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AgFax Southeast Cotton: Whitefly Still The Critical Focus In Georgia   8-11


AgFax Midsouth Cotton: Wet-Weather Complications Ahead?   8-11


AgFax Southwest Cotton: Fall in the Air; Plenty of ‘Cutout’ Talk   8-9  




Dicamba Drift: Arkansas Researchers Find All Formulations Volatile; 876 Injury Reports   8-10


Arkansas Soybeans: Weed Control Programs in Future Triple Stack Varieties – Video   8-10


Georgia Weeds: 3 Reminders for Late Season Management   8-11


Herbicides: Test Your Mode of Action Knowledge with New Quiz   8-9


Pennsylvania Soybeans: Invasive Pigweeds Rising Above Canopies   8-9


Dicamba Drift: Monsanto Announces Action Plan   8-8


Dicamba: Purdue Study – Response of Roundup Ready Soybean Yield After Exposure   8-8




Corn, Soybeans: Updated 2017-18 Supply, Demand, Price Prospects – Video   8-11


Cleveland on Cotton: Stunned by WASDE Report? It Ain’t Over Yet.   8-11


Farm Economy Softens Further, But Shows Signs of Stabilizing – Fed Reserve   8-10


Grain Markets: Strong Export Demand in 2016-17; Will It Last?   8-7


Illinois: Farm Real Estate Values Decrease for 3rd Straight Year   8-11


Corn: Weeds Left Untreated May Cost You in Yield and Water – Texas Study   8-10


NAFTA: Close-up View of Ag Trade Along the Rio Grande- DTN   8-9


Corn Production Down, Soybeans Cotton Up from 2016 – USDA   8-10


Diesel, Gas Prices a Quarter Above Last Year   8-10


Ag Group Hands Out Annual Rail Shippers Report Card – DTN   8-8


USDA Updates Provide Snapshot of Farm Economy Variables   8-8


Congress Investigates Why Cancer Researcher Withheld Info Clearing Glyphosate – DTN   8-10


Welch on Grain: Ethanol Production Remains Strong; Drought Affecting More Corn   8-8


Mexico: Small Companies Hold Back on Expansion, Waiting for NAFTA Talks – DTN   8-10


Bob Wills is still king in Turkey, Texas, but this

cotton field is running a close second.

Photo: Larry Stalcup



Drought in Dakotas: Hay Lottery Offered to Farmers Short on Forage – DTN   8-11


Drought Monitor: Torrential Rains Hammer Gulf Coast, Midsouth; Limited Relief for Plains   8-10


South Dakota: 15 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought   8-9


North Carolina: Richmond County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Spring Freeze   8-9




Rose on Cotton: USDA Report Has High Expectations of U.S. Production – 20.5M Bales   8-11


Midwest Ag Economy – Overview of Fed Reserve Ag Credit Surveys   8-11


Rice Update: World Supply/Demand Report Gives Optimism to a Difficult Market   8-11


Illinois Farmland Rents: 2017 State Values and 2018 Outlook   8-8


USDA: Peanut Price Highlights   8-11


ELS Cotton Competitiveness Payment Rate Is Zero   8-10


Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA   8-11


World Rough Rice Prices Unchanged   8-9


Corn Prices: Guessing Games Begin with USDA First Yield Estimates – DTN   8-9


Welch on Wheat: Weak Week for Exports   8-8


USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices   8-8




WASDE Cotton: U.S. Crop Predicted Largest in Over a Decade   8-10


WASDE Oilseeds: U.S. Soybean Production Raised on Higher Yield   8-10


WASDE Rice: U.S. Production Lowered Nearly 5 Mln Cwt   8-10


WASDE Coarse Grains: Reduced U.S. Corn Production, Demand   8-10


WASDE Wheat: U.S. Supplies, Production Lowered   8-10


Global Markets: Cotton – Sales from China State Reserve Reach 10 Million Bales   8-11


Global Markets: Wheat – Canadian, U.S. Exports Down on Tightening Supplies   8-11


Global Markets: Corn – Colombia A Promising Market for U.S. Growers   8-11


Global Markets: Rice – Sri Lanka Imports at Record Levels   8-11


Global Markets: Grains – Mexico Grows as Grain Importer, Supplied Primarily by U.S.   8-11


Global Markets: Oilseeds – Recovering EU Rapeseed Production Offsetting Lower Imports   8-11




Defamation Lawsuit: Disney Co. Paid $177M Settlement to Beef Products Inc. – DTN   8-11


Moving Grain: Dredging Issues on Lower Mississippi; Grain Inspections Continue Climb   8-10


Rice: Columbian Farmers Visit Louisiana and Arkansas   8-11


Farm Bill: House Ag Comm. Chair Conaway Now Hoping for 2018   8-9


Perdue Hopes for Delay on Clean Water Lawsuit Against California Farmer – DTN   8-9


