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Oklahoma Pecans: 4 Steps for Generating a Pecan Nut Casebearer Forecast

Oklahoma Pecans: 4 Steps for Generating a Pecan Nut Casebearer Forecast

👤By Phil Mulder, Oklahoma State University 🕔Apr 27, 2017

I anticipate some early activity with pecan nut casebearer (PNC) for 2017. If you have not ordered your PNC pheromone traps it is time to do so. As a general rule for southern and central Oklahoma, traps should be in

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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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Texas: Coleman County Field Crops Program and Field Tour, Coleman, May 12

Texas: Coleman County Field Crops Program and Field Tour, Coleman, May 12

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 26, 2017

The Coleman County Field Crops Program and Field Tour is set for May 12 in Coleman. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program will be in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 500 W. Live Oak St. in Coleman.

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Cargill Exits Its Beef Feedlot Operations

Cargill Exits Its Beef Feedlot Operations

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 26, 2017

Cargill has reached an agreement to sell its beef cattle feed yards at Leoti, Kan., and Yuma, Colo., to Omaha-based Green Plains Inc., a vertically integrated ethanol producer with existing feed yards at Kismet, Kan., and Hereford, Texas. The transaction

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Texas Field Reports: Conditions Good for Crawfish Producers Amid Expanding Market

Texas Field Reports: Conditions Good for Crawfish Producers Amid Expanding Market

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 26, 2017

Texas crawfish producers are expected to have a good year as demand continues to increase in larger markets, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist in College Station, said early reports from

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Texas High Plains: Soils Too Cool for Cotton Planting, OK for Corn, Sorghum

Texas High Plains: Soils Too Cool for Cotton Planting, OK for Corn, Sorghum

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Planting season is nearly upon us again, and many good producers are getting very antsy about getting into the field, especially our sorghum producers who need to get that crop started and get as much development completed as possible before

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Farm Credit: Low Prices Making Bankers Skittish for Ag Loans

Farm Credit: Low Prices Making Bankers Skittish for Ag Loans

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Apr 25, 2017

In our recent meetings with farm groups, one topic that regularly came up was farm operating loans. Nearly everyone had a story to tell. Some knew of neighbors who were unable to get financing for the 2017 crop. Others heard

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Kansas: Wheat Cover Crop Field Day, Brownell, May 19

Kansas: Wheat Cover Crop Field Day, Brownell, May 19

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Kansas State University will host a Cover Crop Field Day on Friday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the K-State HB Ranch in southeast Trego County. The ranch is at 39008 147 Highway in Brownell, Kansas. K-State researchers will discuss

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