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Crop Insurance per Acre Coverage: Historical Experience and Potential Issues

Crop Insurance per Acre Coverage: Historical Experience and Potential Issues

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson,University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Dec 8, 2017

A long standing goal of U.S. crop insurance policy has been to increase the share of production it covers. Over time, both the numbers of acres insured and coverage levels have increased, leading to more coverage of production. Moreover, the

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Texas: Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting, Claude, Dec. 12

Texas: Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting, Claude, Dec. 12

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 30, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting will be Dec. 12 in the Armstrong County Activity Building, 901 Hurley St. in Claude. “This meeting offers an opportunity for our local producers to hear updates on

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Texas Field Reports: Low Grain Prices Bad for Farmers, Good for Livestock Producers

Texas Field Reports: Low Grain Prices Bad for Farmers, Good for Livestock Producers

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 28, 2017

Plentiful grain supplies likely mean low crop prices for farmers but lower costs for livestock producers looking for feed options through winter, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grains marketing economist, College Station, said

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Oklahoma: Red River Crops Conference, Altus, Jan. 17-18

Oklahoma: Red River Crops Conference, Altus, Jan. 17-18

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 27, 2017

The fifth annual Red River Crops Conference is set for Jan. 17-18 at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W. Tamarack Road, Altus, Oklahoma. “Planning for Success – Crop Production Information Designed for Southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains,” will be

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Texas Corn, Sorghum: Water Use, Drought-Tolerant Hybrids Still Key to Dryland Production

Texas Corn, Sorghum: Water Use, Drought-Tolerant Hybrids Still Key to Dryland Production

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 24, 2017

Risk management is the name of the game when it comes to growing dryland sorghum and corn, which both offer cropping alternatives “when and if” conditions are right, according to recent Texas A&M AgriLife studies. Side-by-side dryland grain sorghum and

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Texas: Organic Grain, Soybean Study Establishes Early Production Recommendations

Texas: Organic Grain, Soybean Study Establishes Early Production Recommendations

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 22, 2017

After one year of studying organic grain and soybean cropping systems, Texas A&M AgriLife scientists say they know more about what not to do moving forward. Three Texas A&M researchers are using a $475,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute

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Texas Field Reports: Catfish Production Down but Producers Faring Well

Texas Field Reports: Catfish Production Down but Producers Faring Well

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 21, 2017

Texas catfish production is down, but that’s not bad news for fish producers around the state, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist, College Station, said Texas catfish producers were slowly entering

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Texas: High Plains Ag Conference, Lubbock, Dec. 8

Texas: High Plains Ag Conference, Lubbock, Dec. 8

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 16, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual High Plains Ag Conference from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294, Lubbock. “This program allows our region’s producers to catch

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Midwest, Plains Crop Progress: Harvest Pace Continues to Lag, Wheat Conditions Decline – DTN

Midwest, Plains Crop Progress: Harvest Pace Continues to Lag, Wheat Conditions Decline – DTN

👤By DTN Staff 🕔Nov 15, 2017

Winter wheat conditions fell slightly from the previous week, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress report released on Monday. USDA estimated that 54% of the winter wheat crop was rated good to excellent, down 1 percentage point from 55% the

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Sorghum: Purdue Received $5 Mln Grant to Develop Improved Varieties

Sorghum: Purdue Received $5 Mln Grant to Develop Improved Varieties

👤By Brian Wallheimer, Purdue University 🕔Nov 15, 2017

Purdue University scientists will develop stronger, more versatile varieties of sorghum that have the potential to reach millions of African farmers, thanks to a $5 million, five-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation’s grant is the second

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