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By Carol Keiser:  Belleair, Florida The “ meatless revolution ” is underway, according to the Wall Street Journal—but in this supposed upheaval, people aren’t quitting meat in the conventional sense. Instead, they’re searching for... (full story)

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Record Unplanted Acres | Prevented “Corn” Planting | and more. (full story)

December cotton futures flirted with 60 cents all week. The August world supply demand report was negative, as expected, but had been built into the market before its release. Thus, […] (full story)

Researchers have uncovered an unusual protein activity in rice that can be exploited to give crops an edge in the evolutionary arms race against rice blast disease, a major threat […] (full story)

In the last two weeks, I’ve had many calls, texts and pictures of caterpillars in corn ears (hey, at least some fields have ears). It is important to correctly identify […] (full story)

By Jennifer Brown, NutriQuest This market update is a PorkBusiness.com weekly column reporting trends in weaner pigs. All information contained in this update is for the week ended Aug. 16. Looking at hog sales in February 2020 using April... (full story)

Recent research evaluating the use of sodium chlorate as a harvest aid in hybrid rice have largely confirmed previous recommendations. Previous studies focused on varieties, so this work was conducted […] (full story)

A University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture study published in the Journal of Weed Technology found that mixing glyphosate with formulations of dicamba consistently lowered the pH of the spray […] (full story)

Developing a way to protect pecans and to keep them safe for consumption is the goal of an LSU student who just returned from Poland. Karuna Kharel, a doctoral student […] (full story)

Rice harvest 2019 is underway. That’s not to say it’s running full speed ahead, but we’re beginning. By now, about 10% of our rice should have reached 20% grain moisture […] (full story)

In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension Educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Bruce Potter, Integrated Pest Management Specialist, to discuss crop and pest […] (full story)

The current approach to weed management in Iowa is at risk due to rapid expansion of herbicide-resistant weeds. In order to preserve the efficacy of herbicides two things must happen. (full story)

The annual Florida Pecan Field Day and Florida Pecan Growers Association Annual Meeting will be held on October 3, 2019 at the UF/IFAS Jefferson County Extension Office, 2729 W. Washington […] (full story)

Corn futures finished up 8 3/4 to 10 1/4 cents to end the week. Prices were technically oversold following the early week melt down and there is some bottom picking activity being attempted today. Friday afternoon’s Commitment of Traders report ind... (full story)

Cattle Weaker on Friday Live cattle futures lost ground in afternoon trading, finishing down $.275 to $.750 on the day. Feeder cattle futures declined $.90 to $1.20. The CME Feeder Cattle Index $1.55 cents on August 15 at $137.15 . Wholesale boxe... (full story)

Hogs Decline Returns on Friday Lean Hog futures lost $2.225 to $3 today. The CME Lean Hog Index was down $1.97 at $77.89 on August 14. USDA showed pork export sales of 20,393 MT in the week of August 8, with 10,211 MT sold to China. Shipments were ... (full story)

Soybeans were stronger at the close, 9 to 9 1/4 higher. September soybean meal was up $3.10/ton, with soy oil 6 points higher. Money Managers reduced their CFTC net short positions this week to 66,450, a decline of 9%. This morning to the U.S. Depar... (full story)

Corn futures finished up 8 3/4 to 10 1/4 cents to end the week. Prices were technically oversold following the early week melt down and there is some bottom picking activity being attempted today. Friday afternoon’s Commitment of Traders report ind... (full story)

Wheat futures contracts close the week on a positive with Minneapolis wheat 3 1/2 cents higher, CBOT wheat up 1 3/4 cents and Kansas City HRW leading the group with a 4 1/2 cents gain. The Commitment of Traders report showed specs further reducing t... (full story)

Cotton futures prices were higher on Friday, rising 29 to 50 points. Commitment of Traders data for Tuesday showed spec traders in cotton futures and options reduced their net short position to 44,642 contracts. The Cotlook A Index was unchanged on ... (full story)

Across The State Jonathan Croft, Extension Ag Agent covering Orangeburg County, reported some shake samples in soybeans with “mostly VBC and immature green stink bugs. These soybeans were right on […] (full story)

As of August 7, six new counties have been identified as infested with soybean gall midge in Nebraska. Several new counties have been identified in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota […] (full story)

Note: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension information is typically based on the interpretation of research information from Nebraska or elsewhere in the Midwest. However, such information is not available for hemp […] (full story)

Root, Crown, and Stem Rot Root, crown, and stem rots are being observed in industrial hemp stands across North Carolina. While several of these pathogens are opportunistic, many are severe […] (full story)

Research has been conducted on post- harvest stubble manipulation in ratoon rice production for many years. In general, post- harvest flail mowing or bush hogging to approximately 8-inches or post-harvest rolling […] (full story)

