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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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DTN Cotton Close: Rally Continues to 3 Week High

DTN Cotton Close: Rally Continues to 3 Week High

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Hurricane watch issued for Texas coastal area as cotton producers prepare for heavy to torrential rains and winds. Weekly export sales watched for reading on demand following bearish August reports. Cotton futures settled up 44 to 108 points across the

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NAFTA Absorbing Administration, No Time for Japan Agreement – DTN

NAFTA Absorbing Administration, No Time for Japan Agreement – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Though United States agriculture soon would like to see a bilateral trade agreement reached with Japan, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters Tuesday he doesn’t see that happening in the near future because of ongoing efforts to renegotiate the North

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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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DTN Cotton Open: Extends 4-Day Rally

DTN Cotton Open: Extends 4-Day Rally

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Aug 23, 2017

Showers and thunderstorms moved across the Texas Plains overnight, while a resurgent tropical storm could threaten the Texas coast. Traders looked to weekly export sales. Cash online sales rose to 337 bales. Cotton futures traded higher early Wednesday, extending a

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Dicamba Off-Target – 4 Reasons It’s Moving at Time of Application

Dicamba Off-Target – 4 Reasons It’s Moving at Time of Application

👤By Dr. Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri Division of Plant Sciences 🕔Aug 22, 2017

The situation. In 2017, there have been numerous instances of off-target movement of dicamba throughout the state of Missouri and beyond. While the majority of the injury on a per land unit area has definitely occurred in the boot heel

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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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South Carolina: New Ag Tech from Clemson Holds Big Savings for Farmers

South Carolina: New Ag Tech from Clemson Holds Big Savings for Farmers

👤By Scott Miller, Clemson University 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Tests on new nutrient-management technology under development at Clemson University showed savings of up to $54 an acre on cotton production. Those savings could mount quickly; South Carolina plants more than 180,000 acres of cotton, according to the National Agricultural

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Tennessee Cotton: Heat Unit Accumulation During 2017

Tennessee Cotton: Heat Unit Accumulation During 2017

👤By Tyson Raper, University of Tennessee Cotton and Small Grains Specialist 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Heat unit accumulation has been the big question over the past week. Mild temperatures settled over Tennessee during early August and there is some concern that the crop may not be maturing as quickly as noted in years past. While

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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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