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5/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
Nearly all ethanol blended into the U.S. gasoline supply is produced domestically, and, over the past five years, about 94 percent of domestic production was used in the United States. Read more on these statistics from this Delta Farm Press article.

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5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
A few European corn borer (ECB) adults are being captured now, despite cool conditions. At the present, areas of highest activity include Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties, although scattered individuals have been captured as far north as Morris County. Read more on their activity from this Plant & Pest Advisory article.

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5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
Sunny weather and dry - speeds corn growth and makes peanut thrips bad. Corn is tasseling in several fields now. Read more on what else is happening in the fields from this Seminole Crop eNews article.

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5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
Following increases over the past two to three months, corn and soybean prices have traded in a choppy pattern. Prices have incorporated the information in the USDA's May 10 WASDE report that pointed to larger consumption and smaller stocks than expected for both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 marketing years. A number of factors, however, continue to percolate in these markets. Read more on these factors from this farmdoc daily article.

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5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
Another round of tumultuous weather hit large areas of Texas and Oklahoma last week bringing violent thunderstorms, flash floods, wind damage and large hail that blasted farms and ranches and communities causing severe damages and breaking many local rainfall records. Read more on the damage the weather caused from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
In early May 2016, Christina DiFonzo warned of the risk for black cutworms and armyworms, both of which were moving north. Since then, bucket traps on the Michigan State University campus captured a "significant" number of black cutworms (more than nine over a two-night period) and quite a few armyworms as well. Read more on these pests from this MSU Extension article.

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5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
A 800-page International Trade Commission analysis says that U.S. fresh fruit, vegetable and nut exports will increase by $990 million if the Trans-Pacific Partnership is enacted. Read more on this prediction from this Packer story.

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5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
John and Meg McKee say they - like most Delta farmers - weren't planning to spend a lot of money on new equipment in 2016. But the McKees, brother and sister who farm together in Friars Point in Coahoma County, Mississippi, decided to make an exception after they learned that a new planting system offered advantages they couldn't pass up. Find out more on the system from this Delta Farm Press article.

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5/23/2016 12:00:00 AM
Judging by questions we all are getting this spring, clearly we are having some growing pains managing cover crops across Tennessee. Read more on the learning curve from this UTcrops News Blog.

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5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
Volatilization losses of ammonia from urea, leaching of nitrates beyond the root zone in the soil, and denitrification due to saturated soil are major concerns of producers and agronomists when there is deficient or abundant precipitation. It seems that both are occurring in South Dakota this year. Read more on protecting from these losses from this Pest & Crop Newsletter article.

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