Almonds – Crop Stalls In Heat, Test Shaking Nears – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jul 22, 2018Progress towards maturity seems to have drug out longer than expected in this year’s almond crop. Blame the weather.

California Alfalfa: Firebaugh Field Day Will Focus on Weeds, Pests, Regs

🕔Jul 22, 2018Alfalfa will be the focus of a field day on Tuesday, July 31, in Firebaugh. Topics on the agenda include trends in alfalfa field and pest management and pesticide regulations […]

AgFax Weekend: Crop Ins. Fraud | Tariff Fears

🕔Jul 20, 2018This week’s AgFax Weekend – Crop Ins. Fraud | Tariff Fears | $2Bln for Farmers Hurt by Wildfires, Hurricanes | and more.

Drought Monitor Weekly: Generally Hot – Hit or Miss Showers

🕔Jul 19, 2018Summary Over the last week, relatively warm weather was common over much of the country, particularly in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon, and California. Widespread rainfall fell over parts […]

Drought Outlook Seasonal – Aug., Sep., Oct.

🕔Jul 19, 2018During the past month, a typical summertime hit and miss pattern of scattered showers and thunderstorms covered most of the Nation east of the Rockies while seasonably dry weather occurred […]

Fed Reserve Beige Book: Commodity Prices Down, Expect Lower Farm Profits

🕔Jul 19, 2018On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its July 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Trade Tariff Wars – Don’t Expect U.S. Ag to Win – DTN

🕔Jul 19, 2018Kansas City Federal Reserve president Esther George, a sixth-generation farmer, remembers the 1980s, and comparatively speaking, the economic situation doesn’t look all that bad.   There’s been a lot of farm […]

USDA Report Access: Level Playing Field? How’s Your Broadband? – DTN

🕔Jul 19, 2018When USDA announced changes in its crop reports last week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue boasted that modern technology ensured everyone had equal access and a level playing field when it […]

Diesel Prices Mostly Unchanged, Gasoline Up Slightly

🕔Jul 18, 2018The U.S. average diesel fuel price decreased less than a cent, remaining virtually unchanged at $3.24 per gallon on July 16, up 75 cents from a year ago. The West […]

Hurricanes, Wildfires, 2017: Nearly $2Bln Available for Eligible Farmers

🕔Jul 17, 2018Agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 can apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continue through November […]

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