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AgFax Weekend: AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln

AgFax Weekend: AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jun 23, 2017

This week’s AgFax Weekend – AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln; Ag Bankers Nervous ; and more.

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Texas Sorghum: Preparing for Sugarcane Aphids – High Plains Thresholds, Insecticides

Texas Sorghum: Preparing for Sugarcane Aphids – High Plains Thresholds, Insecticides

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Our High Plains economic thresholds are valid The treatment thresholds in place at the start of 2016 proved to be effective in preventing economic losses when insecticides were applied in a timely manner with good coverage at the appropriate rate.

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Cleveland On Cotton: Don’t Blame The Export Market

Cleveland On Cotton: Don’t Blame The Export Market

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Jun 23, 2017

After an unprecedented ten-day drop, December cotton prices scratched out a higher close at week’s end. Lower prices had been expected, but only down to 67.00-67.50 cents in the near term. The historic rule suggests a six-day drop is possible,

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Rose on Cotton: This Crop is a Mixed Bag in a Bearish Situation

Rose on Cotton: This Crop is a Mixed Bag in a Bearish Situation

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Jun 23, 2017

The bears continue to maul our market. The Dec and Mar contracts gave up 236 and 240 points on the week, respectively, although July picked up 77 points ahead of its notice period. The Dec – Mar spread remains very

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Ag Bankers Nervous, 4th Year of Cash Flow Bleed – DTN

Ag Bankers Nervous, 4th Year of Cash Flow Bleed – DTN

👤By Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent 🕔Jun 23, 2017

The winter/spring of 2017 did not see the financial shake-out many financial experts expected after 3 consecutive years of declining net farm income. In fact, lenders and other ag industry representatives at the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank’s annual Ag Symposium

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Livestock: McVean Trading & Investments Fined $5Mln-plus

Livestock: McVean Trading & Investments Fined $5Mln-plus

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

A trading and investment firm in Memphis, Tennessee, and two of the company’s senior leaders have been fined more than $5 million by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for intentionally trying to avoid contract limits on live cattle contracts in

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Oklahoma: Earthquake Activity Linked to Oil, Gas Production

Oklahoma: Earthquake Activity Linked to Oil, Gas Production

👤By Kristen Tsai and Michael Mobilia, Energy Information Administration 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Editor’s Note: For graphs and images see Source Link at bottom of article. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the number of earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains has increased dramatically since 2009. More earthquakes in these areas have

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Farm State Senators to US Trade Representative: On NAFTA, “Do No Harm.”

Farm State Senators to US Trade Representative: On NAFTA, “Do No Harm.”

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 22, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday to examine the administration’s approach to trade policy, and heard testimony from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.  Farm state lawmakers expressed concern regarding agriculture and NAFTA renegotiation, admonishing the executive branch to “do no

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Texas Cotton: New 2017 Crop Hail-Out and Replant Guide Available

Texas Cotton: New 2017 Crop Hail-Out and Replant Guide Available

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 22, 2017

The latest Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service crop hail-damage assessment and replant guide is now available, said its author. Dr. Calvin Trostle, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist at Lubbock, said Texas farmers in the Lubbock and South Plains region

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Texas West Plains: Cotton a Mixed Bag; Peanuts, Corn Doing Well; Replanting Sorghum

Texas West Plains: Cotton a Mixed Bag; Peanuts, Corn Doing Well; Replanting Sorghum

👤By Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Cotton ranges from seed still in the ground to 9 true leaf cotton. This wide range is reflective of the mess we are in across a large area here on the West Plains. I cannot review all the scenarios which

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