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Farm Policy: How Does Ag Economy Look in Fed. Reserve Beige Book Report?

Farm Policy: How Does Ag Economy Look in Fed. Reserve Beige Book Report?

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 21, 2017

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2017 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the U.S. agricultural economy. * Fifth District- Richmond–

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Crop Planting Intentions Highlight Land-Use Changes

Crop Planting Intentions Highlight Land-Use Changes

👤By Donald Stotts, Oklahoma State University 🕔Apr 17, 2017

The end-of-March 2017 wheat planted acreage numbers decreased 8.2 percent from one year ago at 46.1 million acres, driven by poor wheat prices and following a general trend of decreasing wheat acreage resulting in the lowest all-wheat-planted acreage totals since

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Nebraska: Does Crop Rotation Balance Out Economically?

Nebraska: Does Crop Rotation Balance Out Economically?

👤By Matt Stockton and Devin Broadhead, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Apr 10, 2017

Introduction In a recent UNL CropWatch article University of Nebraska-Lincoln agronomists compared yields of corn and soybean in various rotations. Many crop scientists are adamant that crop diversity is superior in providing relief from disease and insect pressures as well

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Flint on Crops: The Soil Needs Some Consideration Too – Commentary

Flint on Crops: The Soil Needs Some Consideration Too – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State Univeristy 🕔Feb 27, 2017

This is the time of year when we go to meetings where people talk about weeds and herbicides, insects and insecticides, diseases and their remedies and more. Most of the discussion deals with crop varieties and the products that are

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North Dakota: Western Crop and Pest Management School, Dickinson, March 7-8

North Dakota: Western Crop and Pest Management School, Dickinson, March 7-8

👤By Kelli Armbruster, North Dakota State University 🕔Feb 24, 2017

The North Dakota State University Extension Service’s 2017 Western Crop and Pest Management School will take place March 7-8 in Dickinson at the Ramada Grand Dakota. The school is designed for individuals who will be scouting crops for pest and

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Florida: Crop Production Meeting, Jay, Feb. 28

Florida: Crop Production Meeting, Jay, Feb. 28

👤By John Doyle Atkins 🕔Feb 15, 2017

Farmers from Northwest Florida and surrounding areas are invited to attend the 2017 Crop Production Meeting to be held on Tuesday, February 28. The meeting will be hosted by UF/IFAS Extension, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties, at the Jay Community

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Mississippi: Upcoming County Meeting Schedule

Mississippi: Upcoming County Meeting Schedule

👤By Angus Catchot, Mississippi State University 🕔Feb 14, 2017

MSU Extension is hosting a series of meetings to be held throughout the state to prepare growers for the upcoming season.

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Louisiana: Crops Forum Discusses Crops Rotation, Weed Management, and More

Louisiana: Crops Forum Discusses Crops Rotation, Weed Management, and More

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Feb 14, 2017

Continuously growing cotton or soybeans in the same field can result in a buildup of reniform nematodes, LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Charles Overstreet told producers at the Northeast Louisiana Crops Forum on Feb. 9. Rotating cotton or soybeans with another

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Texas: South Plains Ag Profitability Workshop, Lubbock, Feb. 21

Texas: South Plains Ag Profitability Workshop, Lubbock, Feb. 21

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 7, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the South Plains Profitability Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock.  The center is located on Farm-to-Market 1294 a quarter mile

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Flint on Crops: Sunlight, Pest Management, and Plant Density – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Sunlight, Pest Management, and Plant Density – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔Feb 6, 2017

The management of pests is a major consideration for producers of all crops. Along with soil fertility and drainage the management of pests is one of those items that can lead to success or failure. We devote tremendous amounts of

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