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Hundreds of growers, consultants and other agriculture industry professionals gathered last week in North Little Rock to learn about the latest research and findings in soil health, pest management and (full story)

Farmers from across the Florida Panhandle, as well as southern Alabama and Georgia are invited to attend the 2018 Panhandle Row Crop Short Course to be held on Thursday, March 1, (full story)

The Central Panhandle Pesticide Training Series is a multi-county collaboration between Holmes, Washington, Jackson, and Calhoun Extension agents. This year the series is March 19-22 and will take place in Marianna (full story)

Earlier this week, we were looking at this rye that has headed out across the field. This is often typical of our rye getting away from us. You can see (full story)

March corn futures prices continue to hover in a range between $3.48 and $3.60 since the release of the November WASDE report. The March corn futures price closed at $3.52 on (full story)

Producers who plant winter crops with no intention of harvesting them reap the benefits of soil conservation, weed control and nutrient retention. On the flip side, however, the practice of (full story)

Budget Issues- Government Shutdown Los Angeles Times writer Lisa Mascaro reported late last week that, “The federal government began shutting down early Saturday after a flurry of dramatic, last-minute negotiations failed to end (full story)

Cover crops have the potential to boost soil microbial activity, which could lead to long-term benefits. In addition, keeping cover on the ground could help choke out troublesome weeds. (full story)

Women in the agricultural industry looking to improve their business management skills are encouraged to register for the 2018 Women in Agriculture Conference organized by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The conference (full story)

At the Pest Manager Training planned for Friday, Feb 2 in Dalton and Friday, Feb 23 in Columbus, GA, attendees can learn about the pest management industry and earn recertification (full story)

Selling corn under $4.00/bushel is not fun for anyone, but it will be a reality for Nebraska producers this year. Despite low prices, there will be opportunities for savvy marketers. (full story)

The Alabama- Florida Peanut Trade Show is set for Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan, AL. More than 80 exhibitors will be present to (full story)

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While cotton and soybean producers across Texas are getting the do’s and don’ts for applying new chemical formulations to their crop, the education is being extended to producers with sensitive (full story)

University of Georgia entomologist Ashfaq Sial advises Georgia blueberry farmers to manage the spotted wing drosophila (SWD), the crop’s most destructive pest, by incorporating cultural practices into farming. Practices likes (full story)

Byline: Chuck Abbott Voluntary conservation, boosted by USDA’s cost-share programs, has “proved unable to achieve reduction in emissions large enough to meet water (quality) goals,” says the American Enterprise Institute... (full story)

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 -0.06% ) this morning are down -0.07% as the partial shutdown of the U.S. government begins for a third day. The Senate has a vote scheduled for 12pm Eastern time to sees if the impasse... (full story)

Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University Regional Extension Specialist and a regular contributor to AgFax.Com, died Saturday, January 20. The cause of death was oral cancer. A memorial service is set (full story)

This week’s featured video highlights a unique type of livestock operation that is gaining popularity very quickly in Florida, Deer Farming.  The video is actually an episode of Keith Warren’s TV Show (full story)

In this week’s Weekend Market Report, Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group, sits down with host Pam Fretwell to talk about the generally positive trading in most grains this week. (full story)

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Fertilizer Prices Up – Got Yours? | Corn Losses, 2018 | Farm Growth – Evaluate Options with 6 Keypoints | and more. (full story)

If you have an interest in learning more about pecans and what it takes to grow them, mark your calendar for the 2018 Fundamentals of Pecan Management course offered by (full story)

More than 1,300 attendees were able to fine-tune their farming operations with information gained at the 42nd annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference on Jan. 18, 2018, at the (full story)

Average quotations were 220 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 41, (full story)

Pinnacle Rice Cooperative was successfully launched on January 16, 2018. Pinnacle’s goal is to increase member returns by providing liquidity, quality, and logistical support to the CA rice industry. Calrose (full story)

The bulls have initiated a fresh streak in the winner’s circle with back to back weekly gains totaling 541 points (174 of those this week). Although the Mar contract did (full story)

A focus on management intensity might be the best idea for describing what I believe to be the challenge for the greatest cotton success of 2018.  The first reason is (full story)

New is sparse in the rice world but market continues to slowly grind upwards. This week’s export sales report had a significant increase over last week’s reported volume but the current (full story)

Like the legendary Icarus the cotton market has spread its wings and continues to climb. The good news for cotton is that prices are climbing into the clouds without any (full story)

One of the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute’s most popular “spokespersons” for quail appreciation and conservation isn’t a person at all, but a sociable 6-inch-tall northern bobwhite named Kirby. “We have (full story)

Last week USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the final crop production summary for 2017. Overall, Delaware farmers had a good year with some of the crops breaking records. (full story)

For ten consecutive years, Japan has increased its meat consumption; consumption increased by 3.4% last year over the previous year to produce the highest level of growth in five years. (full story)

The Arkansas Rice Farmers board recently created a task force to develop crop management guidelines to address community concerns about smoke created when farmers burn row crop field refuse each (full story)

Considerable concern surrounded the export potential for U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) following an adverse trade policy decision by Vietnam, a historic top buyer, in December 2016. Instead, (full story)

Usable information comes from filtering data via knowledge. It seems to me that a lot of folks are having trouble with the filters getting clogged! My original title for this piece was “Should it Matter?” Will a 20,000 tonne export sale truly... (full story)

The recent cold snap is causing strawberry growers to go into babysitting-mode, using cloth covers to save their early crop. Many farmers double-covered their strawberries to hold warmer air near (full story)

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 23.1 cents per pound for the week ending January 13, up 1.7 cents from the previous week. Marketings of (full story)

In response to problems with off-target movement and injury associated with dicamba applications on dicamba-resistant (Xtend) soybean, the EPA made significant changes to labels of the new dicamba products. While (full story)

One question I was asked recently had to do with Restricted Use Products (RUP) and dicamba. In Minnesota, Fexapan, Engenia and XtendiMax are currently the only restricted use dicamba products (full story)

Cash Market The cash market in the USA may be quiet, but prices are exploding in Thailand and India. Thailand 5% broken rice has rallied from $403 MMT on December (full story)

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its January 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining (full story)

Western United Dairymen (WUD) and the California Dairy Campaign (CDC) have petitioned the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) for an emergency hearing to increase over-base milk prices by about 35¢/cwt for the next 12 months. (full story)

Drought coverage continued to increase across the contiguous states during the past month, going from just over 26 percent in mid-December to 33 percent as of January 16, 2018. This (full story)

Bumper corn yields and excess supply will continue to pressure prices lower during the first half of 2018, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Jason Johnson, (full story)

You might think it is too early to think about fertility management for your wheat, but now is a good time to start planning for topdressing nitrogen (N) application on (full story)

Catalyst Biosciences (CBIO) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The biomedical company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 150.22+ and gined 111.86% in the last year. (full story)

Summary A significant weather system impacted the lower Mississippi Valley and pushed northeast into the Ohio River Valley and the Northeast. The active pattern over the Pacific Northwest and northern (full story)

Here’s a look at Dicamba training opportunities over the next seven days: (full story)

December Grain Stocks: Highest in Past 30 Years Among the many USDA reports published last week (including the January World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report and the latest monthly (full story)