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Drought Monitor: Heavy Rains from OK to SC; Conditions Intensify for Lower Southeast

Drought Monitor: Heavy Rains from OK to SC; Conditions Intensify for Lower Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Eric Luebehusen, USDA 🕔Apr 27, 2017

Summary PLEASE NOTE – The Drought Monitor reflects observed precipitation through Tuesday, 1200 UTC (8 am, EDT); any rain that has fallen after the Tuesday 1200 UTC cutoff will be reflected in next week’s map. During the 7-day period (ending

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Low Farm Prices Impacting Ag Economy – Will Executive Trade Policy Help?

Low Farm Prices Impacting Ag Economy – Will Executive Trade Policy Help?

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 27, 2017

A recent article from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis discussed the downward economic trajectory that has impacted the U.S. farm economy in recent years. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, in remarks this week to USDA employees, noted that trade is

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Diesel Prices Down Slightly While Gasoline Climbs

Diesel Prices Down Slightly While Gasoline Climbs

👤From the Energy Information Administation 🕔Apr 27, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price fell less than one cent, remaining virtually unchanged at $2.60 per gallon on April 24, 40 cents higher than a year ago. The Midwest price fell nearly one cent to $2.53 per gallon and

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California Rice: Butte Registration Approved for 2017 Season

California Rice: Butte Registration Approved for 2017 Season

👤By Whitney Brim-DeForest, University of California 🕔Apr 26, 2017

BUTTE, a rice herbicide, has received federal registration in the USA and will be available to California rice growers for the upcoming 2017 season.

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Netafim Drops Two Central Valley Irrigation Dealers After Jain Deal

Netafim Drops Two Central Valley Irrigation Dealers After Jain Deal

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Irrigation manufacturer Netafim USA announced today that two California companies – Patterson-based Irrigation Design and Construction, Inc. (IDC) and Fresno-based Agri-Valley Inc. (AVI) – will no longer be recognized as authorized distributors of Netafim’s leading product portfolio. The decision to revoke IDC

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Farm and Kids – Every 3 Days a Child Dies in Ag-Related Accident

Farm and Kids – Every 3 Days a Child Dies in Ag-Related Accident

👤By Doug Mayo, University of Florida 🕔Apr 24, 2017

There are approximately two million farms in the U.S. There are also approximately 900,000 kids who live on farms, and more than half (51%) work on the farms where they live. Farms annually hire an additional 265,000 youth workers.  Farms,

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California Almonds: Heavy Drop In Places – Good News Or Bad News? – AgFax

California Almonds: Heavy Drop In Places – Good News Or Bad News? – AgFax

👤by Owen Taylor 🕔Apr 23, 2017

A heavy drop has become apparent in certain varieties after stormy weather in the last week.

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California Nuts: Annual Nickels Field Day Set For May 10, Arbuckle

California Nuts: Annual Nickels Field Day Set For May 10, Arbuckle

👤From a press release 🕔Apr 23, 2017

The 2017 Nickels Soil Lab Field Day is set for Wednesday, May 10, and will cover a wide range of both walnut and almond topics. The lab is located on Green Bay Road at Arbuckle. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.,

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California: Noted UC Entomologist Larry Godfrey Dies

California: Noted UC Entomologist Larry Godfrey Dies

👤By Kathy Keatley Garvey, University of California 🕔Apr 22, 2017

Larry Godfrey, University of California Cooperative Extension entomologist and a 26-year member of the UC Davis faculty, died of cancer on April 18. He was 60. Godfrey was widely known for his research on applied insect ecology and integrated pest

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AgFax Weekend 4-24 Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending

AgFax Weekend 4-24 Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Apr 21, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending; First New U.S. Fertilizer Plant in 25 Years; and more.

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