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South Georgia Cotton: Considerations Before Making Replant Decisions

South Georgia Cotton: Considerations Before Making Replant Decisions

👤By Seth McAllister, University of Georgia 🕔May 23, 2017

Farming is filled with many stressful decisions. Some are a shot in the dark and some are a little more evident, given careful deliberation of the situation. However, replanting any crop in South Georgia is never an easy pill to

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Alabama Cotton: Still Time to Re-Plant

Alabama Cotton: Still Time to Re-Plant

👤By Trey Cutts, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔May 23, 2017

Some Areas of Central Alabama experienced extremely heavy rainfall, as seen in the graphic below, over this past Saturday night (May 20-21) and heavy rain is forecasted for the next 2 days. This may cause the need for some localized

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Missouri: Armyworms in Wheat, Pastures – Control Options

Missouri: Armyworms in Wheat, Pastures – Control Options

👤By Gregory Luce, University of Missouri 🕔May 23, 2017

Armyworm feeding has been reported in wheat in Central Missouri as well as some severe feeding in some grass pastures in Western and NW Missouri. Here are some facts for scouting and threshold information on this occasional pest to Missouri

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Trump Proposed $38 Bln Cuts to Farm Safety Net – Not Counting USDA Cuts – DTN

Trump Proposed $38 Bln Cuts to Farm Safety Net – Not Counting USDA Cuts – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 23, 2017

The Trump administration is proposing dramatic cuts to the farm safety net in the president’s first budget plan being delivered to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The plan proposes tighter caps and means testing for crop insurance subsidies and eligibility for

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Texas: Cotton Herbicide Rotation Restrictions to Sorghum

Texas: Cotton Herbicide Rotation Restrictions to Sorghum

👤From the United Sorghum Checkoff Program 🕔May 23, 2017

Due to the rise of cotton acres in the southern High Plains of Texas expected in 2017, interest is growing in the use of long residual herbicides that can affect the waiting time between planting sorghum and cotton. Sorghum Checkoff

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Pesticide Legislation: HR 953 is Designed to Reduce Regs. on Farmers and Applicators – DTN

Pesticide Legislation: HR 953 is Designed to Reduce Regs. on Farmers and Applicators – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 23, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives may take action this week on a bill designed to reduce the regulatory burden on farmers and others who apply pesticides. On Monday, the House Committee on Rules is expected to consider the debate rules

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Mississippi: Auxin Herbicide Field Day, Pontotoc, June 29

Mississippi: Auxin Herbicide Field Day, Pontotoc, June 29

👤By Keri Collins Lewis, Mississippi State University 🕔May 23, 2017

Row crop producers can learn best practices for adding auxin herbicides to their weed control tool box at a field day June 29. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will host the event

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Survey Ranks Most Common, Troublesome Weeds in Ag

Survey Ranks Most Common, Troublesome Weeds in Ag

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 23, 2017

A recent survey conducted by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) ranks Palmer amaranth as the most troublesome and difficult to control weed in 12 categories of broadleaf crops, fruits and vegetables, while common lambsquarters ranks as the weed

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Trump Budget Declares War on Agriculture

Trump Budget Declares War on Agriculture

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔May 23, 2017

President Trump released his detailed, $4.1 trillion federal budget today, and while every area of the federal government except defense and infrastructure saw cuts, the cuts to agriculture and rural areas are disproportionately severe by anyone’s standards. The total mandatory

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Farm Policy: Ag Economy – Farmers ‘Battle for Profits’

Farm Policy: Ag Economy – Farmers ‘Battle for Profits’

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 23, 2017

Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Sunday’s Des Moines Register that, “This year could be pivotal for many Iowa farmers, battling to turn a profit as they plant 23.4 million corn and soybean acres across the state. “Financial

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