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Genetically Modified Crops: 28 Countries, 18 Mln Farmers, 10 Species

Genetically Modified Crops: 28 Countries, 18 Mln Farmers, 10 Species

👤By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Genetically modified crops were planted on a record 457.4 million acres globally in 2016, up 3 percent from the 444 million acres planted in 2015, according to statistics released by International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications. This follows

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Texas Field Reports: Low Grain Prices Bad for Farmers, Good for Livestock Producers

Texas Field Reports: Low Grain Prices Bad for Farmers, Good for Livestock Producers

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 28, 2017

Plentiful grain supplies likely mean low crop prices for farmers but lower costs for livestock producers looking for feed options through winter, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grains marketing economist, College Station, said

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Oklahoma: Red River Crops Conference, Altus, Jan. 17-18

Oklahoma: Red River Crops Conference, Altus, Jan. 17-18

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 27, 2017

The fifth annual Red River Crops Conference is set for Jan. 17-18 at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W. Tamarack Road, Altus, Oklahoma. “Planning for Success – Crop Production Information Designed for Southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains,” will be

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Farm Bill Options: What About Blending ARC and PLC Programs? – Commentary

Farm Bill Options: What About Blending ARC and PLC Programs? – Commentary

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson,University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Nov 10, 2017

The 2014 farm bill required farms to choose between ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage). While overlap in payments can occur, ARC and PLC have different design components that suggest they are not substitute programs. This suggestion

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USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 31, 2017

USDA today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end

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Oil Crops Outlook: Soybean Supplies Curtailed by Lower Carryover Stocks

Oil Crops Outlook: Soybean Supplies Curtailed by Lower Carryover Stocks

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 17, 2017

Compared to the prior estimate, sown soybean acreage for 2017/18 is estimated up 694,000 acres to a record 90.2 million. Even with the higher acreage, USDA’s October Crop Production report shaved the U.S. soybean production forecast for 2017/18 by 422,000

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Oklahoma: Winter Crops Herbicide Symptomology Clinic, Stillwater, Nov. 3

Oklahoma: Winter Crops Herbicide Symptomology Clinic, Stillwater, Nov. 3

👤By Donald Stotts, Oklahoma State University Ag Communications Services 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Agricultural producers looking to be get a firsthand look at key visual symptoms of common herbicides on winter wheat and canola should plan now to attend the Nov. 3 Oklahoma State University Winter Crops Herbicide Symptomology Clinic in Stillwater. There

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Midwest: Keeping Grain in Good Condition Through the Winter

Midwest: Keeping Grain in Good Condition Through the Winter

👤By Klein Ileleji, Purdue University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Harvest is already in full swing, but has slowed down due to the constant rainfall in the last few days. It appears that the corn and soybean crop had a pretty good field dry-down on average, and USDA crop progress

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USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments – Total Exceeds $9.6 Bln

USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments – Total Exceeds $9.6 Bln

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 3, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. The United States Department of

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WASDE Oilseeds: Increased Domestic Soybean, Peanut, Cottonseed Production

WASDE Oilseeds: Increased Domestic Soybean, Peanut, Cottonseed Production

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 12, 2017

U.S. oilseed production for 2017/18 is projected at 132.8 million tons, up 1.9 million from last month with higher soybean, peanut, and cottonseed production forecasts. Soybean production is projected at a record 4,431 million bushels, up 50 million on a

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