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Damaging impact

THE 2017 HURRICANE SEASON

THE 2017 HURRICANE season — Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate — savaged a wide range of U.S. agricultural sectors, producing immediate crop losses and longer term damage that is still hard to quantify. TEXAS In [Read more]

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Dicamba damage on U.S. fields

ESTIMATES TOP THREE MILLION ACRES

HEADING INTO THE soybean harvest, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extension experts put instances of dicamba damage to the crop at 3.1 million acres, approximately 3.5% of U.S. soybean plantings this year. That figure could [Read more]

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World wheat outlook

SURPLUS AND SHORTAGE

WORLD WHEAT PRODUCTION topped 754 million metric tons and the world wheat supply neared 980 million tons in August estimates. Economists had raised their projections for the former Soviet Union by 8.6 million tons. With [Read more]

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U.S. exports to Cuba

U.S. EXPORTS TO CUBA

CUBA’S 12 MILLION people represent an untapped potential market for corn, soybean, and wheat exports, but the ongoing U.S. embargo against Cuba makes it unlikely that U.S. farmers will make major inroads into that market [Read more]

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Uncertainty for U.S. agriculture

THE EARLY IMPACT OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S approach to governing and his administration’s issues agenda are producing even more uncertainty for U.S. agriculture this year than is typical during a change of president. There are indications that agriculture is [Read more]

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Midwestern crop threat

INCREASING RESISTANCE

RESISTANCE ISSUES, AND especially herbicide resistance, were a dominant concern for growers and Iowa State extension agronomists at this winter’s series of Crop Advantage workshops. [Read more]

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Emerging corn diseases

CONCERNS SOUTH OF THE BORDER

PLANT PATHOLOGISTS AT Iowa State University Extension are red-flagging three newly emerging corn diseases and asking farmers to submit possible samples during the coming crop season. [Read more]

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Winter wheat growth

DOES INTENSIVE MANAGEMENT PAY?

WHILE WINTER WHEAT harvested acres are declining in Michigan, yields per acre have increased in recent years, and producer interest in intensive management to further boost yields has grown. In response, researchers at Michigan State [Read more]

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U.S. files WTO complaint

CHINA'S GRAIN SUPPORTS AT ISSUE

CHARGING THAT CHINA’S market price supports create government incentives for Chinese farmers to ramp up corn, wheat, and rice production, the United States has initiated a new trade enforcement action against China. In 2015, China’s [Read more]

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Proper herbicide application

LESSONS AND GUIDELINES MONSANTO’S DICAMBA-TOLERANT soybeans, marketed under the trade name Roundup Ready 2 Xtend, are at the center of a dispute over damaged bean fields in Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. Monsanto launched commercial [Read more]