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Cleveland on Cotton: Promising Crop Makes 70 Cent Dec. Looking Doubtful

Cleveland on Cotton: Promising Crop Makes 70 Cent Dec. Looking Doubtful

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The anticipated big U.S. crop took cotton prices lower on the week as reports from both India and China suggested those crops were progressing well.   With production in the world’s leading exporting countries increasing, textile mills will find a

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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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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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Farm Bill: House Ag Comm. Chair Conaway Now Hoping for 2018

Farm Bill: House Ag Comm. Chair Conaway Now Hoping for 2018

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Aug 9, 2017

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, who has said he wants to finish the next farm bill in 2017, said Saturday that he now hopes to have the bill on the House floor in the last quarter of 2017

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Perdue Hopes for Delay on Clean Water Lawsuit Against California Farmer – DTN

Perdue Hopes for Delay on Clean Water Lawsuit Against California Farmer – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 9, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Monday said that, in light of an effort to rewrite the waters of the United States rule, he’s hopeful the federal government can hold off on a lawsuit against a California wheat farmer

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California: 3 Ag Groups Sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – DTN

California: 3 Ag Groups Sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 1, 2017

Three California agriculture interest groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday. They claimed in a lawsuit in federal court that the agency harmed ranchers when it didn’t follow federal law when it declared ranchlands as critical habitat

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California Almonds: Harvest Starts, Mites Linger – AgFax

California Almonds: Harvest Starts, Mites Linger – AgFax Updated

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jul 29, 2017

Spider mite treatments continue in parts of our coverage area. As our contacts in the lower half of the SJV tell us, mite pressure hasn’t come close to what they dealt with ahead of harvest in 2016.

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California Rice: Using Pendimethalin in Dry-Seeded Fields

California Rice: Using Pendimethalin in Dry-Seeded Fields

👤By Whitney Brim-DeForest, University of California Extension Rice Advisor 🕔Jul 25, 2017

As many of you are aware, many of our grass species in California rice are resistant to multiple herbicides. Late watergrass aka “mimic”, early watergrass. and barnyardgrass are among some of our most competitive weed species, causing large yield reductions when

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California Almonds: Worms Hit, Mites Building As Harvest Nears – AgFax

California Almonds: Worms Hit, Mites Building As Harvest Nears – AgFax

🕔Jul 22, 2017

As our contacts report, worms are turning up on field edges in some almond blocks and we’re hearing about scattered follow-up sprays. Spider mites continue to ramp up in places even after miticides went out at hull split.

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California Almonds: Impacts of Soil Variability on Tree Performance

California Almonds: Impacts of Soil Variability on Tree Performance

👤By Cameron Zuber, University of California Junior Extension Specialist 🕔Jul 10, 2017

Many people are aware that soil types play a significant role with tree vigor and productivity, as well as affect management decisions relating to irrigation, pre-plant fumigation, fertigation practices, etc. However, many people do not consider how slight changes to

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