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Missouri Corn: Fall Anhydrous Applications Carry Risks and Rewards

Missouri Corn: Fall Anhydrous Applications Carry Risks and Rewards

👤By Andy Luke, University of Missouri Extension Specialist 🕔Dec 7, 2017

As harvest winds down, many farmers begin applications of anhydrous ammonia before the frozen ground forces them to park their tractors for the winter. While this is a widespread practice, fall nitrogen (N) applications may not be the best source

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Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled Repairs

Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled Repairs

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Several Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled for Closure to Accommodate Repairs In order to conduct repairs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has scheduled several lock closures on the Upper Mississippi River during the upcoming winter season. Mississippi River

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Minnesota: 5 Best Practices for Late Fall Fertilizer Management

Minnesota: 5 Best Practices for Late Fall Fertilizer Management

👤By Daniel Kaiser, Paulo Pagliari, and Fabian Fernandez, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Late fall can present challenges when it comes to fertilizer application. If you don’t apply fertilizer at the right time in the fall, you risk loss of nutrients via runoff. As soil temperatures move toward freezing, the chance of nutrients

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Farm Bill: Congress Hopes to Tackle It ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’

Farm Bill: Congress Hopes to Tackle It ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Today’s update looks at recent news items discussing the Farm Bill, with specific focus on the potential timing of when Congress may take up the legislation.  Lawmaker perspectives on provisions in the bill, including CRP issues, payment limits, and SNAP,

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Michigan Wheat: Why Does My Crop Have Purple Leaves?

Michigan Wheat: Why Does My Crop Have Purple Leaves?

👤By Dennis Pennington, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Wheat fields across much of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula are showing signs of purpling, yellowing and tip burn. This has become a widespread problem this fall. Temporary phosphorus deficiency can cause purpling of plant leaves. This can happen late in the

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Dicamba: Monsanto Seeks Temporary Restraining Order On Proposed Arkansas Regs

Dicamba: Monsanto Seeks Temporary Restraining Order On Proposed Arkansas Regs

👤Staff Report 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Monsanto asked a judge Tuesday to prevent Arkansas from enforcing proposed restrictions on how and when farmers can apply dicamba herbicide. Monsanto asked a Pulaski County, Arkansas, judge to issue a preliminary injunction blocking state regulators from banning dicamba restrictions

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Soybeans: Farmer Sets New Nebraska Yield Record, Credits Strong Start

Soybeans: Farmer Sets New Nebraska Yield Record, Credits Strong Start

👤From a press release 🕔Dec 6, 2017

Jimmy Frederick in Rulo, Nebraska, set a new state soybean yield record by making 163.9 bushels per acre this season, only a few bushels shy of beating the world record of 171 bushels. The new Nebraska soybean yield record holder

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Diesel, Gas Prices Fall

Diesel, Gas Prices Fall

👤From the Energy Information Administration 🕔Dec 6, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell less than 1 cent to $2.92 per gallon on December 4, 44 cents higher than a year ago. The West Coast and Rocky Mountain prices each fell nearly one cent to $3.37 per

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U.S. Economic Outlook: Budget Deficit and Policy Mistakes are Wild Cards – DTN

U.S. Economic Outlook: Budget Deficit and Policy Mistakes are Wild Cards – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 6, 2017

The United States is in the middle of now 104 months of economic recovery, much longer than the average length of 60 months. And without an obvious shock to the system, the U.S. economy could remain in growth mode for

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Illinois Farm Business: Capital Purchases Down? Expect More Tax Liability.

Illinois Farm Business: Capital Purchases Down? Expect More Tax Liability.

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Bradley Zwilling, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Dec 6, 2017

Many Illinois grain farmers have reduced capital purchases in recent years, with prospects for further cuts in 2017 and future years. Overall, reducing capital purchases is a prudent step in times of low grain farm returns. Reducing capital purchases, however,

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