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AgFAX E-NEWS

 

Weed Resistance – April’s Tips And Insights On Prevention Management – AgFax Weed Solutions   4-6

 

EDITOR'S PICKS

 

Dicamba in Court: Judge Rules for ‘the Arkansas 6’ but AG Fights Back- DTN   4-6

 

Corn Prices: How Bullish is USDA’s New Planting Estimate? – DTN   4-4

 

Ag Lending: MetLife Hits Record For Its Ag Loan Portfolio   4-2

 

Grain Market Outlook: Effects on Farmers With Trade War Looming – Video   4-6

 

DTN Fertilizer Prices, Trends: Domestic and International   4-6

 

Rose on Cotton: Two Takeaways from This Week’s Trading   4-6

 

Disaster Payments: $2.36Bln for Farmers, Ranchers Affected by Wildfires and Hurricanes   4-6

 

Illinois Land Values: Does the Farmland Market Make Sense?   4-3

 

Dossett on Rice: Feeling Bullish but Hold on to Your Hat!   4-6

 

Midwest Corn: Nitrogen Prices, Rates Cuts, and 2018 Fertilizer Costs   4-4

 

Renewable Fuel Standard: EPA’s Back Door Waiver is Starting to Smell – DTN   4-4

 

Oklahoma Cotton: 2017 Crop Could be Largest Bale Volume Since 1933   4-4

 

Ag Economy Barometer: Ag Trade Concerns Driving Sentiment Lower   4-3

 

Farm Economy: Land Values, Ag Credit, Lending, and Income   4-3

 

DTN Ag Confidence Survey: U.S. Farmers and Agribusiness Response Surprising   4-3

 

MARKETS and MONEY

 

Grain Market Folklore, Multi-Year Patterns: Are They Helpful? – DTN   4-2

 

Rice Market: Bullish Fundamentals Strong Amidst China Tariff Threats   4-6

 

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights   4-6

 

Cotton Prices: Spot Quotations Down Last Month   4-4

 

USDA: World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates at a Glance   4-4

 

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA   4-6

 

World Rough Rice Prices on the Rise   4-4

 

Wheat Market: As Always, Weather Is the Wildcard for Planting, Production   4-5

 

USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices   4-3

 

USDA Lending Rates Increase from March   4-2

 

Cleveland on Cotton: Keep an Eye on Mother Nature   4-2

  

 

  

  

WEEDS

 

Georgia Weeds: Tank-Mixing – 5 Common Questions  4-6

 

Texas: Dicamba Application Training – 16 Items to Remember   4-4

 

Ohio: Dicamba – Pay Attention to Nozzle Selection to Meet Label Requirements   4-3

 

Nebraska Soybean Weed Control: Pre-Emergence Residual Herbicides Are Unavoidable   4-2

 

Texas: Drones Help Researchers ‘Read the Weeds’   4-2

 

THE WEST

 

California Almonds: Put Leaffooted Bug Monitoring on Your To-Do List   4-5

 

California Almonds: 5 Observations on This Year’s Crop   4-2

 

California Almonds: Welcome To Spring – Issues, Reminders   3-31

 

TRADE

 

What Is a Trade Deficit and How is it Measured?   4-6

 

U.S. Soybeans Top China’s Reciprocal Tariff List, Market Responds Badly – DTN   4-5

 

Trade Worries Taint Farm Economy Outlook   4-2

 

Ag Trade: China Targets U.S. Soybeans in Ongoing Dispute   4-5

 

Texas: Chinese Tariffs Would Hit Cotton, Sorghum Hardest, Says Economist   4-5

 

China Retaliation Threatens to Further Harm U.S. Sorghum Farmers   4-4

 

China’s Response to New U.S. Tariffs Will Hurt U.S. Wheat Farmers   4-4

 

Ag Trade: China to Target Soybean Exports Only If Trade Issues Increase   4-3

 

FARM BILL

 

Farm Bill 1975-1995: Review Fixed Price Policy and Deficiency Payments   4-6

 

Webinar: Writing the Next Farm Bill and Ongoing Trade Issues​, April 12   4-3

 

Farm Bill Preview – Budget Discipline and Farm Policy   4-2

 

WEATHER

 

Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains Hit Midsouth, Southern Plains; Mostly Dry Elsewhere   4-5

 

Moving Grain: River Navigation Disruptions Continue with More Rains   4-5

 

Drought Outlook Monthly: Dry April Expected for SW, Plains; Some Relief for SE   4-3

 

Illinois Weather: 4th Wettest Feb.-March on Record   4-4

 

Arkansas: Overnight Freeze Threatens Fruit Crops in Flower Stage   4-4

 

