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AgFax Weekend: Bt Corn Resistance | Farm Bill Chatter

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Texas: Battleground to Breaking Ground Program Taking Applications Through Dec. 5

Applications are being accepted now through Dec. 5 for the Battleground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training Project for military veterans and others wanting to be involved in an agricultural operation. […]

Iowa: 4 Considerations for Improving Soil Health

As the season approaches its conclusion and harvest conditions are most challenging, there are few things worth remembering to protect and sustain soil health. At this time, soil is susceptible […]

U.S. Rice Market: Rain, Cold, Snow Impedes Final Harvest in Some Areas

The export sales report for the week noted a large (percentage wise) decrease from the previous week’s volume. From a practical standpoint, the actual tonnage sold was within what would normally […]

Arkansas Soybeans: Cold Unlikely to Speed Harvest; Seed Quality Looks Low

With approximately one-fifth of Arkansas soybean still left to harvest, producers were struck this week with a cold snap that neither sped nor hindered progress; it just made things slightly […]

Georgia Pecans: Dreary Harvest Continues

Now that it appears our two consecutive weeks of rain may have ended, growers who did not sustain devastating damage from Hurricane Michael will continue harvesting after the ground dries […]

Georgia Pecans: Righting Leaning Trees vs. Removal – Which Is the Right Option?

One of the most difficult assessments following damage from wind is whether or not to keep leaning trees. There are a few different rules that Dr. Wells mentions in the […]

Cleveland on Cotton: China’s Polyester Dump; Pricing – Think Aggressively

Last week’s incredibly bullish world supply demand report seemed to depress the market all week. The old adage of a bearish response to a seemingly bullish report possibly spells doom […]

Sawyer on Crops: Timber Losses – Salvaging Damaged Areas

Following Hurricane Michael, Georgia has 13,000 acres of timberland that has effectively been wiped out. In this installment of the South Georgia Pine podcast, County Agent Andrew Sawyer discusses what […]

Ag Trade: What to Expect from the New NAFTA

After more than a year of talks, the US, Canada, and Mexico struck a new trade deal to replace NAFTA, known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. The agreement […]

Seasonal Drought Outlook – Dec., Jan., Feb.

Heavy precipitation during the past 30-days resulted in significant drought reduction from the Rocky Mountain states eastward to the Atlantic Coast, western Washington state, the southern Intermountain region, and a […]

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

Spot quotations averaged 199 points lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, […]

Texas: RGV Cotton, Grain Pre-Plant Conference, Mercedes, Jan 15.

The 25th Annual RGV Cotton & Grain Pre-Plant Conference is set for Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Event Center in Mercedes. We have lined up outstanding speakers to […]

Georgia Pecan Prices: Deliveries Light as Harvest Finishes

Temperatures through next week show cold or freezing temps in the mid-30s to mid-40s for evening or early morning lows and daytime highs in the mid-50s to mid-60s. It is […]

Mississippi: Christmas Tree Prices Boosted by High Demand

Mississippians looking for locally grown Christmas trees have several varieties to choose from but should be prepared to shop early for the best selection. John Kushla, a Mississippi State University […]

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 23.0 cents per pound for the week ending November 10, up 1.0 cent from the previous week. Marketings of […]

Dossett on Rice: Long Way to Planting Time – Anticipate Price Shifts

Rice prices in India have settled back down after a big jump on November 9-13.  There is concern that Iran’s imports are down 4.2% from March to Oct. Their exporters […]

Mississippi: 20 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Floods

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 20 Mississippi counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to rainfall and flooding that occurred April 1 through June 30, 2018, […]

Arkansas: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Floods

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated two Arkansas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Greene and Mississippi counties who suffered losses due to excessive rain that occurred from Aug. […]

North Carolina: 32 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Florence

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 32 North Carolina counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive flooding and wind caused by Hurricane Florence that occurred […]

Alabama: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Gordon

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Alabama counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Clarke, Mobile and Washington counties who suffered losses due to Tropical Storm Gordon between Sept. […]

Oklahoma: Tulsa County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Drought

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Tulsa County, Oklahoma, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to a recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of […]

Tennessee: Seed Treatment Decisions for 2019 – Podcast

In this week’s podcast, Scott Stewart and Heather Kelly discuss insecticide and fungicide seed treatment considerations for the upcoming crop season.

