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AGFAX ENEWS

 

California Almonds: Is An Early, Fast Bloom Coming? AgFax Tree Crops   2-4 

 

EDITOR'S PICKS

 

2018 U.S. Farm Income Forecast – Net Farm Income Lowest Since 2006   2-8

 

Farm Trucking: Will Electronic Logging Device Regulations Apply to You?   2-6

 

Crop Insurance Support: $40,000 Limit Has the Potential to Impact Multiple Farm Sizes   2-7

 

DTN Fertilizer Outlook: International and Domestic   2-7

 

Corn, Soybeans: Lower Price Volatility Means Lower Crop Insurance Premiums   2-7

 

Cotton and Dairy Farmers Included in Congressional Budget Agreement – DTN   2-9

 

Cleveland On Cotton: Usage Increasing, Demand Will Hold Market And Boost Acres   2-9

 

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends: Average Prices Moving Higher   2-9

 

Dossett on Rice: Feeling Bullish but Technical Indicators Say Futures Overbought   2-9

 

Mississippi River: Failure Looms Large with Deteriorating Locks and Dams – DTN   2-7

 

Virginia Soybean Yield Contest Gets More Members in the 100-Bushel Club   2-9

 

Ag Barometer: Producer Sentiment Turns Higher; Many Expect Lower Taxes   2-6

 

Court Rules on Payments for Pork Checkoff Campaign, USDA Loses – DTN   2-6

 

Wheat: Speed-Breeding Techniques Could be a Game Changer   2-6

 

OUTDOORS

 

Deer Habitat: It’s a Good Time to Plant Trees for Forage   2-9

 

Wild Hogs: You Can’t be Too Careful When Processing, Cooking   2-6

 

Deer: Researchers Sorting Out the Cause of Chronic Wasting Disease   2-8

 

 

WEEDS

 

Georgia: 3 Considerations for Bermudagrass Burndowns   2-7

 

Weed Management: Does Dew Affect Herbicide Performance?   2-6

 

Test Your Integrated Weed Management Knowledge! – Quiz   2-7

 

Louisiana: AgCenter Weed Control Guide Excludes Dicamba Tech   2-5

 

FARM BUSINESS

 

Cotton Farming: 7 Straight Years of Losses – Commentary   2-7

 

Farm Business: Skills and Competencies Needed for Expansion   2-5

 

Farm Labor: Skills for Hiring, Managing Your Workers   2-5

 

Taxes: 1099 Forms For Ag Producers   2-5  

 

MARKETS and MONEY

 

Rose On Cotton: USDA’s Reports Feed The Bears And The Bulls This Week   2-9

 

Rice Update: Stronger Export Demand Needed   2-9

 

Rice: Specialty Rice Shipments Up 35%   2-9

 

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights   2-9

 

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA   2-9

 

World Rough Rice Prices Decrease   2-7

 

USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices   2-6 

 

WEATHER

 

Georgia: Drought Covers 18% of the State   2-9

 

Drought Monitor Weekly: Southern Plains Stay Dry, Improvements for Southeast   2-9

 

Drought Tolerance: Research Could Improve Yields for Cereal Crops   2-7

 

Wheat: Crop Conditions Fall as Drought Worsens   2-8

 

THE WEST

 

California Almonds: 2018 Bloom Considerations   2-7

 

California Almonds: Should You Be Irrigating Yet? (AgFax Snippet)   2-7

 

WASDE | USDA

 

WASDE Cotton: Slightly Lower Domestic Exports, Higher Ending Stocks   2-9

 

WASDE Oilseeds: Domestic Soybean Exports Decline   2-9

 

WASDE Rice: Season-Average Farm Price Lowered   2-9

 

WASDE Coarse Grains: Reduced U.S. Corn Stocks on Higher Exports   2-9

 

WASDE Wheat: Higher Domestic Use Offset by Lower Exports   2-9

 

Global Markets: Oilseeds – U.S. Boosts Share in South Korea’s Soy Oil Market   2-9

 

Global Markets: Corn – U.S. Export Prospects Brighten   2-9

 

Global Markets: Cotton – Lower U.S. Exports Still Dependent on Strong Late-Season   2-9

 

Global Markets: Wheat – Indonesia Forecast as Largest Importer, Increasingly Supplied by Black Sea   2-9

