Grain TV: Wild Ride on Renewable Fuels Rumors

🕔Feb 28, 2017Grain markets ended higher after a wild trade day spurred by rumors and the dispelling of rumors around the Renewable Fuels Standard. The initial rumor of a potential change in […]

DTN Livestock Close: Beef Futures Exit Feb. With Triple-Digit Gains

🕔Feb 28, 2017Live and feeder futures surged sharply higher, spurred by aggressive short-covering and cash optimism. Far less dramatically, lean hog closed mixed with deferred generally gaining on nearbys.   Midday: The […]

Rice Industry to Congress: Reject Conservation Programs at All Our Peril

🕔Feb 28, 2017This morning (February 28), the House Committee on Agriculture’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee held a hearing to solicit feedback from rural America on conservation policy ahead of constructing the 2018 […]

Texas Irrigation: Big Data Creates an ‘Internet of Things’ to Improve Efficiency

🕔Feb 28, 2017Big data is big business, and everyone wants a part of the pie, however agricultural irrigators should take a careful look before accepting irrigation advice from new technology sources, according […]

California: Drought Conditions at Lowest Point Since Autumn 2010 – USDA

🕔Feb 28, 2017Nationally, we are seeing extreme to exceptional (D3 to D4) drought conditions fall to their lowest point in more than 6 years.  Nowhere is that change more dramatic than in […]

Texas Field Reports: Corn Planting Underway with Unusually Warm Weather

🕔Feb 28, 2017AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL: Counties received good rains the last two reporting periods, and soil moisture was much better. Temperatures were from highs in the […]

Texas: Cattle Prices on the Rise with Beef Demand

🕔Feb 28, 2017Cattle market prices have been on the rise as feedlots and meat packers try to keep up with demand, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Recent rises in […]

Arkansas Rice: Blast-Resistant Varieties – The Best Defense Is a Good Offense

🕔Feb 28, 2017As we prepare to start the forthcoming season, planting fields with appropriate varieties is key to managing rice blast disease. Rice blast disease can be well managed by planting relatively […]

DTN Cotton Close: Up Modestly in Tight-Range Action

🕔Feb 28, 2017May gained 0.98% for the month. Brief rainfall interrupted early Rio Grande Valley planting. Record heat gripped the Texas Plains in February. U.S. upland classing reached 15.93 million RB, fractionally […]

Missouri Pastures: Toxic Tall Fescue Resists Herbicides, Smothers Under a Cover Crop

🕔Feb 28, 2017Killing old stands of tall fescue pastures takes an all-out assault. Kentucky 31, the toxic tall fescue, doesn’t die easy. The K-31 has a good feature. It’s hardy. That lets […]

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