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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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NASA – Climate Change: Second Warmest October in 137 years

NASA – Climate Change: Second Warmest October in 137 years

👤From NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies 🕔Dec 6, 2017

October 2017 was the second warmest October in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. Last month was +0.90 degrees Celsius

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USDA Updates U.S. Ag Export Forecast Amid NAFTA Worries

USDA Updates U.S. Ag Export Forecast Amid NAFTA Worries

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Dec 6, 2017

In fiscal year 2017, U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion, representing the third-highest level on record.  In its quarterly export forecast in August, USDA indicated that fiscal year 2018 agricultural exports were projected at $139.0 billion.   However, in its latest quarterly forecast,

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Farm Bill: Sen. Grassley Targets Commodity Payments to Big Farms – DTN

Farm Bill: Sen. Grassley Targets Commodity Payments to Big Farms – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Dec 6, 2017

A new USDA report shows larger farms with higher household incomes have increasingly seen more in federal commodity payments as farms in the United States have consolidated. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told agriculture journalists on Tuesday he plans to use

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DTN Fertilizer Outlook: Wholesale Prices and Trends

DTN Fertilizer Outlook: Wholesale Prices and Trends

👤By Karl Stenerson, Market Reporter - Fertecon Informa Agribusiness Intelligence 🕔Dec 6, 2017

Here is a breakdown of wholesale prices and trends by the various fertilizers: AMMONIA International The ammonia market has pushed upwards again as tight supply continues to force buyers who are short to increase their price ideas. Algeria has yet

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