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Best Young Farmers, Ranchers of 2018 – DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit

Best Young Farmers, Ranchers of 2018 – DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit

👤By Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Dec 6, 2017

DTN/The Progressive Farmer added five new honorees to its America’s Best Young Farmers and Ranchers program. The class of 2018 was introduced Tuesday during a DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit award ceremony.   Now entering its ninth year, the program recognizes

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Kentucky: The Economic Value of Applying Fall Poultry Litter

Kentucky: The Economic Value of Applying Fall Poultry Litter

👤By Jordan Shockley, University of Kentucky Assistant Extension Professor 🕔Nov 28, 2017

Spring application of poultry litter is ideal for maximizing the economic value of poultry litter but faces challenges that include wet soil conditions, lack of time to spread litter near planting, and availability of poultry litter in the spring. Therefore,

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Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Recommendations for Late Season Harvest

Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Recommendations for Late Season Harvest

👤By Sam McNeill, University of Kentucky Extension Agricultural Engineer 🕔Nov 21, 2017

Estimates indicate that nearly 10% of the corn crop and 30% of the soybean crop in Kentucky are yet to be harvested, which is behind previous years but typically seen across the US grain belt this year. Field drying has

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Tobacco: How Are Our Competitors Doing?

Tobacco: How Are Our Competitors Doing?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Nov 16, 2017

The 2018 Brazil flue-cured crop–which is currently  in the field–has been projected at a volume of just under 1.3 billion pounds. That is slightly lower than the 1.37  billion  pounds  reported  for  the  crop  harvested  earlier  this  year.

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Kentucky Corn, Soybeans Still on Record-Level Path

Kentucky Corn, Soybeans Still on Record-Level Path

👤From University of Kentucky Extension 🕔Nov 10, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the November Crop Production report today, showing continued possibilities of a record corn yield and record yield and production for soybeans. “If realized, this would be the highest corn

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Livestock: Oklahoma Beef Checkoff Fails – DTN

Livestock: Oklahoma Beef Checkoff Fails – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 10, 2017

A vote to increase the Oklahoma beef checkoff by $1 has failed with 2,506 opposing the increase and 1,998 backing the measure. The debate leading up to the vote was an acrimonious affair among various groups. The outcome led to

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Nutrient Runoff: Progress Slow on Handling Mississippi River Dead Zone – DTN

Nutrient Runoff: Progress Slow on Handling Mississippi River Dead Zone – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Nov 8, 2017

Though the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico has continued to expand in recent years, a report by a Mississippi River basin taskforce to Congress shows basin states are making progress. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s report released this

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Tobacco: Flue-Cured and Burley Projections Keep Dropping

Tobacco: Flue-Cured and Burley Projections Keep Dropping

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Nov 8, 2017

How credible are USDA’s recent estimates? As reported in the last issue, in its October Crop Production Report, USDA projected the U.S. flue-cured crop at 472.2 million pounds, up 9.8 per cent from 2016, and U.S. burley at 165.6 million pounds, up 18.5 percent

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Kentucky Grains: Timing, Price Awareness Critical to Crop Marketing

Kentucky Grains: Timing, Price Awareness Critical to Crop Marketing

👤By Katie Pratt, University of Kentucky 🕔Nov 1, 2017

Grain markets this fall are suggesting producers should store their corn and soybeans. The question is whether storage is going to pay off. “As fall progresses, producers need to know their break-even price, have patience and watch the local markets

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Tobacco: How Much Did You Really Produce This Year?

Tobacco: How Much Did You Really Produce This Year?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Oct 30, 2017

The last USDA production estimate for 2017 was issued earlier this month. It included extremely optimistic estimates for flue-cured, burley and the two dark types. But several normally reliable sources have suggested that the projections–especially for Kentucky burley and N.C. flue-cured–may be

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