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It was a painful week for cotton bulls, with the ICE Dec contact giving up 384 points Versus last week’s settlement, finishing at 81.39. The Dec – Mar spread strengthened […] (full story)


In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Ag Tariffs – Expect Price Drop | Bt Trait Resistance | and more. (full story)


The Thrill is Gone, so sang BB King. From an exciting 6 months with promises of greatness, the cotton market is now hanging on with all the force it can […] (full story)


Thanks to the ultimate answerer of all questions (Google) we know that “a theory is a tested, well-substantiated, unifying explanation for a set of verified, proven factors. A theory is always backed by evidence; a hypothesis is only a suggested... (full story)


We are in the middle of our stink bug month, and plenty of stink bugs are in the system. If you have cotton that has been blooming for several weeks, […] (full story)


Dr. Bobby Golden, Extension rice and soil fertility agronomist, hosts MSU entomologists Dr. Angus Catchot, Dr. Don Cook and Dr. Jeff Gore to talk about soybean looper management. (full story)


Dr. Bobby Golden, Extension rice and soil fertility agronomist, and Dr. Jason Bond, weed scientist with the MSU Delta Research and Extension Center sit down to visit with Dr. Steve […] (full story)


USDA’s $12 billion program of assistance to U.S. farms to address economic loss from President Trump’s use of tariffs to impact trade policy consists of: approximately $7-$8 billion in cash […] (full story)


Mississippi growers will produce about 20 percent more rice this year, mostly thanks to additional acres planted over 2017’s total. Larry Falconer, agricultural economist with the Mississippi State University Extension […] (full story)


Cash Market Thai rice prices are holding steady at $402 MT for White 5%. Vietnam is $2 below that and India is at $397 MT. The international markets are firm, […] (full story)


We are working to understand the distribution of the fungal pathogen that causes soybean sudden death syndrome (SDS) and root rot of edible bean and alfalfa in Minnesota. Your help […] (full story)


Clearly, the yield potential of a wheat variety is a top priority, but resistance to diseases and insect pests is also an important factor to consider when selecting a wheat […] (full story)


A living mulch is a cover crop under-seeded into annual crop production. Kura clover is a vegetatively-spreading, nitrogen (N)-fixing, winter-hardy perennial legume native to eastern Europe. Kura clover’s spreading habit […] (full story)


Dairy farmers across the country are joining the Put The Herd First campaign to help donate milk to the needy. (full story)


Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 23.1 cents per pound for the week ending August 11, up 0.6 cent from the previous week. Marketings of […] (full story)


Average quotations were 492 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, […] (full story)


A pioneer of agricultural technology is putting away her lab goggles for the last time. Mary-Dell Chilton is retiring from Syngenta, where she founded its biotech lab and researched plant genetics and biotechnology. (full story)


Brazil-based Marfrig, the world's second largest beef processor, sells Keystone, the largest supplier of McDonald's chicken nuggets. (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the sporting goods stock Clarus(OTC:CLAR). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort today's New 52 Week High list forst by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then I used the Flipc... (full story)


A series of cotton defoliation training sessions will be held in Mississippi over the next couple of weeks.  Given that a portion of this crop will defoliated somewhat earlier than […] (full story)


Over the past few weeks, reports of thumbnail-sized boll abortion have emerged in some areas of West Tennessee.  While square and small boll abortion is very common every year, recent […] (full story)


Harvest has started across a wider part of the Midsouth, although rains in the upper Delta put things on hold. (full story)


The growing season is winding down and growers are faced with the decision on when they can stop spraying for insect pests without experiencing yield loss. Extensive research has been […] (full story)


Based on the USDA-FSA there are 26,000 acres of peanut in Arkansas, a 10% reduction from 2017 in which there were 29,000 acres planted in the state.  Some of the […] (full story)


Purdue Extension will host a field day at the Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center (PPAC) on Aug. 22. Field days are educational opportunities offered throughout the summer by Purdue Agricultural Centers and Purdue Extension. These […] (full story)


The June 2018 Purdue Land Value Survey published in the Purdue Agricultural Economics Report (PAER), by the Department of Agricultural Economics, was released earlier this month. The report lays out […] (full story)


