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12/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
Crop prices remain well below the record levels of 2010 through 2013 as U.S. and world supplies remain abundant, even with a shortfall in South American corn and soybean production in 2016, commodity demand also continues to suffer from prolonged slow economic growth in much of the world. Read more on price prospects for crops and livestock from this farmdoc daily article.

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12/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
Some agricultural commodity prices in the U.S. got a boost from exports over the summer, but elevated exports seemed to only keep prices for some commodities from dropping further. Low commodity prices in late 2016 have put downward pressure on farm income, credit conditions, such as repayment rates for farm loans, and farmland values. Read more on the ag outlook from this full report by the Federal Reserve Bank.

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12/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
The researchers describe how they manipulated the genetic code to alter the shape of a cotton plant's leaves in potentially beneficial ways in this Southeast Farm Press article.

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12/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
As long as corn prices are projected to be below $4.00 per bushel, net incomes on Illinois grain farms will be relatively low. It is highly likely that below $4.00 corn will continue for the crop harvested in 2016. Unless a large shortfall occurs someplace in the world, below $4.00 corn likely will continue for the 2017 marketing year. Read more on farm financial management given these prices from this farmdoc daily article.

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12/30/2016 12:00:00 AM
Cotton is making a comeback in the Rio Grande Valley in 2017, spurred in part by new cotton technology. Read more on the comeback from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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12/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Is it time to reduce seed costs by adopting variable-rate seeding? This practice has been accepted in corn, but instead of lowering the rate you push up the rate in areas with high yield potential. Well, in soybeans you do the opposite. Read more on setting up variable rate seeding from this ILSoyAdvisor.com article.

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12/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Cotton prices slid below 70 cents, basis march for the first time in months as the market enters the last trading week of 2016. The 2017 calendar year should have more positive news in front of it, at least for the remaining 2016 crop year contracts, the March, May and July. Read more on cotton markets from this AgFax.com article.

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12/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
It's time to think about applying gypsum in the fall to build soil structure while trapping phosphate on the landscape so it doesn't end up moving off the field into surface waters. Read more on the approach from this ILSoyAdvisor.com article.

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12/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Fresh Express has recalled 100 cases of 9-ounce Fresh Express Hearts of Romaine Salad due to possible exposure to undeclared allergens. Read more on the recall from this Packer story.

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12/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
Each year the National Restaurant Association (NRA), major grocery store outlets, food magazines, and others offer predictions for the hottest food trends for the upcoming year. Read some of their predictions from this MSU Extension News article.

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