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10/19/2018

It’s a giddy time for the U.S. hemp industry. Farmers are planting more acres. Businesses are selling more products. And with Congress on the brink of fully legalizing hemp, industry insiders are eagerly anticipating a boom. But even if the legalization provisions in the 2018 farm bill pass, hemp will remain a tightly regulated crop…

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10/19/2018

Properly cleaning a self-propelled or pull-behind sprayer may take an hour or more. If you cut corners, you increase the probability that the next field you spray may exhibit an unwanted result. This was one of the topics discussed in a report published by Purdue Extension titled “Removing Herbicide Residues from Agricultural Application Equipment.” Step…

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10/19/2018

New Mexico State University Extension Weed Specialist and Assistant Professor Leslie Beck has received funding for the second year in a row through the U.S. Alfalfa Farmer Research Initiative. Beck was one of five researchers chosen by the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance to receive funding. Beck, along with co-principal investigators Mark Marsalis and Leonard…

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10/19/2018

Sustainability. It’s been a staple of farm life for as long as crops have been grown. The term, which is often described as “humanity’s target goal of human-ecosystem equilibrium,” has become a buzzword in many businesses today. While some corporate sustainability programs focus on public relations, others show genuine concern for natural resources with the…

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10/19/2018

Nearly 20 members of Congress are sounding the alarm about how small refinery waivers causing less ethanol to be blended into gasoline disproportionately impacts communities of color. Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Danny Davis (D-IL) and 17 of their colleagues sent a letter this week to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing concern over how…

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10/19/2018

When FMC’s Lucento fungicide is approved for use later this year in corn, soybeans and peanuts, it will offer a new, effective tool for managing fungicide resistance. “The first thing that sets Lucento apart is the triazole part of that chemistry, that flutriafol,” said FMC Technical Service Manager Matt Wiggins during a recent field day…

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10/19/2018

Tight profit margins are making decisions on inputs to crops difficult for farmers. Decisions on when and where to use fertilizers can be important to ensure maximum profitability. Decisions on nutrients such as nitrogen are easy for crops like corn, wheat and sugar beet as these crops will likely respond to nitrogen. Other nutrients such…

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10/19/2018

Typically, when AI is brought up around farmers, the conversation turns to how many brood cows they covered this year for breeding. In this article, AI refers to artificial intelligence. The ability to capture data on the farm has never been more readily available than it is today. Many questions about how to use and…

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10/19/2018

Cotton farmers are watching a new discovery from Texas A&M’s AgriLife Research that could expand their market. USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced the deregulation of Texas A&M’s cotton variety genetically engineered to have ultra-low levels of gossypol in its seed. According to the Texas A&M website, this allows research to move toward…

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