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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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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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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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WOTUS: The 1972 Clean Water Act Was the Beginning. So Where Are We Now?

WOTUS: The 1972 Clean Water Act Was the Beginning. So Where Are We Now?

👤By Tiffany Dowell Lashmet 🕔Aug 14, 2017

For years now, agriculture has been closely following the drama surrounding the definition of “Waters of the United States,” commonly referred to as WOTUS.  With a new administration in place, changes have recently occurred in Washington, DC on this issue.

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California Almonds – More Shaking, More Spraying – AgFax

California Almonds – More Shaking, More Spraying – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Aug 12, 2017

Almond harvest has started on a wider basis but spider mites and navel orangeworms are still active and triggering treatments.

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AgFax Weekend: All Dicamba Is Volatile – Ark. Research

AgFax Weekend: All Dicamba Is Volatile – Ark. Research

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Aug 11, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – All Dicamba Is Volatile – Ark. Research; WASDE Reports Get Mixed Reviews; and more.

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Drought Monitor: Torrential Rains Hammer Gulf Coast, Midsouth; Limited Relief for Plains

Drought Monitor: Torrential Rains Hammer Gulf Coast, Midsouth; Limited Relief for Plains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Deborah Bathke, National Drought Mitigation Center 🕔Aug 10, 2017

Summary This week was marked by torrential rains and flooding in cities such as New Orleans, Houston, Kansas City, and Las Vegas. Heavy rainfall over the Gulf Coast and into the Mid-South kept drought conditions at bay while scattered showers

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Georgia Pecans: Recent Fruit Shed Caused by Water Split

Georgia Pecans: Recent Fruit Shed Caused by Water Split

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Pecan Specialist 🕔Aug 10, 2017

If you have noticed  a sudden fruit shed over the last few days, you are most likely seeing the results of water stage fruit split. This is a common problem that happens annually on certain varieties and is just part

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Georgia Field Reports: Drought Stress in Some Areas, Others Look Good

Georgia Field Reports: Drought Stress in Some Areas, Others Look Good

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 6, 2017. County Comments Adam Speir, Madison County  Dry conditions have continued for the last four weeks. Soybeans vary in growth from V3 to R5 and are drought stressed. Many producers

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