 

Global Markets: Rice – China Strengthens Its Importance in Global Trade   2-9 

 

AG POLICY | TRADE  

 

Ethanol: Philadelphia Energy Solutions Filed Bankruptcy for Multiple Reasons – DTN   2-9

 

Rice: Fraud in Organic Ag Imports is Focus of Proposed House Bill   2-9

 

Ag Trade: Perdue Testifies on State of Rural Economy   2-7

 

Illinois: Ag Perspectives on Trade Matters   2-8

 

Sugar: NAFTA Renegotiation and Issues Related to Sweetener Trade   2-8  

 

LIVESTOCK

 

Livestock: Cattle Inventory Growth Slowing, Beef Production Still Increasing   2-5  

 

MORE NEWS

 

Moving Grain: Lock Closure For Columbia, Snake Rivers Begins in March   2-9

 

Cotton Council International Elects New Slate of Officers   2-9

 

Kinze Manufacturing Expands into Tillage with 3 New Models   2-6

 

Sorghum Checkoff Accepting Applications for Leadership Program   2-9

 

Diesel, Gas Prices Rise   2-7

 

 

IN THE FIELD 

 

Cover Crop – No-till – Weed Control System is Longterm Investment – DTN   2-6

 

Pennsylvania: What Pests are Overwintering in Your Field?   2-9

 

Louisiana: Researchers Evaluate Cover Crop Benefits   2-6

 

Sawyer On Crops: Controlled Burning In Pines – Timing Tips – Audio   2-8

 

Minnesota: Spring Manure Applications – Start Planning Now   2-9  

 

Corn | Soybeans

 

Kentucky Soybeans: Management Tips for Continuous Production   2-9

 

U.S. Corn BT Trait Table Updated for 2018   2-6

 

Iowa Corn: Should We be Spraying Fungicides at V12?   2-9

 

Arkansas Soybeans: Updated Variety Guide Now Available   2-6

 

Iowa Soybeans: New Disease Identification Resource Available   2-6

 

Midsouth Soybeans: Time to Update Soil Testing Forms for Yield Level   2-6

 

Soybeans: Researchers Seek to Close Yield Gap in North Central States   2-6 

 

Cotton

 

Texas Cotton: New Statewide Pest Management Guide Now Available   2-8

 

South Carolina Cotton: Clemson Experts Report Strong 2018 Outlook   2-7

 

Texas Cotton: New Insect Management Guide Available   2-6

 

Cotton: 29 Year Cover Crop, No-Till Study Confirms Benefits – Video   2-6

 

Tennessee Cotton: Do Cover Crops Really Help in No-Till Production?   2-5   

 

Peanuts | Pecans  

 

South Carolina Peanuts: Experts Warn of Possible Excess Supply   2-6  

 

Rice

 

Rice: Webinar Recordings Available Online       

 

Louisiana Rice: New Herbicides Available This Year   2-8

 

Rice States: NRCS Updates Conservation Stewardship Program, Applications Due March 2   2-6

 

Rice: Genomes of Ancestral Rice Species May Uncover Beneficial Traits   2-6     

 

Wheat

 

South Carolina Wheat: Time for Tiller Counts in the Pee Dee   2-9

 

 

EVENTS UPDATE Click here for a complete list of upcoming events.   

 

Arkansas: Multi-County Forestry Workshop, Thornton, Feb. 27

 

Arkansas: 6 Pesticide Application Clinics Set for Feb., March   

 

Louisiana Farm Bureau Hosts 3 Grain Bin Safety Workshops, Feb. 26-28

 

Kentucky: Postharvest Grain Management Meeting, Owensboro, Feb. 28      

 

Kentucky: Integrated Pest Management Field School, Hopkinsville, March 7  

 

Kentucky: Wheat Field School, Princeton, March 1 Texas: 3 Profitability Workshops in Lubbock Beginning Feb. 13    

 

Minnesota: 4 Small Grain Winter Workshops, Feb. 19-23    

 

Mississippi: Winter Sweetpotato Production Meeting, Pittsboro, Feb. 23

 

Texas: Farm Bill Discussions Highlight Ag Forum Meeting       

 

Texas: Castro County Crop Conference, Dimmitt, Feb. 15

 

Texas: I-40 Wheat Meeting, Vega, Feb. 12   

 
 

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