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Louisiana: Citrus Grower Says Results Mixed with This Year’s Crop

Louisiana: Citrus Grower Says Results Mixed with This Year’s Crop

👤By Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter 🕔Oct 18, 2017

With the first cool front of the fall, many people will start looking for the delicious Louisiana citrus. It appears fruit will be available, but not at the level that growers had hoped. Terry Breaux, a citrus grower in Terrebonne

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Florida: Hurricane Irma Ag Damages Estimated at $2.5 Bln

Florida: Hurricane Irma Ag Damages Estimated at $2.5 Bln

👤From University of Florida Extension 🕔Oct 16, 2017

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced on October 4, 2017 that the preliminary agricultural damages caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida total more than $2.5 billion. In an initial report released today, the Florida Department of Agriculture and

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Tree Nut, Fruit Market: Almonds, Walnuts Record Year; Fruit Rebound; Citrus Decline – USDA

Tree Nut, Fruit Market: Almonds, Walnuts Record Year; Fruit Rebound; Citrus Decline – USDA

👤By Agnes Perez, USDA Ag Economist 🕔Oct 4, 2017

ERS conducts market outlook activities on the U.S. fruit and tree nuts industry. Details on major changes and events in the various commodity markets comprising this industry are published in the Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook. ERS also provides over 20

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Texas Citrus: Raised Beds Offer Multiple Benefits to Growers

Texas Citrus: Raised Beds Offer Multiple Benefits to Growers

👤By Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 26, 2017

A planting design that outwitted a weevil in Texas citrus groves has yielded numerous other benefits for growers and brought better quality oranges and grapefruits to consumers, experts say. Enter the Diaprepes root weevil in 2000. The insect was found

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Farm Policy: USDA Analysis of the Federal Crop Insurance Portfolio

Farm Policy: USDA Analysis of the Federal Crop Insurance Portfolio

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Sep 25, 2017

Last week, the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) released an analysis of the Federal crop insurance portfolio titled, “The Risk Management Safety Net: Market Penetration and Market Potential.” Today’s update recaps some of the key findings from the RMA report. The report

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Post-Hurricane: Don’t Let Flooded Crops Enter the Food Chain, says EPA – DTN

Post-Hurricane: Don’t Let Flooded Crops Enter the Food Chain, says EPA – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Sep 11, 2017

As farmers in Florida, Georgia and other Southeastern states brace for Hurricane Irma, farmers in Texas are dealing with the post-Hurricane Harvey impacts of flooded crops. Among the issues facing farmers is how to treat crops that were in flooded

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Abamex Insecticide Widens Pest Control for Specialty Crops

Abamex Insecticide Widens Pest Control for Specialty Crops

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Abamex insecticide from Nufarm has an updated label for a wider variety of specialty crops, including mandarin oranges. The new safer to use, low-volatility, water-based formulation of abamectin helps control pysllids, mites, leafminers and other pests.   “Nufarm is dedicated to

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ChemChina’s Syngenta Buyout Approved but 3 Pesticides Booked to Go – DTN

ChemChina’s Syngenta Buyout Approved but 3 Pesticides Booked to Go – DTN

🕔Apr 7, 2017

The Federal Trade Commission told ChemChina on Tuesday that the agency approves ChemChina’s $43 billion purchase of Syngenta AG, but will require ChemChina to sell the assets and licensing of 3 specific pesticides.   After the FTC approved the deal on

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California Citrus: Huanglongbing Detected Again in San Gabriel

California Citrus: Huanglongbing Detected Again in San Gabriel

👤From the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program 🕔Apr 6, 2017

The California Department of Food and Agriculture crews conducting intensive, risk-based surveys detected eight citrus trees confirmed to be infected with Huanglongbing. All trees were in the core area of San Gabriel where HLB has previously been detected. This brings

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Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Winds Down, Soybeans, Sorghum Getting Underway

Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Winds Down, Soybeans, Sorghum Getting Underway

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 4, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 2, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents “Corn and early planted soybeans have made excellent progress this week thanks to warm weather. The parish received a timely 1-2 inch

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