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New Seed Company Formed From Mississippi, Pennsylvania Groups

New Seed Company Formed From Mississippi, Pennsylvania Groups

👤From a press release 🕔Oct 21, 2017

A new direct-to-growers seed company – formed from companies in Mississippi and Pennsylvania – is entering the market across a wide swatch of the South, Northeast, Delmarva and the coastal Atlantic region. The new enterprise, the Local Seed Company, will

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AgFax Weekend: Weed Killin’ Advantage; Barge Rates Affect Fertilizer

AgFax Weekend: Weed Killin’ Advantage; Barge Rates Affect Fertilizer

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Oct 20, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Weed Killin’ Advantage; Barge Rates Affect Fertilizer; Bulls Might be Showing Up in Soybean Market; and more.

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Biofuels: Trump and EPA Continue to Support Renewable Fuels Standard – DTN

Biofuels: Trump and EPA Continue to Support Renewable Fuels Standard – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 20, 2017

With concerns about the Renewable Fuels Standard bubbling over, the president of the United States and the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached out to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday morning to reassure her the RFS is

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Illinois Farm Business: 2018 Budgets – Don’t Forget Family Living Costs

Illinois Farm Business: 2018 Budgets – Don’t Forget Family Living Costs

🕔Oct 20, 2017

In 2016, the total noncapital living expenses of 1,333 farm families enrolled in the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) average was $76,916–or $6,410 a month for each family. This average was 2.1 percent lower than in 2015. Another

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High Oleic Soybeans – Will 2018 Be the Breakthrough Year? – DTN

High Oleic Soybeans – Will 2018 Be the Breakthrough Year? – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 20, 2017

High oleic soybeans have been waiting in the wings of American agriculture for five years. Companies hope 2018 will be their breakthrough year. Monsanto’s Vistive Gold soybeans will see a full commercial launch next year, after the trait’s long-awaited Chinese

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Biodiesel Waiver Provision in the RFS – Difficult to Justify

Biodiesel Waiver Provision in the RFS – Difficult to Justify

👤By Jonathan Coppess and Scott Irwin, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Oct 20, 2017

As discussed in the two previous articles, EPA has issued a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) seeking data and comment on potential reductions to the biomass-based diesel mandates (see, farmdoc daily, October 5, 2017 and October 12, 2017). The third

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Farm Lending Stabilizes, but Bank Liquidity Tightening 3Q – Fed Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Farm Lending Stabilizes, but Bank Liquidity Tightening 3Q – Fed Reserve Bank of Kansas City

👤By Nathan Kauffman, Federal Reserve Assistant Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive and Matt Clark, Assistant Economist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Lending at agricultural banks appeared to stabilize in the third quarter of 2017, but risks in the sector have remained alongside a persistently weak agricultural economy. After declining in the winter months, the volume of loans used to finance non-real

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Herbicide Performance – Water Temps Influence Kill – No Kidding – AgFax Weed Solutions

Herbicide Performance – Water Temps Influence Kill – No Kidding – AgFax Weed Solutions

👤From Purdue University 🕔Oct 20, 2017

When it comes to research topics, this one mostly fell through the cracks. But a Purdue study finds that water temperature’s influence weed control. Keep that in mind because fall and spring temperatures can dip low enough to compromise herbicide

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U.S. Farm Finances: Confirmation that Farmers are ‘Cash Poor and Asset Rich’

U.S. Farm Finances: Confirmation that Farmers are ‘Cash Poor and Asset Rich’

👤By Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Ag Economist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Metrics that can be used to measure farm profitability include earnings before interest, taxes, and amortization (EBITA), net farm income, the operating profit margin ratio, return on assets, and return on equity (farmdoc daily, April 1, 2016). Each of these

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Michigan Corn: Relative Maturity’s Relation to Yield, Moisture

Michigan Corn: Relative Maturity’s Relation to Yield, Moisture

👤By Bob Battel, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Choosing corn hybrids is among the most important decisions a corn grower makes each year. Yield potential, disease resistance and herbicide/pest resistance are all important factors that need to be addressed and balanced. Another important factor is relative maturity. A

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