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AGFAX ENEWS

 

Spring Herbicide Options And Complications For 2018 – AgFax Weed Solutions   3-16

 

EDITOR'S PICKS

 

Corn’s Cinderella Ride: How Long Before It Turns Into A Pumpkin Again? – DTN   3-14

 

Arkansas Rice, Soybeans: Farm Strives for Most Advanced Science in the World   3-15

 

Rose On Cotton: Market Maybe Due For Correction – Stormy Spring Ahead?   3-16

 

Farm Equipment Leasing: New Tax Code Adds A Wrinkle – DTN   3-14

 

Soybeans: Parasitic Wasps – Working Them Into An Anti-Aphid Strategy – DTN   3-15

 

Ag Economy: Farmers Still Caught in Economic Squeeze   3-13

 

Dossett On Rice: Indian Market In Flux, U.S. Ponders Planting Intentions   3-16

 

Ag Truckers Gain 3-Month Reprieve On E-Logging Requirement – DTN   3-15

 

Biofuels: What Happened to Ethanol Profitability in 2017?   3-15

 

Wheat, Drought And Markets – Time To Push The Panic Button On HRW? – DTN   3-15

 

Ethanol Plant Builder Steps Up with RIN Plan – DTN   3-14

 

 

 

MARKETS and MONEY

 

Farm Debt: How Sensitive Is the Farm Sector to Rising Interest Rates?   3-12

 

Cleveland On Cotton: No Letup On Demand – Even U.S. Mills Buying   3-16

 

Rice Update: All Eyes on USDA Prospective Plantings Report   3-16

 

Shurley on Cotton: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop   3-16

 

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA   3-16

 

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights   3-16

 

Thompson On Cotton: Cautiously Bullish, With Emphasis On “Cautiously”   3-16

 

Moving Grain: Mid-Mississippi River Open for Shipping   3-15

 

Nebraska: New Crop Insurance Prices and Volatility Factors  3-12

 

Illinois: Trends in Farm Balance Sheets Over Time   3-15

 

World Rough Rice Prices Up for the Week   3-14

 

USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices   3-13

 

Grain Markets: An Estimate of March 1 Corn Stocks   3-12

 

WEEDS

 

Palmer Pigweed: Researchers Make Breakthrough in Understanding Glyphosate Resistance   3-12

 

Herbicide Drift Complaints: North Carolina Regulators Reach Settlements   3-15

 

Tennessee: Xtend Soybeans – Palmer Amaranth Management Strategies   3-13

 

Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Managing Burcucumber   3-13

 

Texas: Application Timing Critical With Auxin Herbicides  3-12

 

POLICY | TRADE | FARM BILL

 

Farm Policy: Will the Farm Bill be Blocked by SNAP Politics?   3-15

 

Crop Insurance: Premium Subsidy and Insured U.S. Acres  3-16

 

Ag Trade: New U.S. Tariffs Ramp-Up Fear of Retaliation; Soybean Growers Especially Worried  3-12

 

Farm Bill Talks Delayed Til April   3-14

 

Section 199 Tax Mess Getting Untangled, But Also Held Hostage   3-14

 

WEATHER

 

Illinois: Soil Temps, Moisture Levels Declining in Early March   3-16

 

Oklahoma: Extreme Wildfire Risk Calls in Firefighters from Out of State   3-16

 

Midwest – Wet Weather, Planting Delays Ahead This Spring? – DTN   3-16

 

Drought Outlook Seasonal: Improvements for High Plains, Intensification for SW, Southern Plains   3-15

 

Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Hit Southeast, California; Plains Still Dry   3-15

 

Wheat Waiting On Rain: “The Southern Plains Drought Is Intense” – DTN   3-14

 

Southwest: Fire Behavior Advisory Issued   3-13

 

THE WEST

 

Almond Markets: Freeze Slows Sales, Commitments  3-10

 

Almond Alliance of California Names Elaine Trevino as President/CEO  3-12  

 

California Walnuts: Walnut Blight – New Tool And What You Need To Know  3-10

 

California Walnuts: What To Remember Over The Next 4 Months In The Sac Valley  3-10

 

