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Drought Monitor: Wet Week for Midwest, South Mostly Dry

Drought Monitor: Wet Week for Midwest, South Mostly Dry

πŸ‘€Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Anthony Artusa, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Summary At the beginning of the drought week, a cold front stretched from the Upper Mississippi Valley southwestward across the Central Plains and far southern Rockies. East and south of this front, daytime temperatures reached the 70’s and 80’s, with

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Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Harvest Slip Further Behind – DTN

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Harvest Slip Further Behind – DTN

πŸ‘€By DTN Staff 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Corn and soybean harvest continued to slip further behind the average pace during the week ended Oct. 8, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress report issued Tuesday. The report was delayed from its normal Monday release due to the Columbus

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WASDE Rice: U.S. Production Lowered to Smallest Crop in 20 Years

WASDE Rice: U.S. Production Lowered to Smallest Crop in 20 Years

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔Oct 12, 2017

The 2017/18 U.S. rice crop is reduced 1.1 million cwt to 178.6 million on lower yields and slightly lower harvested area. This is the smallest all rice crop since 1996/97. The average yield forecast is lowered 35 pounds per acre

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RiceTec Kicks Off 2018 Sales, Advises Some Potential Short Supplies

RiceTec Kicks Off 2018 Sales, Advises Some Potential Short Supplies

πŸ‘€From a press release 🕔Oct 12, 2017

RiceTec rice seed officially went on sale this week for the 2018 season and the company advised that inventories for certain hybrids will be tight, despite an increase in supplies. RiceTec also announced the return of volume discounts and loyalty

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Global Rough Rice Prices Climb from Last Week

Global Rough Rice Prices Climb from Last Week

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔Oct 11, 2017

The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the following prevailing world market prices of milled and rough rice, adjusted for U.S. milling yields and location, and the resulting marketing loan gain (MLG) and loan deficiency payment (LDP) rates

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Rice: Ag Trade Mission to Brazil Offers U.S. Export Opportunities

Rice: Ag Trade Mission to Brazil Offers U.S. Export Opportunities

πŸ‘€By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 🕔Oct 11, 2017

During the last week of September, USA Rice was one of 14 companies that participated in the first-ever USDA Agricultural Trade Mission to Brazil to meet importers interested in U.S. rice, led by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service Deputy Administrator Mark

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LSU’s Linscombe is New Director of The Rice Foundation

LSU’s Linscombe is New Director of The Rice Foundation

πŸ‘€By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 🕔Oct 11, 2017

Dr. Steve Linscombe recently retired from the Louisiana State University Rice Research Center after 35 years of service but he’s certainly not retiring from the U.S. rice industry because, as of October 1, Steve is the new director of The

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Arkansas Field Reports: Soybean Harvest Speeds Along, Rice Wraps Up

Arkansas Field Reports: Soybean Harvest Speeds Along, Rice Wraps Up

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 8, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents J. Joe Moore, Sharp County β€œLast week, producers were culling and working cattle. There were some spotty showers in the county with

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Louisiana Field Reports: Soybean Harvest Nearly Finished, Conditions Dry

Louisiana Field Reports: Soybean Harvest Nearly Finished, Conditions Dry

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 8, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Carol Pinnell-Alison, Franklin Parish β€œWe are very dry. Some rain this past weekend but not enough to make a difference. Some producers

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Fertilizer: Gulf Urea and DAP Prices Continue Lower

Fertilizer: Gulf Urea and DAP Prices Continue Lower

πŸ‘€By Scott Stiles, University of Arkansas Ag Economist 🕔Oct 10, 2017

In the week ending October 6, average Urea and DAP prices in the New Orleans region (NOLA) finished lower for the second consecutive week. Urea After a three-week run-up in September that pushed prices $48/ton higher, Gulf urea prices have

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