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Texas Ag Law: Dicamba and 2,4-D Drift – First Rule: Document Everything

Texas Ag Law: Dicamba and 2,4-D Drift – First Rule: Document Everything

👤By Tiffany Dowell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 30, 2017

Whether you intend to plant Enlist Duo or XtendFlex cotton or soybeans or not, the issue of physical drift is important to all of us involved in agriculture.   For producers who do elect to utilize these crop systems, it

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Diesel, Gas Prices Down Slightly

Diesel, Gas Prices Down Slightly

👤From the Energy Information Administation 🕔Mar 29, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell one cent to $2.53 per gallon on March 27, 41 cents higher than a year ago. The East Coast price decreased by one cent to $2.59 per gallon, the West Coast price fell

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Kansas Wheat: Everest Remains Most Popular Variety in 2017

Kansas Wheat: Everest Remains Most Popular Variety in 2017

👤By Mary Lou Peter and Jason Hackett, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 29, 2017

The results are in: The No. 1 wheat planted in Kansas for the fifth consecutive year is Everest, a variety developed by Kansas State University. A total of 9.6 percent of the state’s 2017 wheat crop was planted with Everest

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Trump’s Health Insurance Promise Fails; No Relief in Sight – DTN

Trump’s Health Insurance Promise Fails; No Relief in Sight – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 28, 2017

The failure of the House health insurance bill last week leaves farmers and other small business people without any relief from increasingly higher premiums.   The defeat of the bill last Friday left House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., declaring “Obamacare

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Texas Field Reports: Windy Conditions Drying Soils; Planting Speeds Along

Texas Field Reports: Windy Conditions Drying Soils; Planting Speeds Along

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 28, 2017

AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL: The district was starting to dry out due to warm weather, high winds and limited amounts of rain. Summer grasses were growing, and wheat and oats were heading out. Also, weeds

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Texas Cotton: Crops Up on the Coast, Keep Watch for Thrips

Texas Cotton: Crops Up on the Coast, Keep Watch for Thrips

👤By Stephen Biles, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Cotton is up on the coast of Texas and Thrips are the primary insect pest we will encounter until the plant gets 3-5 leaves.  Thrips are very small insects found on the underside of small leaves and in the plant terminal.  Thrips

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Mergers: EU Approves Dow-Dupont; ChemChina-Syngenta and Bayer-Monsanto Not There Yet – DTN

Mergers: EU Approves Dow-Dupont; ChemChina-Syngenta and Bayer-Monsanto Not There Yet – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Despite initial backlash to the proposed mega-mergers among agro-chemical companies in the past two years, some of the deals appear to be inching toward finality.   Most recently, the European Commission approved the Dow Chemical and DuPont marriage, and some

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Oklahoma: Winter Canola Spring Field Tours Set for April

Oklahoma: Winter Canola Spring Field Tours Set for April

👤By Donald Stotts, Oklahoma State University 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Producers interested in maximizing canola crop productivity should plan now to attend one of 13 free and open-to-the-public Oklahoma Winter Canola Spring Field Tours taking place in April. “Many wheat producers have experienced significant value and benefits by growing winter

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Livestock Producers and Industry Divided Over USDA Proposed Rules – DTN

Livestock Producers and Industry Divided Over USDA Proposed Rules – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Major livestock and meatpacker groups on Friday (3/27/2017) called on USDA to withdraw proposed rule changes to the Packers and Stockyards Act.   The extended comment period ended Friday for an interim final rule and proposed rules under the Grain

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Per Acre Payment Caps – Don’t Expect Them to Go Away

Per Acre Payment Caps – Don’t Expect Them to Go Away

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Limits on payments by farm commodity programs have been a contentious issue in recent farm bills. Several types of limits now exist, including a 10% cap on the payment per base acre by ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage). This 10% cap

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