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Editor: Debra L Ferguson

Associate Editor: Ernst Undesser

Happy Holidays from the Staff of AgFax Weekend!

 

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

 

USA Rice Video Contest – A Sup-RICE-Ing Winner   12-19

 

Georgia Cotton Farmers Give Back to Those in Need   12-20

 

EDITOR’S PICKS

 

Corn Yield Contest – David Hula Wins 4th World Record – DTN   12-17

 

EPA: Atrazine Label Changes and Hemp Pesticides - DTN 12-20

 

Hubbs on Grain: What Can We Expect for Dec. Corn Stocks?   12-17

 

Trade Aid: How Did Payments Change in 2019 Over 2018?   12-20

 

Cleveland On Cotton: Looking Ahead To 77 Cents?   12-20

 

USMCA Trade Agreement Vote: Still In Holding Pattern – DTN   12-19

 

Iowa Farmland Value Grows 2.3% in 2019   12-17

 

Farm Bill Program Deadlines Approaching – Need Help Making a Decision?   12-18

 

Corn Basis: Hot Spots, Cold Spots And Maybe Opportunities – DTN   12-19

 

Corn Belt Disasters: Prevented Planting’s Ramifications Going Into 2020 – DTN   12-20

 

Ag Trade: China, U.S. Announce Deal, Waiting on the Details – DTN   12-17

 

Fuel Report: Gas Prices Fall, Diesel Varies   12-18

 

INDUSTRY

 

Cotton: Bayer Gives Name – ThryvOn – To Anticipated Insecticidal Trait   12-16

 

Cotton: Deltapine Rolls Out New Bollgard 3 XtendFlex Varieties   12-15

  
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WEATHER

 

NOAA Drought Outlook Seasonal – Jan., Feb., March   12-20

 

Drought Monitor Weekly: Widespread Rains; Southwest, Plains Mostly Dry   12-19

 

South Carolina: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought   12-19

 

Texas: 8 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought   12-19

 

Indiana: Jefferson County Designated Natural Disaster Area to Floods   12-19

 

Michigan: 22 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Freeze, Flooding   12-19

 

BIOFUELS

 

EPA’s Biofuel Blending Plan Falls Far Short Of Farmer Expectations – DTN   12-20

 

Biofuels: Frustration From the Corn Belt Over EPA Waivers   12-20

 

Biodiesel: Funding Bill Extends Key Tax Credit – DTN   12-18

 

USDA Reports - Scroll Down

 

MARKETS | MONEY

 

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights   12-20

 

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA   12-20

 

Moving Grain: Several Locks Closing on Mississippi, Ohio Rivers   12-19

 

Shurley On Cotton: How Do You Feel About Risk?   12-14

 

World Rough Rice Prices Increase   12-18

 

Dried Distillers Grain Prices Up Every So Slightly – DTN   12-17

 

Ag Trade: Doubts Over Chinese Purchases of $40-50Bln   12-17

 

Rice: Chinese Buyers Tour LSU AgCenter Facility   12-18

 

Grain Inspection Volume Mixed – DTN   12-17

 

Rice Weekly Market Report, Dec. 16 – USDA   12-17

 

USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices   12-17

  

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PECAN PRICES

 

Western Region Pecan Prices: Moderate Demand as Harvest Takes Off   12-19

 

Texas Pecan Prices: Good Demand as Harvest Picks Up   12-19

 

Oklahoma Pecan Prices: Stable with Good Demand   12-19

 

Louisiana Pecan Prices: Deliveries Remain Light   12-19

 

Georgia Pecan Prices: Steady as Season Wraps Up   12-19

 

IN THE FIELD  

 

Corn | Soybeans

 

South Carolina Corn: Bumper Crop Predicted for 2020   12-20

 

Kentucky: Soybean Production Contest Results Are In   12-20

 

Illinois: Nutrient Movement Off Frozen, Snow-Covered Soil   12-17

 

Ohio Corn, Soybeans: Choosing Varieties – Check Disease Resistance Ratings   12-18

 

Mississippi Soybeans: Variety Suggestions for 2020   12-16

 

Illinois: Soybean Cyst Nematode HG Types   12-17

 

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Cotton | Sorghum

 

Texas: High Plains Crop Profitability Analyzer Available   12-17

 

Arkansas Cotton: Outlook Bright Despite Some Late Planting   12-16

 

Alabama Cotton: Do Rootknot Nematode Resistant Varieties Require Less N?   12-17

 

Alabama Cotton: 2019 On-Farm Variety Trial Results   12-17

 

Arkansas Cotton: Variety Testing Program – 2-Year Averages   12-17

 

Hemp

 

South Carolina Hemp: New Software Streamlines Management of Licensing Program   12-17

 

Livestock

 

Livestock: African Swine Fever – An “Unprecedented Impact” in the Year of the Pig   12-20

 

Transporting Cattle — Things To Do Right So Nothing Goes Wrong – DTN   12-17

 

Rice

 

Arkansas Rice: Pest Management – Improving Defoliation Thresholds   12-20

 

Tobacco

 

Tobacco: Will China Buy Any U.S. Leaf in 2020?   12-20

 

USDA

 

Rice Outlook: U.S. Export Forecast Raised to 97.5 Mln Cwt   12-18

 

Oil Crops Outlook: Moderate Gains for Soybean Demand Restrain Prices   12-18

 

Feed Grain Outlook: No Changes to Domestic Projections   12-18

 

Wheat Outlook: Production Cuts for Key Competitors Create Opportunities for U.S.   12-18

 

Cotton Outlook: Global Imports Projected at 7-Year High   12-18

 

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