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Editor: Debra L Ferguson

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Aerial view of grain bins bursting with corn spewing into Missouri River floodwaters in southwest Iowa. Nebraska CropWatch has information on how to manage flood-damaged grain. Photo: John Wilson


AgFax ENEWS

 

AgFax Tree Crops: Almonds – Effects Of Cold Spring Ripple Through This Crop   3-30

 

EDITOR’S PICKS

 

Field Crop Roundup – Tough Spring Alters Planting Prospects – DTN   4-5

 

Cleveland on Cotton: Less Acreage for 2019 Feeds the Bulls   4-5

 

Flood Damage: Governors Tell Corps of Engineers – It’s Time for a Change – DTN   4-5

 

Grower Sentiment Drifts Lower On Concerns About Future – Ag Barometer   4-2

 

Industrial Hemp: Caution is Key – 5 Risk Factors   4-5

 

DTN Fertilizer Outlook: Wet Spring to Keep Ammonia, Potash Prices Down   4-3

 

China’s Bout With African Swine Flu – Fewer Hogs, Lower Soy Prices – DTN   4-1

 

Hubbs on Grain: USDA Reports Provide Surprises for Corn   4-1

 

USDA Report: Corn Stocks Galore for 2 Reasons – DTN   4-2

 

Farm Credit Strong Despite Ag Headwinds – DTN   4-3

 

Missouri River: Two Historic Floods in 8 Years – Farmers Asked Why – DTN   4-1

 

Arkansas Fertilizer: Continued River Flooding Could Lead to Shortages   4-3

 

Ag Economy: Diminished Optimism in the Corn Belt   4-1

 

Anhydrous Ammonia: Don’t Burn the Corn – 5 Hot Tips – DTN   4-1

  
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MARKETS | MONEY

 

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights   4-5

 

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA   4-5

 

Corn Acres Up – Soybean Acres Down for 2019   4-1

 

Rice Market: Improved U.S. Competitiveness, Increased Asian Pricing   4-4

 

Moving Grain: Spot Barge Rates Drop from Last Week   4-4

 

Spring Wheat: Revenue Potential, Weather to Cut U.S. Acres   4-4

 

World Rough Rice Prices Rise   4-3

 

USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices   4-2

 

Ag Trade: Soy Exports to China Up in Feb.; Negotiations Return to D.C.   4-2

 

WEATHER and CROPS

 

NOAA Drought Monitor Weekly: Midwest Floods Continue; Dryness in South   4-4

 

Minnesota River’s Ice, Snowmelt Headin’ South – DTN   4-2

 

NOAA Monthly Drought Outlook – April   4-4

 

Volunteer Rainfall Reporting Network – 4 Benefits for Farmers   4-5

 

Disaster Aid Needed: Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Typhoons, Volcanoes -DTN   4-4

 

Nebraska: 60 Days of Bad Weather and Hard Times   4-2

 

Nebraska: Recommendations for Irrigation Equipment Affected by Flooding   4-1

 

THE WEST

 

California Pistachios: Nitrogen In 2019 — Enough But Not Too Much   3-31

 

Almond Checklist: 11 Key Points In April In The Sac Valley   3-30

 

CROP INSURANCE | POLICY

 

Farm Labor Legal Status – Congress Still Can’t Get it Done – DTN   4-4

 

Ag Hearing – House Appropriations Subcommittee on Rural Economy   4-3

 

Nebraska: Cost-Sharing Programs Available, Read Rules Carefully – DTN   4-5

 

Flood Damage: Governors Tell Corps of Engineers – It’s Time for a Change – DTN   4-5

 

Corn, Soy, Wheat: Estimated 2018 ARC-CO Payments   4-3

  

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WEEDS

 

Indiana: ATS and Burndown Herbicide Treatments   4-5

 

Herbicides: Why Are Adjuvants Important, How Are They Different?   4-4

 

Minnesota: Palmer Pigweed Continues to Spread – What You Should Know   4-3

 

Inversions And Herbicide Movement: 7 Things Learned In 4 Years Of Research   4-2

 

New EPA-Required Paraquat Training, Additional Use Restrictions   4-2

 

Nebraska: Invasive Marestail in Pastures – Act Quickly   4-1

 

