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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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Midwest: Keeping Grain in Good Condition Through the Winter

Midwest: Keeping Grain in Good Condition Through the Winter

👤By Klein Ileleji, Purdue University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Harvest is already in full swing, but has slowed down due to the constant rainfall in the last few days. It appears that the corn and soybean crop had a pretty good field dry-down on average, and USDA crop progress

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Texas Field Reports: Cool, Cloudy, Wet Weather Creates Problems for Panhandle Cotton Production

Texas Field Reports: Cool, Cloudy, Wet Weather Creates Problems for Panhandle Cotton Production

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 11, 2017

Poor weather conditions in the Rolling and High Plains could mean subpar cotton yields for many producers in the state’s fiber region, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo, said wet conditions delayed

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Texas Field Reports: Pumpkin Crop Looks Good, but Delayed by Rains

Texas Field Reports: Pumpkin Crop Looks Good, but Delayed by Rains

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 3, 2017

Wet weather has put a damper on the Panhandle pumpkin harvest, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service staff. Cristen Brooks, AgriLife Extension agent in Floyd County, said producers expected an above- average year for pumpkins, but recent rains have

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USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments – Total Exceeds $9.6 Bln

USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments – Total Exceeds $9.6 Bln

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 3, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. The United States Department of

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Grain Stocks: Corn, Soybeans Well Above Last Year, Wheat Down Slightly

Grain Stocks: Corn, Soybeans Well Above Last Year, Wheat Down Slightly

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 29, 2017

Old crop corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2017 totaled 2.29 billion bushels, up 32 percent from September 1, 2016. Of the total stocks, 787 million bushels are stored on farms, up 25 percent from a year earlier.

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Ohio: Using Cover Crops with Fall Manure Applications

Ohio: Using Cover Crops with Fall Manure Applications

👤By Glen Arnold, Ohio State University CCA 🕔Sep 26, 2017

Fall manure application is underway across the state. Livestock producers and commercial manure applicators are applying manure to fields following corn silage harvest and will soon be applying to harvested soybean and corn fields. To best capture the nutrients in

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Texas Field Reports: Sugarcane Aphids Not a Major Problem for Prepared Sorghum Producers

Texas Field Reports: Sugarcane Aphids Not a Major Problem for Prepared Sorghum Producers

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Most sorghum producers around the state experienced lower sugarcane aphid populations than the previous two years, with some help from nature, growing conditions, technology and adequate preparation, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Danielle Sekula, AgriLife Extension integrated

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Flint on Crops: Time to Think About Cover Crops – Commentary

Flint on Crops: Time to Think About Cover Crops – Commentary

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Agronomist 🕔Sep 18, 2017

There is nothing more important on any farm than the quality of the soil. And there seem to be a lot more ways to damage the quality than to improve it. We tend to try and starve a crop out

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Grain: Billions of Bushels – What’s that Mean for Truck, Rail, Water Shipping Rates?

Grain: Billions of Bushels – What’s that Mean for Truck, Rail, Water Shipping Rates?

👤By Elaine Kub DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Sep 14, 2017

Well, it looks like there’s going to be another large crop to deal with. Over the next 10 weeks or so, 14.2 billion bushels of corn and 4.4 billion bushels of soybeans are expected to be harvested out of U.S.

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