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Farm Policy: Interest Deduction Tax Proposal Concerns Farmers

Farm Policy: Interest Deduction Tax Proposal Concerns Farmers

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Richard Rubin reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Republicans looking to rewrite the U.S. tax code are taking aim at one of the foundations of modern finance—the deduction that companies get for interest they pay on debt.

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Kansas Farmers Awarded $217.7Mln in Suit Against Syngenta, Appeal Expected – DTN

Kansas Farmers Awarded $217.7Mln in Suit Against Syngenta, Appeal Expected – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 26, 2017

A Kansas jury has awarded farmers $217.7 million in compensatory damages in the first of several class-action lawsuits filed against Syngenta over the shipment of Viptera corn to China.   The jury in the U.S. District Court for the District

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AgFax Weekend: AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln

AgFax Weekend: AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jun 23, 2017

This week’s AgFax Weekend – AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln; Ag Bankers Nervous ; and more.

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Cleveland On Cotton: Don’t Blame The Export Market

Cleveland On Cotton: Don’t Blame The Export Market

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Jun 23, 2017

After an unprecedented ten-day drop, December cotton prices scratched out a higher close at week’s end. Lower prices had been expected, but only down to 67.00-67.50 cents in the near term. The historic rule suggests a six-day drop is possible,

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California Rice: 3 Steps for Managing Early Seeding Weeds

California Rice: 3 Steps for Managing Early Seeding Weeds

👤By Whitney Brim-DeForest, University of California 🕔Jun 23, 2017

I went out on a few farm calls in the past week, and have noticed a trend. Due to the unusually wet weather this spring, some of the weeds are already producing seed out in the field!

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Rose on Cotton: This Crop is a Mixed Bag in a Bearish Situation

Rose on Cotton: This Crop is a Mixed Bag in a Bearish Situation

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, The Rose Cotton Report 🕔Jun 23, 2017

The bears continue to maul our market. The Dec and Mar contracts gave up 236 and 240 points on the week, respectively, although July picked up 77 points ahead of its notice period. The Dec – Mar spread remains very

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California Almonds: What Influences Hull-Split Timing?

California Almonds: What Influences Hull-Split Timing?

👤By David Doll, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Hull-split often occurs around the end of June though the first week of July within the San Joaquin Valley. The start and duration of hull-split is influenced by the variety, weather, and tree stress.

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Livestock: McVean Trading & Investments Fined $5Mln-plus

Livestock: McVean Trading & Investments Fined $5Mln-plus

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jun 22, 2017

A trading and investment firm in Memphis, Tennessee, and two of the company’s senior leaders have been fined more than $5 million by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for intentionally trying to avoid contract limits on live cattle contracts in

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Farm State Senators to US Trade Representative: On NAFTA, “Do No Harm.”

Farm State Senators to US Trade Representative: On NAFTA, “Do No Harm.”

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 22, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday to examine the administration’s approach to trade policy, and heard testimony from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.  Farm state lawmakers expressed concern regarding agriculture and NAFTA renegotiation, admonishing the executive branch to “do no

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Drought Monitor: Eastern U.S. Gets Drenched, Plains Stay Dry

Drought Monitor: Eastern U.S. Gets Drenched, Plains Stay Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Summary A weather pattern change brought badly-needed, widespread showers and thunderstorms across the eastern half of the Nation, right after abnormal dryness (D0) developed in many areas of the Midwest and south-central Plains last week. This occurred after a wet

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