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Cotton – Southeast – Insect Patterns Skewed By Weather, Late Crop – AgFax   7-8


Cotton – Midsouth – Pests Remain Mostly Light But Rains Add Complications – AgFax   7-9


Rice Harvest Starts In South Louisiana – AgFax   7-9


Cotton – Southwest – 100 Degree Days Ahead – AgFax   7-8


California Almonds: Growers Move Into Hull Split Spraying With Plenty Of Approaches – AgFax   7-5




Dicamba: Off-Target, Once Again – DTN   7-10


With COVID-19 We All Really Are “In the Same Boat”   7-9


Coronavirus: American Farm Bureau Pres. Tests Positive – DTN   7-10


Small Business Administration Reopened for Paycheck Protection Loans – DTN   7-10


Hubbs on Grain: USDA Surprises Drive Corn Prices Higher   7-6


Cleveland On Cotton: Bright Spots But Still Plenty Of Shadows   7-10


Farmland Values Hold Steady Despite Weaker Economic Conditions   7-9


Ag Trade: China Buys U.S. Corn, Cotton, Pace Too Slow for Phase One Pledges   7-9


Farmer Sentiment Rebounds Amidst Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns – Ag Barometer   7-7


Corn Belt Is Hot and Dry with Increasing Pests – DTN   7-10


Rural Hospital Coped With Covid-19…At Least, So Far – DTN   7-8




Iowa: Dicamba 2020 – What Went Wrong?   7-10


Pennsylvania Corn, Soybeans: Post Herbicide Applications – Considerations and Challenges   7-10


Tennessee: Addressing Escapes from Follow-up Applications in Xtend, Enlist Crops   7-8


Ohio Soybeans: Mid-Season Weed Management – Hot, Dry Edition   7-8


Dicamba: Recent Research on Volatization and Off-Target Injury   7-8


Pennsylvania Soybeans: Dicamba Alternatives for Weed Management   7-8


Illinois: Weed Control in Wheat Stubble Fields   7-8




Soybeans and PLC: A Need for Better Equity Among Program Crops   7-9


Infrastructure Bill Approved by House, but Don’t Hold Your Breath – DTN   7-9


Agriculture’s Role In U.S. House Climate Change Plan – DTN   7-5


Ethanol: Issues Over EPA Small-Refinery Exemption Requests Persist   7-6




Drought Monitor Weekly: Storms, Scattered Showers Across South/Southeast   7-10


Texas: 11 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Multiple Events   7-8


Texas: 10 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought   7-7


Kansas: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought   7-7


Georgia: 10 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Storms, Freeze   7-7


Texas: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought   7-6




California Almonds: USDA Projects Crop Up 18%   7-7


USDA Reports - Scroll Down




Illinois Grain Farms: How Did Prevented Planting Affect Income in 2019?   7-8


Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA   7-10


Rice Market: WASDE Last Big Update Before Harvest   7-9


Corn Market: How Does the Year of the Pandemic Compare to 2000? – DTN   7-9


USDA: Peanut Price Highlights   7-10


Cattle Market: Bulls or Bears? Let’s Look at the Facts – DTN   7-10


Moving Grain: USDA Participates in Ex Parte Communications with STB Members   7-9


USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices   7-7


Rice: Look For Price Softening   7-5


Livestock: China Expands Suspension of Meat Imports from Brazil   7-7




USA Rice Elects New Leadership   7-10


Establishment of the American Pecan Promotion Board   7-8




Fuel Report: Prices Up Slightly   7-8


Rice: Brazilian Farmer Learns About Production in the Bayou   7-7




Mississippi: Soybean, Peanut Acreage Exceeds Early Forecasts, Cotton Tumbles   7-6


Corn | Soybeans


Corn: Tassel Emergence and Pollen Shed   7-10


Corn: Silk Development and Emergence   7-10


Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Hoping for Rain – Crops at Mid-Season   7-10


