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  Owen Taylor, Editor Questions, comments, complaints? My door is always open. Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Midsouth Cotton, sponsored by the Midsouth Cotton Team of […] (full story)


Owen Taylor, Editor Questions, comments, complaints? My door is always open. Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Southeast Cotton, sponsored by the Southern Cotton Team of AMVAC Chemical Corporation […] (full story)


When the water recedes, landowners in flooded areas begin looking to restore their property to use. For land being put (back) into pasture or other grazed fields, this is the […] (full story)


Crops growing in the numerous small plots at the university’s Panhandle Research and Extension Center this summer will include the usual assortment of dry beans, corn, sugar beets, peas, and […] (full story)


Recent soybean price volatility highlights the uncertainty underpinning the soybean market.  The sudden drop last Friday gives an indication of the fragility of the current soybean market, in particular.  The […] (full story)


For the third year in a row, soybean planting is being seriously delayed by weather in Minnesota. Like with the previous couple of years, it’s a slow-go across most of […] (full story)


Initially introduced to the market in the 1970s, plant growth regulators (PGRs) have proven a practical cotton plant canopy and size management tool for producers. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Cotton […] (full story)


The planting season is slowly underway and plans may be in place, but they may need to be adjusted if you haven’t matched the right herbicide to the weeds you […] (full story)


The U.S. average diesel fuel price increased less than 1 cent to remain at $3.16 per gallon on May 20, more than 11 cents lower than a year ago. The […] (full story)


Sugarcane aphids, Melanaphis sacchari, have been found this week (May 2019) on Johnsongrass in Montgomery County, Alabama. Johnsongrass was surveyed at multiple sites between Dothan and Auburn and only one […] (full story)


Over the years several folks have asked why there is a difference in the recommended rate of acephate for cotton (3 oz/acre) and peanut (6-12 oz/acre). I applied acephate (97) […] (full story)


Indiana Farm Bureau recently conducted an online survey of farmer members to gauge how the ongoing trade conflicts and increasing tariffs are impacting their operations. The survey received submissions from […] (full story)


A jury recently returned a verdict awarding a California couple $2.055 billion (yes, billion) in damages after the couple alleged that the glyphosate in Roundup caused their cancer.  This is […] (full story)


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 […] (full story)


With the clock ticking down on prime planting season, Ken Ferrie says farmers may have to make some tough decisions this year. (full story)


The cool nights and lower cotton seed vigor has slowed cotton seedling growth making the young cotton plants more susceptible to thrips injury and potential yield loss. They also may […] (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the human resources software company Paycom Software (PAYC). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top 100 Stocks list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Fli... (full story)


Domino’s is honoring American farmers by offering two-topping carryout pizzas for $5.99 each from May 20-26. (full story)


Twisters threatened many on Monday (5/20). Flooding is an issue for some after 3 to 5-inch drenchings. “We’re back to sitting on our hands,” notes IPM Agent Brad Easterling. (full story)


JBS SA, joins Tyson and Cargill with investments in the growing alternative protein category. (full story)


Over the last 8 weeks, AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben has followed planting progress, or lack thereof, for our I-80 Planting Tour. She talks with Allen W. Hoffman, a farmer from Gardner, Illinois. (full story)


With the cotton planting in full swing and the early-planted crop making its way up, it is time to begin scouting for early-season insect pests. Wireworms are a growing problem […] (full story)


Despite the early May hope that the US and China would come to an agreement on trade that would end China’s retaliatory tariffs on agricultural imports from the US, nothing […] (full story)


Update on growing industrial hemp from Kassie Conners, Alabama A&M, Auburn Diagnostic Lab: Industrial hemp plants are allowed to be sold based on the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of the mother […] (full story)


This article documents the very late planting that is occurring in 2019, leading to the prospects of lower yields and higher than normal prevented planting from crop insurance. As a […] (full story)


Earlier this month, the governments of Mexico and Brazil announced the opening of Mexico’s rice market to Brazil and Brazil reciprocated by opening their market for dry beans to Mexico. […] (full story)


Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Soybeans Higher, Grains Lower in Overnight Trading Soybeans were higher in overnight trading on weather concerns, while corn and wheat were lower after reaching multimonth highs. ... (full story)


Texas’ carryover hay supplies are low, and production is off to a slow start due to spring rain delays, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. David Anderson, […] (full story)


Farmers across the state took advantage of the little dry spell that occurred last week. Approximately 70% of the expected corn crop and 27% of the soybean crop in Iowa […] (full story)


A wave of 90-degree temperatures has struck tobacco in Georgia and Florida, and they are expected to continue for the rest of this week. They could slow the good start the […] (full story)


Federal crop insurance programs have a prevented planting provision that can protect producers from the financial losses and risks associated with not being able to plant the intended crop within […] (full story)


As seed prices rise, growers must be increasingly mindful of the density and configuration of cotton in their fields. However, current cotton plant population recommendations aren’t always helpful or based […] (full story)


In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension Educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Dr. Jeff Coulter, Extension corn systems agronomist, to talk a little […] (full story)


The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the cloud-based communications company Bandwidth (BAND). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort their Top Stocks to Own list first by the highest Weighted Alpha, then I used the Flipchart feature to revi... (full story)


Wet conditions have made planting a challenge for farmers across Iowa. According to the United States Department of Agriculture-National Agricultural Statistics Service, 70% of Iowa’s expected corn crop has been […] (full story)


Purdue University will be hosting an upcoming webinar entitled “Delayed Corn & Soybean Planting Decisions” hosted by Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture on Thursday, May 23 at 4 p.m. (EDT). […] (full story)


Facing increasingly uncertain market conditions, producers looking to refine weed control and protect crop yield are encouraged to attend the Purdue Weed Science Team’s annual educational field day. (full story)


Recent news articles and government reports show that African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to have a disrupting impact on soybean and pork markets.  Today’s update highlights key points from several […] (full story)


As Mother Nature continues to pound America’s heartland with historic rainfall and below average temperatures, forecasts show she may bear down on the Midwest this summer as well. (full story)


Technology, genomics, direct marketing to consumers and emerging international markets are all having an impact on global dairy picture. (full story)


The following prices are effective from 05/22/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 05/28/19. The next announcement is scheduled for 05/28/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * $424.49 […] (full story)


The path to ratification of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement took a step forward on Monday when Canada and Mexico removed retaliatory tariffs on many products. (full story)


The Trump administration is preparing to announce another round of aid to farmers hurt by the trade war with China as soon as Thursday. (full story)


With more rain in the forecast and prevented plant dates looming or past for corn, farmers will likely see fewer corn acres than USDA predicted in its March prospective planting report. (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 19, 2019. County Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension The week started off on the cool side with nighttime […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 19, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Justin Dufour, Avoyelles Parish “Consecutive days of dry weather and sunshine allowed […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 19, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Jimbo Burkhalter, Tallahatchie and Panola Counties “Some sandy soils were planted last […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 19, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Mike Andrews, Randolph County “Armyworms hit several fields last week with light […] (full story)


Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 19, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […] (full story)