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Ag Trade: Soybean, Grain Trade Data Updated by USDA

Ag Trade: Soybean, Grain Trade Data Updated by USDA

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jan 16, 2018

Today’s update provides a brief overview of updated USDA agricultural export data, with particular focus on soybeans and grains. Earlier this month, USDA’s Economic Research Service updated its agricultural export data set, which included complete numbers for the first two months of Fiscal

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DTN Grain Close: Crop Prices Defy Weather

DTN Grain Close: Crop Prices Defy Weather

👤From DTN 🕔Jan 16, 2018

Row crops closed higher Tuesday in spite of beneficial rains reported in Argentina over the weekend and winter wheat prices finished lower in spite of bitter cold temperatures reaching the U.S. Southern Plains. Tuesday’s largest percentage gain came from March

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Illinois Sweet Corn: Pick the Workhorse Variety for Processors

Illinois Sweet Corn: Pick the Workhorse Variety for Processors

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Jan 16, 2018

When deciding which sweet corn hybrids to plant, vegetable processors need to consider whether they want their contract growers using a workhorse or a racehorse. Is it better to choose a hybrid with exceptional yields under ideal growing conditions (i.e.,

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Cellulosic Biofuel Crops: Sorghum Offers Highest Yields in Many Parts of U.S.

Cellulosic Biofuel Crops: Sorghum Offers Highest Yields in Many Parts of U.S.

👤By Debra Levey Larson, University of Illinois 🕔Jan 16, 2018

According to a recent ruling by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 288 million gallons of  must be blended into the U.S. gasoline supply in 2018. Although this figure is down slightly from last year, the industry is still growing

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Grain Markets: USDA Reports Provided Some Surprises

Grain Markets: USDA Reports Provided Some Surprises

👤By Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Jan 16, 2018

The USDA released a set of reports on January 12 containing information with implications for corn and soybean prices in 2018. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the final estimates of the 2017 U.S. corn and soybean crops and

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DTN Grain Midday: Soybeans Take the Lead

DTN Grain Midday: Soybeans Take the Lead

👤By David Fiala DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Jan 16, 2018

Soybeans are the midday leader with flat corn trade, and weaker wheat action. CORN Corn trade is narrowly mixed at midday with trade struggling to hold early gains with action remaining at the lower end of the range. Ethanol margins

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Nebraska: Crop Management Conference, Kearney, Jan. 24-25

Nebraska: Crop Management Conference, Kearney, Jan. 24-25

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Jan 16, 2018

From dicamba challenges and growing weed resistance to new technologies, cover crops, and more, the Nebraska Crop Management Conference offers the latest information to help Nebraska growers farm more effectively and profitably. Registration is now open for this year’s conference, which will be Jan.

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Nebraska: 2018 Weed, Disease, and Insect Management Guide Available

Nebraska: 2018 Weed, Disease, and Insect Management Guide Available

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Jan 16, 2018

The 2018 Guide for Weed, Disease, and Insect Management in Nebraska (EC130) is now available here. This 332-page guide offers a single, comprehensive resource for your pest management challenges. It is written by Nebraska Extension specialists in agronomy and weed science, plant

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Illinois: Registration Open for 2018 Crop Management Conferences

Illinois: Registration Open for 2018 Crop Management Conferences

👤From University of Illinois 🕔Jan 16, 2018

Registration for the 2018 Crop Management Conferences is now open. These regional conferences, established by University of Illinois Extension’s commercial agriculture team, provide a forum for discussion and interaction between participants and university researchers. The team is looking forward to

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Nebraska Soybeans: Dicamba – NDA Accepts 3 new Herbicide Formulations for 2018 with Requirements

Nebraska Soybeans: Dicamba – NDA Accepts 3 new Herbicide Formulations for 2018 with Requirements

👤By Tim Creger, Nebraska Department of Agriculture Pesticide/Fertilizer Program Manager 🕔Jan 16, 2018

Dicamba registration might be the biggest issue the Pesticide Program has faced since the program began in 1994. Having been directly involved in the administration of Pesticide Program since the enabling legislation was signed by Governor Ben Nelson in 1993,

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