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Editor: Debra L Ferguson

Associate Editor: Ernst Undesser

 

AGFAX NEWSLETTERS

 

California Almonds: Almonds Blooming But Taking Their Time – AgFax   2-16

 

EDITOR’S PICKS

 

Farm Taxes: 7 Red Flags That Can Trigger Audits – DTN   2-19

 

Ag Credit: Conditions Remained Weak in 2019 4th Quarter – Federal Reserve   2-18

 

DTN Fertilizer Trends: Low Prices Spell Trouble for Companies   2-20

 

Federal Budget: How Does Ag Spending Look for 2020?   2-18

 

Emptying Grain Bins – Make Safety Your 1st Priority When   2-21

 

Prepping Your Planter – A 10-Point Checklist – DTN   2-18

 

Conservation Reserve Program Signup Deadline Approaches   2-18

 

Lorsban Fading Away But Generic Chlorpyrifos Lives On (For Now) – DTN   2-20

 

Hubbs on Grain: 2020 Soybean Price Prospects   2-18

 

Multi-Farm ARC-IC Tool, Other Program Information   2-19

 

Ethanol: Plenty Working Against Profitability – DTN   2-21

 

Stronger Farmland Values Support Farm Economy   2-18

 

Farmers Join Forces for Sustainability, Responsible Climate Policy   2-19

 

USDA’s Climate Change Stance Ignores Sustainable Ag’s Positive Potential – Commentary   2-18

 

WEEDS

 

Preventing the Spread of Invasive Weeds – Video   2-18

 

Arkansas Weed Management: Getting Sprayers in Tip-Top Shape – Podcast   2-18

 

Louisiana Crops: Spring Burndown, Cover Crops and the Greenbridge – Podcast   2-18

  
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ARC/PLC DECISIONS

 

Multi-Farm ARC-IC Tool, Other Program Information 

 

ARC-IC: Payment Examples and Revised 2019 Payment Calculator

 

Deadline Looms For Your ARC Versus PLC Decision – Are You Ready? – DTN

 

ARC/PLC Payment Calculator Updated – Expected Payments for 2020

 

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

 

4 Things to Consider When Making ARC vs. PLC Decision

 

USDA - Scroll Down

 

MARKETS | MONEY

 

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights   2-21

 

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA   2-21

 

Rice Market Update: Growers Focused on New Crop   2-20

 

Moving Grain: Army Corps Announces Funding of 6 Port Channel Projects   2-20

 

Wheat: Supply, Quality, and Price Support – USDA Export Estimates   2-20

 

Ag Trade: China Considering U.S. Farm Purchases by March   2-19

 

World Rough Rice Prices Increased   2-19

 

USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices   2-18

 

Value-Added Trade Vs. Gross Trade – A Different Ballgame   2-18

 

Corn, Soybeans: USDA Ag Projections to 2029   2-18

 

2020 World Cotton Outlook: Bearish Effect from Multiple Factors   2-15

 

Ag Trade: Coronavirus Cases Increase, But More U.S. Soybean Sales Expected   2-18

  

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WEATHER 

 

Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains Across the South   2-20

 

NOAA Drought Outlook Seasonal – March, April, May   2-20

 

OTHER NEWS

 

National Cotton Council – Kent Fountain Elected 2020 Chairman   2-21

 

Fuel Report: Diesel, Gas Price Trends   2-21

 

University of Georgia Marshals Resources to Battle Farmer Stress   2-20

 

Growers Donate Peanut Butter to Federation of Virginia Food Banks   2-18

 

Well Owners Urged to Be Aware of Potential Contamination from Flood Waters   2-18

 

Cotton Council International Elects New President, 2020   2-17

 

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IN THE FIELD  

 

Corn | Soybeans

 

Michigan Soybeans: 7 Risks of Ultra-Early Planting   2-21

 

Corn: Handy Bt Trait Table Updated for 2020   2-21

 

Arkansas: Soybean Vein Necrosis Research Leads to Unexpected Discovery   2-21

 

Corn: New A.I. Algorithm Better Predicts Yields   2-20

 

Tennessee: Insect Pressure Following Warm Winter – Podcast   2-20

 

Midwest Soybeans: Improving Resistance to SCN – DTN   2-18

 

Louisiana Soybeans: Prospects For Heavy Redbanded Stink Bug Pressure In 2020   2-18

 

Minnesota Corn: Is Managing Nitrogen Becoming More Difficult?   2-18

 

Damaged Corn – Making The Best Of A Bad Situation? – DTN   2-18

 

Michigan Soybeans: 8 Production Lessons Learned from 2019   2-21

 

Louisiana Corn: Dealing With Early Insects Before, During and After Planting   2-18

 

Illinois Soybeans: What You Should Know About Phytophthora   2-18

 

Cotton

 

Alabama Cotton: Thrips Management Considerations for 2020   2-18

 

South Carolina Cotton: Price Swings, New Disease Put Strain on Growers   2-18

 

Alabama: Cotton Leaf Roll Dwarf Virus – What You Should Know   2-21

 

Cotton Acres Expected To Slip In 2020 – NCC Survey   2-15

 

Hemp

 

Hemp’s Prospects Stall Amidst FDA’s Uncertainty? – DTN   2-18

 

Rice

 

Horizon Ag: Manage Rice For Success In 2020   2-19

 

Peanuts

 

Arkansas Peanuts: Field Performance Results from Mississippi County   2-19

 

Tobacco

 

Tobacco: Slight Optimism Over Chinese Sales   2-20

 

Wheat

 

Oklahoma Wheat, Alfalfa: Army Cutworms Reported in Some Fields   2-18

 

USDA

 

Rice Outlook: U.S. Import Forecast Increased 8% to Record High   2-19

 

Wheat Outlook: U.S. Carryout Tightens on Higher Exports   2-19

 

Oil Crops Outlook: Higher Global Imports Boost U.S. Soybean Export Prospects   2-19

 

Feed Grain Outlook: Offsetting Changes in Usage Leave Corn Stocks Unchanged   2-19

 

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