General Situation Weather in the Valley this week is rediculously hot but perfect for cotton harvesting! Everyday we have been reaching temperatures between 101oF and 105oF and even higher in […] (full story)

Harvest is in full swing in southwest Louisiana and is about to begin in northeast Louisiana. The early rice yields in southwest Louisiana have been disappointing so far but are […] (full story)

  Market Watch with Alan Brugler August 16, 2019 Hammers and Nails There is a saying in Japanese candlestick charting that “the nail which sticks up gets hammered down”.  That pretty much sums up the corn market since last May. We had a huge... (full story)

Cotton ranges from 8 nodes above white flower (very late cotton) to O nodes above white flower (blooming out the top). Ideally your cotton would be the latter, because we […] (full story)

Southwest Missouri Congressman Billy Long recently came back from Brazil with House Ag Committee chairman Collin Peterson who will join Long next week on a tour of farms in Long’s district. In the case of Brazil, Long says Peterson invited him to... (full story)

Ceres Solutions Cooperative CEO Jeff Troike says he was disappointed in the latest USDA latest crop estimates.   “When you do talk about the other people in the Midwest, no one seems like there having a bumper crop, so I think there is a lot of... (full story)

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures ended the day lower in limited trade volume on the weak cash trade and demand concerns.  Feeder cattle futures closed lower on the same factors with added pressure from the day’s higher... (full story)

Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce says the MFP2 payments are on schedule to go out as soon as next week, “Sign-up began a week ago last Monday and we’ve had overwhelming, as you can imagine, overwhelming response to that.” ... (full story)

All their hard work paid off for the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion steer exhibitors at this year’s Missouri State Fair. Gage Baker is from Fulton, a member of the Rising Sun 4-H Club.  His Grand Champion market steer, named Fuzzy for his... (full story)

On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago released a report providing an outlook on farmland values and agricultural credit conditions for the second quarter of 2019.  Recall that other […] (full story)

Kelly Visser The theme of the Iowa Food & Family Project’s display at the Iowa State Fair is “Farming: Iowa’s Masterpiece”. The centerpiece of the display is a mural comprised of 23,000 paint-by-number spaces. Visitors are invited... (full story)

Average spot quotations were 68 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 […] (full story)

University of Illinois farm management specialist Gary Schnitkey expects 2019 corn yields to be lower than USDA’s latest forecast of nearly 170 bushels per acre. “I think that number could go down. And you’ve got to remember that... (full story)

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Meghan Grebner will be on the ground in Winchester, Kentucky on Saturday, October 5, 2019 for the Hemp Harvest Festival. Continue reading Hemp Harvest Festival at Brownfield Ag News.       ... (full story)

A Missouri research team is working to create new heat-tolerant and herbicide resistant rice strains. Dr. Christian DeGuzman, rice breeder with Southeast Missouri State University, says rice yields declined several years ago because of extreme heat... (full story)

Regardless of the year, dry weather is common in the southwestern United States.   The Colorado River is now a major water source for some 40 million people.  As needs and populations rise, scientists are searching for ways to help farmers use... (full story)

The Minnesota State Fair is confident its protocols are enough to prevent the introduction of African swine fever. Several Midwestern states, including Iowa, have implemented additional swine health inspection requirements because of the threat... (full story)

Brownfield’s Julie Harker will be on the ground in Columbia on August 23 when Missouri Congresswoman Hartzler meets with Boone County farmers to provide Congressional update at MU’s Bradford Research Center, Columbia, MO. Continue reading... (full story)

The Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour will be the first large effort to gather objective yield data in the field for August. That means scouts will be in the field taking samples on the yield potential. (full story)

Julie Harker will be on the ground near Fayette, Missouri on Friday, August 23 when Missouri Congresswoman Hartzler meets with cattlemen at Weiker Angus Ranch. Continue reading Missouri Congresswoman Hartzler meets with cattlemen at Weiker Angus... (full story)

Soybeans were higher on short covering and technical buying, with the most active months still losing at least $.10 on the week. The trade is waiting to see what’s next with China ahead of the negotiations later this month. Both the U.S. and Chinese... (full story)

Brownfield’s Tom Steever will be on the ground in southern Missouri Friday, August 23 as US House Ag Committee Chair Collin Peterson and Missouri Congressman Billy Long tour farms in the region. Continue reading US House Ag Committee Chair... (full story)

Limit Down hogs and cattle drifts lower (full story)

Hemp Leaf Spot Problems North Carolina industrial hemp producers are combatting a leaf spot issue that is caused by Exserohilum rostratum. This disease was first identified during the industrial hemp […] (full story)

Beans and Hogs purchased by China theis week. Will it continue? (full story)

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