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1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Page 6 of the South Florida Vegetable Pest & Disease Hotline reports that in the Glades, silkflies are building up in older blocks but remain mostly low. Reports indicate that they are most noticeable in places with older adjacent fields nearby. In the Homestead area, corn silkfly remains active.

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1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
This year sweet corn growers around Belle Glade are reporting an unusually early outbreak of southern corn rust. Pages 12-13 of the South Florida Vegetable Pest & Disease Hotline has more on the disease.

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1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
While cropland values in Ohio increased in each of the past three years, several factors, including continued low interest rates, low debt-to-asset ratios and lower profit margins, are likely going to make for a relatively flat land market in 2015, an economist from Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said. Read more on farmland values from this Ag Answers article.

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1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Results from 67 field-scale trials around Indiana since 2008 suggest that optimum plant populations for 30-inch row corn grown under minimal to moderate stress conditions average about 32,100 PLANTS per acre (ppa) or seeding rates of about 34,000 SEEDS per acre (spa). Read more on the findings of these trials from this Purdue Corny News Network article.

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1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
Winter winds can cause soil erosion, resulting in the loss of top soil and organic matter. Cover crops and tillage can help reduce the amount of erosion that occurs during the winter months. Read more on the wind erosion from this Integrated Crop Management article.

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1/28/2015 12:00:00 AM
The rains in 2014 provided conditions favorable to several diseases in corn. Read more on the diseases seen in corn, sorghum and soybeans from this Agronomy e-Update article.

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1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Following the January 12 USDA Crop Production and Grain Stocks reports it's becoming increasingly clear that the story in corn and soybean markets for the foreseeable future will be the ongoing pace of consumption. This Farmdoc Daily article continues the review of corn and soybean consumption data by category by focusing on the pace of corn and soybean exports.

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1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Heeding the consumer call for more locally sourced produce, the U.S. restaurant industry is forecast to grow by 3.8% to reach $709.2 billion in 2015 according to the 2015 National Restaurant Industry Forecast. Read more on the growth from this Packer story.

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1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
The idea that larger farms have a more efficient cost structure was explored in an earlier article that looked at some of the variable costs (crop costs and power & equipment costs) that seem to be attention getting when considering economies of scale in farming. Read more on these economies from this Farmdoc Daily article.

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1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
With a record corn crop and low corn prices, efforts to change the Renewable Fuel Standard are coming at the worst possible time for America's farmers, the National Corn Growers Association said. Read more on the issue from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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