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5/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
The week ended May 8 was quite productive for U.S. farmers, according to USDA's weekly Crop Progress report. Corn planting advanced by nearly 20 percentage points and soybean planting leapt ahead 15 percentage points. Read more on progress from this full report.

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5/6/2016 12:00:00 AM
The Mexican rice borer is a damaging pest of grass crops including rice, sugarcane and corn. For more than a decade, entomologists with the LSU AgCenter have been monitoring the pest's eastward expansion and working to develop effective management tactics to protect Louisiana's rice and sugarcane. Read more on management from this news release.

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5/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Despite weekly waves of heavy rains, Arkansas farmers pushed across their fields, planting soybeans, rice, cotton and corn ahead of the five-year average pace, according to the May 2nd report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Read more on planting progress from this news release.

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4/19/2016 12:00:00 AM
Excessive rains that brought historic floods to many parts of Louisiana last month will cost farmers at least $10 million in lost revenues and damage to their crops and livestock. Read more on the impact from this AgFax.com article.

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4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
The keys to weed control in all crops is overlapping residual herbicides and postemergence herbicide timing. Read more on these considerations from this Delta Farm Press article.

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3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM
Corn planted area for all purposes in 2016 is estimated at 93.6 million acres, up 6 percent from last year. Soybean planted area for 2016 is estimated at 82.2 million acres, down less than 1 percent from last year. Read more on prospective plantings of other crops from this AgFax.com article.

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3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
In the race against world hunger, we're running out of time. By 2050, the global population will have grown and urbanized so much that we will need to produce 87 percent more of the four primary food crops - rice, wheat, soy, and maize - than we do today. Read more on this prediction from this AgFax.com story.

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3/3/2016 12:00:00 AM
Prices for diesel fuel and fertilizers have continued to decrease as Arkansas farmers are preparing for 2016 planting. Read more on the decreases from this Arkansas Row Crops article.

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1/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Phosphorus fertilizer recommendations for rice and soybean were revised in December 2015 based on soil-test information and rice and soybean yield response results from nearly 150 phosphorus (P) fertilization trials. Read more on the updates from this Arkansas Row Crops update.

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1/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
U.S. cotton producers harvested 12.9 million bales of cotton in 2015, 3.3 million bales or 21 percent less than they did in 2014, according to USDA's 2015 Crop Production Summary. Read more on cotton yields and quality from this Delta Farm Press article.

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