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AgFax Rice Midsouth/Texas: Harvest Restarts in Arkansas With Positive Early Reports   8-18


Cotton – Midsouth – Bollworms Continue to Vex Bollgard 2 Cotton – AgFax   8-18


AgFax Southeast Cotton: Georgia’s Whitefly Problems Intensify   8-18


AgFax Southwest Cotton: Rain Keeps Coming; August Hailstorm No Good   8-16




Dicamba Volatility in 2001: Iowa State Researchers Saw the Issue 16 Years Ago   8-18


Dicamba Injury: Estimated 3.1Mln Soybean Acres; Will it Work as PrePlant Burndown? – DTN   8-18


Dicamba: Midwest Has Doubled Injury Reports and They Just Keep Coming   8-15


Minnesota: Dicamba’s Potential for Degradation is Likely Cause for Volatility   8-15


Minnesota: Target Weeds After Small Grain Harvest   8-15


Glyphosate Data: Nat. Cancer Institute Scientist Says He Did Not Hold Back Info – DTN   8-14




2018 Farm Bill: What Shiny Object Will be a Distraction this Time? – Commentary   8-16


Clean Water Act Still Alive – California Farmer Settles Lawsuit with Corps of Engineers   8-18


Rice: Columbia Expands Market for U.S. Export of Rough Rice   8-18


Soybeans: Sudden Death Syndrome – 5 Myths You Should Know – DTN   8-18


NAFTA: Mexican Shippers Look at Possibility of Changing Courses- DTN   8-15


Rose on Cotton: Bears on a Roll – Keep Your Eye on Dec.   8-18


Illinois: Forecast of 2017 Net Income on Grain Farms   8-16


Corn Market: USDA Report Threw a Curve Ball at Traders. What Happened? – DTN   8-14


Cottonseed Proposal, FY18: Details You Need to Know About Generic Base   8-15


Louisiana: Nik Morris Represents New Faces in Ag, “Learn and Grow” – DTN   8-13 


Corn harvest.

Photo: Texas AgriLife Extension




Dossett on Rice: Prices Have Been Stable; Watch for More Contracts   8-18


Cleveland on Cotton: Promising Crop Makes 70 Cent Dec. Looking Doubtful   8-18


Biomass-Based Biodiesel Prices: How Much Does Policy Matter?   8-18


Welch On Wheat: We’re In A Price-Discovery Phase   8-18


Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA   8-18


USDA: Peanut Price Highlights   8-18


Rice Market: Prevailing World Rough Prices Down from Last Week   8-16


Thompson on Cotton: USDA Sucker Punches Market   8-15


U.S. Rice Demonstrates Yield Advantage Over Domestic Varieties in Taiwan   8-15


Shurley on Cotton: So Much for the 18-Mln Bale Scenario – And Higher Prices   8-14


USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices   8-15


Grain Markets: Corn and Soybean Yield Forecasts Larger Than Expected   8-14


Farm Taxes: Who Needs a 1099?   8-14


Farmland Values, 2017: Details for Using USDA Indexing Tools   8-14


Rice Outlook: U.S. Crop Forecast Lowered 4.8 Mln Cwt   8-15


Cotton Outlook: U.S. Cotton Textile and Apparel Trade Unchanged in 2017   8-15


Wheat Outlook: U.S. Production Trimmed 20.5 Mln Bushels; Exports Unchanged   8-15


Oil Crops Outlook: Looming Soybean Supplies May Propel Export Surge   8-15


Port of New Orleans. ©Debra L Ferguson




Soybeans: Will the Eclipse Affect Plant Growth? UNL Agronomists Have an Answer.   8-14


Wheat: Texas Researchers Find Leaf Wax Makes a Difference in Drought-Tolerance   8-18


Growmark Enters Joint Grain Marketing Venture with Chinese Company   8-18


Diesel, Gasoline Prices Up Slightly   8-16


Climate Change: New Online Tools Help Consolidate Info for Farmers   8-16


Louisiana Crawfish: LSU AgCenter Seeks to Add Value to State’s Crop   8-16


Texas Livestock: Burned but Not Lost – Pasture Management After Wildfires Can Take Many Shapes   8-15




