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Drought, stress tolerance important traits for Southern corn hybrids

Drought tolerance and stress tolerance are important traits for corn hybrids in the Southeast which is why Syngenta and other seed companies incorporate those characteristics in the seed they market to farmers in the region

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Southwestern cotton farmers touring North Carolina, Virginia operations

Ten Southwestern cotton producers will see cotton and other agricultural operations in North Carolina and Virginia on August 3-7 as part of the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) 2014 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) program.

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Try to do better with what you have, advises long-time farmer

I’ve interviewed many farmers over the years who talk about having to grow to survive and they’re not exaggerating, especially the younger guys who are struggling to establish themselves. Whether by necessity or by choice, expansion seems to be the name of the game in commercial agriculture.

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Farm Bureau members act on EPA overreach, immigration

Overreach by the EPA and immigration are sure to top the agenda as Farm Bureau members prepare for serious discussions with members of Congress now in their home districts.

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Cool growing season brings soybean Sudden Death Syndrome to Tennessee

Sudden Death Syndrome is in soybean fields in Tennessee planted to varieties susceptible to the disease. Cool, wet weather -- which the state has had this growing season -- has been favorable for the disease.

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John Deere: SectionCommand for Air Seeding

SectionCommand and Wireless Conveyance

Corn earworm, tobacco budworm management critical for North Carolina farmers

Because we won’t be dealing with many kudzu bugs this season, we need to focus our efforts on the other pests that are around. These include the corn earworm/tobacco budworm, stink bugs and defoliators (loopers, armyworms, etc.).

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BASF Supports the Use of Heat Herbicideas A Pre-Harvest Application for the 2014 Season

Import tolerances now established for field peas, dry beans, sunflowers and soybeans

California’s 3 Year Drought From Bad to Dreadful:

California’s Exceptional Drought Just Keeps Getting Worse

Corn Futures Prices Slip Downwards.

Ag Market News: Grain & Livestock Futures And Comments

Harper Government Supports Improving Animal Care Practices

Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of over $2 million to the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) to develop and update poultry codes and further advance best practices for the care and handling of other farm animals.

2014 Canadian Greenhouse Conference

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC) is Canada’s marketplace for grower technology.

Grower alert: Frogeye leaf spot now in Alabama soybeans

"Frogeye leaf spot development is favored by warm, humid conditions and frequent rain events. These are conditions we have experienced in Alabama during July."

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Scout peanuts: Spider mites, foliar feeders on increase in Georgia

Spider mites and foliar feeders on the increase in Georgia peanuts. Peanut growers should scout now and be ready to take action. Peanut can tolerate a significant amount of defoliation with no impact on yield, but when we start to see ragged leaves, it becomes difficult to hold back.

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Peanut Profitability Award winners take different paths to honor

“This year marks the 15th class of winning Peanut Profitability Award growers, and each class continues to impress with their innovate techniques of improving profitability and bottom-line profits."

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USDA Crop Insurance Provision Being Implemented

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced details about its crop insurance programs.

Minister Ritz Continues Canada’s Fight Against COOL at U.S. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Conference

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today addressed the U.S.’s National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

USDA unveils Supplemental Coverage Option details, coverage areas

Supplemental Coverage Option will be available for corn, cotton, grain sorghum, rice, soybeans, spring barley, spring wheat and winter wheat in selected counties for the 2015 crop year.

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Leave Required Time Between Spraying and Cutting

Pre-harvest interval (PHI) refers to the amount of time that must lapse (in days)

Cargill to close its Milwaukee beef plant [Aug. 1 2014]

Cargill to close its beef plant in Milwaukee citing tight cattle supplies.

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