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USDA: 14 States Designated Natural Disasters Due to Drought

USDA: 14 States Designated Natural Disasters Due to Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Feb 27, 2017

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 14 states as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Here is the list of states below followed by the number of counties affected: Florida, 8

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DTN Grain Midday: Traders Concerned Over Chart Selling

DTN Grain Midday: Traders Concerned Over Chart Selling

👤By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Grain trade is lower at midday in slow trade; traders fear chart selling. CORN Corn trade is 3 cents lower at midday with light chart selling and limited fresh friendly news. Double-crop planting in Brazil will continue to expand in

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Estimated ARC-CO Payments for 2016

Estimated ARC-CO Payments for 2016

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Feb 27, 2017

On February 23, the National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released county yields for the 2016 crop year. With these yield estimates, fairly accurate estimates of 2016 Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) payments can be obtained. We present

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Texas: Ranch and Farm Expo, Wichita Falls, March 8-9

Texas: Ranch and Farm Expo, Wichita Falls, March 8-9

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 27, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer two days of educational programs during the eighth annual Wichita Falls Ranch and Farm Expo to be held March 8-9 at the J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center, 111 N. Burnett St., Wichita Falls.

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Kentucky Wheat: Freezing Temps May Cause Damage at Advanced Growth Stages

Kentucky Wheat: Freezing Temps May Cause Damage at Advanced Growth Stages

👤By Carrie Knott, University of Kentucky 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Last night temperatures dipped to or below 24°F for several hours at many locations throughout Kentucky (Table 1). For winter wheat that has reached the jointing (Feekes 6) growth stage, damage (Figure 1) can occur to the developing wheat head,

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Kentucky Wheat: Stripe Rust Risk on the Rise

Kentucky Wheat: Stripe Rust Risk on the Rise

👤By Carl Bradley, University of Kentucky 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Stripe rust, caused by the fungus Puccinia striiformis, was fairly prevalent in Kentucky wheat fields in 2016, and will likely make an appearance again in 2017. In general, the stripe rust fungus generally doesn’t survive Kentucky winters, but it can

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Mississippi Irrigation: Throw Away Old Watermark Sensors

Mississippi Irrigation: Throw Away Old Watermark Sensors

👤By Jason Krutz and Dan Roach, Mississippi State University 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Watermark sensors have a useful life of approximately five years per Irrometer’s web page. Considering the time and effort it takes to replace a bad sensor after installation, dated sensors should be discarded and replaced with new sensors.

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DTN Grain Open: Wheat Disregards Cold Weather

DTN Grain Open: Wheat Disregards Cold Weather

👤By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst 🕔Feb 27, 2017

6:00 a.m. CME Globex: May corn was fractionally higher, May soybeans were 1 cent higher, and July Kansas City wheat was 3 cents lower. CME Globex Recap: With temperatures dipping down into the low teens across much of the United

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Family Farm: Do You Need an Independent Voice at the Table? – DTN

Family Farm: Do You Need an Independent Voice at the Table? – DTN

👤By Lance Woodbury DTN Farm Business Adviser 🕔Feb 26, 2017

Family businesses can be wonderful organizations. You have a chance to do what you love with your family, achieving the benefits of both flexibility and control that come with owning your own business.   But family businesses also can be

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AgFax Weekend: Deere Concerns; Soybean Mkt. Wild Ride

AgFax Weekend: Deere Concerns; Soybean Mkt. Wild Ride

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Feb 24, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Deere Concerns; Soybean Mkt. Wild Ride; Texas Gets Wild Hog Bait; and more.

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