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Farmers and Health Insurance: Can’t Live With It – Can’t Live Without It – DTN

Farmers and Health Insurance: Can’t Live With It – Can’t Live Without It – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Farmers aren’t certain if they would fare better under the health care bill in the U.S. Senate, but they are looking for relief from a steady rise in premiums and wider spread of deductibles they’ve seen over the past several

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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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Oklahoma: Earthquake Activity Linked to Oil, Gas Production

Oklahoma: Earthquake Activity Linked to Oil, Gas Production

👤By Kristen Tsai and Michael Mobilia, Energy Information Administration 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Editor’s Note: For graphs and images see Source Link at bottom of article. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the number of earthquakes east of the Rocky Mountains has increased dramatically since 2009. More earthquakes in these areas have

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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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Oklahoma Wheat: Harvest Nearly Complete Except in Panhandle Regions

Oklahoma Wheat: Harvest Nearly Complete Except in Panhandle Regions

👤By the Oklahoma Wheat Commission 🕔Jun 21, 2017

The Oklahoma wheat harvest is complete in most areas from the Oklahoma/Texas border to the Oklahoma/Kansas border. A few machines are still moving in Northern Oklahoma but harvest in all areas of this region should be completely finished by the

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Oklahoma Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Found in 5 Counties

Oklahoma Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Found in 5 Counties

👤By Jessica Lindenmayer, Cassie Jessie, and Tom Royer, Oklahoma State University 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Sugarcane aphids have now been found in sorghum in Caddo, Garfield, Jackson, Kiowa, and Payne counties. In all cases, infestations were on one or two plants per field. The number of aphids ranged from 2-5 on one leaf, and detections

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Oklahoma Cotton: Stand Problems; Cotton Fleahopper is Next Pest Up

Oklahoma Cotton: Stand Problems; Cotton Fleahopper is Next Pest Up

👤By Randy Boman and Jerry Goodson, Oklahoma State University 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Current Situation The Oklahoma cotton crop situation at this time is a very mixed bag. A lot of irrigated cotton was planted during the second week of May. As of this writing, cotton producers are still busy finishing up planting

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Cotton – Southwest – Thrips Chow  Down; Hi Temps Damage is Similar

Cotton – Southwest – Thrips Chow Down; Hi Temps Damage is Similar

🕔Jun 14, 2017

NOT thrips. That’s what Kerry Siders has concluded about damaged leaves found in some Texas Plains cotton. When is a cotton plant like a piece of bologna? Read more of Kerry’s comments below. BUT there are plenty of thrips still

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Farm Business: GPS, Apps, Social Media, Drones are Tools for Success

Farm Business: GPS, Apps, Social Media, Drones are Tools for Success

👤By Leilana McKindra, Oklahoma State University 🕔Jun 13, 2017

It takes about nine months to raise a winter wheat crop and there isn’t much anyone can do to speed up Mother Nature. But, that doesn’t mean the unrelenting wave of technology sweeping every other conceivable industry on the planet

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Oklahoma Wheat: Harvest Moves Full Speed Ahead

Oklahoma Wheat: Harvest Moves Full Speed Ahead

👤By the Oklahoma Wheat Commission 🕔Jun 13, 2017

Wheat harvest continues in Oklahoma moving full speed ahead in all regions. Along the Oklahoma Texas line many locations are reported to be 97 to 99% complete. Elevators in South Central Oklahoma are reporting harvest to be 75 to 90%

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