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Tax Reform: Compromise Bill Hits the Floor with a Mixed $1.5 Trillion Bag – DTN

Tax Reform: Compromise Bill Hits the Floor with a Mixed $1.5 Trillion Bag – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 14, 2017

The final tax-reform package vaunted by Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump is expected to be released Friday with several major compromises on tax rates and deductions that will affect farmers and small businesses for years to come.   Lawmakers and

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Palmer Amaranth In The Midwest — It Ain’t Your Father’s Pigweed – AgFax

Palmer Amaranth In The Midwest — It Ain’t Your Father’s Pigweed – AgFax

👤By Bob Hartzler, Weed Scientist, Iowa State University 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Palmer amaranth is steadily gaining ground and will be the pigweed that befuddles the newest generation of farmers in Iowa and other Midwestern states.

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Dicamba, 2018: States Struggle with Application Restrictions – DTN

Dicamba, 2018: States Struggle with Application Restrictions – DTN

👤By Pamela Smith Crops Technology Editor 🕔Dec 14, 2017

The drama over dicamba herbicide use continued this week as some states wrestled with requiring spray regulations over and beyond new federal labels.   Evidence of continued turmoil came on Dec. 12, as an Arkansas Legislative Council subcommittee kicked a proposed

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Genetically Modified Crops: 28 Countries, 18 Mln Farmers, 10 Species

Genetically Modified Crops: 28 Countries, 18 Mln Farmers, 10 Species

👤By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Genetically modified crops were planted on a record 457.4 million acres globally in 2016, up 3 percent from the 444 million acres planted in 2015, according to statistics released by International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications. This follows

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Kansas: 3 Corn Production Management Schools Scheduled for Jan.

Kansas: 3 Corn Production Management Schools Scheduled for Jan.

👤By Kathy Gehl, Kansas State University 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Three K-State Corn Production Management Schools will be offered in early January 2018 in western, central, and eastern Kansas. Each school will provide in-depth training targeted for corn producers in those regions. The schools are coordinated with Kansas Corn and

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Drought Monitor: Fires Ravage California, Snows Blanket South, Southeast

Drought Monitor: Fires Ravage California, Snows Blanket South, Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Jessica Blunden, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Summary Conditions were dry and windy across much of the western United States over this past drought week, December 5-12. Wildfires, fueled by strong Santa Ana winds, destroyed hundreds of structures and burned well over 100,000 acres, enhancing the state’s

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Moving Grain: Barge Rates, Secondary Railcar Markets Move Lower

Moving Grain: Barge Rates, Secondary Railcar Markets Move Lower

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Grain Barge Rates Decline Since October… St. Louis barge rates for export grain peaked on October 3 at 800 percent of tariff ($31.92 per ton), but dropped significantly to 338 percent of tariff ($13.49 per ton) by the end of

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Corn: Handy Bt Trait Table for Updated for 2018

Corn: Handy Bt Trait Table for Updated for 2018

👤By Christina DiFonzo, Michigan State University Extension Entomologist 🕔Dec 14, 2017

I made some major changes to the Handy Bt Trait Table updated for 2018. To improve readability, trait packages are now alphabetized instead of grouped by seed company. Also, letter abbreviations for insect names and herbicides were replaced with simple “X’s.”

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AgFax Weed Solutions, December: Back To Basics Resistance Management | Aussie Robots Swarm On Weeds

AgFax Weed Solutions, December: Back To Basics Resistance Management | Aussie Robots Swarm On Weeds

👤Staff Report 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Here’s this month’s issue of AgFax Weed Solutions, which includes links to 7 articles on herbicide resistance management and related topics.

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DTN Fertilizer Trends: Mild Weather Pushes Fall Applications

DTN Fertilizer Trends: Mild Weather Pushes Fall Applications

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Average retail prices for most fertilizers continued to move higher, while the price for two fertilizers moved lower during the first week of December 2017, according to retailers surveyed by DTN. As has been the case for two weeks in

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