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Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 8, 2017

Average quotations were 89 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, leaf 4, staple 34, mike 35-36 and 43-49, strength 27.0-28.9,

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Arkansas: Wheat, Forage Concerns from Ongoing Drought

Arkansas: Wheat, Forage Concerns from Ongoing Drought

👤By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 8, 2017

Arkansas’ drought-ridden fall could turn into three seasons of trouble for livestock and forage producers; as winter wheat growers hope for another decent rain to keep their crop developing. The Dec. 7 Drought Monitor map shows 98 percent of Arkansas

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Georgia Cotton Commission Announces King Cotton Extension Awards

Georgia Cotton Commission Announces King Cotton Extension Awards

👤From a Press Release 🕔Dec 8, 2017

Georgia’s cotton farmers rely on local University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension agents to deliver timely and accurate information needed as they make decisions about all aspects of their crops. Every year, the Georgia Cotton Commission presents its King Cotton

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Combine Cleaning To Prevent Spreading Weed Seeds – Video

Combine Cleaning To Prevent Spreading Weed Seeds – Video

👤By Dan Smith, University of Wisconsin 🕔Dec 8, 2017

Following harvest season, proper clean-out of harvest equipment can remove significant biomaterial and limit the spread of weed seeds, and improve function and longevity of parts. This 5-minute video demonstrates a top-to-bottom front-to-back procedure for cleaning a combine to help prevent

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Crop Insurance per Acre Coverage: Historical Experience and Potential Issues

Crop Insurance per Acre Coverage: Historical Experience and Potential Issues

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson,University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Dec 8, 2017

A long standing goal of U.S. crop insurance policy has been to increase the share of production it covers. Over time, both the numbers of acres insured and coverage levels have increased, leading to more coverage of production. Moreover, the

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Georgia: Small Grain, Forage Weed Control – Get It Done By Christmas

Georgia: Small Grain, Forage Weed Control – Get It Done By Christmas

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia Extension Agent 🕔Dec 8, 2017

We’ve had 3/10″ of rain so far with the cold front. This is really going to help our grazing crops get going.  One thing we need to think about now is weed control. UGA Extension Weed Scientist Dr. Stanley Culpepper says we need to

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Missouri Corn: Fall Anhydrous Applications Carry Risks and Rewards

Missouri Corn: Fall Anhydrous Applications Carry Risks and Rewards

👤By Andy Luke, University of Missouri Extension Specialist 🕔Dec 7, 2017

As harvest winds down, many farmers begin applications of anhydrous ammonia before the frozen ground forces them to park their tractors for the winter. While this is a widespread practice, fall nitrogen (N) applications may not be the best source

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Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled Repairs

Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled Repairs

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Several Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled for Closure to Accommodate Repairs In order to conduct repairs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has scheduled several lock closures on the Upper Mississippi River during the upcoming winter season. Mississippi River

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Farm Bill: Congress Hopes to Tackle It ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’

Farm Bill: Congress Hopes to Tackle It ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Today’s update looks at recent news items discussing the Farm Bill, with specific focus on the potential timing of when Congress may take up the legislation.  Lawmaker perspectives on provisions in the bill, including CRP issues, payment limits, and SNAP,

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Dicamba: Monsanto Seeks Temporary Restraining Order On Proposed Arkansas Regs

Dicamba: Monsanto Seeks Temporary Restraining Order On Proposed Arkansas Regs

👤Staff Report 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Monsanto asked a judge Tuesday to prevent Arkansas from enforcing proposed restrictions on how and when farmers can apply dicamba herbicide. Monsanto asked a Pulaski County, Arkansas, judge to issue a preliminary injunction blocking state regulators from banning dicamba restrictions

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