WOTUS Rollback – Senators Ask EPA to Extend Comment Period – DTN   8-8


U.S. Court of Appeals Rules Gray Wolf is Protected Despite Farm, Ranch Losses – DTN   8-8


Farm Bill: House Ag Committee “Listening Sessions” Continue, Sec. Perdue Visits Midwest   8-7


Mississippi Catfish: MSU Research, Outreach Boosts Industry   8-7




Drought in Dakotas: Hay Lottery Offered to Farmers Short on Forage – DTN   8-11


Drought Monitor: Torrential Rains Hammer Gulf Coast, Midsouth; Limited Relief for Plains   8-10


South Dakota: 15 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought   8-9


North Carolina: Richmond County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Spring Freeze   8-9 



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Cover Crops


Pennsylvania: Cover Crop Planting Season Has Arrived   8-9


Ohio: Cover Crop Considerations Following Wheat in Grain Rotations   8-8




Arkansas Rice: As Harvest Approaches, Growers Hope for Higher Temps, Less Rain   8-11


Mississippi Rice: Harvest Totals May Eclipse Early Forecasts   8-11


South Carolina Corn: Harvest Underway in the Pee Dee, Yields Look Good   8-8


Louisiana Corn: Weather Slows Promising Harvest   8-10


Corn | Soybeans


North Carolina Soybeans: Treating Earworms Prior To and During Bloom   8-11


Alabama: Soybean Rust Founds in 9 Counties This Week   8-11


Indiana Corn: Poor Kernel Set Can Stem from a Variety of Issues   8-10


Minnesota Corn: Post-Tassel Nitrogen Applications – Are They Worth It?   8-11


Pennsylvania Corn: Disease to Look For   8-9


Indiana Corn: Good Pollination Conditions Help; Scout Fields for Diseases   8-10


Kentucky Corn: Spike of Southwestern Corn Borer Might Need Attention   8-9


Georgia Corn: Yields Expected to Be Higher in Dryland Fields, Lower in Irrigated   8-9


Delaware Soybeans: Stem Canker – Identification and Management   8-8


Ohio Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome Popping Up Across the State   8-8


Minnesota Soybeans: Late Season Weed Escapes; What Should You Do?   8-7


Nebraska Research: Manure Used to Help Reduce Erosion and Runoff – 4 Lessons   8-7


Mississippi Soybeans: When Can I Quit Treating Redbanded Stink Bug?   8-7


Mississippi: Soybean Rust Management Considerations   8-7


Nebraska Corn: Predicting Late-Season Irrigation Needs   8-7


Cotton | Sorghum


Tennessee Cotton: Deciding to Treat Late Season Spider Mites   8-11


Alabama Cotton, Soybeans: Moth Numbers Rise, Scouting Fields Before Spraying   8-11


Texas Blacklands Cotton: Rain Delays Corn Harvest; Cotton Finishing Nicely   8-10


Texas West Plains: Sugarcane Aphid in Sorghum; Keep Scouting the Cotton   8-10


Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Found in Glasscock, Reagan Counties   8-10


Virginia Cotton: Most Pests Below Threshold but Keep Scouting   8-10


Tennessee Cotton, Soybeans: Bollworm Update – Good News and Bad News   8-9


Texas Plains: Taking a Close Look at New Cotton Technologies   8-9


Kentucky Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids – Identification and Management   8-9


Texas Plains: Next Few Weeks Critical for Crop Yields   8-8


North Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Considerations for Pyrethroids Used Against Bollworm   8-8


Mississippi Cotton: Late Season Nutrient Deficiency/Fertilizer Applications   8-7


Wheat | Alfalfa


Oklahoma: Wheat Streak Mosaic – Get Out and Control Volunteer Wheat   8-11


Texas Wheat: AgriLife Extension Releases High Plains ‘Top Picks’ List   8-10


Kansas: Don’t Forget to Control Your Volunteer Wheat!   8-9


Nebraska: Changes in Two Wheat Practices Could Lead to Increased Yield   8-7




Rice Leadership Development Program Accepting Applications for 2018   8-9


Rice Blight: Research Works to Block Disease Pathogens   8-11


Arkansas Rice: Late Season Rain Exacerbates Disease Problems   8-9


Rice Stripe Virus: Scientists Unlock Planthoppers’ Role in Propagation   8-11


Peanuts | Pecans


Georgia Pecans: Recent Fruit Shed Caused by Water Split   8-10


Virginia Peanuts: Some Plants Turning Yellow, a Variety of Possible Causes   8-9


Georgia Peanuts: Hopper Burn Showing Up, Considerations for Management   8-8


Georgia Peanuts: Through the Eyes of a Farmer – The Akins Family – Video   8-10 




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