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Mississippi: 2016 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide Available

Mississippi: 2016 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide Available

πŸ‘€By Darrin Dodds, Mississippi State University 🕔Sep 26, 2016

The annual Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide has been updated and can be accessed online.

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DTN Cotton Close: Current-Crop Deliveries Little Changed

DTN Cotton Close: Current-Crop Deliveries Little Changed

πŸ‘€By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Sep 26, 2016

Drying pattern forecast for Texas High Plains. U.S. classing rose to 776,571 bales. Rio Grande Valley gins finished the season. Regrowth issues reported in the Upper Coast. Harvest-aids applied to some Plains cotton. Cotton futures finished mixed Monday, with current-crop

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DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Higher After Overnight Bounce

DTN Cotton Open: Ticks Higher After Overnight Bounce

πŸ‘€By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Sep 26, 2016

No October delivery notices issued. Trend-following funds boosted their net-longs by 3,961 lots. Cash online grower sales slid to 24 bales on The Seam. Cotton futures traded on modest gains Monday after bouncing from a shallow dip to the session

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Flint on Crops: Why Do Cover Crops Work?

Flint on Crops: Why Do Cover Crops Work?

πŸ‘€By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔Sep 26, 2016

People in my line of work are thankful for those farmers who do some of the things we suggest for no other reason than they have faith in us to advise them correctly. This kind of loyalty is nice but

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Tennessee Cotton: Cold Weather Coming – How To Adjust Defoliation Program

Tennessee Cotton: Cold Weather Coming – How To Adjust Defoliation Program

πŸ‘€By Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist, University of Tennessee 🕔Sep 25, 2016

Plant responses to defoliants and boll openers slow to a crawl as weather cools, and applications which seemingly blew bolls open within a day or two will now take much longer to work and some products will have almost no

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Rose On Cotton: What To Do When It Hits 7300…

Rose On Cotton: What To Do When It Hits 7300…

πŸ‘€By Louis Rose IV, The Rose Report 🕔Sep 25, 2016

ICE cotton trading action was friendly for producers last week with the Dec contract moving ahead 279 points, settling at 70.07. The Dec – Mar spread was near unchanged Vs the previous Friday at a mere 36 points of carry.

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AgFax Weekend: EPA, Syngenta Reach Settlement; Farm Worker Salaries; Crop Insurance in 2019 Farm Bill

AgFax Weekend: EPA, Syngenta Reach Settlement; Farm Worker Salaries; Crop Insurance in 2019 Farm Bill

πŸ‘€From AgFax Media LLC 🕔Sep 23, 2016

This week’s AgFax Weekend.

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Drought Monitor: Heavy Rains for Many Areas, but Still a Lot of Dryness

Drought Monitor: Heavy Rains for Many Areas, but Still a Lot of Dryness

πŸ‘€Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Wed Editor, with Information from Anthony Artusa, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Sep 23, 2016

Summary During the past 7-days, frequent frontal activity helped to ensure heavy rainfall (2 inches or greater) over portions of the Midwest, the Middle and Lower Mississippi Valley, the southern Plains, the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, the Northeast and mid-Atlantic,

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Cleveland On Cotton: The Market Looks Ripe For Higher Prices

Cleveland On Cotton: The Market Looks Ripe For Higher Prices

πŸ‘€By O.A. Cleveland, Cotton Market Economist, Mississippi State University 🕔Sep 23, 2016

The New York ICE cotton contracts blew past near-term resistance and back into the mid 70s – spurred on by another round of Chinese fund buying, and underpinned by extremely strong sales of stocks from the Chinese Reserve program. Two

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Texas: 6 Counties Join Drought Disaster List

Texas: 6 Counties Join Drought Disaster List

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔Sep 23, 2016

USDA has designated Armstrong, Callahan, Clay, Coleman, Jack and Taylor counties in Texas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by high winds, hail, tornadoes and flooding that occurred from May 1, 2016, through June 24, 2016. “Our

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