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Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Leaders for sportsmen’s and conservation groups in Western states are becoming more critical over the Trump administration’s decision last week to reopen a protection agreement for the greater sage grouse in 11 states. After months of internal discussions, the Department

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Farm Taxes: The Devil Really is in the Details When it Come to the Tax Code – DTN

Farm Taxes: The Devil Really is in the Details When it Come to the Tax Code – DTN

👤By Andy Biebl, DTN Tax Columnist 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Farmers and ranchers learn early in their careers that Congress has carved out special tax provisions for their industry. But, a farmer can be defined differently for different provisions. In general, the most common definition focuses on income from growing/raising

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AgFax Weekend: Wheat Price Lows; Cargill Expands

AgFax Weekend: Wheat Price Lows; Cargill Expands

👤AgFax 🕔Oct 6, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Wheat Price Lows; Cargill Expands; Herbicide Resistance – Tipping Point?; and more.

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Ag Trade: Sec Perdue Says ‘All Options are on the Table” – DTN

Ag Trade: Sec Perdue Says ‘All Options are on the Table” – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Oct 6, 2017

In what might be a summary of his approach on trade, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said agricultural trade policy is “like policy toward North Korea — all options are on the table.” Perdue spoke to the Washington International Trade Association.

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Drought Monitor: Multiple Cold Fronts Bring Decent Rains

Drought Monitor: Multiple Cold Fronts Bring Decent Rains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Anthony Artusa, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Oct 5, 2017

Summary A cold front approached the Eastern Seaboard early in the drought week, which drove Tropical Storm Maria farther away from the mid-Atlantic coast, keeping substantial impacts to a minimum. About the same time, the western edge of this cold

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DTN Fertilizer Trends: Anhydrous Is in a Historical Lower Range

DTN Fertilizer Trends: Anhydrous Is in a Historical Lower Range

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 5, 2017

Retail fertilizer prices continued to fall during the fourth week of September 2017, with two exceptions, according to sellers tracked by DTN. For the second straight week, two fertilizers are showing higher prices compared to a month ago. Six of

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California Cotton: Whitefly, Aphid Numbers Rising

California Cotton: Whitefly, Aphid Numbers Rising

👤By Lauren Murphy, University of California Cooperative Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 5, 2017

Introduction This period of sampling for the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) surveys began on Monday, August 14, 2017. Program personnel collected samples from pink bollworm (PBW) trap sites at 5% of all cotton fields in each county. The Program has a

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The Fertilizer Institute’s 4R Advocate Program Accepting Nominations Until Oct. 31

The Fertilizer Institute’s 4R Advocate Program Accepting Nominations Until Oct. 31

👤From a Press Release 🕔Oct 4, 2017

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 4R Advocate program. The program recognizes farmers and retailers who excel at implementing the 4R Nutrient Stewardship principles of applying the right nutrient source at the right time, in

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Diesel Prices Up Slightly, Gasoline Declines

Diesel Prices Up Slightly, Gasoline Declines

👤From the Energy Information Administration 🕔Oct 4, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price increased less than 1 cent, remaining at $2.79 per gallon on October 2, 40 cents higher than a year ago. The Rocky Mountain price increased three cents to $2.86 per gallon, and the West

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Drought Outlook: Development Expected for Midwest, Northeast

Drought Outlook: Development Expected for Midwest, Northeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Anthony Artusa, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Oct 4, 2017

Drought is expected to persist and/or intensify from the eastern slopes of the Cascades Range to the central Dakotas, despite some of this region receiving beneficial precipitation during the past 30-days. The exception is northeastern Montana and extreme northwestern North

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