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Farm Family Business: A Key Skill for Success is Self-Awareness – DTN

Farm Family Business: A Key Skill for Success is Self-Awareness – DTN

👤By Lance Woodbury DTN Farm Business Adviser 🕔Jul 18, 2017

I’m often asked if there are predictors of family business success. In other words, if a family performs certain actions, is it likely to keep the farm or ranch intact for future generations? To that end, many of these columns

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Trump Administration Releases NAFTA “Makeover” Plan – Specifics on Ag

Trump Administration Releases NAFTA “Makeover” Plan – Specifics on Ag

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jul 17, 2017

The 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is about to get a makeover.  After months of saber-rattling in addition to using NAFTA as part of his campaign platform, Pres. Donald Trump’s administration released a Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation today

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AgFax Weekend: Fertilizer in Holding Pattern; May Was Hot!

AgFax Weekend: Fertilizer in Holding Pattern; May Was Hot!

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jul 14, 2017

This week’s AgFax Weekend – Fertilizer in Holding Pattern; May Was Hot!; Dicamba is 50 years old, but there’s a new learning curve; and more.

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Georgia Pecans: Nut Drop, Leaf Samples, and Fungicide Sprays

Georgia Pecans: Nut Drop, Leaf Samples, and Fungicide Sprays

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Pecan Specialist 🕔Jul 14, 2017

We are seeing nut drop right now from various things. The Pawnee drop was much heavier than normal ranging from about 30%-70% as you move southward in the state. This correlates well with chill hours (Byron, GA —574 chill hrs; Valdosta,

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Soybean Association CEO Nominated as Deputy Ag Secretary – DTN

Soybean Association CEO Nominated as Deputy Ag Secretary – DTN

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

President Donald Trump late Thursday nominated Stephen Censky, chief executive officer of the American Soybean Association, to be deputy secretary of Agriculture.  Censky has been CEO of the soybean association in St. Louis, Missouri, since 1996. Ag lobbyists and others

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Market Thoughts: Fake News in Strange and Dangerous Times – DTN

Market Thoughts: Fake News in Strange and Dangerous Times – DTN

👤By John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst 🕔Jul 14, 2017

Fake Market News? We live in strange and dangerous times. Granted, that’s not exactly a news flash, not exactly a unique historical observation. In fact, such a ponderous verdict, in so many words, probably dates back to Homo erectus nursing

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Dicamba: Tennessee’s New Rules in Force; Missouri May Temporarily Lift Ban – DTN

Dicamba: Tennessee’s New Rules in Force; Missouri May Temporarily Lift Ban – DTN

👤By Pam Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor 🕔Jul 14, 2017

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) on Wednesday joined other Southern states by announcing additional measures to mitigate the risk of herbicides containing dicamba.  The new rules filed with the Tennessee Secretary of State extend through Oct. 1, 2017, and

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Drought Monitor: Dry, Hot Conditions Continue Across Western U.S., High Plains

Drought Monitor: Dry, Hot Conditions Continue Across Western U.S., High Plains

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Simeral, Western Regional Climate Center 🕔Jul 13, 2017

Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw hot and dry conditions persist across the western U.S as a ridge of high pressure anchored over the region exacerbated drought conditions in eastern Montana as well as elevating fire danger across the

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Northern Nut Growers Association’s Conference, Tifton, GA, Aug. 13-16

Northern Nut Growers Association’s Conference, Tifton, GA, Aug. 13-16

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia News Editor 🕔Jul 12, 2017

Sustainable, efficient agricultural practices will be featured at this year’s Northern Nut Growers Association (NNGA) annual conference, which will be held at the Tifton Campus Conference Center from Aug. 13-16. During next month’s conference, University of Georgia scientists will share

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DTN Fertilizer Outlook: Price Declines and Weak Spots Across the Board

DTN Fertilizer Outlook: Price Declines and Weak Spots Across the Board

👤By Karl Stenerson, DTN Fertilizer Columnist 🕔Jul 11, 2017

The following is a breakdown of international and domestic wholesale prices and trends for various fertilizers. AMMONIA International: International ammonia prices remained weak in June as supplies continue to be ample, and downstream products, which use ammonia as a feedstock,

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