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Rice Harvest Reports – Big Chunks Of Coastal Crop Finished – RiceTec

Rice Harvest Reports – Big Chunks Of Coastal Crop Finished – RiceTec

👤From RiceTec 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Texas – Derrol Grymes With a good, dry week, a majority of the guys on the west side of the district will be wrapping up first crop by the weekend. The east side guys are rolling strong as well, but they are

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Moving Grain: Highest Average Diesel Prices Seen So Far in 2017

Moving Grain: Highest Average Diesel Prices Seen So Far in 2017

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Grain Inspections at Lowest Level for the Year For the week ending August 10, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from major U.S. export regions reached 1.88 million metric tons (mmt), the lowest so far for

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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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Texas: Wheat Variety ‘Picks’ Offered Statewide by AgriLife Extension

Texas: Wheat Variety ‘Picks’ Offered Statewide by AgriLife Extension

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 17, 2017

While many varieties remain the same in Texas A&M AgriLife’s annual wheat “Picks” for producers across the state, suggestions are being made that one region find alternatives to hard red winter wheat. A Pick variety means this: “Given the data,

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Tennessee: Does Crop Insurance Cover Dicamba Damage?

Tennessee: Does Crop Insurance Cover Dicamba Damage?

👤By Danny Morris, University of Tennessee Extension Specialist 🕔Aug 17, 2017

If you have been to any agricultural field day, then you have heard mention of dicamba drift. Whether you are a producer or an agribusiness professional, dicamba is on the forefront of everyone’s’ mind.

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Texas West Plains: Cotton Ranges from Starting Bloom to Hard Cut-Out

Texas West Plains: Cotton Ranges from Starting Bloom to Hard Cut-Out

👤By Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife Extension IPM Specialist 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Cotton ranges from just starting to bloom to hard cut-out (0 nodes above white flower). Ideally cotton will be blooming out-the-top by now; because we have reached that point when the odds of a bloom developing into a quality/yield contributing

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Marketing the Crop: Every Nickel Counts, Especially When it Comes to Soybeans – DTN

Marketing the Crop: Every Nickel Counts, Especially When it Comes to Soybeans – DTN

👤By Todd Hultman DTN Analyst 🕔Aug 17, 2017

After USDA’s Prospective Plantings report at the end of March, it seemed clear that most of the reduced acres in corn and wheat were switching to soybeans in 2017. Even today, USDA stands by its estimate of 89.5 million planted

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Alabama: 11 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Flooding

Alabama: 11 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Flooding

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 17, 2017

In response to a request from Jacqueline McCloud, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Alabama, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 11 counties in Alabama as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused

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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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