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Texas Field Reports: Cotton Acres Likely Up, Grain Acres Down in 2017

Texas Field Reports: Cotton Acres Likely Up, Grain Acres Down in 2017

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Cotton acres in Texas will likely increase as producers seek an alternative to grains this season, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grains marketing economist, College Station, said 4.5 million acres of planted

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Kentucky Wheat: Earlier Aphid Occurrences a Result of Warm Winter

Kentucky Wheat: Earlier Aphid Occurrences a Result of Warm Winter

👤By Raul Villanueva, University of Kentucky 🕔Feb 22, 2017

In Kentucky there is a complex of aphid species that feeds on wheat. The bird cherry oat, the English grain, the greenbug, and the corn aphids are the most important species. Their role as vectors of plant viruses, particularly Barley

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Ethanol Production: Major Boon to Agriculture, says Industry Spokesman – DTN

Ethanol Production: Major Boon to Agriculture, says Industry Spokesman – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Though there is angst in rural America about the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard and agriculture trade in particular, the leader of the nation’s largest ethanol interest group told an ethanol industry audience here Tuesday he’s confident President Donald

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Alabama Corn Champs Share Production Tips

Alabama Corn Champs Share Production Tips

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Alabama corn champions Henderson Farms in Madison, just below Huntsville, topped the National Corn Growers Association state contest in both the irrigated (305.7 bushels per acre) and the non-irrigated categories (232.7 bushels per acre). The Henderson clan of Mike Henderson

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Alabama Corn: How One Family Snagged Irrigated AND Dryland Yield Titles

Alabama Corn: How One Family Snagged Irrigated AND Dryland Yield Titles

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Extension Regional Agent 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Alabama corn champions Henderson Farms in Madison, just below Huntsville, topped the National Corn Growers Association state contest in both the irrigated (305.7 bushels per acre) and the non-irrigated categories (232.7 bushels per acre). The Henderson family – Mike Henderson

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Corn, Soy Futures: farmDocDaily Offers Online Tool Related to Market Prices

Corn, Soy Futures: farmDocDaily Offers Online Tool Related to Market Prices

👤By Bruce Sherrick and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 22, 2017

As crop insurance and crop planting decisions are being made for the 2017 crop year, it is useful to assess possible indemnity, marketing, and harvest price information. Average futures settlement prices during the month of February for December 2017 corn

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Ag Trade Policy: Mexico, Argentina Talk Corn – DTN

Ag Trade Policy: Mexico, Argentina Talk Corn – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 22, 2017

A key corporate leader in the grain trade told analysts this week he doesn’t think Mexico would start heavily buying corn from South America simply because the U.S. offers a better deal. Still, Mexican officials are starting to better gauge

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Kentucky: Winter Wheat at Advanced Growth Stages due to Warm Winter

Kentucky: Winter Wheat at Advanced Growth Stages due to Warm Winter

👤By Carrie Knott, Lloyd Murdock, and Edwin Ritchey, University of Kentucky 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Unseasonably warm temperatures in KY since wheat planting (October 15, 2016) may become a major challenge to wheat yield and profitability this year. Since Oct 15, 2016, KY has accumulated about 2000 GDD growing degree days (GDD) or heat units.

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Will Spring Planting Start Early this Year? – DTN

Will Spring Planting Start Early this Year? – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Feb 21, 2017

Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter on Feb. 2, 2017, but since then, temperatures have been warming in the Midwest. If the warm weather continues, we may see an early start to the grain shipping season

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Soybean Market’s Roller Coaster Ride Just Keeps on Climbing – DTN

Soybean Market’s Roller Coaster Ride Just Keeps on Climbing – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔Feb 21, 2017

Believe it or not, assessing the bullishness or bearishness of a grain (or oilseed) market is usually not a hard call, especially after doing one’s homework and using the tools of DTN’s Six Factors Market Strategies. The future is always

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