Michigan Soybeans: Moisture Stress and High Temperature Effects on Yields   7-10


Pennsylvania Soybeans: White Mold, Sporecaster Forecasts, and Scouting   7-10


Iowa Corn: Impacts of the Heat and Dry Weather on Pollination 2020   7-10


Kentucky Soybeans: Foliar Fungicide Considerations   7-10


Ohio: Drought Projections Do Not Go Well With Fungicide Applications   7-10


Mississippi Corn: Post Tassel Management, Scouting Recommendations – Podcast   7-10


Iowa: How Much Do Conservation Measures Influence Nutrient Loss?   7-10


South, Central Texas Corn: An Unusual Year for Diseases   7-10


Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Foliar Fungicide Decisions   7-9


Kentucky Corn: Time for Foliar Fungicide Application Decisions  7-10


Ohio: Corn Growth in Hot and Dry Conditions   7-10


Indiana Soybeans: Good Time to Scout for Spider Mites   7-9


Iowa: Soybean Gall Midge Larvae Active   7-10


Soybeans: K-State Leads Effort to Develop Heat Stress-Resilient Varieties   7-9


Pennsylvania: Pest Species That Love the Heat   7-10


North Carolina Corn: Improving Fertilizer, Water Management – Video   7-9


Tennessee: Soybean Scout School Recording   7-9


Louisiana: Soybean Response to Flooding   7-8


Minnesota: Nitrogen Management for Today’s Environment   7-9


Ohio Corn, Soybeans: Are You Suffering Potassium Deficiency?   7-8


Iowa: Caterpillars in Soybeans   7-10


Indiana Corn: When Is Lodging Caused by Rootworm Feeding? – Video   7-6


Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Disease Notes for Early July   7-10


Ohio Soybeans: Foliar Fertilizer Applications   7-8


Tennessee Corn: Disease, Fungicide Considerations   7-6


Louisiana Soybeans: Evaluating Nitrogen-Fixing Nodules   7-6


Cotton | Sorghum


Texas LRGV Cotton: Heavy Boll Loads, Late Season Thrips   7-10


South Carolina Cotton: Bollworm Trap Counts Bump Up   7-10


Oklahoma Cotton: Bollworm Management Considerations   7-10


Georgia Cotton: Tips for Scouting, Managing Stink Bugs – Podcast   7-10


Texas High Plains IPM: Fleahoppers on the Rise, Irrigation Critical – Podcast   7-9


Tennessee Cotton: Linking Visual Auxin Injury to Yield Penalties   7-9


Georgia Cotton: Target Spot – July Begins the “Red Zone”   7-9


Alabama Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bug Alert   7-8


North Carolina Cotton: Plant Bug Scouting for Differently Aged Fields – Timing Is Everything   7-8


Texas Blacklands Cotton: Spider Mites, Bollworm Moth Numbers Rising   7-7


North Carolina Cotton: Pre-Bloom PGR Decisions   7-6




Livestock: USDA Filling Foot and Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank – DTN   7-10


Smarter Grazing – The Paddock Approach – DTN   7-8




Arkansas Rice: Pairing Fungicides to Manage Diseases   7-10


Louisiana Crawfish: Planting Rice for Forage   7-10


Peanuts | Pecans


Georgia Pecans: Time for Leaf Tissue Sampling   7-10


USDA Announces Loan Rates for 2020 Crop Peanuts   7-9




Wheat Harvest: COVID-19 Slows Custom Crews – DTN   7-10




Global Markets: Oilseeds – Corn Oil Trade Falls with Increased Competition, Tighter U.S. Supplies   7-10


Global Markets: Corn – Prices in China Run High   7-10


Global Markets: Rice – Thai Exports Contract, But Rebound Expected Next Year   7-10


Global Markets: Wheat – Philippine Imports Surge While Duties Implemented on Turkish Flour   7-10


Global Markets: Cotton – State Reserve Impacts China Import Demand   7-10


WASDE Cotton: Reduced U.S. Production, Exports, Stocks   7-10


WASDE Oilseeds: Domestic Soybean Production Increased   7-10


WASDE Rice: Record High U.S. Imports   7-10


WASDE Coarse Grains: Lower U.S. Stocks Despite Reduced Usage   7-10


WASDE Wheat: Lower Domestic Use, Increased Stocks   7-10


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