INDUSTRY

 

BASF Launches Mobile-Friendly Weather Information Spray Tool   4-4

 

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

 

BIOFUEL

 

RFS Waivers: EPA Underfire, Ethanol Futures Drop, RIN Market is “Cratering” – DTN  4-6

 

RFS Waiver for Large Refiner Looks Like a ‘Handout,’ says Sen. Grassley – DTN   4-5

 

Biofuel Groups Happy that EPA Rewriting Some Emission Standards – DTN   4-5

 

Biofuels: Illinois Researchers Receive $1 Mln to Study Bioenergy Crops   4-2

 

LIVESTOCK

 

U.S. Pork Exports: Chinese Tariffs Come on Heels of Expansion – DTN   4-3

 

MORE NEWS

 

Arkansas: U of A Hosts ‘Most Crop Per Drop’ Irrigation Contest   4-3

 

Rural Broadband Gap: Microsoft Advises Use of White Spaces Spectrum – DTN   4-2

 

Arkansas: Delta Black Flies Kill Livestock, Deer, Force Nature Center Closure   4-3

 

Tennessee Farmers and Suicide Prevention Web Page   4-4

 

Diesel, Gas Prices Continue to Rise   4-4

 

DTN Acquires Purdue Ag Precision Startup   4-3 

  


 

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IN THE FIELD

 

Iowa: Grain Storage – Take Advantage of Conditions to Aerate Bins Now!   4-6

 

Cover Crops: Mixed Blessing When it Comes to Insect Populations – DTN   4-5

 

Corn | Soybeans

 

Corn: Leveling Out on High Yields in South Carolina – DTN   4-2

 

Corn Belt: Real Time Crop Data Using Satellite and Super Computers   4-6

 

North Carolina Corn: Insecticidal Seed Treatments, In-Furrow Insecticides – Are They Worth It?   4-3

 

Nebraska Irrigation: In-Canopy vs. Above-Canopy Sprinkers   4-4

 

Mississippi Soybeans: 2017 OVT Foliar Disease Ratings – Maturity Group V   4-2

 

Soybean Yield Booster? Crossing Soy Plants with Australian Vine Shows Promise   4-4

 

Minnesota: Don’t Apply Commercial Fertilizers to Snow-Covered Frozen Soils   4-5

 

Mississippi Soybeans: 2017 OVT Foliar Disease Ratings – Maturity Group IV   4-2

 

Michigan Corn: Strategies for Sidedress Nitrogen Placement   4-5

 

Nebraska: Prospective Corn Acreage Drops 3%; Soybeans Drop 2%   4-4

 

Midwest Corn: New Recommended Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates Available   4-3

 

Minnesota: Why Do We Need a Soybean Nitrogen Credit?   4-2

 

Iowa Soybeans: Insecticide-Resistant Soybean Aphids – New Publication Offers Tips   3-30

 

Cotton

 

Oklahoma Cotton: Making the Right Variety Choice for 2018 Planting   4-4

 

North Carolina Cotton: At-Planting Thrips Insecticide Recommendations   4-3

 

Virginia Cotton: April Is the Month for Field Prep   4-3

 

Georgia: Adjusting Planter Equipment Can Make a Significant Yield Difference   3-30

 

Peanuts | Pecans

 

Sawyer On Crops: Thrips Showing Early, Caution Warranted In Peanuts – Podcast   4-6

 

Georgia Pecans: Budbreak – 3 Insects to Watch For   4-6

 

Georgia Pecans: Fungicide Schedule – Spray When You Need, but Not More than Necessary   4-6

 

Florida Peanuts: Considering April Planting? Pay Attention to Soil Temps   4-6

 

Sawyer On Crops: Nitrogen For Pecans – How Much, When – Podcast   4-2

 

Rice

 

Arkansas Rice: Planting Feels Slow but Still on Pace; Cold Temps Shouldn’t Be a Problem   4-6

 

Louisiana Rice: Planting on Schedule Thanks to Recent Dry Weather   4-6

 

Mississippi: On Farm Furrow Irrigated Rice Results   3-30

 

Wheat | Small Grains

 

Oklahoma and Texas Wheat Disease Update   4-6

 

Mississippi: Wheat Acreage Continues to Languish   4-6

 

Tennessee Wheat: Freeze Damage Concerns, Forecast for April 8   4-5

 

Tennessee Wheat: Stripe Rust Showing Up, Scout Your Fields   4-5

 

Oklahoma Wheat: Impact of Recent Cold Temps on Crops   4-5

 

Kentucky Wheat: Limit Pyrethroids to Avoid Aphid Resistance, Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Outbreaks   4-4

 

 

 

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