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Tractor Restoration Club Takes on a 1945 Allis Chalmers Model C

Tractor Restoration Club Takes on a 1945 Allis Chalmers Model C

👤By Leslie Reed, University Communication, UNL 🕔Oct 17, 2017

A small group of students involved with the Tractor Restoration Club at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are fixing up tractors from their great-grandparents’ era.  Created in 2005, the club typically restores two or three tractors a year, to be used

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Soybeans: Dow and ADM Collaborate on Introduction of Enlist E3 Herbicide Technology – DTN

Soybeans: Dow and ADM Collaborate on Introduction of Enlist E3 Herbicide Technology – DTN

👤By Pam Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor 🕔Oct 16, 2017

Farmers hungry for new postemergence soybean herbicide technology will have another trait system to consider for 2018. Dow AgroSciences has announced it will do a stewarded introduction of Enlist E3 soybeans in collaboration with grain processor ADM.   The Enlist E3

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Dicamba is Now a Restricted Use Pesticide Says EPA’s New Label Rules – DTN

Dicamba is Now a Restricted Use Pesticide Says EPA’s New Label Rules – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 16, 2017

Growers will have access to dicamba to spray on dicamba-tolerant crops in 2018, but the herbicides will come with new label restrictions and will be categorized as restricted use pesticides.  EPA announced Friday that the dicamba “registrants voluntarily agreed to

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Grain Markets: Moving Forward After the Oct. Reports

Grain Markets: Moving Forward After the Oct. Reports

👤By Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Oct 16, 2017

The release of USDA’s October reports created a rally in soybean prices that pushed November soybean futures prices to levels not seen since the end of July. Corn prices saw a much more muted response. The question is will the

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North Dakota Corn: Harvest, Drying, Storage Challenging This Year

North Dakota Corn: Harvest, Drying, Storage Challenging This Year Updated

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Oct 16, 2017

Each year brings challenges for crop production, and this year’s drought and cool August will have a big impact on North Dakota’s corn production, North Dakota State University Extension Service grain drying expert Ken Hellevang warns. Much of eastern North

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AgFax Weekend: BASF to Buy Bayer Liberty; CRP Suspends Enrollment

AgFax Weekend: BASF to Buy Bayer Liberty; CRP Suspends Enrollment

👤From AgFax 🕔Oct 13, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – BASF to Buy Bayer Liberty; CRP Suspends Enrollment; Dicamba Label Change for Big 3; and more.

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USDA Report Review – Watching the Markets Instead of the Numbers – DTN

USDA Report Review – Watching the Markets Instead of the Numbers – DTN

👤By Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst 🕔Oct 13, 2017

In every set of monthly USDA Crop Production and Supply and Demand reports, including the October, there are hundreds of numbers for analysts and traders to look at. The spotlight is supposed to be on corn and soybean acres since

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Midwest: Keeping Grain in Good Condition Through the Winter

Midwest: Keeping Grain in Good Condition Through the Winter

👤By Klein Ileleji, Purdue University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Harvest is already in full swing, but has slowed down due to the constant rainfall in the last few days. It appears that the corn and soybean crop had a pretty good field dry-down on average, and USDA crop progress

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Indiana Corn: The ‘Zipper’ Pattern of Poor Kernel Set

Indiana Corn: The ‘Zipper’ Pattern of Poor Kernel Set

👤By Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension Agronomist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

The occurrence of severe photosynthetic stress (severe drought, extreme heat, severe nutrient deficiency, severe foliar disease) during or shortly after pollination in corn often results in poorly filled ears due to incomplete pollination or abortion of young kernels. Often such

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Dicamba ‘Over the Top’: 6 Label Changes for Monsanto, BASF and DuPont – EPA

Dicamba ‘Over the Top’: 6 Label Changes for Monsanto, BASF and DuPont – EPA

👤From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 🕔Oct 13, 2017

EPA has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures to further minimize the potential for drift to damage neighboring crops from the use of dicamba formulations used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans. New

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