OTHER NEWS

 

Aflatoxin Protection: Native Fungal Strains Offer Alternative to Commercial Products   4-5

 

Sorghum’s Built-In Insect Defense System – Future Pesticide?   4-5

 

Soybean-Based Drinking Straw Wins Student Innovation Competition   4-3

 

Fuel Report: Diesel Little Changed, Gas Prices Continue Climb   4-3

 

IN THE FIELD

 

Nebraska: Flood-Soaked Grains, Forages – Dispose Quickly – 4 Tips   4-1

 

Arkansas Cotton, Rice, Soy: Insecticide Seed Treatment Options   4-4

 

Alabama Prospective Planting Numbers Released   4-4

 

Tennessee: Take Home Points About Insect Control   4-2

 

Nebraska: Flood Damaged Fields – 3 Stages of Repair   4-2

 

Alabama: New Extension Plant Diagnostic Lab Now Accepting Samples   4-2

 

Corn | Soybeans

 

Soybeans: Mustard Cover Crop – Natural Barrier to Charcoal Rot?   4-5

 

NC Soybeans: 6-Year Foliar Study Digs Deep into Commercial Products   4-5

 

Michigan Corn: Nitrogen Guidelines – Focusing on the Right Rate   4-4

 

Iowa: Applying Flood Adulterated Grain as Crop Nutrients   4-3

 

Corn: Tar Spot – Things to Keep in Mind Ahead of Planting – Podcast   4-3

 

Arkansas: Free Corn Nematode Assays Offered in 2019   4-2

 

Iowa: Prevented Planting – 11 Frequently Asked Questions   4-2

 

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Planting with Seedling Diseases, Low Germination Rates   4-2

 

Minnesota: Corn-Alfalfa Rotations – Spring Management Is Key   4-1

 

Minnesota Corn: Post-Planting Nitrogen Management – Podcast   4-1

   

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Cotton

 

Texas LRGV Cotton, Sorghum: Aphids Attracting Ladybugs   4-5

 

North Carolina Cotton: Seed Is Expensive…Protect This Investment!!   4-4

 

North Carolina Cotton: New Planting Conditions Calculator Available   4-4

 

Georgia Cotton: Thrips Management Thoughts for 2019   4-2

 

Georgia Cotton: Planting Techniques to Ensure a Successful Stand   4-2

 

Georgia: Cotton Blue Disease – What We Know   4-2

 

Tennessee Cotton: Transform WG – Section 18 Approved   4-2

 

Georgia Cotton: 7 Key Points To Take Into Account Regarding Thrips   4-2

 

Alabama: Cotton Blue Disease Pathogen Overwintered in Fields   4-2

 

Livestock

 

Midwest Rain, Blizzard: Keeping Cattle Safe Still Challenging – DTN   4-3

 

Peanuts | Pecans

 

Sawyer on Crops: Pecan Budbreak Starting, Fungicide Options – Podcast   4-5

 

Texas Peanuts: 4 Key Weed Management Practices   4-4

 

Georgia Peanuts: When Should We Start Planting?   4-3

 

Georgia Pecans: Example Fungicide Programs; When to Start Spraying   4-2

 

Georgia Pecans: Good Chill Accumulation In, Budbreak Starts   4-1

 

Rice

 

Louisiana Rice: Great Start But Rains Add Challenges   4-5

 

Texas: Some Rice Was Planted, Despite the Rain   4-4

 

Mississippi Rice: Furrow Irrigation Yield Variations   4-2

 

Arkansas Rice: Long-Grain Sales On Positive Trend   3-30

 

Rice Planting Estimates Close To Initial Guesses   3-30

 

Arkansas Rice: Reducing Fertilizer — Weigh The Realities   3-30

 

Tobacco

 

Tobacco: Will This Be the Smallest Crop in U.S. History?   4-2

 

Wheat

 

Oklahoma Wheat: Diseases Mostly Absent, Keep Watch for Aphids   4-5

 

Tennessee Wheat: Fungicide Considerations, Disease Identification   4-5

 

USDA Weekly Crop Progress – Wheat Crop, Best Condition in 3 Years – DTN   4-2

 

Texas Wheat: Making Aphid, Fungicide Decisions In Hill County   4-1

 

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