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Oklahoma Pecans: Early Rains May Bring Pecan Weevil Out

Oklahoma Pecans: Early Rains May Bring Pecan Weevil Out

👤By Phil Mulder, Oklahoma State University Extension Entomologist 🕔Aug 21, 2017

With most of the early season insect problems behind us it is time to pay more attention to pecan weevil season. Now is the time to prepare for the upcoming barrage of weevils that can infest this season’s crop. Damage

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Georgia Grapes: Beginning Growers Flock to Vineyard Workshop by the Bunch

Georgia Grapes: Beginning Growers Flock to Vineyard Workshop by the Bunch

👤By Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia 🕔Aug 21, 2017

For many wine lovers, running a vineyard is the ultimate dream job, but not many are able to make that dream a reality.  At a recent Beginning Grape Growers Conference organized by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, more than 70

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Sawyer On Crops: Pecans – Decisions About Pests, Irrigation (Audio)

Sawyer On Crops: Pecans – Decisions About Pests, Irrigation (Audio)

👤By Andrew Sawyer, Extension Agent, Thomas County, Georgia 🕔Aug 20, 2017

The next 30 days are a critical point in pecans in terms of irrigation and controlling several potential insect pests, says Andrew Sawyer in this edition of his South Georgia Pine podcast series. Here’s a related article on his blog.

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AgFax Weekend: USDA Curve Ball; Farm Bill Distractions

AgFax Weekend: USDA Curve Ball; Farm Bill Distractions

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Aug 18, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – USDA Curve Ball; Farm Bill Distractions; Dicamba Was Causing Problems 16 Years Ago; and more.

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Clean Water Act Still Alive – California Farmer Settles Lawsuit with Corps of Engineers

Clean Water Act Still Alive – California Farmer Settles Lawsuit with Corps of Engineers

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Agricultural Law, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. 🕔Aug 18, 2017

This week, it was announced that the parties have reached a settlement agreement in the Duarte Nursery v. Army Corps of Engineers.  This case has been a high-profile concern for landowners and agricultural producers across the United States.   Background In 2012,

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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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