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AgFax Weekend 4-24 Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending

AgFax Weekend 4-24 Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Apr 21, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending; First New U.S. Fertilizer Plant in 25 Years; and more.

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Grain TV: Soy Basis Gets Lift Going Into May

Grain TV: Soy Basis Gets Lift Going Into May

👤By Grain TV 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Soybeans started the day off higher before weakness took over again for most of the day. A late rally helped boost grains off the lows but faltered in last minute trade. Canada’s projected wheat and canola acreage are both both

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Texas LRGV Row Crops: Cotton Squaring; Sugarcane Aphid in the Grain Sorghum

Texas LRGV Row Crops: Cotton Squaring; Sugarcane Aphid in the Grain Sorghum

👤By Danielle Sekula, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

General Situation This week brought about some rain storms and looks like we will continue to receive some chances for rain across the Valley in the next week. Temperatures are in the high 80s to low 90s during the day

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Welch on Wheat: Marketing Year Exports Up 32% Over Last Year

Welch on Wheat: Marketing Year Exports Up 32% Over Last Year

👤By Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Market Situation Crop Progress. The condition of the U.S. and Texas wheat crops again showed improvement in this week’s Crop Progress report. For all U.S. winter wheat, the percent rated fair declined by 1 and excellent category increased by 1.

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Welch on Grain: Corn Feed Use on Par with Average, Ethanol Usage Running Ahead

Welch on Grain: Corn Feed Use on Par with Average, Ethanol Usage Running Ahead

👤By Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Market Situation Crop Progress. This week’s Crop Progress report for week #15 showed U.S. corn planting at 6% complete as of April 16th. This is right at the average for this early in the season. The midpoint of planting usually

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Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Much Did It Cost to Produce a Crop in 2016?

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Much Did It Cost to Produce a Crop in 2016?

👤By Bradley Zwilling, Brandy Krapf, and Dwight Raab, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 21, 2017

In 2016, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $886 in the northern section, $870 in the central section for farmland with “high” soil ratings, $849 in the central section for farmland with

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South Carolina Wheat: Pee Dee Field Are Flowering

South Carolina Wheat: Pee Dee Field Are Flowering

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Despite a little cold damage, we have a lot of good looking wheat out there.  A lot of our wheat is in the flowering stage right now. The tillers that were damaged by the cold have mostly turned brown now

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North Carolina Corn: Scouting, Managing Stink Bugs in Seedling Fields

North Carolina Corn: Scouting, Managing Stink Bugs in Seedling Fields

👤By Dominic Reisig and Arun Babu, North Carolina State University 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Stink bugs can injure corn during the seedling stage, leading to tillering, stunting, and sometimes plant death. In order to prevent this, you must scout and spray at the correct time. Also, more stink bugs this year appear to have

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Indiana: More Armyworm Moths Showing Up

Indiana: More Armyworm Moths Showing Up

👤By Christian Krupke, Purdue University 🕔Apr 21, 2017

This spring continues to shape up as a year with heavy armyworm pressure. With relatively little corn planted so far this isn’t time to panic – but we typically don’t see levels this high at this time of year, so

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Farm Policy: How Does Ag Economy Look in Fed. Reserve Beige Book Report?

Farm Policy: How Does Ag Economy Look in Fed. Reserve Beige Book Report?

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 21, 2017

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2017 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the U.S. agricultural economy. * Fifth District- Richmond–

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