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Tax Reform: Compromise Bill Hits the Floor with a Mixed $1.5 Trillion Bag – DTN

Tax Reform: Compromise Bill Hits the Floor with a Mixed $1.5 Trillion Bag – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 14, 2017

The final tax-reform package vaunted by Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump is expected to be released Friday with several major compromises on tax rates and deductions that will affect farmers and small businesses for years to come.   Lawmakers and

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Weed Control’s Future? Aussie Robotic Sprayers “Swarm” Across Fields – AgFax Weed Solutions

Weed Control’s Future? Aussie Robotic Sprayers “Swarm” Across Fields – AgFax Weed Solutions

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Dec 14, 2017

The company received a significant boost when it entered into a partnership with the Australian subsidiary of Bosch, the German engineering and electronics company. Bosch is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of automotive components.

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Drought Monitor: Fires Ravage California, Snows Blanket South, Southeast

Drought Monitor: Fires Ravage California, Snows Blanket South, Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Jessica Blunden, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Summary Conditions were dry and windy across much of the western United States over this past drought week, December 5-12. Wildfires, fueled by strong Santa Ana winds, destroyed hundreds of structures and burned well over 100,000 acres, enhancing the state’s

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DTN Fertilizer Trends: Mild Weather Pushes Fall Applications

DTN Fertilizer Trends: Mild Weather Pushes Fall Applications

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Average retail prices for most fertilizers continued to move higher, while the price for two fertilizers moved lower during the first week of December 2017, according to retailers surveyed by DTN. As has been the case for two weeks in

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Global Markets: Peanut Butter – U.S. Facing Growing Competition

Global Markets: Peanut Butter – U.S. Facing Growing Competition

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 13, 2017

While the United States continues to be the world’s largest exporter of peanut butter, recent trade statistics show increasing competition from other exporters. For the year ending September 30, 2017, the United States. exported nearly 46,000 tons of peanut butter

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USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices

USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 12, 2017

The following prices are effective from 12/13/17 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 12/19/17. The next announcement is scheduled for 12/19/17 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * $424.32 per ton for Runner peanuts * $413.60 per ton for

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AgFax Weekend: Lessons Learned 1983 vs. 2017 | Growth Strategies

AgFax Weekend: Lessons Learned 1983 vs. 2017 | Growth Strategies

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Dec 8, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Lessons Learned 1983 vs. 2017 | Growth Strategies | Sell your land or sell plus lease it back? | and more.

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USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 8, 2017

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 22.8 cents per pound for the week ending December 2, up 1.2 cents from the previous week. Marketings of all farmer stock peanuts for the week ending December 2

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Drought Monitor: Intensification, Expansion Continue

Drought Monitor: Intensification, Expansion Continue

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Simeral, Western Regional Climate Center 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw continued intensification and expansion of areas of drought across portions of the Southwest, Plains, lower Midwest, South, Southeast, and the Mid-Atlantic. For the conterminous U.S., this past autumn (September-November) was the 10th warmest

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U.S. Economic Outlook: Budget Deficit and Policy Mistakes are Wild Cards – DTN

U.S. Economic Outlook: Budget Deficit and Policy Mistakes are Wild Cards – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 6, 2017

The United States is in the middle of now 104 months of economic recovery, much longer than the average length of 60 months. And without an obvious shock to the system, the U.S. economy could remain in growth mode for

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