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Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Evaluating Storm-Damaged Crops

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Evaluating Storm-Damaged Crops

👤By Marilyn Thelen, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Heavy rains, strong winds, hail and even tornadoes leave their mark on fields across the Midwest every year. If your farm is in the path of one of these storms, there is not much you can do, except seek shelter

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Louisiana: Evangeline Parish Designated Natural Disaster Area from Flood

Louisiana: Evangeline Parish Designated Natural Disaster Area from Flood

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 22, 2017

In response to a request from Christine Normand, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Louisiana, the U.S. Department of Agriculture designated Evangeline Parish in Louisiana as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused

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Corn Fields 2 Wet for 2 Long = 4 Possible Complications – DTN

Corn Fields 2 Wet for 2 Long = 4 Possible Complications – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 7, 2017

So your corn crops survived a tough spring — flooding, saturated soils and cool temperatures. Don’t relax just yet. Your crop may be at risk for a host of diseases, nutrient deficiencies and standability issues later in the summer. “Plants

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Arkansas: Farmers Can’t Get a Break. More Storms Bring Flooding, Replanting Woes

Arkansas: Farmers Can’t Get a Break. More Storms Bring Flooding, Replanting Woes

👤By Meleah Perez, University of Arkansas 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Every week Arkansas farmers hope to put the devastating storms of late April and early May behind them, and every week, nature brings another round of heavy rains, high winds and hail. Memorial Day weekend was no exception, leaving crops

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Mississippi: Wet Weather Challenges Row Crop Producers

Mississippi: Wet Weather Challenges Row Crop Producers

👤By Susan Collins-Smith, Mississippi State University 🕔Jun 2, 2017

Although favorable spring weather helped many producers plant their corn, cotton and soybean crops early, most growers now need fields to dry out. Well-timed early spring rains helped corn producers avoid irrigating their crops, but flooding from recent excess rain

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Arkansas: Crop Insurance Update for Flooded Farms – Podcast

Arkansas: Crop Insurance Update for Flooded Farms – Podcast

👤From the Arkansas Farm Bureau 🕔May 29, 2017

The Federal Risk Management Agency distributed updated “practical to replant” guidance in response to questions from farmers affected by recent flooding and destruction of their crops, particularly rice farmers. In our latest podcast, Brandy Carroll, Arkansas Farm Bureau assistant director

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Louisiana Field Reports: Planting Nearly Finished, Wheat Harvest Picking Up

Louisiana Field Reports: Planting Nearly Finished, Wheat Harvest Picking Up

👤From USDA 🕔May 22, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 21, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Carol-Pinnell-Alison, Franklin Parish “Most of the field corn is tasseling. Received much needed rain over the weekend. Producers preparing to start soybean

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Arkansas Rice: Problems in the Field; Planting Dates and Replants

Arkansas Rice: Problems in the Field; Planting Dates and Replants

👤By Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas 🕔May 19, 2017

Crop Progress The Arkansas rice crop was considered 95% planted as of Monday.  There are still a few acres out there to be planted the first time, but many are currently working on replant decisions related to flooding that will

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Rice: U.S. Production Estimates Drastically Reduced

Rice: U.S. Production Estimates Drastically Reduced

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔May 17, 2017

USA Rice’s World Market Price Subcommittee in Washington, D.C. yesterday to review with U.S. Department of Agriculture officials USDA’s first projections of global rice supply and demand statistics for 2017/2018, including world rice stocks, area and production estimates for the

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Arkansas Flooding: Replanting but Too Late for Many Rice Acres – DTN

Arkansas Flooding: Replanting but Too Late for Many Rice Acres – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Basis Analyst 🕔May 16, 2017

On May 2, flooding from heavy rains inundated farm fields, homes and businesses in Arkansas. The storms caught both livestock and row-crop farmers at a critical time, according to Randy Veach, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau. “We have livestock

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