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Drought Monitor: Eastern U.S. Gets Drenched, Plains Stay Dry

Drought Monitor: Eastern U.S. Gets Drenched, Plains Stay Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Summary A weather pattern change brought badly-needed, widespread showers and thunderstorms across the eastern half of the Nation, right after abnormal dryness (D0) developed in many areas of the Midwest and south-central Plains last week. This occurred after a wet

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Louisiana: Evangeline Parish Designated Natural Disaster Area from Flood

Louisiana: Evangeline Parish Designated Natural Disaster Area from Flood

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 22, 2017

In response to a request from Christine Normand, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Louisiana, the U.S. Department of Agriculture designated Evangeline Parish in Louisiana as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused

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California Rice: Armyworms Are Back

California Rice: Armyworms Are Back

👤By Luis Espino, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 22, 2017

I have received reports of significant defoliation due to armyworms from several areas: Glenn, Colusa, Butte and Yolo counties. In most areas the defoliation is severe but the area affected within fields still small. I inspected a field in Glenn County. The

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Arkansas: Surge Irrigation – New Fact Sheet Offers a How-To Guide

Arkansas: Surge Irrigation – New Fact Sheet Offers a How-To Guide

👤By Meleah Perez, University of Arkansas 🕔Jun 21, 2017

Experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and Mississippi State University have developed a factsheet about surge irrigation, the first of its kind in the south. Surge irrigation is the intermittent application of water used to improve

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Rice Market: Iraq Extends U.S. Trade Agreement

Rice Market: Iraq Extends U.S. Trade Agreement

👤By Hugh Maginnis, USA Rice 🕔Jun 21, 2017

USA Rice orchestrated a coordinated effort with U.S. State Department and Embassy officials in Baghdad to ensure the extension of the U.S.-Iraq Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for rice that was set to expire last week.  It has now been confirmed

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Arkansas Farmers, Ranchers Advised to Prepare for TS Cindy

Arkansas Farmers, Ranchers Advised to Prepare for TS Cindy

👤By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas 🕔Jun 21, 2017

Arkansas livestock producers are being advised to make preparations for the arrival of what will be left of Tropical Storm Cindy once it’s done with the gulf states. Cindy, the third named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season, was expected

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Cuba After Trump Decision: Both Sides of the Picture – DTN

Cuba After Trump Decision: Both Sides of the Picture – DTN

👤By Jim Patrico Progressive, Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Jun 21, 2017

When I traveled to Cuba last fall, I met American businessman Saul Berenthal. He’s a 70-something man with more energy than a 20-year-old and so much charm he stood out even in Havana, a city full of characters. A Cuban

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Arkansas Rice: Blast Alert – Confirmed on Jupiter at Green Ring in Woodruff County

Arkansas Rice: Blast Alert – Confirmed on Jupiter at Green Ring in Woodruff County

👤By Yeshi Wamishe, University of Arkansas 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Most early planted rice in Arkansas is somewhere between green ring and panicle initiation and has started moving with the warm weather. Today (June 20, 2017), we received a report of leaf blast on medium grain rice variety Jupiter which

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Texas Field Reports: Summertime Vegetable Pests Emerging

Texas Field Reports: Summertime Vegetable Pests Emerging

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Pest problems for vegetable producers and gardeners are popping up around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Conditions have been good for vegetable production around much of the state following mild spring conditions and ample

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Arkansas Field Reports: Rice Hits Mid-Season, Corn Pollinating

Arkansas Field Reports: Rice Hits Mid-Season, Corn Pollinating

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 18, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Russ Parker, Crittenden County “We have entered irrigation season. Rains on Friday gave us about a week of reprieve on pumping costs.

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