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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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BASF Agrees To Acquire Bayer’s Liberty, Seed Business Units

BASF Agrees To Acquire Bayer’s Liberty, Seed Business Units

👤From a press release 🕔Oct 13, 2017

BASF has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses. Bayer intends to divest these assets to gain regulatory approval for its planned acquisition of Monsanto. The all-cash purchase price is about $7 billion,

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Diesel, Gas Prices Fall

Diesel, Gas Prices Fall

👤From the Energy Information Administation 🕔Oct 13, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell nearly 2 cents to $2.78 per gallon on October 9, 33 cents higher than a year ago. The East Coast price fell three cents to $2.79 per gallon, the West Coast and Gulf

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NAFTA Renegotiation Continues – Pres. Trump, Sec. Perdue, Lawmakers Weigh In

NAFTA Renegotiation Continues – Pres. Trump, Sec. Perdue, Lawmakers Weigh In

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 12, 2017

William Mauldin reported on Wednesday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “President Donald Trump, speaking alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, opened the door to separate trade deals with Canada and Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade

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Conservation Reserve Program Suspends Land Enrollment – DTN

Conservation Reserve Program Suspends Land Enrollment – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Oct 11, 2017

The Agriculture Department’s Farm Service Agency announced Monday it will suspend accepting most new offers to enroll land in the Conservation Reserve Program until later in the 2018 fiscal year. In the meantime, FSA “will process many pending eligible offers,”

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California Almonds: What Caused The Yellowing In Montereys?

California Almonds: What Caused The Yellowing In Montereys?

👤From the University of California 🕔Oct 11, 2017

Farm Advisors and PCAs have fielded calls this season concerning Monterey on Krymsk 86 or Rootpac-R showing unique foliar symptoms – yellowing, rolling leaves with marginal necrosis and poor growth. Occasionally Nonpareil or Butte trees may be affected, but based

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Tree Crops: Record Almond Crop; Walnuts Decline; Pecans Up 8% – USDA

Tree Crops: Record Almond Crop; Walnuts Decline; Pecans Up 8% – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 11, 2017

Record-Large California Almond Crop Forecast for the 2017/18 Season In July, the NASS Pacific Regional Office released the 2017 California Almond Objective Measurement Report, which revised production up 2 percent from May’s Almond Subjective Measurement Report, to reach 2.25 billion

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Ag Trade: USDA Releases Updated Data on U.S. Exports

Ag Trade: USDA Releases Updated Data on U.S. Exports

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture updated its monthly agricultural trade data. Today’s update includes an overview of some observations from the data with a focus on corn, soybeans, wheat and livestock. Background A report on Thursday by Gary Crawford of

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