While there has been a significant number of acres damaged by dicamba, I am sure it is less than five percent of Iowa’s nearly 10 million soybean acres. Due to this […] (full story)


Overnight Markets and NewsSep E-mini S&Ps (ESU18 -0.11%) this morning are down -0.09% and European stocks are down -0.10% as losses in technology stocks weigh on the overall market. Nvidia is down almost 4% in pre-market trading and Applied Materi... (full story)


Last week in Louisiana, we saw rain showers pop up almost every day. We also saw a few more powerful storms move through in some areas helping nudge some of […] (full story)


The Beans and Meal are continuing their recovery. There will be beans cut in the next two weeks. This will start the onslaught of harvest pressure. I believe this will affect the beans and meal both.The US/Chinese spat has forced China to reassess... (full story)


Southeast Showers and thunderstorms, triggered by fronts or afternoon convection, left a patchwork of above-normal and below-normal precipitation across the Southeast. A few areas of abnormal dryness dotted the region. […] (full story)


During the past 30 days, a persistent ridge fueled multiple heatwaves and wildfires, and led to substantial drought expansion across the Northwest. Monsoon precipitation eased drought conditions across the Four […] (full story)


Wet, humid conditions are causing problems with diseases in cotton. In this installment of the South Georgia Pine podcast, UGA Extension Agent Andrew Sawyer discusses target spot and areolate mildew […] (full story)


What can scientists learn about human neurodegenerative disease from a major soybean pest? It’s not a trick question; the answer lies in the soybean cyst nematode, one of two classes […] (full story)


Grain Barge Spot Rates Decline As of August 14, barge spot rates for export grain dropped 1 to 13 percent, at principal origination points, compared to a week ago. Rates […] (full story)


The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates indicate that total U.S. cotton textile and apparel trade grew during the first half of 2018, compared with the corresponding period of 2017. […] (full story)


The 2018/19 U.S. rice crop is projected at 210.9 million cwt, down less than 1 percent from the previous forecast but 18 percent above a year earlier. The downward revision […] (full story)


USDA’s first assessment of the 2018/19 U.S. soybean crop based on an objective yield survey forecasts a national average yield of 51.6 bushels per acre. On a harvested area estimate […] (full story)


Global 2018/19 wheat production is cut 6.6 million metric tons this month on a sharp decline in production in the European Union (EU). This opens further opportunities for U.S. exports, […] (full story)


Favorable weather patterns led to bin-busting yield forecasts in Nebraska and South Dakota. The DTN/The Progressive Farmer 2018 Digital Yield Tour, powered by Gro Intelligence, is an in-depth look at […] (full story)


The invasive navel orangeworm continues to damage—at rising levels—California’s $6 billion pistachio and almond crops. The tree nut industry is calling for new and improved tools to fight back against […] (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the pharmaceutical stock Mallinckrodt (MNK). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stocks to Own list first by The most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then I used the Fl... (full story)


Tyson Fresh Meats becomes the first beef processor to license the Progressive Beef™ program, a cattle management and sustainability program for feedlot operators. (full story)


An expansion to a Texas Panhandle packing plant will add 800 more head per day in slaughter capacity, primarily for cull cow and bull processing. (full story)


When we were planning to write a column using our six agricultural policy benchmarks  for evaluating emergency payments—distinct from ad-hoc disaster payments—we thought we would be confined to those adopted […] (full story)


Variability will likely be the word of the week when Pro Farmer takes off on its annual Crop Tour next week. Wild, unpredictable weather means they’ll likely see ears and pods of many shapes and sizes. (full story)


U.S. farmers are anxious for details on the trade assistance package the administration announced in July.  Press reports indicate that program guidelines could be issued by August 24th.  Meanwhile, business news […] (full story)


More fields are being terminated as far as worms and bugs go. Some later cotton will be carried farther into the month. Also, spider mite applications will continue in northeast Arkansas […] (full story)


Beef and dairy producers in Australia, across Europe and even in North America have all been in short supply of water, forcing some to cull cattle. (full story)