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Minnesota: Evaluating Spring Phosphorus Availability

Minnesota: Evaluating Spring Phosphorus Availability

👤By Paulo Pagliari, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Scientist 🕔Feb 13, 2018

Phosphorus is an essential element for crops, especially in the spring because it stimulates early plant growth, giving the plant a healthy and vigorous start. Spring phosphorus availability can range from low levels in western Minnesota to high levels in

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Trump Budget Proposes Cuts to Crop Insurance and SNAP – Farm Policy

Trump Budget Proposes Cuts to Crop Insurance and SNAP – Farm Policy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 13, 2018

On Monday, the Trump administration released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2019. Like last year, the budget outline contained proposed cuts to crop insurance and the SNAP program.  Today’s update looks at these budget ideas in greater detail. Background

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Kentucky: Hemp Processor Announces Plans For Facility – 271 Jobs Expected

Kentucky: Hemp Processor Announces Plans For Facility – 271 Jobs Expected

👤From the Kentucky Department of Agriculture 🕔Feb 13, 2018

AgTech Scientific plans to create 271 jobs at a new hemp-products development and manufacturing center in Paris as it forges relationships with Kentucky farmers and partners on research projects with the state’s flagship university, Gov. Matt Bevin announced Jan. 26.

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Rail System: Deadline to Implement Positive Train Control is Approaching – DTN

Rail System: Deadline to Implement Positive Train Control is Approaching – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Feb 13, 2018

The nation’s railroads have a little over 10 months left to implement new positive train control systems meant to improve safety and security. While some railroads report that they expect to meet the Dec. 31 deadline to implement the new

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Michigan: Spring Peach Meeting, Benton Harbor, March 13

Michigan: Spring Peach Meeting, Benton Harbor, March 13

👤By Bill Shane, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Feb 13, 2018

High quality peaches are always in demand and appreciated by consumers. The 2018 Michigan Spring Peach Update is the best annual meeting in Michigan to learn about this crop. This year’s meeting will take place March 13, 2018, at the Southwest Michigan Research

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Farm Business: Looking for Top Employees? Upsize Your Web Presence. – DTN

Farm Business: Looking for Top Employees? Upsize Your Web Presence. – DTN

👤By Lori Culler, DTN HR Columnist 🕔Feb 13, 2018

Having a website and social media pages isn’t just for larger organizations — farms of all sizes can benefit. Whether you’re looking to hire additional labor, securing more land to rent or wanting to obtain new credit or financing, having

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WOTUS: Ag Groups Back in Court to Block EPA’s “Waters” Rule – DTN

WOTUS: Ag Groups Back in Court to Block EPA’s “Waters” Rule – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 13, 2018

Three years after President Barack Obama’s administration finalized the waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule in 2015, agriculture groups and states find themselves in a familiar position — back in court to block the rule. In the latest move,

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Trump Plan: $1.5 Trillion Investment Plus Commitments from State, Local Govt. – DTN

Trump Plan: $1.5 Trillion Investment Plus Commitments from State, Local Govt. – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 13, 2018

The White House will release its long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday, which calls for spending $200 billion in federal funding over 10 years to stimulate $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure investment, as well as overhauling the federal permit process for

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Minnesota: 11 Nitrogen Smart Meetings on Deck in Feb., March

Minnesota: 11 Nitrogen Smart Meetings on Deck in Feb., March

👤By Brad Carlson, University of Minnesota 🕔Feb 13, 2018

University of Minnesota Extension is pleased to announce the schedule for the third year of its popular Nitrogen Smart program. Nitrogen Smart is an educational program designed to provide the information necessary to evaluate nitrogen fertilizer options. Farmers attending this

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Kansas: Canola Informational Meeting, Great Bend, March 6

Kansas: Canola Informational Meeting, Great Bend, March 6

👤By Kathy Gehl, Kansas State University 🕔Feb 13, 2018

Agricultural producers in central Kansas with an interest in canola production can learn more at an upcoming event. K-State Research and Extension is presenting a ‘Growing Canola’ informational meeting on March 6 at the American Ag Credit Building, 5634 10th Street in Great

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