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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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Kansas State University Researchers Find New Pathogens in Soybean Seeds

Kansas State University Researchers Find New Pathogens in Soybean Seeds

👤By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University 🕔May 23, 2017

A single seed seems so simple. Put it in the ground, give it some care, and you’ve soon grown food. But Chris Little knows better. It’s why he’s spent the better part of the last six years learning more about

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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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Texas: Cotton Scout School, Levelland, June 1

Texas: Cotton Scout School, Levelland, June 1

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 23, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a free cotton bug scouting school June 1 in the Oil Room located on the South Plains College campus, 1401 S. College Ave. in Levelland. The day will open with registration at

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Texas: Prospective Winegrowers Workshop, Houston, June 23

Texas: Prospective Winegrowers Workshop, Houston, June 23

👤By Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 22, 2017

A workshop for prospective winegrowers will be June 23 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center, 3033 Bear Creek Dr., Houston. “In a nutshell, this is a great opportunity to find out what one needs to know before making decisions

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Rose On Cotton: Market Hits Thin Air — Now What?

Rose On Cotton: Market Hits Thin Air — Now What?

👤By Louis Rose, The Rose Report 🕔May 20, 2017

The July contract began the week with a rash of short-covering, no doubt spurred by ICE’s weekend decision to significantly increase margin requirements. July gapped well over 100 points higher on the opening bell last Sunday evening and touched 87.18

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AgFax Weekend: Farmland Values Up; Weed Herbicide Resistance Is Global

AgFax Weekend: Farmland Values Up; Weed Herbicide Resistance Is Global

👤AgFax Staff 🕔May 19, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Farmland Values Up; Weed Herbicide Resistance Is Global; Brazil’s Scandal Hits Soybean Market; and more.

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