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Committee Approves Ag Bill Bundle

17 Sep 2015
By Katie MicikDTN Markets Editor OMAHA (DTN) -- The Senate Agriculture Committee passed a package of bills on Thursday that reauthorizes and updates laws on grain inspections, mandatory livestock price reporting and the National Forest Foundation. Several agriculture groups commended the passage, noting that it ensures grain inspections at export ...

Rootworm Shows Up Late Season

17 Sep 2015
By Pam SmithDTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor WARRENSBURG, Ill. (DTN) -- Dave Shenaut has learned never to underestimate the western corn rootworm (WCR). The early rains that plagued most of the Midwest this summer should have washed away most of the pests, but the Monsanto agronomist is still finding adult beetles this fall. "I've see...

Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy

17 Sep 2015
By Daniel DavidsonDTN Contributing Agronomist Producing high corn and soybean yields grabs most of the headlines and farmers' attention. Alfalfa, on the other hand, is too often left to fend for itself. Yet of all the crops, alfalfa is one that most readily responds to fertility and foliar programs. Results are quickly available and easy to see du...

Kub's Den

16 Sep 2015
By Elaine KubDTN Contributing Analyst Now that we've been firmly back in the universe of abundant crops and low crop prices for a while, it seems that free storage and delayed pricing programs are a thing of the past. It's one of farming's ironies that when prices are profitable and you don't really need to wait to price grain, grain companies are ...

States Brace for Fall H5N2 Return

16 Sep 2015
By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy Editor OMAHA (DTN) -- A fall outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu tops the minds of state agricultural directors, who called on Congress and the Obama administration to ensure there are enough resources to respond to another destructive spread of the virus. The National Association of State Departments of Agricultur...
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