forum on Redbanded stink bug, set for Aug. 17 at the Capps Center in Stoneville, Mississippi.

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Florida Peanuts: What Causes Yellowing in the Field?

Florida Peanuts: What Causes Yellowing in the Field?

👤By Jennifer Bearden, Agriculture Agent Okaloosa County, IFAS Extension 🕔Aug 18, 2017

It happens every year. You cruise peanut fields and see spots of yellowing in a field.  The million dollar question is, “What is causing this yellowing?”  Unfortunately, there are many answers to this question.  Problems that cause yellowing in peanuts

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Rose on Cotton: Bears on a Roll – Keep Your Eye on Dec.

Rose on Cotton: Bears on a Roll – Keep Your Eye on Dec.

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Bears are now winners on 3 consecutive weeks, with Dec giving back 334 points over the period.  The Dec contract gave up 97 points on the week while Mar lost 99, the inversion remaining essentially unchanged at 22. US cotton

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Cleveland on Cotton: Promising Crop Makes 70 Cent Dec. Looking Doubtful

Cleveland on Cotton: Promising Crop Makes 70 Cent Dec. Looking Doubtful

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The anticipated big U.S. crop took cotton prices lower on the week as reports from both India and China suggested those crops were progressing well.   With production in the world’s leading exporting countries increasing, textile mills will find a

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Waters of the U.S. Rule: Public Comment Period Extended – DTN

Waters of the U.S. Rule: Public Comment Period Extended – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The federal government has extended the public comment period on a waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule that would revert the definition of navigable waters to the pre-2015 regulation.   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S.

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Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome – 5 Myths You Should Know – DTN

Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome – 5 Myths You Should Know – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 18, 2017

It’s that time of year again, when a soybean plant can go from thriving to dying in a matter of days.  Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is surfacing in soybean fields across the Midwest. The disease will be at its worst

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Dicamba Injury: Estimated 3.1Mln Soybean Acres; Will it Work as PrePlant Burndown? – DTN

Dicamba Injury: Estimated 3.1Mln Soybean Acres; Will it Work as PrePlant Burndown? – DTN

👤By Pam Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Jeremy Wolf saw nearly half his soybean acreage injured this summer from dicamba herbicide that went astray. What’s troubling him now, though, is what to do about the situation for the 2018 planting season.  “My entire summer has been consumed

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Dossett on Rice:  Prices Have Been Stable; Watch for More Contracts

Dossett on Rice: Prices Have Been Stable; Watch for More Contracts

👤by Markham Dossett, Talon Asset Management, LLC, Waco, Texas 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Cash Rice Market Prices in India are rock solid. The monsoon has progressed and it looks like a good crop. Prices in Thailand are slipping lower. The price for White Rice 5% was $397 for the first two weeks of August.

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Dicamba Volatility in 2001: Iowa State Researchers Saw the Issue 16 Years Ago

Dicamba Volatility in 2001: Iowa State Researchers Saw the Issue 16 Years Ago

👤By Bob Hartzler, Professor of Agronomy, Iowa State University 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The following article originally appeared on the ISU Weed Science Online website.  Current research is showing that the new formulations of dicamba (Xtendimax with Vapor Grip Technology and Engenia) have not solved the volatility problem associated with dicamba.  Since the fundamentals

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