Drought Monitor Weekly: Rains Prevail for Most of the Country

🕔Feb 22, 2018Summary During the past week, large precipitation events affected the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, southern Plains, Midwest, Ohio Valley, Tennessee River Valley, and mid-Atlantic, alleviating drought conditions or preventing further degradations […]

Diesel, Gas Prices Decrease

🕔Feb 22, 2018The U.S. average diesel fuel price dropped nearly 4 cents to $3.03 per gallon on February 19, 2018, 46 cents higher than a year ago. Midwest prices fell five cents […]

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends: Prices Inch Higher

🕔Feb 22, 2018Average retail fertilizer prices continued to inch higher the second week of February 2018, according to retailers surveyed by DTN. After several weeks of one fertilizer — potash — being […]

Ag Trade: U.S. Competitors Spending More on Promotional Programs

🕔Feb 22, 2018The latest analysis of foreign export promotion program investment shows that several competing countries and the European Union spent close to $1 billion in public funds on agricultural export promotion […]

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Control Through Chemigation

🕔Feb 22, 2018Producers might hear a term from the past when they begin looking for solutions to treat the sugarcane aphid in sorghum, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. […]

Oklahoma: Alfalfa Weevil Egg Populations Update

🕔Feb 22, 2018On February 5-6, 2018, alfalfa samples were taken at nine sites across the state to determine egg populations of Alfalfa Weevil. In light of the type of winter we’ve had […]

Farm Income: Will It Really Drop to a 12-Year Low in 2018?

🕔Feb 22, 2018On February 7, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released their initial 2018 farm income forecasts. ERS forecasts a number of farm financial measures. The two most commonly reported measures are net […]

Cotton Seed Program: Sorting Out Generic Base Conversion Options

🕔Feb 21, 2018First, A Little History. You will recall that under provisions of the 2014 farm bill, landowners were given the opportunity to make a one-time election to keep existing crop bases […]

Kansas: Soil Health Agronomy Day, Oswego, Feb. 28

🕔Feb 21, 2018Soil health will take center stage at an upcoming K-State Research and Extension meeting on Wed., Feb. 28 near Oswego, Kansas. The meeting, “Cover Crops, Soil Health and Grazing,” will […]

Oklahoma Wheat: Disease Pressure Light but Keep Eyes Open

🕔Feb 21, 2018Foliar diseases such as leaf rust and stripe rust were scarce across Oklahoma last fall and into 2018 because of the drought. I have seen a few leaf rust pustules […]

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