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AGFAX E-NEWS

 

Cotton – Southeast – Planting Progresses Where The Weather Allows – AgFax   5-20

 

Cotton – Midsouth – How Much Longer Will Farmers Plant Now? – AgFax   5-20

 

Rice – Midsouth – How Many Acres For 2020? – AgFax   5-21

 

Cotton – Southwest – Weather Delays | Weed Battles Begin – AgFax   5-20

 

California Almonds: Nut Fill Well Underway, Crop Size Still Impresses – AgFax   5-16

 

EDITOR’S PICKS

 

Farm Programs: Has Coronavirus Impacted Payment Outlook?   5-20

 

Farm Equipment Sales Better Than Expected, but Industry Not All Rosy – DTN   5-21

 

FSA Expands Set-Aside Loan Provision for Customers Impacted by COVID-19   5-21

 

Hubbs on Grain: Soybean Demand Remains Uncertain   5-19

 

Cleveland On Cotton: Much Depends On What China Does Or Doesn’t Do   5-22

 

Ethanol: FDA Confusion Plagues Sanitizer Production – DTN   5-21

 

Ag Trade: China Reiterates Pledge to Implement Phase One Agreement   5-22

 

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program – Sign-Up Details Released – DTN   5-21

 

Biofuel Issues: Blending Quotas, RFS Waivers, COVID-19 Relief, and Gasoline Demand   5-21

 

COVID-19 Created Disconnect Between Where Food Is Produced, Where It’s Needed   5-21

 

Livestock: How Has COVID-19 Affected U.S. Pork Exports?   5-19

 

WEATHER 

 

Drought Monitor Weekly: South Mostly Wet; Variable Temps   5-22

 

NOAA Drought Outlook Seasonal – June, July, Aug.   5-22

 

South Dakota: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods   5-22

 

California: 5 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought   5-20

 

Texas: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought   5-20

 

Illinois: How Has a Changing Climate Impacted Agriculture?   5-22

 

THE WEST

 

California: Pistachio Tasklist for 2020   5-20

 

MARKETS | MONEY

 

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA   5-22

 

Moving Grain: Illinois River Closures Scheduled This Summer   5-22

 

USDA: Farmers, Ranchers to Receive Direct Support for Losses Related to COVID-19   5-19

 

Rice Market Update: Delta Planting Continues to Battle Weather Conditions   5-21

 

Ag Trade: Amid Phase One Frustration, China Asks Food Companies To Boost Commodity Supplies   5-19

 

U.S. Rice Back in Turkish Market   5-19

 

USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices   5-19

 

WEEDS

 

Tennessee: Management of Grass Escapes from Paraquat Burndown   5-22

 

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Which Dicamba, 2,4-D Products Can Be Sprayed Burndown?   5-22

 

Minnesota: Weeds Coming Up, Are You Ready for the Fight?   5-21

 

Tennessee Wheat: Italian Ryegrass Management Considerations   5-22

 

Florida: Pesticide License Testing Resumes at Extension Offices   5-18

 

OTHER NEWS

 

Fuel Report: Gas Prices Rise, Diesel Unchanged   5-20

 

IN THE FIELD  

 

Florida: Grasshoppers Could Be a Problem This Season   5-22

 

Alabama: How to Manage Fertilizer Costs in Economic Uncertainty   5-19

 

Corn | Soybeans

 

Pennsylvania Soybeans: Dealing with Early Season Soilborne Diseases   5-22

 

Indiana Corn: Replanting? Controlling “Volunteer” Corn.   5-22

 

Arkansas Soybeans: Planting Sprints Toward Finish Line as Weather Allows   5-22

 

Michigan: Assessing Cold Weather Damage on Soybeans   5-22

 

Iowa: Mosaic Corn in Your Field? Don’t Fret Just Yet.   5-21

 

Soybeans: How Does Late Planting Affect U.S. Average Yield?   5-21

 

Illinois Corn: 5 Considerations for Tar Spot Management   5-20

 

Pennsylvania: Corn and Soybean Herbicide Damage   5-22

 

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: The 5 “W’s” of Stand Assessments   5-21

 

Michigan: Soybeans vs. Floods   5-22

 

Kentucky Corn: Be on Lookout for Seedling Diseases   5-20

 

Indiana Corn: Effects of Flooding, Ponding Prior to Tasseling   5-19

 

Iowa: Mosaic Corn in Your Field? Don’t Fret Just Yet.   5-21

 

Minnesota Corn: Nitrogen Advisory Tools – Do They Work?   5-19

 

Nebraska Corn, Soybeans: Evaluating Freeze, Chilling Injury   5-18

 

Iowa: Begin Scouting in Early Season for Better Management Decisions   5-20

 

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Much Were Production Costs in 2019?   5-18

 

Ohio: Stay on the Lookout for Leaf Diseases   5-19

 

Nebraska: How to Scout Corn for Insects   5-18

 

Illinois: Getting Through a Late Frost with Corn and Soybeans   5-18

 

Ohio: Grain Budgets and Projected Returns in 2020   5-19

 

Nebraska: Planting Dates and How They Impact Corn Growth   5-18

 

Cotton | Sorghum

 

South Carolina: Three Key Insects Right Now In Cotton, Soy   5-22

 

Tennessee Cotton: Yield Potential and Planting Date   5-22

 

Texas High Plains Cotton: Heavy Thrips Populations – Podcast   5-21

 

Oklahoma Cotton: Weekly Scouting for Thrips a Priority   5-21

 

Arkansas: When to Make the Difficult Decision of Replanting Cotton   5-20

 

North Carolina Cotton: Consider Switching to Earlier Maturing Varieties   5-20

 

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Fleahoppers on the Rise   5-18

 

Rice

 

Arkansas Rice: Fertilizing, Flooding Early Crops – Podcast   5-21

 

Louisiana: Rice Crop Yield Potential   5-22

 

Arkansas: Rice Farmer Incentives for Waterfowl Habitat, Hunting Access   5-20

 

Sugarcane

 

Louisiana Sugarcane: 2020 Crop Off to Good Start   5-21

 

Peanuts | Pecans

 

Georgia Peanuts: Valor Injury Likely After Rains   5-22

 

Florida Peanuts: Managing Aspergillus, Rhizoctonia Crown Rots   5-22

 

Georgia: Reminders for Peanut Crops   5-20

 

Georgia Pecans: Irrigation Considerations   5-20

 

Florida Peanuts: Stand Issues – Should You Replant Your Field?   5-18

 

Wheat

 

Indiana Wheat: Foliar Diseases, Fusarium Head Blight Management   5-22

 

Oklahoma Wheat: Crops Mostly Passed Disease Concern   5-22

 

Kentucky: Assessing Wheat Freeze   5-20

 

Tennessee Wheat: Freeze/Frost Damage Reports Becoming More Common   5-22

 

Kentucky Wheat: Head Scab – To Spray or Not to Spray?   5-20

 

USDA

 

Feed Grain Outlook: Record-High Corn Crop Projected For 2020/21   5-22

 

Cotton Outlook: Global Production, Mill Use Projections More Closely Balanced   5-22

 

Rice Outlook: U.S. Production Projected at 216.2Mln Hundredweight   5-22

 

Wheat Outlook: Surge in U.S. Food Use Link to COVID-19   5-22

 

Oil Crops Outlook: Brighter U.S. Exports May Trim Stocks Surplus   5-22

 

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