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AGFAX E-NEWS

 

Cotton – Southeast – For Better Planting Progress, Just Add Heat – AgFax   5-14

 

Cotton – Midsouth – Planting Progress, Warmer Weather – Finally On Track? – AgFax   5-13

 

Rice – Midsouth Planting Stalls Again, Early Coastal Rice Hits PD – AgFax   5-14

 

Cotton – Southwest – Teaser Showers | Low Temps, Replant? – AgFax   5-13

 

California Almonds: May-Spray And Mite Decisions As Big Crop Shapes Up – AgFax  5-9

 

EDITOR’S PICKS

 

Farmland Values Stay Strong Thanks to Online Auctions – DTN   5-15

 

Federal Reserve Ag Credit Surveys: Economy Conditions By Region   5-15

 

Miss. River Floods – Army Corps of Engineers Sued Over Management – DTN   5-15

 

Livestock: Cattle Markets Face Problems Trying to Return to “Normal” – DTN   5-15

 

Cleveland On Cotton: Let’s Talk (A Small) Profit   5-15

 

DTN Fertilizer Outlook: Localized Ammonia Shortages in Corn Belt   5-13

 

Grain Shippers Concerned Over Unfair Rail Charges – DTN   5-13

 

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Looking to WASDE for Direction  5-11

 

Ethanol Gets a Boost as Americans Resume Driving   5-12

 

Estate Planning: Decide What Happens to Your “Stuff” or Someone Else Will  5-11

 

WEATHER 

 

Drought Monitor Weekly: Mostly Dry with Some Wet Spots   5-15

 

Michigan: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Freeze   5-15

 

South Dakota: 17 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods   5-15

 

Florida: 4 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought   5-15

 

THE WEST

 

California: USDA-NASS Predicts Third Straight Record-Breaking Almond Crop   5-12

 

California Almonds: On The Road To Improving Forecasts  5-9

 

USDA Reports - Scroll Down

 

MARKETS | MONEY

 

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA   5-15

 

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights   5-15

 

Rice Market Update: Keeping the Food Chain Supply Moving   5-14

 

Moving Grain:  STB Issues Guidance on Demurrage   5-14

 

Ag Trade Issues: Meeting Chinese Phase One Targets a “‘Herculean Task”   5-14

 

Spring Wheat: Market Betting on Lower Prices – DTN   5-12

 

Rice Market: Lack of WTO Appeals May Invite Trade Violations   5-12

 

COVID-19 Has Caused an “Ag Tsunami;” USDA, DOJ Investigate Livestock Markets  5-11

 

Livestock: Meat Processing Rebounds, Prices Continue Higher   5-12

 

WEEDS

 

Minnesota: Preemergence Herbicide Injury on Soybeans… Or Maybe Not?   5-15

 

Tennessee Cotton, Soybeans: Dicamba Application Best Management Practices   5-14

 

Iowa: To Spray or Not to Spray?  5-11

 

Mississippi: Online Pesticide Training Available  5-11

 

Nebraska: How to Control Invasive Field Bindweed  5-11

 

North Carolina: Consider Planting Conditions When Choosing Preemergence Herbicides  5-11

 

Alabama: Rescue Treatments For Tall Palmer Pigweed – How They Compare  5-11

 

CORONAVIRUS

 

Coronavirus: Meatpacker Worker Deaths Spark Lawsuits – DTN   5-15

 

COVID-19 Roils Ag Markets- Impacts on Income, Food Prices, Production   5-13

 

Pandemic Relief Update: Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program   5-13

 

OTHER NEWS

 

Fuel Report: Gasoline Climbs, Still a Dollar Below Last Year   5-13

 

Rice in Beer? Growing Popularity Among U.S. Craft Breweries   5-13

 

Ag Equipment Sales: April’s YTD Action Roughly Flat   5-13

 

IN THE FIELD  

 

5 Things to Know About the Haney Soil Health Test – Video   5-14

 

Nebraska: Center Pivot Safety – What Could Go Wrong?  5-11

 

