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AgFax Weekend: Weed Killin’ Advantage; Barge Rates Affect Fertilizer

AgFax Weekend: Weed Killin’ Advantage; Barge Rates Affect Fertilizer

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Oct 20, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Weed Killin’ Advantage; Barge Rates Affect Fertilizer; Bulls Might be Showing Up in Soybean Market; and more.

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Farm Lending Stabilizes, but Bank Liquidity Tightening 3Q – Fed Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Farm Lending Stabilizes, but Bank Liquidity Tightening 3Q – Fed Reserve Bank of Kansas City

👤By Nathan Kauffman, Federal Reserve Assistant Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive and Matt Clark, Assistant Economist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Lending at agricultural banks appeared to stabilize in the third quarter of 2017, but risks in the sector have remained alongside a persistently weak agricultural economy. After declining in the winter months, the volume of loans used to finance non-real

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Herbicide Performance – Water Temps Influence Kill – No Kidding – AgFax Weed Solutions

Herbicide Performance – Water Temps Influence Kill – No Kidding – AgFax Weed Solutions

👤From Purdue University 🕔Oct 20, 2017

When it comes to research topics, this one mostly fell through the cracks. But a Purdue study finds that water temperature’s influence weed control. Keep that in mind because fall and spring temperatures can dip low enough to compromise herbicide

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U.S. Farm Finances: Confirmation that Farmers are ‘Cash Poor and Asset Rich’

U.S. Farm Finances: Confirmation that Farmers are ‘Cash Poor and Asset Rich’

👤By Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Ag Economist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Metrics that can be used to measure farm profitability include earnings before interest, taxes, and amortization (EBITA), net farm income, the operating profit margin ratio, return on assets, and return on equity (farmdoc daily, April 1, 2016). Each of these

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Texas: Sugarcane Aphid Management – Late Season Infestation – Video and Conference Presentations

Texas: Sugarcane Aphid Management – Late Season Infestation – Video and Conference Presentations

👤From Sorghum Checkoff 🕔Oct 20, 2017

The Sorghum Checkoff released a new video for sugarcane aphid management focusing on how to treat for the aphid late in the season. Agronomist Brent Bean, Ph.D., shares tips on herbicides, insecticides and how to protect your yield. Watch the

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NAFTA Rewrite: 4th Round of Talks End – More Negotiations in 2018 – DTN

NAFTA Rewrite: 4th Round of Talks End – More Negotiations in 2018 – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Oct 20, 2017

The United States has formally put forward proposals to make changes to Canada’s dairy supply management system and to make it easier for U.S. fruit and vegetable producers to file trade cases due to seasonal Mexican imports that they believe

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Dicamba Rules: Confused? Remember, State Regs Outweigh Federal – DTN

Dicamba Rules: Confused? Remember, State Regs Outweigh Federal – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 20, 2017

If you’re feeling a little confused about the EPA’s new rules on dicamba for 2018, you’re not alone.  Last week, EPA made some dicamba herbicides restricted use pesticides (RUP) and issued new labels for them, with tighter use restrictions. We’ve

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DTN Fertilizer Trends: Prices Move Higher on Increased Barge Rates

DTN Fertilizer Trends: Prices Move Higher on Increased Barge Rates

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 19, 2017

Half of average retail fertilizer prices were higher and half were lower the second week of October 2017 compared to one month earlier, according to fertilizer retailers surveyed by DTN. Four of the eight major fertilizers were higher compared to

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Texas: Cotton, Grain Risk Management and Marketing Workshop, Victoria, Dec. 5

Texas: Cotton, Grain Risk Management and Marketing Workshop, Victoria, Dec. 5

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 19, 2017

A cotton and grain risk management and marketing workshop will be held from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Victoria Educational Gardens Pavilion, 333 Bachelor Drive in Victoria. Cost is $20 at the door and includes lunch. “This is

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Drought Outlook: Improvements for Northwest, Midwest; Expansion in Southeast

Drought Outlook: Improvements for Northwest, Midwest; Expansion in Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Brad Pugh, NOAA 🕔Oct 19, 2017

The drought outlook from October 19, 2017 through January 31, 2018 is based primarily on initial conditions, 7-day precipitation forecasts, extended range (6-10/8-14 day) precipitation and temperature outlooks, the CPC November and November through January (NDJ) precipitation and temperature outlooks,

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