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AgFax Southwest Cotton: Too Wet, Planting Stalled, Weeds Growing – Hit Replay   5-9


AgFax Rice: More Rain Delays, Tough Decisions Ahead In Midsouth   5-9


AgFax Southeast Cotton: Perhaps “The Best Planting Season In A Generation” For Some Areas?   5-8


AgFax Midsouth Cotton: Rains Persist, Late Cotton In The Cards   5-8


AgFax Tree Crops: Insects More Apparent, Some May Sprays Commence   5-4


Quote of the Week


“Sometimes growers don't recognize marestail until it bolts and gets 1-foot tall.”

Texas A&M AgriLife IPM Agent Hockley, Cochran & Lamb Counties




Soybean Prices: What Happens if There is No Chinese Trade Agreement? – DTN   5-10


Cleveland on Cotton: O.A. is on the Warpath – 3 Decades of Grower Acceptance, Lack of Promotion   5-10


Farmland Values: Decline on the Horizon? – Fed Reserve   5-10


Ag Economy: Financial Pressure Mounting on Farmers Across the Country   5-10


USDA Wants a New Home – 35 States Step Up – Top 3 Picked   5-6


USDA Advances Ill-Advised Plan to Relocate Research Divisions   5-6


Chlorpyrifos Insecticide: California Moves to Ban it – DTN   5-10


Midwest River Locks Closed – CBOT Declares Corn, Soy Contract Relief – DTN   5-8


Dossett On Rice: Watching The Midsouth Rain Totals   5-10


Farmer Commentary: The Importance Of Taking The Long View on Tariff Fight  5-7


Ag Economy: Farmer Sentiment Plummets in April – Ag Barometer   5-7


Trade Group Decries Trump’s Tariff Tweets   5-6


Ag Banks Make Adjustments – Kansas City Fed   5-6




Illinois: Dicamba – June 30 Cut-Off Date Supported Despite Weather Delays – DTN   5-9


Ohio: Where Has All the Waterhemp Come From?   5-8


Illinois: Dicamba – Considerations for Application Restrictions   5-7




DTN Fertilizer Trends: Price Moves Fairly Muted   5-10


World Rough Rice Prices Unchanged   5-10


Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA   5-10


Moving Grain: Flood Waters Halt Barge Traffic   5-9


Rice Update: Weather Complicates Planting; All Eyes On May WASDE   5-9


WTO Report on Chinese Administration of Ag Tariff Rate Quotas   5-9


Grain Exports Offer Billions in Benefits Beyond the Farm, New Study   5-9


Soybean Oil – Largest Share of Domestic Biodiesel Production   5-9


Shurley on Cotton: Market Thoughts Ahead of the May Report   5-8


Rice: Export Marketing Summit Offers Assistance to Farmers   5-8


Ag Trade: Trump Threatens More Chinese Tariffs, to Go into Effect Friday   5-7


Thompson On Cotton: Don’t Wait For 80 Cents   5-7


USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices   5-7


Hubbs on Grain: Soybeans – Concerns of More Acres, Weak Exports   5-6




Chlorpyrifos Insecticide: California Moves to Ban it – DTN   5-10


California Almonds: Another Record-Breaking Crop Predicted   5-10


California Walnuts: Trees Take An Autumn Hit – Here’s What’s Known   5-4


California Pistachios: Crop Assessments, Observations From Bob Beede   5-4  




Hurricane Michael: Still No Relief for Struggling Farmers   5-10


Georgia Weather: April Was Warmer, Wetter Than Normal   5-10


Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Precipitation Continues   5-9


Mississippi: Low-Interest Loans for Ag Producers Impacted by Natural Disasters   5-9




Global Markets: Grains – World Supply and Use to Expand   5-10


Global Markets: Cotton – Record World Consumption Helps Lower Stocks   5-10


Global Markets: Oilseeds – Soybean Producers Face New Reality   5-10


WASDE Cotton: Higher U.S. Production, Exports, Ending Stocks   5-10


WASDE Oilseeds: Lower U.S. Soybean Production; Increased Usage   5-10


WASDE Rice: Large Increase in U.S. Beginning Stocks; Reduced Production   5-10


WASDE Coarse Grains: Increased U.S. Corn Acres Offset Lower Yields   5-10


WASDE Wheat: Increased Supplies Outweigh Higher Domestic Use   5-10




Mosquito and Tick Repellants – What Works. What Doesn’t.   5-6


Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 – Debt Limit Would Increase   5-9


Fuel Reports: Prices Rise Slightly   5-8


Iowa State – 4 Sets of Twins Graduate with Agribusiness Major   5-8




Anhydrous Ammonia: Farmer Training Isn’t a Bad Idea – DTN   5-9


Arkansas: U of A Releases Revised Crop Budgets   5-10


Tennessee: Seedling Diseases – What Can We Expect This Year? – Podcast   5-10


Nebraska: It’s Not Too Late – On-Farm Research Options   5-6


Corn | Soybeans


Tennessee Corn: Management of Johnsongrass Escapes   5-10


Arkansas Soybeans: Controlling Pigweed with Metribuzin Tolerant Varieties   5-10


Iowa Corn: Evaluating Stands, Making Replant Decisions   5-10


Iowa Corn: Late Planting Options   5-10


Arkansas Corn Growers – Tough Decisions as Late Planting Period Closes   5-10


Mississippi Corn: Bifenthrin Alternatives for Brown Stink Bugs?   5-10


Corn, Soybeans: How Will Late Planting Affect 2019 Acreage?   5-10


Ohio Corn: Getting a Good Start – Planting Depth Can Make a Difference   5-8


Ohio Soybeans: Recommendations for Late Planted Crops   5-8


Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Making Late Planting Decisions   5-8


Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Management Considerations When Planting Is Delayed   5-7


Tennessee Corn: Ryegrass and Poa Management Options   5-7


Missouri: Stick with Corn Until End of May, says Extension Agronomist   5-6


Midwest Corn: Hybrid Maturity Decisions for Delayed Planting   5-6 




Texas LRGV Crops: Some Cotton Near Bloom, Keep an Eye on Resistance   5-10


Texas Mid-Coast Cotton: 3 Early Season Pests – Thrips, Fleahoppers, Aphids   5-10


Oklahoma: ‘Best Looking Cotton Is Still in the Bag.’   5-10


Georgia Cotton: Nematodes – What You Do Now Affects Everything You Do Later   5-8


Georgia Cotton: Foliar Sprays for Thrips   5-8


Georgia Cotton: Pigweed and Tarnished Plant Bug Infestations   5-8


Georgia Cotton: Herbicides and “Dusting In” Seed – It’s Complicated   5-8


Georgia Cotton: Seedling Diseases and Management   5-7


Alabama Cotton: Thrips Predictor Model Helps Make Management Decisions   5-7


Georgia Cotton: Crop Progress, Assessing Plant Stands for Replanting   5-6


Peanuts | Pecans


Texas Peanuts: Herbicide Options for Early Weed Control   5-9


Sawyer on Crops: Pecans Looking Good After Pollination – Podcast   5-7


Georgia Peanuts: Valor Mishaps – Remember to Calibrate Your Sprayer   5-7


Oklahoma Pecans: Time to Obtain Pecan Nut Casebearer Traps   5-7




Arkansas Rice: Weed Control in Water-Seeded Fields   5-10




Tobacco: Transplanting at Full Throttle   5-6




Virginia Wheat: Scab Risk on the Rise   5-10


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