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Diesel, Gas Prices Down Slightly

Diesel, Gas Prices Down Slightly

👤From the Energy Information Administation 🕔Mar 29, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell one cent to $2.53 per gallon on March 27, 41 cents higher than a year ago. The East Coast price decreased by one cent to $2.59 per gallon, the West Coast price fell

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Kentucky Wheat: Options for Freeze Damaged Crops – Which Will Be Most Profitable?

Kentucky Wheat: Options for Freeze Damaged Crops – Which Will Be Most Profitable?

👤By Greg Halich, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 29, 2017

A severe freeze in mid-March has likely damaged much of the wheat crop in Kentucky. The extent and severity of the damage will be better known one to two weeks after the freeze when baseline estimates can be made. Normally,

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Kansas Wheat: Everest Remains Most Popular Variety in 2017

Kansas Wheat: Everest Remains Most Popular Variety in 2017

👤By Mary Lou Peter and Jason Hackett, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 29, 2017

The results are in: The No. 1 wheat planted in Kansas for the fifth consecutive year is Everest, a variety developed by Kansas State University. A total of 9.6 percent of the state’s 2017 wheat crop was planted with Everest

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Cover Crops: $6.6M Research Project Promotes Soil Health

Cover Crops: $6.6M Research Project Promotes Soil Health

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Mar 29, 2017

University of Missouri is part of a $6.6 million research initiative to promote soil health through cover crops. Rob Myers, MU adjunct associate professor and north-central regional director of extension programs for the USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research Education program, was

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Illinois Soybeans: Knowing the XtendiMax Label

Illinois Soybeans: Knowing the XtendiMax Label

👤By Dan Davidson, Illinois Soybean Association 🕔Mar 29, 2017

Monsanto hosted a webinar on “Managing the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System in 2017.” Presenters were Chris Kamienski, a Monsanto technology development representative and Lance Tarochione, a Monsanto technical agronomist. The webinar can be viewed here. The presentation reviewed Xtendimax

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Corn: Improving Drought Tolerance with the Help of Robots

Corn: Improving Drought Tolerance with the Help of Robots

👤From University of Missouri-Columbia 🕔Mar 29, 2017

In March 2014, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the University of Missouri a $20 million grant as part of a multi-institutional consortium to study how corn maintains root growth during drought conditions. Using funding from the NSF, Mizzou engineers

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Kentucky Wheat: True Armyworms Active Early

Kentucky Wheat: True Armyworms Active Early

👤By Raul Villanueva, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 29, 2017

The true armyworm (Mythimna unipuncta) is one of the species of armyworms that feeds on small grains in spring in Kentucky. This species is different from fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). Fall armyworms overwinter in south Texas and Mexico; whereas true

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Kentucky: 2017 Corn Planting Recommendations

Kentucky: 2017 Corn Planting Recommendations

👤By Carrie Knott and Chad Lee, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 29, 2017

Corn planting for much of Kentucky is quickly approaching. Given the mild winter, average soil temperatures across Kentucky for the month of March are approximately 51°F. This is similar to last year’s average soil temperature of 52°F for the same

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Spring Wheat: Planted Acres Falling, Especially in Durum – DTN

Spring Wheat: Planted Acres Falling, Especially in Durum – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Spring wheat and durum acres are expected to shrink this year as farmers turn to other crops.   While price is one factor in that decision, the cost of raising #1 milling-quality dark northern spring wheat, 14% protein, can be

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Trump’s Health Insurance Promise Fails; No Relief in Sight – DTN

Trump’s Health Insurance Promise Fails; No Relief in Sight – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 28, 2017

The failure of the House health insurance bill last week leaves farmers and other small business people without any relief from increasingly higher premiums.   The defeat of the bill last Friday left House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., declaring “Obamacare

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