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Texas Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

Texas Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Aug 23, 2017

General Status Perfectly timed rains are rare in West Texas, especially during peak water use, but when they do come it seems we get too much of a good thing, or at least all at once. Cotton fields that were

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Diesel, Gas Prices Dip Slightly

Diesel, Gas Prices Dip Slightly

👤From the Energy Information Administration 🕔Aug 23, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell less than 1 cent, remaining at $2.60 per gallon on August 21, 23 cents higher than a year ago. The East Coast, Midwest, and Gulf Coast prices each fell less than one cent,

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AgFax Southwest Cotton: Harvest Done for Some; Others Need Heat Units

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Harvest Done for Some; Others Need Heat Units

🕔Aug 23, 2017

August rains continue in the Panhandle and South Plains and it’s also wet around El Paso. The Rolling Plains could use more showers. Upper Coast yields are good and the forecast calls for plenty of bales in the Blacklands.

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Farm Bill History: Why the 1996 Bill Didn’t Work and 2002 Was a Throwback – Commentary

Farm Bill History: Why the 1996 Bill Didn’t Work and 2002 Was a Throwback – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Aug 22, 2017

With the increasing costs of the various titled emergency payments and loan deficiency payments (LDPs) in the 1998-2001 period, Congress found itself in the position of needing to stanch the high costs that had resulted from the adoption of the

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Texas: Military Veteran Ag Workshop, Dayton, Sept. 16

Texas: Military Veteran Ag Workshop, Dayton, Sept. 16

👤By Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 22, 2017

The Texas AgrAbility program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an agricultural workshop primarily for military veterans Sept. 16 in Dayton. The free “Battleground to Breaking Ground” workshop will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Dayton Community Center,

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Texas Field Reports: Forage Production Good Despite Wet Weather, Pests, Weeds

Texas Field Reports: Forage Production Good Despite Wet Weather, Pests, Weeds

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Plentiful rains have been good and bad for hay producers this year, but 2017 looks to be a good production year overall, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton, said hay

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Tax Reform: The Good, The Bad, and Will It Happen? – DTN

Tax Reform: The Good, The Bad, and Will It Happen? – DTN

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

Donna Funk, a principal for K-Coe Isom out of Kansas, had a tough task last week at the American Coalition for Ethanol annual meeting trying to explain the status of tax reform and the impact on ethanol producers. Funk was

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Kansas: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Floods

Kansas: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Floods

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 22, 2017

In response to a request from Jack Salava, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Kansas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Grant, Kingman and Sherman counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses

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U.S. Pork Products Going to Argentina After 25 Year “Ban” – DTN

U.S. Pork Products Going to Argentina After 25 Year “Ban” – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Aug 21, 2017

The White House announced Thursday that Argentina has agreed to accept U.S. pork products for the first time since 1992. The announcement comes after a meeting between U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Argentine President Mauricio Macri earlier this week. 

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Oklahoma Pecans: Early Rains May Bring Pecan Weevil Out

Oklahoma Pecans: Early Rains May Bring Pecan Weevil Out

👤By Phil Mulder, Oklahoma State University Extension Entomologist 🕔Aug 21, 2017

With most of the early season insect problems behind us it is time to pay more attention to pecan weevil season. Now is the time to prepare for the upcoming barrage of weevils that can infest this season’s crop. Damage

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