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Georgia: Small Grain, Forage Weed Control – Get It Done By Christmas

Georgia: Small Grain, Forage Weed Control – Get It Done By Christmas

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia Extension Agent 🕔Dec 8, 2017

We’ve had 3/10″ of rain so far with the cold front. This is really going to help our grazing crops get going.  One thing we need to think about now is weed control. UGA Extension Weed Scientist Dr. Stanley Culpepper says we need to

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Texas Field Reports: Prices on Wholesale Holiday Turkeys, Hams at 5-Year Low

Texas Field Reports: Prices on Wholesale Holiday Turkeys, Hams at 5-Year Low

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 14, 2017

Consumers could see lower prices on holiday hams and turkeys this year, said Dr. David Anderson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension economist in College Station. Anderson said wholesale prices on whole turkeys and hams are below the five-year average. Wholesale hams

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Mississippi: Cover Crop Acreage Brings Big Benefits

Mississippi: Cover Crop Acreage Brings Big Benefits

👤By Beth Baker, MSU Extension Service 🕔Nov 10, 2017

A recent survey revealed that thousands of farmers are planting cover crops and reporting benefits from the practice. While only a few respondents to the fifth annual cover crop survey were from Mississippi, the study revealed more landowners appreciate the

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Farm Bill Options: What About Blending ARC and PLC Programs? – Commentary

Farm Bill Options: What About Blending ARC and PLC Programs? – Commentary

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson,University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Nov 10, 2017

The 2014 farm bill required farms to choose between ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage). While overlap in payments can occur, ARC and PLC have different design components that suggest they are not substitute programs. This suggestion

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Texas Field Reports: Peanut Crop Looks Promising

Texas Field Reports: Peanut Crop Looks Promising

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 8, 2017

Peanut harvest has started across the state, and harvested acres provided good to great yields for Texas producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Woodward, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist and statewide peanut specialist, Lubbock, said

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Midwest Corn: Comparing NASS and RMA County Yields

Midwest Corn: Comparing NASS and RMA County Yields

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Nov 3, 2017

Controversy has surrounded determination of ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage county) yields. One component of this controversy is the difference in the county yields determined by NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service) and RMA (Risk Management Agency), both U.S. Department of Agriculture

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USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 31, 2017

USDA today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end

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South Carolina Field Reports: Heavy Rains Slow Harvest

South Carolina Field Reports: Heavy Rains Slow Harvest

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 30, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 29, 2017. County Comments David Dewitt, Sumter County Sumter County is experiencing good harvest conditions.   Matthew Wannamaker, Lexington County  Cotton and peanut harvest continues, and yields look promising for most areas

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Flint on Crops: It’s Time to Plant Winter Cereal Grains – Commentary

Flint on Crops: It’s Time to Plant Winter Cereal Grains – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Agronomist 🕔Oct 30, 2017

Even though many livestock producers have already planted their cool season forage crops the time is just now getting about right to plant those fields of wheat, oats, triticale, or rye that are intended for grain production. The reason we

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Ag Loans: Are Past Arguments Against Raising Rates Valid? – Commentary

Ag Loans: Are Past Arguments Against Raising Rates Valid? – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Oct 18, 2017

In designing the APAC/TFU supply management program for the 8 major storable crops (barley, corn, cotton, grain sorghum, oats, rice, soybeans, and wheat), the corn loan rate was set at 95 percent of the full US cost of production. The

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