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Oklahoma: Still Harvesting Wheat at 100 – Ag Video   1-13




4 Things to Consider When Making ARC vs. PLC Decision


ARC, PLC Payment Calculator Available for Updated Programs


Making ARC/PLC Decisions Based On What We Know In Late 2019


ARC Versus PLC – Best Choice In A Low-Price Environment? – DTN


ARC – Individual Vs. County – When Is It Worth Considering?




Trump Signs Phase-One Deal – DTN   1-17


Ag Trade: “Dimmed” Hopes That China Will Double U.S. Farm Purchases   1-13


China Deal: Taking a Closer Look at the Language – DTN   1-17


Corn: A Closer Look at USDA’s Balance Sheets   1-15


Ag Leaders Guardedly Optimistic on 2020 – DTN   1-17


USDA Estimates: Big Numbers, Big Errors, and More Adjustments Ahead – DTN   1-16


Crisis? Looking Like the ’80s But Supply Management Off the Table   1-15


Cleveland On Cotton: Become “Somewhat Aggressive” With New-Corp Marketing   1-17


Corn: Why Are Harvested Acres Always Predictably Lower Than Planted? – DTN   1-17


Ag Trade: Senate Passes USMCA – DTN   1-17


Hiring? Understand What Prospects Want To Know – DTN   1-16


FSA Encourages Producers to Enroll Soon in ARC, PLC Programs   1-17


AEM Ag Tractor Combine Report Shows Positive Growth in 2019   1-14


Farm Business: 5 Steps for a Successful Succession – DTN   1-14


Is the U.S.-China Trade Deal Unrealistic?   1-16


USDA S/D Reports Bearish Tone Goes Almost Unnoticed – DTN   1-14


Michigan: Farm Bill Programs – Don’t Make the Wrong Decision   1-14


Florida: 2019 Average Farm Rent, Labor Rates   1-13




Iowa: Changes in Common Weed Names   1-16




California Almond Community Announces 5-Point Pollinator Protection Plan   1-15


California Almonds: Shelling Continues So Crop May Exceed Projections   1-13


California Almonds: Major Variety Swings – Winners and Losers   1-13




NOAA Drought Outlook Seasonal – Feb., March, April   1-17


Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Precipitation in the East   1-17


Michigan: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Freeze   1-16


South Dakota: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods   1-16


Kentucky: 6 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought   1-16


Texas: 4 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought   1-16




Ag Trade: Senate Passes USMCA, Providing Reassurance, Certainty to Farmers   1-17


USDA: Peanut Price Highlights   1-17


Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA   1-17


Rice Market Update: Gulf States Sold Out, Delta Price Boost   1-16


Moving Grain: Export Inspections Rise, Still Below Average   1-16


Ag Purchases Included in Signing of Phase One Trade Deal   1-16


World Rough Rice Prices Unchanged   1-15


DDG Weekly: Markets Still Quiet from Holiday Lull – DTN   1-14


Grain Transportation: More River Funding But Still Playing Catch-Up – DTN   1-14


Livestock: African Swine Fever Continues to Propel “Profound” Market Changes   1-14


USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices   1-14


Hubbs on Grain: Waiting for the Trade Deal   1-13


Livestock: Cattle Finishing Net Return Prospects for 2020   1-13


Shurley on Cotton: Upward Price Trend But Set Reasonable Marketing Goals   1-13


Cleveland On Cotton: Market Demand Taking Shape   1-12






Western Region Pecan Prices: Slightly Higher, Variable Quality Harvest   1-16


Texas Pecan Prices: Moderate Deliveries, Demand   1-16


Oklahoma Pecan Prices: Slightly Higher with Moderate Deliveries   1-16




Global Markets: Coarse Grains – Corn Trade Expands Over Last Decade   1-15


Global Markets: Wheat – Turkey, EU Lead Global Pasta Exports   1-15


Global Markets: Rice – Thai Exports Plunge Amid Production Declines, Global Competition   1-15


Global Markets: Cotton – Consumption Booms in Central Asia, Exports Falter   1-15


Global Markets: Oilseeds – Vegetable Oil Prices on Upward Trend   1-15




Group Wants Lake Erie on Pollution Diet – DTN   1-17


Fuel Report: Diesel, Gas Prices Fall, Still Above Last Year   1-15


Louisiana: Fromme Named Cotton Extension Specialist of the Year   1-15






Louisiana: AgCenter Seminar Focuses on Improving Crop Production   1-17


Tennessee Certified Pesticide Applicator Recertification; Dicamba, Paraquat Training   1-15


Drone Images Detect 2 Tomato Diseases with 99% Accuracy   1-14


Corn | Soybeans


Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2020 Crop Budgets Revised   1-17


Iowa Soybeans: 2019 Insecticide Evaluations   1-16


Illinois: Yield, Harvest Acreage Down in All Categories   1-15


Indiana Corn, Soybeans: Production Way Down from 2018 Record   1-15


Minnesota: Is ETgage an Effective Tool for Irrigation Management?   1-15




Arkansas Cotton: Ginning Season Goes into Extra Innings   1-17




Tennessee: So, You Wanna Be a Hemp Farmer?   1-17


Kentucky Hemp: 2 Additional Insecticides Registered for Pest Control   1-15


Tennessee Hemp: New Pesticides Approved – Podcast   1-15




Livestock: Expect Even Higher Hay Prices This Spring – DTN   1-14




Georgia Peanut Farm Show Provides Day of Education for Farmers   1-17




Arkansas Rice: Better Days Ahead in 2020   1-17


Arkansas Rice: New Long-Grain Clearfield Variety Available   1-14


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