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Drought Outlook: Expect Improvements for the Midwest, Plains to Remain Dry

Drought Outlook: Expect Improvements for the Midwest, Plains to Remain Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Adam Allgood, NOAA 🕔Aug 17, 2017

During the boreal fall months, climatological precipitation decreases across the Plains, and increases over the Northwest, while the transitional month of October is generally a drier time of year for much of the Nation. Above normal temperatures are favored to

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Drought Monitor: Cooler Temps Offer Relief, Bring Widespread Rains

Drought Monitor: Cooler Temps Offer Relief, Bring Widespread Rains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Jessica Blunden, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Summary Temperatures were cooler than average for much of the contiguous U.S. this week, including 4-8 degrees F below average across a large part of the Plains and Midwest this past week. Only Washington and Oregon saw temperatures more than

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Alabama: 11 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Flooding

Alabama: 11 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Flooding

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 17, 2017

In response to a request from Jacqueline McCloud, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Alabama, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 11 counties in Alabama as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused

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DTN Fertilizer Trends: Still Singing the Low Song

DTN Fertilizer Trends: Still Singing the Low Song

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Average retail prices for all but one of the eight major fertilizers were lower the second week of August 2017 compared to a month earlier, according to fertilizer retailers surveyed by DTN. The average price of 10-34-0 was $440 per

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Oklahoma Peanuts: Little Disease Pressure, but Conditions Good for Development

Oklahoma Peanuts: Little Disease Pressure, but Conditions Good for Development

👤By John Damicone, Oklahoma State University Extension Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Peanut acreage is up this year and the crop is looking good with few disease problems thus far except for early leaf spot (Figure 1). Recent rains and relatively cool temperatures in southwestern OK peanut production areas have resulted in

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2018 Farm Bill: What Shiny Object Will be a Distraction this Time? – Commentary

2018 Farm Bill: What Shiny Object Will be a Distraction this Time? – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched his “Back to Our Roots” farm bill tour at the Wisconsin State Fair on August 3, 2017. At the same time, members of Congress were back in their home states and districts holding listening

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Alabama Peanuts: Caterpillar Numbers on the Rise

Alabama Peanuts: Caterpillar Numbers on the Rise

👤By Ayanava Majumdar and Kris Balkcom, Alabama Cooperative Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 15, 2017

The Alabama Peanut IPM program conducts routine pest monitoring using sticky wing traps from various locations statewide. Based on trap catches from May to August 2017, it is evident that the above-normal rains in June and July disrupted moth activity

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USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices

USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2017

The following prices are effective from 08/16/17 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 08/22/17. The next announcement is scheduled for 08/22/17 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * $424.32 per ton for Runner peanuts * $413.60 per ton for

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North Carolina Field Reports: Rains Limit Most Field Work, Limited Corn Harvest

North Carolina Field Reports: Rains Limit Most Field Work, Limited Corn Harvest

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 13, 2017. Extension Comments Robert Hawk – Swain County Extension Jackson and Swain had normal rainfall for the period of .75″ – 1.00″ for the period with warm days and nights.

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Alabama Field Reports: Corn Harvest Progresses Slowly Between Rains

Alabama Field Reports: Corn Harvest Progresses Slowly Between Rains

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 13, 2017. County Comments Thomas Atkinson, Madison County  All of our row crops appear to be above average to date. Unless we have an early frost, we should be in great

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