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Diesel Prices Rise While Gasoline Slips

Diesel Prices Rise While Gasoline Slips

👤From the Energy Information Administration 🕔Oct 18, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price increased 1 cent to $2.79 per gallon on October 16, 31 cents higher than a year ago. The Rocky Mountain price increased three cents to $2.89 per gallon, the Midwest price increased two cents

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Ag Trade: NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Extended – U.S. Dairy Proposal Rejected

Ag Trade: NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Extended – U.S. Dairy Proposal Rejected

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 18, 2017

Background Ana Swanson reported on Tuesday at The New York Times Online that, “Until Tuesday, the North American Free Trade Agreement looked like it might be headed for a quick demise. Now, it could be headed for a slow, painful

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California Almonds: Kernel Defects – What Are the Causes?

California Almonds: Kernel Defects – What Are the Causes?

👤By David Doll, University of California Almond Specialist 🕔Oct 17, 2017

It has been a challenging year in regards to kernel quality within almonds. Several issues have emerged including insects, diseases, and deficiencies. Samples of each of these have been brought to the office for identification.

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California: San Joaquin County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Excessive Rains

California: San Joaquin County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Excessive Rains

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 17, 2017

USDA has designated San Joaquin County in California as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by excessive rain that occurred from Oct. 1, 2016 through May 1, 2017. Farmers and ranchers in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras,

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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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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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Rose on Cotton: We Expect Domestic Consumption to Rise

Rose on Cotton: We Expect Domestic Consumption to Rise

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean, The Rose Report 🕔Oct 13, 2017

For the third consecutive week ICE cotton futures finished within shouting distance of where they ended the previous week as the medium-term consolidation phase continues, although this week’s trading action was not devoid of volatility around the Oct WASDE report’s

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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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Drought Monitor: Wet Week for Midwest, South Mostly Dry

Drought Monitor: Wet Week for Midwest, South Mostly Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Anthony Artusa, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Summary At the beginning of the drought week, a cold front stretched from the Upper Mississippi Valley southwestward across the Central Plains and far southern Rockies. East and south of this front, daytime temperatures reached the 70’s and 80’s, with

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