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AFB Grain-Soybean Close: Large Corn Sale Unable to Boost Prices

AFB Grain-Soybean Close: Large Corn Sale Unable to Boost Prices

👤From the Arkansas Farm Bureau 🕔May 4, 2016

Soybean Comment Soybeans closed higher today as support from improving meal prices and speculative buying continue to support soybeans. The soybean market continues to hold support near $10 despite the market being severely oversold. Soybeans continue to face bearish fundamtals

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North Carolina Wheat: High Risk of Scab Development

North Carolina Wheat: High Risk of Scab Development

👤By Christina Cowger, North Carolina State University 🕔May 4, 2016

As you can see from the scab risk map (here), the following counties have medium to high scab risk for wheat flowering today (5-4). Pamlico, Craven, Beaufort, Washington, Tyrrell, Hyde, Dare, Chowan, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Camden, Gates The zone of high risk

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Illinois: ARP and SCO Insurance Payments for 2015

Illinois: ARP and SCO Insurance Payments for 2015

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔May 4, 2016

For 2015, county level insurance products made payments in some Illinois Counties. Area Risk Protection (ARP) made payments in 25 counties for corn and three counties for soybeans. Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) made payments in 16 counties for corn and

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Sorghum Markets Gain Momentum

Sorghum Markets Gain Momentum

👤From the United Sorghum Checkoff Program 🕔May 4, 2016

Compared to traditional demand, 2015 was an irregular year for the sorghum marketplace. While U.S. sorghum exports more than doubled, small but significant rises in the consumer and pet food industries are creating unique marketing opportunities for growers in 2016.

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Virginia Wheat: Scab Risk Increased with Recent Rains

Virginia Wheat: Scab Risk Increased with Recent Rains

👤By Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔May 4, 2016

Due to the recent rain, scab risk is increasing in portions of Virginia, especially on the Eastern Shore and coastal areas. The scab risk assessment tool can be found here. Many fields are at or near flowering. In most areas,

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Arizona: Yuma County Designated Natural Disaster Area

Arizona: Yuma County Designated Natural Disaster Area

👤From USDA 🕔May 4, 2016

USDA has designated Yuma County in Arizona as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. “Our hearts go out to those Arizona farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters,” said Agriculture

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DTN Grain Close: Corn, Soybeans Split Ways

DTN Grain Close: Corn, Soybeans Split Ways

👤From DTN/Telvent 🕔May 4, 2016

Corn and soybean prices split directions Wednesday after another day of commercial buying in soybean meal helped nudge soybean prices higher. Wheat prices scored modest rebounds, helped by commercial bargain-hunting after Tuesday’s big losses.   Trade was mixed to lightly

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Corn, Soybeans: How Much Would Lack of Herbicides Cost? Billions.

Corn, Soybeans: How Much Would Lack of Herbicides Cost? Billions.

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 4, 2016

What losses would corn and soybean growers experience if they were forced to eliminate herbicides and other control techniques from their weed management toolbox? A team of experts with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) found that in the

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DTN Grain Midday: Markets Regain Some Upside Momentum

DTN Grain Midday: Markets Regain Some Upside Momentum

👤By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔May 4, 2016

Trade is mixed to lightly higher at midday with some upside momentum following the double digit Tuesday losses. CORN Corn trade is narrowly mixed at midday in quiet trade with a 6 cent range so far. Weather is warming which

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Texas: Sugarcane Aphid Found in Lubbock County

Texas: Sugarcane Aphid Found in Lubbock County

👤By Katelyn Kowles, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 4, 2016

Dr. Pat Porter and I found several sugarcane aphids this morning on Johnson grass about 6 miles east of New Deal. We found adults, several nymphs and even one alatoid (a nymph that will soon become a winged adult). We

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