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AgFax Weekend: Trade Aid Payments Assured | Flash Droughts

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Trade Aid Payments Assured | Flash Droughts | and more.

Nebraska Cover Crops: Optimum Planting Times Following Corn

Cover crops have to produce a certain amount of growth, or biomass, in order to effectively reduce erosion and soil nutrient loss, suppress weeds, and supply forage. Several studies have […]

Cleveland On Cotton: Trading Range Poised To Weaken More?

While cotton prices slipped this week, the market’s price support – at 60.00-60.30, basis December futures – held firm. Thus, the traditional dead cat bounce was averted, at least for […]

Iowa: ISU to Conduct Survey for Herbicide Resistant Waterhemp

As harvest approaches, Iowa State University will conduct a statewide survey to collect waterhemp seeds produced by plants in corn/soybean fields as well in field edges.

Texas: Fisher County Ag Day, Roby, Sept. 25

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding Fisher County Ag Day on Sept. 25. The event is presented by the AgriLife Extension office of Fisher County and the […]

South Dakota: Palmer Amaranth Declared a Prohibited Noxious Weed Seed

As of September 2, 2019, palmer amaranth seed has been added to South Dakota’s list of prohibited noxious weed seeds. Seed for sale within South Dakota may not contain prohibited […]

Virginia Cotton: Forecast Looks Good for Defoliation

There is a lot of agreement in the computer weather forecasts that the next 2 weeks will be characterized by warm to hot weather, a lot of sunshine, and almost […]

Arkansas Soybeans: Free Nematode Testing for Growers

If you have fields that are: Currently in soybeans Will be soybeans next year In longer cropping rotations that included soybeans in the last 3 years Cover crops in rotation […]

Hemp Webinar Talks CBD Legality, THC Testing

Unanswered questions for industrial hemp production in the United States has the industry watching the United States Department of Agriculture closely as they await regulations, according to the National Agricultural […]

Michigan Winter Wheat: Good Yields Start with Fall Fertilizers

“Start right to finish well” is a fundamental yet frequently forgotten phrase. This is often the case until one realizes something hasn’t started right and may not finish quite as […]

Michigan Soybeans: When Will Fields Reach Physiological Maturity?

Due to delayed planting problems and cooler than normal temperatures occurring this growing season, many producers are wondering if their late-planted soybean fields will reach physiological maturity before a killing […]

Michigan Corn: Fields Changing Colors? Check for Tar Spot.

Much of southwest Michigan saw a return to adequate soil moisture with thunderstorm-driven rainfall over the last two weeks, but along with the more favorable moisture conditions, we have also […]

Indiana Corn: Delayed Grain Maturity, Frost/Freeze Worries

Given the near record late planting of the 2019 Indiana corn crop and the continuing agony of delayed development of the crop, much of the coffeeshop talk down at Cecil’s […]

Indiana Corn: Predicting Maturity Dates for Delayed Plantings

Delayed planting of corn in the upper Midwest often increases the risk that the grain will not mature prior to a killing fall freeze. Physiological maturity occurs near the time […]

Missouri Rice: Harvest in Full Swing, Yields Mostly Average

It has been an interesting rice growing season so far. It all started with an extremely wet fall and harvest, which in turn put us behind this spring with little […]

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 19.9 cents per pound for the week ending September 14, down 0.3 cent from the previous week. Marketings of […]

RFS and SRE: A Simple Proposal to Clear the Logjam

Implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in the U.S. has been controversial from the start. The latest controversy revolves around a seemingly obscure provision of the RFS that allows […]

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

Average spot quotations were 214 points higher than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color […]

Alabama: Barbour County Designated Natural Disaster Area to Drought

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

Texas: 4 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated four Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Dimmit, Frio, La Salle, and Zavala counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may […]

Tennessee: Ag in the Foothills Field Day, Walland, Oct. 3

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture invites producers, farmer veterans and others interested in agriculture to attend the Ag in the Foothills Field Day Thursday, October 3, at the East […]

