AgFax Weekend: Co-Op Fraud; NC Crops – Worst Timing

🕔Sep 21, 2018In this week’s  AgFax Weekend – Co-Op Fraud | NC Crops – Worst Timing | Resistant Weeds Demand Attention | and more.

Seasonal Drought Outlook – Oct., Nov., Dec.

🕔Sep 20, 2018Drought expanded and intensified across the Pacific Northwest and northern Plains during the past month, while heavy to excessive rainfall resulted in major drought reduction throughout the middle to lower […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Tropical Activity Mostly Misses Heavy Drought Areas

🕔Sep 20, 2018Summary Three tropical systems drenched three separate drought areas this past week, with Hurricane Florence affecting the Carolinas with record rainfall, a low pressure system in the western Gulf of […]

Hay: 3rd Largest U.S. Crop in Harvested Acres – Why Is It Trending Lower?

🕔Sep 20, 2018Hay is the 3rd largest U.S. crop in terms of harvest acres.  It also provides environmental services, notably erosion control.  Understanding the U.S. hay market is therefore important for both market […]

Diesel, Gas Prices Up Slightly

🕔Sep 19, 2018The U.S. average diesel fuel price increased 1 cent from last week to $3.27 per gallon on September 17, 2018, 48 cents higher than a year ago. Gulf Coast prices […]

U.S. Tariffs – China Responds; Trump Threatens More to Come – DTN

🕔Sep 19, 2018In the latest round of tariffs, China responded Tuesday to the U.S. by announcing new 5% to 10% tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods after President Donald Trump late […]

Pistachios: Italian Researchers ID New Fungus That Causes Cankers, Declines

🕔Sep 19, 2018Starting in the spring of 2010, farmers from Sicily – the major pistachio production area of Italy – have been reporting a previously unknown disease on the trees. Characterized by […]

Biofuel: Facing Challenges – Midwest, California, Mississippi – DTN

🕔Sep 18, 2018Just a few blocks from the commotion and crowds at the Global Climate Action Summit, biofuel advocates gathered Thursday to champion more low-carbon fuel standards that could take the country’s […]

California Almonds: Securing Irrigation Tubing

🕔Sep 17, 2018While conducting surveys across Merced County, I have noticed diverse ways growers secure the ends of irrigation tubing. Many are attached using some type of stake made of wood or […]

Ag Tech Companies – Contract Shortcuts Will Come Home to Roost

🕔Sep 15, 2018I review and draft a lot of contracts. Many of these agreements are in the ag technology space, which presents unique drafting challenges.  First and foremost, the subject matter of […]

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