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AgFax Weekend: AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln

AgFax Weekend: AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jun 23, 2017

This week’s AgFax Weekend – AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln; Ag Bankers Nervous ; and more.

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Nebraska Soybeans: Know Growth Stage Restrictions Before Using Postemergence Herbicides

Nebraska Soybeans: Know Growth Stage Restrictions Before Using Postemergence Herbicides

👤By Amit Jhala - Extension Weed Management Specialist, UNL CropWatch 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Heavy rains and cooler soils in May in many areas of the state delayed soybean planting or the application of preemergence herbicides. Early season weed control is important to avoid crop-weed competition and yield loss, particularly in soybean where there

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South Dakota: Managing New CRP Ground for Weeds

South Dakota: Managing New CRP Ground for Weeds

👤By Paul Johnson, South Dakota State University 🕔Jun 23, 2017

As plans are made to enroll new land into CRP, several things need to be considered to insure a good experience for all parties involved. One question to ask yourself is what is the condition of the ground right now?

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Iowa: Is Palmer Pigweed Spread in a ‘Lag Phase’?

Iowa: Is Palmer Pigweed Spread in a ‘Lag Phase’?

👤By Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University 🕔Jun 23, 2017

The introduction and spread of Palmer amaranth in Iowa undoubtedly will have a significant impact on crop production and weed management in the future.  However, since the first infestations were identified I’ve been intrigued by what seemed odd behavior for

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Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Evaluating Storm-Damaged Crops

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Evaluating Storm-Damaged Crops

👤By Marilyn Thelen, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Heavy rains, strong winds, hail and even tornadoes leave their mark on fields across the Midwest every year. If your farm is in the path of one of these storms, there is not much you can do, except seek shelter

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Michigan Soybeans: Assessing Water Damage to Emerged Crops

Michigan Soybeans: Assessing Water Damage to Emerged Crops

👤By Mike Staton, Michigan State University 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Heavy rain on June 22-23, 2017, has created waterlogged and ponded areas in many soybean fields in Michigan. (Similar flooding occured in 2015). The excess soil water is detrimental to soybeans for several reasons and affected producers need to know

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Iowa: Trump Visit Salutes Agriculture – DTN

Iowa: Trump Visit Salutes Agriculture – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 23, 2017

President Donald Trump told Iowa farmers and ranchers Wednesday evening that he will continue to stand with them on a number of issues.  During a campaign-style rally, Trump said he will defend attacks on ethanol, work to eliminate the estate

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Livestock: USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Drought-Stricken Montana, Dakotas

Livestock: USDA Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Drought-Stricken Montana, Dakotas

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.  All or parts of these states are experiencing severe or extreme drought conditions – indicated as categories D2

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Ag Bankers Nervous, 4th Year of Cash Flow Bleed – DTN

Ag Bankers Nervous, 4th Year of Cash Flow Bleed – DTN

👤By Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent 🕔Jun 23, 2017

The winter/spring of 2017 did not see the financial shake-out many financial experts expected after 3 consecutive years of declining net farm income. In fact, lenders and other ag industry representatives at the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank’s annual Ag Symposium

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Syngenta Agrisure Suit – Kansas Jury Awards $217.7Mln to Corn Producers

Syngenta Agrisure Suit – Kansas Jury Awards $217.7Mln to Corn Producers

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jun 23, 2017

A Kansas jury sided with Kansas corn producers in the first of eight certified state class action lawsuits involving corn growers’ claims that Syngenta’s actions with genetically modified corn led to the loss of export sales.  After a half day of deliberation, the jury awarded $217,700,000 in

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