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Cotton – Midsouth – A Few Bolls Open, Pests Remain Erratic   8-15


Cotton – Southeast – More Open Bolls, Defoliation Within Sight – AgFax   8-15


Cotton – Southwest – Defoliation Approaches In South, Central Texas – AgFax   8-15


Rice – Arkansas Harvest Starts, Coastal Yields Still Lag – AgFax   8-15




Pecan Shells Could Protect Against Food Bacteria   8-16


Indiana: Nearly 100 Farm Families Receive Century Farming Award   8-14




Prevented Planting – Where Did USDA Get So Many ‘Corn’ Acres? – DTN   8-15


Record Set In Unplanted Acres – Where Were The Biggest Shortfalls? – DTN   8-13


Cleveland On Cotton: Carryover Will Cast A Long Shadow   8-16


Endangered Species Act: Look For “Zoning” Protection For Threatened Populations - DTN   8-13


Midwest Farmland Values: Mostly Steady but Some Declines   8-16


Corn, Soybean Prices: A Worst Case Look at 2020, 2021   8-14


Hubbs on Grain: USDA Raises Corn Production Estimate, Lowers Soybeans   8-14


Farm Equipment Sales – Slippage In July Compared To 2018   8-13


Democrats Seek Rural Connections At Iowa State Fair Springboard – DTN   8-13




Glyphosate Lowers pH of Dicamba Spray Mixtures, Says Study   8-16


Iowa: Weed Management – What Is a Realistic Goal?   8-16




Illinois: 102 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods   8-16


Mississippi: 45 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods   8-16


Missouri: 53 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods   8-16


Arkansas: 44 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Floods   8-16


NOAA Seasonal Drought Outlook – Sept., Oct., Nov.   8-15


Drought Monitor Weekly: Overall Abnormal Dryness Spreads   8-15


Tennessee: 9 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Floods   8-12


Ohio: 16 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Flood   8-12




California Cotton: Latest County-Level Whitefly Survey Results   8-12




Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA   8-16


Corn, Soybean Acres: Impact of Prevent Plant   8-16


Rice Market: Harvest Full Speed Ahead, Little New Crop Yet to Trade   8-15


Moving Grain: Panama Canal Maintenance, Toll Proposal   8-15


USDA Reports Review – Breaking Down the Bearish Surprises – DTN   8-14


Trade War: U.S. Backtracks on Some Chinese Tariffs Until December   8-14


World Rough Rice Prices Lowered   8-14


Thompson On Cotton: Planning Amid Chaos – Possible Approaches   8-14


Soybean Basis: Already Tanked — Ripple Effect, Dim Outlook – DTN   8-13


Shurley on Cotton: Where to Go From Here?   8-13


USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices   8-13




Missouri Crop Planting Estimates – With Single Exception, Down From 2018   8-14


Arkansas: Soy Acres Lowest in 5 Decades; Cotton Continues Expansion   8-13


North Carolina: An “Up” Year Mostly Projected, Yield-Wise   8-12


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Fuel Report: Prices Dip Lower   8-14


Mississippi: Introducing New DREC Agronomist Ben Lawrence – Podcast   8-14




Corn | Soybeans


Michigan Corn: Identifying Late-Season Caterpillars Feeding   8-16


Minnesota Soybeans: Dealing with White Mold, Aphids, Gall Midge – Podcast   8-16


Nebraska: Calculating the Odds of a Hard Freeze   8-15


Minnesota Soybeans: Keep Scouting for Defoliating Pests   8-14


Nebraska: Soybean Gall Midge Spreading   8-16


Minnesota Corn: What Source of Sulfur Is Right for You? – Video   8-14


Tennessee Soybeans: Management Tips for Corn Earworm   8-13


Ohio Corn: Estimating Yield Losses in Stressed Fields   8-13


Minnesota Corn: Cover Crop Strategies to Improve Nitrogen Cycling   8-13


Cotton | Sorghum


South Carolina Cotton: Bollworms Remain Mostly Nonexistent — No Complaints There   8-16


Texas LRGV Cotton: Good Yields, Whiteflies Moving into Defoliated Fields   8-16


North Carolina Cotton: 4 Management Considerations for the Rest of ’19   8-16


Mississippi: Cotton, Soybean Insect Update – Podcast   8-15


Texas West Plains Cotton: Insects Scarce but Keep Scouting   8-16


Tennessee Cotton: Be on Lookout for Bollworms – Podcast   8-14


Georgia Sorghum: 3 Considerations for Planting After Reflex Treated Watermelons   8-13


Texas Plains Pests: Cotton Quiet; Sugarcane Aphids, Banks Grass Mite Active in Grains   8-12


South Carolina Cotton: Still In The “Stink Bug Month”   8-11




North Carolina Hemp: Root Diseases Prevalent   8-16


Nebraska: Hemp Production for Fiber or Grain   8-16


North Carolina Hemp: Exserohilum Leaf Spot Causing Problems   8-16


Pecans | Peanuts


Georgia Peanuts: Drought Threatens Dryland Crop   8-16


Alabama Peanuts: Wet Fall Contributes to Low pH and Zinc Toxicity   8-15


Sawyer on Crops: Pecans Recovering from Michael; Scab Showing Up in Stuarts   8-14


Virginia Peanuts: When Should You Start Digging?   8-16


Georgia Pecans: Time for Full Capacity on Irrigation   8-13


Georgia Peanut Achievement Club Meeting Honors Growers   8-14




Arkansas Rice: Harvest Aids – Timing Is Everything   8-16


Rice: Blast Resistance Could Be on the Horizon   8-16


Arkansas Rice: Harvest Starts, Cautionary Notes On Acephate   8-16


Louisiana Rice: Ratooning – Fine Points For Second Cropping   8-16


Arkansas Rice: Stink Bugs, Billbugs and Disease – Not Out Of The Woods Yet   8-11


Louisiana Rice: What Could Go Wrong Did Go Wrong   8-16


Mississippi Rice: Effects of Late Season Paraquat Drift   8-13


Arkansas Rice: Considering A Ratoon Crop? Points To Consider   8-11




Prevented Planting Filed on Over 19 Mln Acres in 2019 – USDA   8-13


Global Markets: Cotton – U.S. Exports Fall in Major Markets Outside Vietnam   8-15


Global Markets: Oilseeds – Soy Export Growth Evaporates With Chinese Demand   8-15


Global Markets: Rice – EU Imports Rise, Suppliers Shift with Safeguard Tariffs   8-15


Global Markets: Wheat – Feed, Residual Projected at Record High in 2019/20   8-15


Global Markets: Coarse Grains – Another Record for Ukraine Corn Exports   8-15


WADE Cotton: Higher U.S. Production, Exports, Ending Stocks   8-13


WASDE Oilseeds: U.S. Soybean Production Lowered   8-13


WASDE Rice: Reduced Domestic Production, Usage   8-13


WASDE Coarse Grains: Reduced U.S. Corn Demand, Higher Stocks   8-13


WASDE Wheat: Higher U.S. Production Outweighs Increased Use   8-12


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