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Diesel Prices Rise as Gasoline Falls

Diesel Prices Rise as Gasoline Falls

👤From the Energy Information Administration 🕔Jul 19, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price rose one cent to $2.49 per gallon on July 17, nine cents higher than a year ago. The Midwest price increased two cents to $2.44 per gallon, the East Coast and Gulf Coast prices

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Farmers and Health Insurance: Affordable Coverage is Out of Reach

Farmers and Health Insurance: Affordable Coverage is Out of Reach

👤From the University of Vermont 🕔Jul 19, 2017

According to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful enterprise. “The

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Family Farm: 5 Steps to a Farm/Ranch Transition Plan – Ag Law Podcast

Family Farm: 5 Steps to a Farm/Ranch Transition Plan – Ag Law Podcast

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Agricultural Law, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. 🕔Jul 19, 2017

This is the inaugural podcast appearance of the one and only Dr. Shannon Ferrell.  If you know Shannon, you love him.  He is one of the best, most popular professors at Oklahoma State University and an extremely in-demand speaker on

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Cotton: Trump Urged to Continue Obama’s Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program

Cotton: Trump Urged to Continue Obama’s Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program

👤By AgFax Staff 🕔Jul 18, 2017

The Trump administration was urged today (July 18, 2017) to continue the Obama administration’s Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) Program by a large, bipartisan block of 135 U.S. Senators and Representatives.    The program, established by former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in June, 2016, provided an

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Farm Family Business: A Key Skill for Success is Self-Awareness – DTN

Farm Family Business: A Key Skill for Success is Self-Awareness – DTN

👤By Lance Woodbury DTN Farm Business Adviser 🕔Jul 18, 2017

I’m often asked if there are predictors of family business success. In other words, if a family performs certain actions, is it likely to keep the farm or ranch intact for future generations? To that end, many of these columns

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Soil Health: From Farmers to Food and Fabric Companies – DTN

Soil Health: From Farmers to Food and Fabric Companies – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jul 18, 2017

After a day of talk about soil health — the science, metrics, economics, policy and possible markets — an Alabama commodity farmer got to share some thoughts that reflect the business challenge for the average grain, oilseed or fiber producer.

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Western Corn Rootworm: Syngenta’s Agrisure Duracade Gets China’s Approval – DTN

Western Corn Rootworm: Syngenta’s Agrisure Duracade Gets China’s Approval – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Syngenta’s rootworm trait, Agrisure Duracade, is one step closer to full commercialization after receiving import approval from China Monday morning.   However, the trait is still awaiting approval from the European Union (EU), which will limit the company’s ability to

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Trump Administration Releases NAFTA “Makeover” Plan – Specifics on Ag

Trump Administration Releases NAFTA “Makeover” Plan – Specifics on Ag

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jul 17, 2017

The 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is about to get a makeover.  After months of saber-rattling in addition to using NAFTA as part of his campaign platform, Pres. Donald Trump’s administration released a Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation today

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AgFax Weekend: Fertilizer in Holding Pattern; May Was Hot!

AgFax Weekend: Fertilizer in Holding Pattern; May Was Hot!

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jul 14, 2017

This week’s AgFax Weekend – Fertilizer in Holding Pattern; May Was Hot!; Dicamba is 50 years old, but there’s a new learning curve; and more.

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Rose on Cotton: Bears in the House; New Crop Sales Slowing Down

Rose on Cotton: Bears in the House; New Crop Sales Slowing Down

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean - The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Jul 14, 2017

The bears were solid winners on the week with the Dec and Mar contracts giving up 201 and 227 points, respectively.  The net effect of this week’s trading action was a strengthening of the Dec – Mar spread to an

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