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USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices

USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 28, 2017

The following prices are effective from 03/29/17 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 04/04/17. The next announcement is scheduled for 04/04/17 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * $424.43 per ton for Runner peanuts * $409.00 per ton for

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Mergers: EU Approves Dow-Dupont; ChemChina-Syngenta and Bayer-Monsanto Not There Yet – DTN

Mergers: EU Approves Dow-Dupont; ChemChina-Syngenta and Bayer-Monsanto Not There Yet – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Despite initial backlash to the proposed mega-mergers among agro-chemical companies in the past two years, some of the deals appear to be inching toward finality.   Most recently, the European Commission approved the Dow Chemical and DuPont marriage, and some

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Per Acre Payment Caps – Don’t Expect Them to Go Away

Per Acre Payment Caps – Don’t Expect Them to Go Away

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Limits on payments by farm commodity programs have been a contentious issue in recent farm bills. Several types of limits now exist, including a 10% cap on the payment per base acre by ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage). This 10% cap

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AgFax Weekend: Tips on Overlapping Residuals; USDA Gives Wildfire Aid

AgFax Weekend: Tips on Overlapping Residuals; USDA Gives Wildfire Aid

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Mar 24, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Tips on Overlapping Residuals; USDA Gives Wildfire Aid; Farmers, Ag Lenders – What’s Your Financial Category?; and more.

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Peanut Industry Donates 30K Jars of Peanut Butter to Capital Area Food Bank

Peanut Industry Donates 30K Jars of Peanut Butter to Capital Area Food Bank

👤By Joy Crosby, Georgia Peanut Commission 🕔Mar 24, 2017

The U.S. peanut industry donated more than 30,000 jars of peanut butter to Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C. on National Ag Day, March 21, 2017. The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro

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Florida Peanuts: The Role of Stress Memory on Seed Quality

Florida Peanuts: The Role of Stress Memory on Seed Quality

👤By Kelly Racette, Diane Rowland, and Barry Tillman, University of Florida 🕔Mar 24, 2017

For as long as crops have been domesticated, farmers have been selecting seed from the best performing plants; based primarily on their yield and relative performance. In some cases, a plant may experience stress during the season, whether from disease,

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USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 24, 2017

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 19.3 cents per pound for the week ending March 18, down 4.3 cents from the previous week. Marketings of all farmer stock peanuts for the week ending March 18

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Drought Monitor: Rains Provide Relief to Northeast; South Still Dry

Drought Monitor: Rains Provide Relief to Northeast; South Still Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Eric Luebehusen, USDA 🕔Mar 23, 2017

Summary A late-winter cold snap over the eastern half of the nation contrasted with warmer-than-normal conditions from the Plains to the Pacific Coast, save for lingering chilly weather in the Northwest. The eastern cold spell was accompanied by mixed precipitation

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Peanuts: Argentina’s Yield Potential Bounces Back After 2015/2016 Disaster

Peanuts: Argentina’s Yield Potential Bounces Back After 2015/2016 Disaster

👤By Andrés H. “Hari” Georgalos, Georgalos Peanut World, Argentina 🕔Mar 23, 2017

Peanut harvest in Argentina’s main production area is expected to start by mid April. Peanut production for the 2016/17 season, with much improved yields over the 2015/2016 season when farmers contended with heavy rains, flooding and cold weather before and

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Farmers and Ag Lenders: You Can’t Afford NOT to Read This – DTN

Farmers and Ag Lenders: You Can’t Afford NOT to Read This – DTN

👤By Danny Klinefelter DTN Farm Business Adviser 🕔Mar 22, 2017

I recently attended a Farm Credit Director Development program in Charleston, South Carolina, where Dave Kohl presented an agricultural economic update. I thought his presentation was exceptional.  He described agricultural producers as fitting into one of 3 categories: still profitable

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