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Editor: Debra L Ferguson

Associate Editor: Ernst Undesser

 

EDITOR’S PICKS

 

Trade Agreement: Yet Another Excuse To Overplant?   1-24

 

Trade Aid: Last Payment “Assured and Imminent” – DTN   1-23

 

ARC/PLC Payment Calculator Updated – Expected Payments for 2020   1-23

 

New WOTUS Rule Announced   1-23

 

Cleveland on Cotton: China Stalls Even As Prices Slip   1-24

 

Farm Lending Declines For 2nd Quarter – Kansas City Fed   1-22

 

Farmers End 2019 with Renewed Optimism – DTN   1-23

 

Hubbs on Grain: 2 Trade Deals and a Price Drop   1-21

 

Farm Working Capital: Key Measure Slips Unevenly In Illinois Comparisons   1-21

 

Dossett on Rice: Weather Improvements Will Change Everything   1-24

 

Ag Economy: Jan. Observations from the Fed – Beige Book   1-21

 

Selling Food And Gaining Influence – New Realities – DTN   1-21

 

Ag Trade: Uncertainty Lingers Regarding Chinese Purchases of U.S. Goods   1-21

 

Farmers Can’t Ignore Consumers…Especially Their Fears – DTN   1-21

 

Corn: Record U.S. Production Possible in 2020, Prices to Remain Flat   1-21

  
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ARC/PLC DECISIONS

 

4 Things to Consider When Making ARC vs. PLC Decision

 

ARC/PLC Payment Calculator Updated – Expected Payments for 2020

 

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?

 

WEEDS

 

Tennessee: Pesticide Recertification for Dicamba, Paraquat – Podcast   1-24

 

Minnesota: Noxious Weeds Spread to 8 New Counties   1-23

 

Pennsylvania: What’s New for Agronomic Weed Control in 2020?   1-23

 

Herbicide Antagonism — Is It Making Bad Situations Worse? – DTN   1-21

 

THE WEST

 

California Almonds: 4 Goals to Improve Sustainability by 2025   1-21

 

WEATHER 

 

Texas: Disaster Relief for Crop Losses Due to 2018, 19 Droughts   1-24

 

Drought Monitor Weekly: Some Heavy Rains, Lots of Dry Spots   1-24

 

North Carolina: 14 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Hurricane Dorian   1-23

 

Texas: 5 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought   1-23

 

Kansas: Marshall County Designated Natural Disaster Area to Floods   1-23

 

Ohio Weather: Early Indications Point to Wetter Spring   1-22

 

MARKETS | MONEY

 

Soybean Market: Early to Predict but Here’s Something to Think About   1-24

 

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights   1-24

 

USDA Crop Reports: A Proposal to Re-Level the Information Playing Field   1-24

 

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA   1-24

 

Rice Market: Little Downside Price Risk   1-24

 

How Much Of What Will China Buy? They’re Not Sure. – DTN   1-23

 

World Rough Rice Prices Increase   1-23

 

Moving Grain: Major Barge Lines in Legal Disputes   1-23

 

Wheat: Income Potential, Weather Fight Against Winter Seeding   1-23

 

ELS Cotton Competitive Payment Rate Is Zero   1-23

 

Thompson on Cotton: Market Direction After Trade Agreement? It Depends   1-22

 

USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices   1-21

  

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PECAN PRICES

 

Western Region Pecan Prices: Good Demand, Variable Quality   1-23

 

Texas Pecan Prices: Light Deliveries Despite Active Trade   1-23

 

Oklahoma Pecan Prices: Moderate Deliveries as Season Winds Down   1-23

 

USDA

 

Pecan Production Up 14% From Previous Year – USDA   1-23

 

Feed Grain Outlook: Several Changes to Current, Past Year’s Balance Sheets   1-21

 

Wheat Outlook: Stocks Tighten on Rising Domestic Use; Exports Hold Steady   1-21

 

Rice Outlook: U.S. Production Estimate Lowered 3.3Mln Cwt   1-21

 

Oil Crops Outlook: Soybean Prices Supported by Strengthening Soy Oil Market   1-21

 

OTHER NEWS

 

Arkansas: U of A Partners with Ag-Analytics to Collect Precision Data   1-24

 

Navigable Waters Protection Rule – A New Definition of WOTUS   1-24

 

Fuel Report: Diesel, Gas Prices Drop 3 Cents   1-23

 

Tennessee: Discovery Park of American Announces Major Ag Funding   1-23

 

For Biofuel Industry, Plenty Riding On Feds’ Optimistic Tone – DTN   1-21

 

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IN THE FIELD  

 

Arkansas: Making Decisions with ‘Phase One’ Signed, No Word on 3rd MFP Payment   1-24

 

Tennessee: Insect Management Publication Available Online   1-24

 

Minnesota: Extension Begins Drainage Trial   1-22

 

New Land Lease? How to Incorporate Conservation Practices.   1-22

 

Corn | Soybeans

 

North Carolina Soybeans: 2019 Yield Contest Results Posted   1-23

 

Grain Storage: Natural-Air Drying, Truth vs. Myth   1-22

 

Ohio: Managing Stored Grain Through Winter   1-22

 

Hemp

 

Pennsylvania Hemp: What’s New for 2020 Regulations?   1-23

 

Pecans

 

Georgia Pecans: Look Out for Fire Ants in Orchards   1-21

 

Tobacco

 

Tobacco: Market Slips for U.S. Burley, Malawi Troubles Could Help   1-24

 

Wheat

 

Tennessee: Wheat, Aphids, and BYD – It’s That Time of Year   1-24

 

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