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Diesel Prices Rise as Gasoline Falls

Diesel Prices Rise as Gasoline Falls

👤From the Energy Information Administration 🕔Jul 19, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price rose one cent to $2.49 per gallon on July 17, nine cents higher than a year ago. The Midwest price increased two cents to $2.44 per gallon, the East Coast and Gulf Coast prices

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Texas: Master Marketer Program, Castroville, Sept. 18-Oct. 31

Texas: Master Marketer Program, Castroville, Sept. 18-Oct. 31

👤By Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jul 19, 2017

The Master Marketer Program will be held in two-week intervals from Sept. 18-Oct. 31 at the Medina County Justice of Peace Court Precinct 2, 8366 Farm-to-Market Road 471 S. in Castroville. “This national, award-winning program is for agricultural producers and

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Cotton – Southwest – Bollworm Concerns as Crop Moves Forward

Cotton – Southwest – Bollworm Concerns as Crop Moves Forward

🕔Jul 19, 2017

Bollworm injury is unexpectedly high in Bt cotton in parts of Texas. If you’re caught up in this, don’t feel like the Lone Ranger. Similar reports are surfacing in the Midsouth, with hints of this in the Southeast, as well. That’s

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Farmers and Health Insurance: Affordable Coverage is Out of Reach

Farmers and Health Insurance: Affordable Coverage is Out of Reach

👤From the University of Vermont 🕔Jul 19, 2017

According to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful enterprise. “The

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Family Farm: 5 Steps to a Farm/Ranch Transition Plan – Ag Law Podcast

Family Farm: 5 Steps to a Farm/Ranch Transition Plan – Ag Law Podcast

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Agricultural Law, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. 🕔Jul 19, 2017

This is the inaugural podcast appearance of the one and only Dr. Shannon Ferrell.  If you know Shannon, you love him.  He is one of the best, most popular professors at Oklahoma State University and an extremely in-demand speaker on

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Cotton: Trump Urged to Continue Obama’s Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program

Cotton: Trump Urged to Continue Obama’s Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program

👤By AgFax Staff 🕔Jul 18, 2017

The Trump administration was urged today (July 18, 2017) to continue the Obama administration’s Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) Program by a large, bipartisan block of 135 U.S. Senators and Representatives.    The program, established by former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in June, 2016, provided an

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Texas Plains Cotton: Conditions All Over the Place, Growers Finally Able to ‘Stop Putting Out Fires’

Texas Plains Cotton: Conditions All Over the Place, Growers Finally Able to ‘Stop Putting Out Fires’

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Jul 18, 2017

General Status This morning at the Plains Cotton Growers advisory board meeting, Shawn Holladay’s thoughts were shared about the situation. “We’re finally to a point where we can stop putting out fires, so to speak, and really begin managing this

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Texas Field Reports: Forage Pests Active in Improved Pastures

Texas Field Reports: Forage Pests Active in Improved Pastures

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Forage producers should be on the watch for and ready to act against two pests known for decimating hay fields – fall armyworms and Bermudagrass stem maggots, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension

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Farm Family Business: A Key Skill for Success is Self-Awareness – DTN

Farm Family Business: A Key Skill for Success is Self-Awareness – DTN

👤By Lance Woodbury DTN Farm Business Adviser 🕔Jul 18, 2017

I’m often asked if there are predictors of family business success. In other words, if a family performs certain actions, is it likely to keep the farm or ranch intact for future generations? To that end, many of these columns

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Soil Health: From Farmers to Food and Fabric Companies – DTN

Soil Health: From Farmers to Food and Fabric Companies – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jul 18, 2017

After a day of talk about soil health — the science, metrics, economics, policy and possible markets — an Alabama commodity farmer got to share some thoughts that reflect the business challenge for the average grain, oilseed or fiber producer.

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