Indiana Corn: Do Your Ears Hang Low? – Premature Ear Declination

Droopy ears are cute on certain breeds of dogs, but droopy ears on corn plants prior to physiological maturity are a signal that grain fill has slowed or halted. Ears […]

Rice Market: Positive Exports, Harvest Looks Better Than Expected

The rice market has continued to progress as harvest proceeds apace across much of the Southern rice growing regions. In government reports, the export sales figure was reported at almost 82,000 […]

Ohio: 19 Counties Designated Natural Disaster to Floods, Storms

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 19 Ohio counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to two separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of […]

Texas: 24 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods, Drought

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 24 Texas as primary natural disaster areas. Producers due to recent disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Extreme Heat Intensifies ‘Flash Droughts’

Summary Rapidly intensifying “flash drought” — attributed in part to extreme late-summer heat — continued to afflict many areas from the lower Midwest and Mid-Atlantic States to the Gulf Coast. […]

NOAA Seasonal Drought Outlook – Oct., Nov., Dec.

A hot end to the summer along with a generally suppressed convective regime resulted in numerous areas of drought development across the southern Plains, Midwest and Southeast, while spotty convection […]

Moving Grain: Panama Canal Approves Toll Structure Modifications

Panama Canal Approves Toll Structure Modifications Subsequent to the public hearing held on July 24, 2019 on the proposed toll structure modifications and implementation of some of the suggested comments, […]

Arkansas: Winter Cover Crop Planting Considerations

This season’s weather has been very cooperative for summer cash crop harvest, but unfortunately there were also many fields that were not planted and remained fallow for most of the […]

Indiana: 34 Farm Fatalities Reported in 2018

Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week, which has been observed the […]

Mississippi Soybeans: Extension Expands Free Nematode Tests

The Mississippi State University Plant Diagnostic Lab is offering free nematode testing for all Mississippi-grown soybeans through Aug. 30, 2020. This season’s testing was expanded to include all soybean nematode […]

Ohio Corn, Soybeans: Reminders About Pre-Harvest Herbicide Treatments

Preharvest herbicide treatments are primarily intended to suppress/kill and desiccate weeds that can make harvest more difficult.  Products with contact activity will cause faster desiccation and leaf drop of weeds […]

Nebraska: Who Has Hunting Rights for Leased Land?

A written cropland or pasture lease can specify who has hunting rights. If the written lease does not reserve hunting rights to the landlord directly or indirectly, the hunting rights […]

Ohio Soybeans: Sorting Out Herbicide Resistance Traits

The world of soybean herbicide resistance traits has gotten more complex over the past several years.  The good news is that we have new options for control of herbicide-resistant weeds, […]

Ag Shopping List for Presidential Hopefuls – Commentary

Over the last three weeks, we examined the agricultural and rural policies set forth by the 3 leading candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President. Of the three, Warren […]

Ethanol Fuels Large-Scale Expansion of Brazil’s Farming Land

A University of Queensland-led study has revealed that future demand for ethanol biofuel could potentially expand sugarcane farming land in Brazil by five million hectares by 2030. UQ School of […]

Michigan Soybeans: Handling Frost-Damaged Crops

The late planting season has increased the potential for frost damage to occur in soybeans this fall. The following recommendations will help you reduce the adverse impacts if some of […]

Kentucky Hemp: Corn Earworm Outbreaks

Helicoverpa zea (formerly Heliothis zea) is an insect that affects many crops and is known with different common names, depending on the crop it affects: cotton bollworm, soybean podworm, tomato […]

ARC-CO – Program Changes in the 2018 Farm Bill

Farmers and landowners can now make the decision between farm programs, receiving commodity title payments from either Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) […]

Is Unmanned Aerial Weed Control Ready for Takeoff?

Scientists with the Weed Science Society of America say unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) may soon revolutionize weed management. And it’s easy to see why.