WOTUS: The 1972 Clean Water Act Was the Beginning. So Where Are We Now?   8-14


NAFTA 2.0: Renegotiations Begin   8-18


Waters of the U.S. Rule: Public Comment Period Extended – DTN   8-18


NAFTA Negotiations Set to Begin: Background – Pork, Corn Issues Noted   8-15


Rice harvest. ©Debra L Ferguson




Grain Harvest: Yield Monitor Calibration – Garbage In, Garbage Out   8-18


Florida Panhandle: Mobile Irrigation Team Helps Farmers Lower Costs, Save Water   8-15


Iowa: Seeding Cover Crops in Dry Conditions   8-14


Corn | Soybeans


Soybeans: Redbanded Stink Bug Discussed in Emergency ARK-LA-MS Forum – Video   8-18


South Carolina: Soybean Loopers on the Rise – Identification and Management   8-18


Indiana: Soybean Aphids Making Their Presence Known, What You Can Do About It   8-18


Nebraska Drought: Better to Harvest a Damaged Field or Leave Residue Standing?   8-14


Louisiana Soybeans: Considerations on the Use of Harvest Aids   8-18


Oklahoma Soybeans: Septoria Brown Spot Present; Is It Worth Treating?   8-16


Mississippi: Row Crops Could Use a Little Sunshine   8-18


South Carolina: Worm Numbers, Kudzu Bugs on the Rise in Soybeans, Cotton Mostly Quiet   8-18


Mississippi Corn: How to Enhance Harvest Efficiency and Success   8-16


Indiana Corn: Estimating Grain Yield Prior to Harvest – 2 Prediction Methods   8-18


Florida Panhandle: Entomologist Surveys Row Crop Insects in Soybeans, Corn, Cotton   8-15


Oklahoma Corn: Bacterial Leaf Streak More Prevalent This Season, Don’t Confuse with Grey Leaf Spot   8-16


Kentucky Soybeans: Record High Potential Exists for 2017 Production   8-15


Minnesota Soybeans: When Good Butterflies Go Bad   8-15


Ohio: Soybean Aphids Present, Remember to Watch for Thresholds   8-15


Cotton | Sorghum


Tennessee Cotton, Soybeans: Fighting Bollworms in Late Fields   8-18


Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Building, Remember Threshold Levels   8-16


Arkansas Cotton: Latest Possible Cutout Date and Termination Guidelines   8-16


Mississippi Cotton: Foliar Diseases Don’t Warrant a Fungicide   8-16


West Texas Cotton: Scout for Aphids and Bollworms   8-16


Texas Plains: Good Moisture Beneficial to Crops and Pest Alike   8-15


Kansas Sorghum: 30-Year Study Indicates Need to Tap Genetic Diversity for Future Heat Stress   8-15


Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Spreading Through the Panhandle   8-15


Georgia Cotton: Whitefly Infestations Across the State – What Can You Do?   8-14


Georgia Cotton, Soybeans: 4 Disease Management Tips   8-14


Georgia Cotton: Target Spot Is Enjoying This Weather (Audio)   8-13


Wheat | Alfalfa


Oklahoma Wheat: Disease, Insect Considerations to Make Before Planting This Fall   8-18


Minnesota: Wheat Stem Sawfly Causing Problems in Polk County   8-15


Kansas: New Winter Wheat Varieties Available for Fall Planting   8-14




Arkansas Rice: Early Yields Encouraging   8-18


Rice Harvest Reports – Big Chunks Of Coastal Crop Finished – RiceTec   8-17


Arkansas Rice: Rains Put Damper on Harvest, in Field Sprouting a Concern   8-14


Peanuts | Pecans


South Carolina Peanuts: Threecornered Alfalfa Hoppers, Late Season Manganese   8-18


Florida Peanuts: What Causes Yellowing in the Field?   8-18


Georgia Peanuts: 2017 Crop Largest in More Than 20 Years   8-18


Oklahoma Peanuts: Little Disease Pressure, but Conditions Good for Development   8-16


Alabama Peanuts: Caterpillar Numbers on the Rise   8-15


Georgia Peanuts: Velvetbean Caterpillar Numbers on the Rise; Be Scouting Your Fields   8-14




Tobacco: Harvest Begins in Earnest   8-16


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