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Drought Outlook: Expect Improvements for the Midwest, Plains to Remain Dry

Drought Outlook: Expect Improvements for the Midwest, Plains to Remain Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Adam Allgood, NOAA 🕔Aug 17, 2017

During the boreal fall months, climatological precipitation decreases across the Plains, and increases over the Northwest, while the transitional month of October is generally a drier time of year for much of the Nation. Above normal temperatures are favored to

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Drought Monitor: Cooler Temps Offer Relief, Bring Widespread Rains

Drought Monitor: Cooler Temps Offer Relief, Bring Widespread Rains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Jessica Blunden, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Summary Temperatures were cooler than average for much of the contiguous U.S. this week, including 4-8 degrees F below average across a large part of the Plains and Midwest this past week. Only Washington and Oregon saw temperatures more than

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DTN Fertilizer Trends: Still Singing the Low Song

DTN Fertilizer Trends: Still Singing the Low Song

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Average retail prices for all but one of the eight major fertilizers were lower the second week of August 2017 compared to a month earlier, according to fertilizer retailers surveyed by DTN. The average price of 10-34-0 was $440 per

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Diesel, Gasoline Prices Up Slightly

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Up Slightly

👤From the Energy Information Administration 🕔Aug 16, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price rose 2 cents to $2.60 per gallon on August 14, 29 cents higher than a year ago. The West Coast, Rocky Mountain, and Midwest prices all increased nearly three cents to $2.88 per gallon,

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2018 Farm Bill: What Shiny Object Will be a Distraction this Time? – Commentary

2018 Farm Bill: What Shiny Object Will be a Distraction this Time? – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched his “Back to Our Roots” farm bill tour at the Wisconsin State Fair on August 3, 2017. At the same time, members of Congress were back in their home states and districts holding listening

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NAFTA: Mexican Shippers Look at Possibility of Changing Courses- DTN

NAFTA: Mexican Shippers Look at Possibility of Changing Courses- DTN

👤By Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Aug 15, 2017

After last week’s brush with Tropical Storm Franklin, talk of NAFTA renegotiations returned to the docks and trading offices in the state of Yucatan on Mexico’s Gulf Coast. Shippers and receivers of U.S. grain there have long relied on tariff-free

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Glyphosate Data: Nat. Cancer Institute Scientist Says He Did Not Hold Back Info – DTN

Glyphosate Data: Nat. Cancer Institute Scientist Says He Did Not Hold Back Info – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 14, 2017

The scientist who is the subject of a congressional investigation into an international body’s declaration that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans,” told DTN he did not hold back information that was contrary to the finding.   Dr. Aaron Blair,

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Corn Market: USDA Report Threw a Curve Ball at Traders. What Happened? – DTN

Corn Market: USDA Report Threw a Curve Ball at Traders. What Happened? – DTN

👤By Alan Brugler DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Aug 14, 2017

In a ballgame eerily similar to last year, USDA threw a curve ball at the corn market Thursday. But unlike last August when the bulls were able to hit that bearish offering and close higher, this year they clearly swung

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Farm Taxes: Who Needs a 1099?

Farm Taxes: Who Needs a 1099?

👤By Anthony Barrett, Farm Financial Consultant at Nebraska Farm Business Inc. 🕔Aug 14, 2017

After the first of the year, many farmers and ranchers issue IRS 1099 forms as required by law. The big question becomes “Who am I required to send one to?” There are many misconceptions about who you are required to issue

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California Almonds – More Shaking, More Spraying – AgFax

California Almonds – More Shaking, More Spraying – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Aug 12, 2017

Almond harvest has started on a wider basis but spider mites and navel orangeworms are still active and triggering treatments.

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