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Texas Field Reports: Cotton Acres Likely Up, Grain Acres Down in 2017

Texas Field Reports: Cotton Acres Likely Up, Grain Acres Down in 2017

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

Cotton acres in Texas will likely increase as producers seek an alternative to grains this season, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grains marketing economist, College Station, said 4.5 million acres of planted

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Ethanol Production: Major Boon to Agriculture, says Industry Spokesman – DTN

Ethanol Production: Major Boon to Agriculture, says Industry Spokesman – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Though there is angst in rural America about the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard and agriculture trade in particular, the leader of the nation’s largest ethanol interest group told an ethanol industry audience here Tuesday he’s confident President Donald

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Will Spring Planting Start Early this Year? – DTN

Will Spring Planting Start Early this Year? – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Feb 21, 2017

Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter on Feb. 2, 2017, but since then, temperatures have been warming in the Midwest. If the warm weather continues, we may see an early start to the grain shipping season

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Journalist, Marcia Zarley Taylor, Left Huge Mark on Agriculture – DTN

Journalist, Marcia Zarley Taylor, Left Huge Mark on Agriculture – DTN

👤By Greg D. Horstmeier DTN Editor-in-Chief 🕔Feb 21, 2017

This week, farmers lost one of their most intelligent, steadfast journalist supporters. Agriculture journalism lost one of its true giants.   Marcia Zarley Taylor, DTN/The Progressive Farmer Executive Editor and 40-year agricultural reporter, passed away Feb. 19 after a brief

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Texas Corn: Spider Mite Control Aided by Moisture

Texas Corn: Spider Mite Control Aided by Moisture

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 21, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has a list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to spider mite treatment on corn, according to Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist in Amarillo. Spider mite damage can reduce corn silage yields

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Texas Sorghum: 9 Short Sugarcane Aphid Management Videos for the High Plains

Texas Sorghum: 9 Short Sugarcane Aphid Management Videos for the High Plains

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 21, 2017

We have just posted nine short videos that encompass our 2015 – 2016 research results and experiences as a primer as we enter the 2017 season. Presenters are Katelyn Kesheimer, IPM Agent in Lubbock and Crosby counties, Blayne Reed, IPM

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Texas Cotton: High Yield Potential, Prices Prompt More High Plains Production

Texas Cotton: High Yield Potential, Prices Prompt More High Plains Production

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 20, 2017

With many producers in the northern High Plains considering planting cotton this year, some for the first time, one Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist is advising that optimizing irrigation and fertility will be important to their bottom line. Dr.

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Texas: Wild Hogs – Optimal Trapping Time Almost Over

Texas: Wild Hogs – Optimal Trapping Time Almost Over

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 20, 2017

Wild pigs are most vulnerable to trapping before food and forages become more available in the spring, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Overton, said most acorns have either been consumed

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AgFax Weekend: Weed Advice – We got plenty.

AgFax Weekend: Weed Advice – We got plenty.

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Feb 17, 2017

This week’s AgFax Weekend – Weed Advice – We got plenty; Ag Economists Expect Shortfalls, 2017; and more.

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Rose on Cotton: Bullish News Disappeared – Producers Face 2 Challenges

Rose on Cotton: Bullish News Disappeared – Producers Face 2 Challenges

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Feb 17, 2017

The bears were winners this week on the ICE cotton contracts, with May posting a 157 point setback, settling at 75.52.  The nearby spread continued to weaken, finishing Fri at 204 points of carry amid what has thus far been

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