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Ag Bankers Nervous, 4th Year of Cash Flow Bleed – DTN

Ag Bankers Nervous, 4th Year of Cash Flow Bleed – DTN

👤By Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent 🕔Jun 23, 2017

The winter/spring of 2017 did not see the financial shake-out many financial experts expected after 3 consecutive years of declining net farm income. In fact, lenders and other ag industry representatives at the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank’s annual Ag Symposium

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Corn, Soybean Pests: Bacterial Leaf Streak, Plus the Usual Suspects – DTN

Corn, Soybean Pests: Bacterial Leaf Streak, Plus the Usual Suspects – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 22, 2017

With most of the country’s corn and soybeans in the ground, insects and diseases are ramping up in their usual summer fashion. Some Midwest and Mid-South growers are facing rising Japanese beetle populations, and soybean aphid populations also are picking

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Southern Grain Crops: Pests Stirring

Southern Grain Crops: Pests Stirring

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jun 16, 2017

Here are Southern grain reports gleaned from our most recent issues of AgFax Midsouth Cotton, AgFax Southeast Cotton and AgFax Rice. High points: Insects are stirring a bit. We still aren’t hearing about widescale treatments for anything, although some localized

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More Rice Being Planted – Market? Herbicide Drift? – AgFax

More Rice Being Planted – Market? Herbicide Drift? – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jun 16, 2017

At least a bit more rice is being planted in the Midsouth. Rice prices strengthened lately, which may have prompted a few more growers to stick seed in the ground. Also, dicamba injury to Midsouth soybeans (see Links section) has

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Cotton – Midsouth – Plant Bugs, Aphids Stirring, Maybe Early – AgFax

Cotton – Midsouth – Plant Bugs, Aphids Stirring, Maybe Early – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jun 15, 2017

Plant bug counts and applications are increasing through much of our coverage are. Aphids have become more apparent over the last week and more treatments have been going out.

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Dicamba Drift: Injury Reports Rolling in as Investigations Begin – DTN

Dicamba Drift: Injury Reports Rolling in as Investigations Begin – DTN

👤By Pam Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor 🕔Jun 14, 2017

Pucker up is taking on a specific meaning across the soybean belt as reports of dicamba injury start to mount in several states.   The slightest whiff of dicamba herbicide causes sensitive soybean leaves to cup and pucker. As of

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Herbicide Drift: Consider Your Neighbor – 3 Things to Keep in Mind

Herbicide Drift: Consider Your Neighbor – 3 Things to Keep in Mind

👤By Kevin Bradley and Brian Dintelmann, University of Missouri 🕔Jun 12, 2017

As we move into that part of the season where post-emergence herbicide applications are commonly made in soybean, it’s important to remember the effects that off-target movement of herbicides can have on others around you. And this year, for the

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AgFax Rice: Sheath Blight And Insect Issues Fire Up

AgFax Rice: Sheath Blight And Insect Issues Fire Up

🕔Jun 9, 2017

Weather conditions improved immensely this week over much of our coverage area. Fields were drying up enough for farmers to finish preflood fertilizer and herbicide work, plus wrap up some replanting before the crop insurance cutoff. Problem situations remain, particularly

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Midsouth Cotton: Acres Left On The Table, Pests Ramp Up – AgFax

Midsouth Cotton: Acres Left On The Table, Pests Ramp Up – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jun 8, 2017

At least some farmers backed away from planting their final cotton acres after more rain moves through region.

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Crop Progress: Farmers Plant, Re-Plant, and Watch a Soggy Market – DTN

Crop Progress: Farmers Plant, Re-Plant, and Watch a Soggy Market – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 6, 2017

As some growers finish planting, and others start their second effort, crop conditions and the market frustrations are weighing heavily on their minds, farmers told DTN. Jill Lambert of Brush, Colorado, summed up many growers’ experiences to date: “Planting this

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