Nebraska: Recycling Pesticide Jugs – Pursuing Sustainable Ag  5-11

 

Corn | Soybeans

 

Indiana Soybeans: Assessing Freeze Damage To Seedlings – Video   5-15

 

Pennsylvania: The Risk for Chilling Injury in Corn and Soybeans   5-15

 

Michigan Soybeans: Thin Stands Can Produce Surprising Yields   5-15

 

Indiana: First Comes Frost, Then Comes Blight   5-15

 

Minnesota: Black Cutworms Arrive, Start Scheduling Scouting   5-14

 

Tennessee Corn, Soybeans: Crops Look Relatively Good Despite Weather   5-14

 

Illinois: Planting Corn Late and Its Impacts   5-14

 

Iowa: How to Recover from Frosted Corn   5-14

 

Indiana Corn, Soybeans: Still Too Early For Black Cutworm   5-15

 

Ohio Corn, Soybeans: How Did the Cold Weekend Impact Crops?   5-12

 

Iowa: The Basics of Crop Scouting   5-14

 

Minnesota: How Bad Will Seed Corn Maggot Be This Year?   5-11

 

Iowa: Scouting Recommendations for Black Cutworm  5-11

 

Cotton | Sorghum

 

Texas LGRV Cotton: Heavy Whitefly, Aphid Populations   5-15

 

South Carolina: Three Insect Species Gaining Attention In Cotton, Soy   5-15

 

Tennessee: Cotton Seedling Diseases – Getting to the ‘Root’ of the Problem   5-15

 

South Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Protect Crops from Hungry Insects   5-14

 

Texas High Plains: Effects of Recent Rains on Crops, Herbicides – Podcast   5-14

 

Texas Blacklands: Earworms, Armyworms in Corn; Sporadic Pests in Cotton   5-13

 

Arkansas Cotton: Increased Acreage, Record Yield in 2019; Ginning Capacity Increased   5-13

 

North Carolina Cotton: Strong Planting Window Approaches  5-11

 

Alabama Cotton: Where We Stand With Thrips This Week  5-11

 

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Scout Field for Fleahoppers  5-11

 

Livestock

 

Livestock: Calls for Aid to Pork Farmers – DTN   5-15

 

Livestock: Pork Farmers Still Face Logjam – DTN   5-12

 

Livestock: Impact of COVID-19 on Cattle Finishing Net Returns  5-11

 

Rice

 

Arkansas Rice: Growers Finally Make Headway in Planting   5-15

 

Arkansas: Furrow-Irrigated Rice Handbook Offers Research, Recommendations  5-11

 

Peanuts | Pecans

 

Georgia Pecans: Make Sure Trees Getting Enough Water; Scab Pressure Generally Light   5-15

 

Alabama Peanuts: Thrips Management and Control   5-12

 

Georgia Peanuts: How to Deal with a Potential Gypsum Shortage   5-12

 

Wheat

 

Spring Wheat Planting Progress Varies with Regional Conditions   5-14

 

Illinois Wheat: Should You Be Worried About Stripe Rust?   5-12

 

Oklahoma Wheat: Diseases Mostly Quiet   5-12

 

Ohio Wheat: How Cold is Too Cold at Feekes 8 and 10.5.1 Growth Stages?   5-12

 

USDA

 

Global Markets: Grains – Record Corn, Wheat, and Rice Crops Build Stocks in 2020/21   5-15

 

Global Markets: Cotton – Supply Drives Record Stocks Outside of China   5-15

 

Global Markets: Oilseeds – Global Consumption Recovers After 2019/20 Drop   5-15

 

WASDE Cotton: Larger Consumption, Exports, Ending Stocks   5-12

 

WASDE Oilseeds: Higher Soybean Crush, Exports, Lower Ending Stocks   5-12

 

WASDE Rice: Larger Supplies, Exports, Usage   5-12

 

WASDE Coarse Grains: Record U.S. Feed Production   5-12

 

WASDE Wheat: Smaller Supplies, Reduced Domestic Use   5-12

 

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