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Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Seed Selection Based on Disease Resistance Ratings

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Seed Selection Based on Disease Resistance Ratings

👤By Alyssa Collins and Paul Esker, Pennsylvania State University Extension Disease Specialists 🕔Nov 10, 2017

Hybrid (corn) or variety (soybean) selection is very important to successful crop production. Nonetheless, it can be challenging to review all of the seed guides produced annually, especially as they relate to making selections based on disease and stalk health

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Florida Forage Planting: Read the Seed Tag. It Might Surprise You.

Florida Forage Planting: Read the Seed Tag. It Might Surprise You.

👤By Kalyn Waters, University of Florida Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 2, 2017

Fall is here so it is time to prepare for winter grazing. Once you determine the variety(s) you will be planting (2017 Cool-Season Forage Variety Recommendations for Florida), the next step is to order and purchase the seed. However, not

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North Dakota Drought: Possible Grain Seed Shortage Coming

North Dakota Drought: Possible Grain Seed Shortage Coming

👤By Kelli Armbruster, North Dakota State University Extension 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Farmers should be mindful of escalating drought conditions and the outlook for seed supplies for 2018 planting, says Ken Bertsch, North Dakota’s state seed commissioner. North Dakota State Seed Department personnel are taking calls on a daily basis from farmers

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Arkansas: Seed Supplies, Choices May Prove Tight When Waters Recede

Arkansas: Seed Supplies, Choices May Prove Tight When Waters Recede

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔May 10, 2017

As the record flooding that struck northeast Arkansas less than two weeks ago has begun to crest and gradually recede in some affected areas, many growers and agricultural industry experts are waiting to learn what can be salvaged of the

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Chemical, Seed Mergers: The Big 6 Will Soon be 4 – Then What?

Chemical, Seed Mergers: The Big 6 Will Soon be 4 – Then What?

👤By James M. McDonald - USDA Amber Waves 🕔Apr 10, 2017

Agriculture in the United States uses less land, and far less labor, today than it did in the 1940s. Yet agricultural production grew by 169 percent between 1948 and 2013, with nearly all of it due to improvements in productivity.

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USDA: 2017 Net Farm Income Projected Lowest Since 2009  – DTN

USDA: 2017 Net Farm Income Projected Lowest Since 2009 – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 9, 2017

USDA sees net farm income continuing to decline in 2017 even though farmers may generate more overall revenue.  In a precursor to the USDA Outlook Forum, USDA reported Tuesday that net farm income is projected to fall 8.7% in 2017

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Cuba’s Potential for U.S. Ag Trade is Lost in a Labyrinth of Politics and Policy – DTN

Cuba’s Potential for U.S. Ag Trade is Lost in a Labyrinth of Politics and Policy – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 10, 2017

Though a future agriculture commodity market in Cuba holds promise, it will depend on whether the industry can convince the new administration and Congress about the benefits to U.S. farmers and ranchers of normalizing trade with the communist island. There

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Pinnacle Ag Launches Its Own Seed Brand – Mission Seed Solutions

Pinnacle Ag Launches Its Own Seed Brand – Mission Seed Solutions

👤From Staff Report and Press Release 🕔Oct 5, 2016

Pinnacle Agriculture Distribution, Inc. has announce the launch of its own proprietary seed company, Mission Seed Solutions, LLC. The firm will be based in Loveland, Colorado and “will focus on unique seed opportunities for U.S. corn and soybean farmers,” according to a

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Cotton Seed: Proposed Biotech Mergers Could See Price Surge

Cotton Seed: Proposed Biotech Mergers Could See Price Surge

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 23, 2016

Proposed mergers by the world’s leading biotechnology firms would result in steep price increases farmers pay for cotton seed and small increases in corn and soybean seed, potentially leading to increased consumer prices for food and fiber, according to a

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U. of Arkansas Opens Foundation Seed Facility – Rice, Soybeans, Wheat

U. of Arkansas Opens Foundation Seed Facility – Rice, Soybeans, Wheat

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Aug 10, 2016

The ability to make public commodity seed varieties more available to Arkansas farmers took a great stride forward this week as the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture dedicated and opened its new Foundation Seed Facility in Stuttgart. Division

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