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11/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
Two new (updated) publications are now available to soybean producers. A fact sheet on Metribuzin tolerance and a variety cross-reference guide are linked within this AgFax.com article.

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11/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
If you have SCN, research shows that selecting a resistant variety can net you an additional 6 bu/ac of soybean. Same cost. More yield. Read more on choosing SCN resistant varieties from this Crop Watch article.

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11/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
Selecting earlier maturing soybean varieties can reduce the potential for harvest delays. Read more on planting earlier varieties from this MSU Extension article.

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11/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Mid-South farmers are well aware that turning on an irrigation system doesn't mean strictly pure freshwater will reach the crop. Often, salts are part of the liquid package and, if allowed to accumulate, future yields will be hampered. Read more on reversing the impact from this Delta Farm Press article.

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11/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
This Farmdoc Daily article provides an overview of the commodity program decisions of the 2014 Farm Bill, thereby provide a context for each decision that must be made.

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11/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
Recent USDA reports have left some unresolved questions about the magnitude of planted and harvested acreage of corn and soybeans in 2014. Read more on the questions on its size from this Farmdoc Daily article.

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11/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
Sudden death syndrome (SDS) has been quietly increasing in South Dakota soybean fields in recent years. Read more on the disease and its increase from this iGrow article.

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11/17/2014 12:00:00 AM
One of the causes of reduced yields could be the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). The SCN can cause yield losses even when no visual symptoms are seen on soybean plants. Read more on the impacts of SCN on yields from this iGrow article.

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11/14/2014 12:00:00 AM
In the 2013/2014 marketing year, the United States exported over 2 billion bushels of U.S. soy, valued at more than $30 billion. The year got off to a fast start, exceeding the predicted export numbers in early 2014 and finishing strong with record-size crops starting to come out of the fields. Read more on exports from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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11/13/2014 12:00:00 AM
Crude oil prices have decreased in recent weeks, leading to decreases in gasoline and diesel fuel prices. Lower fuel for producing corn and soybeans in 2015 will occur if fuel prices remain lower through the 2015 growing season. However, fuel costs are a low proportion of total costs of producing corn and soybeans. As a result, oil and fuel price declines will have a small impact on 2015 production costs. Read more from this Farmdoc Daily article.

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