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MORE NEWS

 

Georgia Peanut Commission Holds Referendum March 16 – April 16   3-16

 

Iowa: 2018 Farm Custom Rate Survey   3-15

 

Diesel, Gas Prices Dip Slightly   3-14

 

GMO Corn Keeps Pests From Its Unmodified Neighbors, Study Finds   3-14

 

Ag Robot Speeds Data Collection, Analyses of Crops as They Grow   3-13

 

USDA

 

Wheat Outlook: Russian Exports Raised to New Record, U.S. Exports Cut by 25Mln Bushels   3-12

 

Cotton Outlook: Record 2017 U.S. Net Textile and Apparel Imports   3-12

 

Oil Crops Outlook: U.S. Season-Ending Soybean Stocks Shifted Higher   3-12

 

LIVESTOCK

 

Livestock: Calving Season and the Many Challenges Ahead for Producers – DTN   3-12

 

Livestock: Prospects for Swine Finishing Costs in 2018  3-12

 

INDUSTRY

 

Cotton: PhytoGen Rolls Out New Array Of Enlist Varieties With WS3 Trait   3-15

 

Bayer Vegetable Seed Biz Has One Serious Buyer – DTN   3-12

  

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IN THE FIELD

 

Cover Crops: Iowa Farmer Uses Extensive Program – DTN   3-14

 

Mississippi Irrigation: Using Soil Moisture Sensors to Schedule Irrigation  3-12

 

Corn | Soybeans

 

Minnesota Soybeans: 3 Tips for Insecticide-Resistant Soybean Aphid Management   3-16

 

Iowa Corn: Row Spacing Considerations   3-16

 

Indiana Corn: A Recipe for Creating Crappy Stands   3-14

 

Mississippi Soybeans: 9 Planting Time Decisions   3-12

 

Indiana Corn: Yield Response to Plant Populations   3-14

 

Minnesota Corn: Should You Use an In-Furrow Starter This Year?   3-13

 

Mississippi Soybeans: Accessing Companies’ Variety Trait Data   3-12

 

Mississippi Soybeans: 7 Tips for Early Planting   3-12

 

Nebraska: Wheat Stem Maggot in Corn – Scout Your Cover Crop Fields  3-12

 

Mississippi Corn: 5 Tips for Planting High Yielding Crops  3-12

 

Mississippi Soybeans: Deep Tillage and Irrigation – How Do They Mesh?  3-12

 

Cotton

 

Virginia Cotton: In-Furrow, Seed Treatments – Is Change Coming?   3-16

 

Georgia Cotton: Nematodes Waking Up with Warmer Temps   3-14

 

Peanuts

 

Georgia Peanuts: Managing Leaf Spot With Possible Shortage of Chlorothalonil   3-16

 

Georgia Peanuts: In-Furrow Decisions – Velum Total and Thimet  3-12

 

Grain Sorghum

 

Grain Sorghum: Building An Aphid Plan, Starting With Resistant Hybrids – DTN   3-16

 

Texas Grain Sorghum: Hybrid Tolerance to Sugarcane Aphid Shows Dramatic Results  3-12

 

Rice

 

Mississippi: Row Rice Results from 2017   3-15

 

Louisiana Rice: Planting Eases Into Gear   3-15

 

Louisiana Rice: Bird-Repellent — Rebate, Update On Headed Rice Label   3-15

 

Arkansas Rice: Seeding Rates, Burndown Recommendations   3-13

 

Arkansas Rice: New Aromatic Variety Available from U of A  3-12

 

Tree Crops

 

Sawyer On Crops: Pecans – Timing Scab Sprays (Podcast)   3-15

 

Wheat | Small Grains

 

Texas Wheat: Does an Early Fungicide Application Pay?   3-15

 

Georgia Wheat: Researchers Use Dual-Use System to Boost State’s Crop   3-15

 

Oklahoma Wheat: Little Disease Activity, but Keep Watch for Rust Development   3-14

 

Oklahoma Wheat: Limited Pasture Run by Cattle Expected   3-13

 

Oklahoma Wheat: Producers Facing Tough Call on Nitrogen Application   3-13



 

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