Ag Trade: Soybeans Seek Additional Markets; Fears Grow for Lasting Impacts

Reuters writers P.J. Huffstutter and Karl Plume reported Wednesday that, “Clouds crowded the Illinois sky as Nick Harre walked away from his combine at the peak of harvest to join four […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Most Deadly Wildfire in California’s History

Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw improvements on the map across parts of the Southeast, Northeast, Northern Plains, the Rockies, and Desert Southwest. In the mountains of drought-stricken areas […]

Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi, Illinois River Return to Normal Operations

Upper Mississippi and Illinois River Returning to Normal Operations As of November 12, high water levels on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers are decreasing and barge traffic is returning […]

World Rough Rice Prices Unchanged

The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the following prevailing world market prices of milled and rough rice, adjusted for U.S. milling yields and location, and the resulting […]

Diesel Prices Down Slightly, Gasoline Drops

The U.S. average diesel fuel price decreased 2 cents from last week to $3.32 per gallon on November 12, 2018, 40 cents higher than a year ago. West Coast prices […]

Wheat: Human Consumption Sets New Record

USDA expects global wheat consumption to remain at record high levels in 2018/19 due to increased human consumption. Human wheat consumption is expected to reach a record high 602 million […]

Texas: Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting, Claude, Dec. 11

The annual Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held Dec. 11 in the Armstrong County Activities Building, 901 Hurley Ave. in […]

Conservation: How Cost Efficient Are N Loss Reduction Practices?

Subsurface tile drainage networks significantly underpin agriculture across the US Midwest with Illinois alone possessing nearly 10 million tiled acres. However, nitrogen that leaves Midwestern fields in tile drainage water […]

Dicamba: Moving Forward – 7 Label Changes

On October 31, 2018, the EPA made the long-awaited announcement regarding dicamba registration for use on dicamba-resistant soybean. I suspect opinions regarding the EPA actions are as varied as people’s views […]

Bt Corn: Single Toxin Varieties Withdrawing from Market

Dr. Chris DiFonzo, Entomologist at Michigan State University and author of the Handy Bt Trait Table, and I got a note from a corn seed dealer a couple of weeks […]

Dicamba: Kansas Researches Evaluate Effect on Non-Resistant Soybeans

Kansas State University researchers are evaluating the impact of non-target injury from dicamba herbicide on non-resistant soybeans: The hope is to help producers lessen or avoid the unintended damage that […]

Thanksgiving Dinner: Turkey Prices at 10-Year Low

Consumers heading to grocery stores this Thanksgiving will find many reasons to give thanks. Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head of Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics, said estimated turkey prices […]

Arkansas Rice: Variety Decisions for 2019

As we wrap up harvest it’s already time to make planting decisions for 2019.  It’s turned out to be a great year for rice yields and overall quality.  While rice […]

Arkansas Soybeans: Variety Performance Against Southern Root-Knot Nematode

The southern root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) is the most important yield-limiting plant-pathogenic nematode that affects soybean production in the mid-South. It is found in nearly all soybean producing counties in […]

Texas Field Reports: Wet Conditions Continue to Slow Cotton Harvest, Reduce Quality

Rain continues to cause issues for cotton growers hoping to harvest their crops around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Gaylon Morgan, AgriLife Extension […]

Minnesota Corn: Controlled Release Nitrogen – Another Tool in the Toolbox

With harvest wrapping up this fall our attentions are being drawn to the next growing season already. Now’s the time to choose what seed hybrid to plant, which tillage method […]

North Carolina Cotton: 2019 Weed Management Starts Now – Preemergence Herbicides

As harvest 2018 wraps up, I understand it’s hard to think about 2019. But, seed orders are being place, so I ask you to consider your weed management for the […]