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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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South Carolina: Worm Numbers, Kudzu Bugs on the Rise in Soybeans, Cotton Mostly Quiet

South Carolina: Worm Numbers, Kudzu Bugs on the Rise in Soybeans, Cotton Mostly Quiet

👤By Jeremy Greene, Clemson University Entomologist 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Justin Ballew, county agent covering Dillon and Marion Counties, reported that he is “seeing loopers build in places. Not many fields at threshold levels, but some folks are making some sprays. Pretty quiet other than that.” Jonathan Croft, county agent

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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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Wheat: Texas Researchers Find Leaf Wax Makes a Difference in Drought-Tolerance

Wheat: Texas Researchers Find Leaf Wax Makes a Difference in Drought-Tolerance

👤By Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Looking at leaves to peer into the future might seem the stuff of superstition, but is actually the essence of research conducted by scientists from Texas A&M AgriLife and the University of Southern California. “Our study was based on observations

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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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DTN Grain Close: Soybean Oil Gives Soybean Prices a Lift

DTN Grain Close: Soybean Oil Gives Soybean Prices a Lift

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔Aug 18, 2017

November soybeans ended up 4 3/4 cents on a quiet day of trading where the most excitement came from a $0.42 gain in December soybean oil. December corn ended up 1 1/2 cents with traders waiting to see how next

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Oklahoma Wheat: Disease, Insect Considerations to Make Before Planting This Fall

Oklahoma Wheat: Disease, Insect Considerations to Make Before Planting This Fall

👤By Bob Hunger and Tom Royer, Oklahoma State University Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Planting date Much of the winter wheat in Oklahoma is sown with the intent of being used as a dual-purpose crop. In such a system, wheat is grazed by cattle from late fall through late winter/early spring and then harvested

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Biomass-Based Biodiesel Prices: How Much Does Policy Matter?

Biomass-Based Biodiesel Prices: How Much Does Policy Matter?

👤By Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Introduction Biomass-based diesel, which includes both biodiesel and renewable diesel, plays a critical role in compliance with RFS mandates. Since 2013, biomass-based diesel (BBD) has been the “marginal gallon” for complying not only with the advanced mandate but also the

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Growmark Enters Joint Grain Marketing Venture with Chinese Company

Growmark Enters Joint Grain Marketing Venture with Chinese Company

👤From a Press Release 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The nation’s second largest farmer cooperative, Growmark, has entered into a joint grain marketing venture with China’s COFCO International Limited (CIL). The partnership includes joint ownership and operation of the barge, truck and rail terminal at Cahokia, Ill., with frontage on the Mississippi

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DTN Grain Midday: More Slow, Mixed Trade

DTN Grain Midday: More Slow, Mixed Trade

👤By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Trade is mixed at midday in another session of very slow trade. CORN Corn trade is narrowly mixed in quiet midday trade with the market still looking for footing going into the weekend. Long liquidation could reemerge today, but there

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