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Wheat Futures Prices Closed Higher

Market News Review& Closing Grain & Livestock Futures

Inroads Made: Corn Plants and Drought, DuPont

DuPont makes an advancement in drought-related plant research.

U.S. Drought Monitor - Latest Update

California drought situation at 100%

Agriculture not just confined to middle of California

Agriculture defines the culture of many regions in California

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California citrus groves still at zero water allocation

State decision will use water to flush Delta instead of help growers keep trees alive
California regulators will let citrus die rather than provide growers with enough water to keep trees alive

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New online disease management for almonds course announced

2014 is expected to be a difficult year for California almond producers. Water shortages throughout the Central Valley could mean reduced yields and narrow profit margins.

That, in turn, will put a premium on “Disease Management for California Almond Production,” which is the title of a new online continuing education course for California licensed agricultural professionals.

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Bayer Touts the Benefits of its $2.6 M Bee Care Center

New bee center to focus on improving honey bee health.

Cotton Irigation App Helps Farmers Manage Water Usage

A new smartphone app developed by University of Georgia and University of Florida researchers will help cotton farmers in their states save one of nature’s most precious resources — water.

Switchgrass For Fuel and Forage

The University of Tennessee Center for Native Grasslands Management is hosting a field day highlighting the potential for switchgrass to be used as a fuel and as livestock forage.

Ever Wondered What It Would Be Like To Work On A Dairy Farm?

Upcoming 4-H Exploration Days offers an opportunity for youth to learn more about the dairy industry.

Freeze Injury In Corn

Plenty of corn acres have been planted in eastern Kansas over the past couple weeks.

USDA Research Shows Potential Impact of Climate Change on Rangeland Plants

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their colleagues have conducted research showing the potential response of rangeland plants in arid regions of the United States to the conditions that will occur with climate change, according to a paper published today in Nature.

Hoeven Brings Together Business Leaders to Outline His Farm and Small Business Expensing Tax Relief Act

Measure Fixes Burdensome New IRS Expensing Rules

Nebraska Growers Hold On To Hay

Dry-weather concerns slow sales ahead of new crop

Adjusting Corn Management Practices For A Late Start

Since delayed planting reduces the yield potential of corn, the foremost attention should be given to management practices that will expedite crop establishment.

New Report Shows Renewable Fuels Support 852,000 Jobs and $46 Billion in Wages

The Fuels America coalition today released an economic impact study by John Dunham & Associates showing the far-reaching benefits of renewable fuels for America’s workers and the U.S. economy – including supporting more than 850,000 American jobs

Bioindustry Summit Set at NDSU

The summit will explore advances, trends and opportunities in the bioindustry.

Southeastern Ohio Hay Day is June 19

Producers can learn the latest in forage harvesting, forage-handling machinery and ways to save money during a field day offered by educators from Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces New Report on Scientific Breakthroughs From USDA in 2013

New USDA Discoveries Led to 180 New Inventions, Include Flour that Prevents Weight Gain, Protections from Disease for U.S. Troops, Turning Grass Clippings to Energy

Indiana Farmers Forced To Make Tough Corn Planting Decisions

For Indiana farmers with a lot of acreage to plant, two Purdue Extension agronomists say it's probably time to start planting corn while keeping in mind best agronomic practices.

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