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7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
David Thompson, president and CEO of World Potato Congress Inc. (WPC), recently announced the appointments of Ron Gall, Dr. Nora Olsen and Anne Fowlie as members of the Board of Directors. Read more on all three from this Potato Grower article.

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7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
French Nutritional Guidelines recommend consuming starchy foods at each meal and varying the source. According to a new study published in the Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism, however, the proportion of energy from carbohydrates is currently too low in many Western European countries. Read more on these findings from this Potato Grower article.

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7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
A repeat performance of 2013 has not been expected this year, but so far crop conditions are keeping pace. And the latest National Agricultural Statistics Service information denoted an increase in planted acres of corn and soybeans. Read more on the possibility of another record year from this Kentucky Forward article.

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7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
The GA Cotton Insect Advisor is an expert-based system for determining Extension prescribed insecticide treatments for management of cotton insect pests in Georgia. Find out more on the app from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Potato chip demand is good, but chip companies still have abundant supplies that they need to clean up, in earlier growing areas. USDA is reporting a wide range on prices for open chip potatoes, ranging between $7.00 and $10.50 per cwt. Read more on the potato markets from this commentary by Bruce Huffaker.

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7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
When lime prices hit triple-digits earlier this year, some shippers Andy Nelson talked to said restaurants were switching to lemons as a cheaper substitute. Um, are they switching back to limes now ... as a substitute for lemons? Read more on lemon markets from this Packer story.

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7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
This Focus on Cotton presentation addresses the reason cotton requires irrigation, talks about scheduling irrigation and irrigation scheduling methods and even goes into detail about two very new scheduling methods.

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7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Who knew Mississippi corn growers should worry about bears? The bears are not in the fields eating the crop; they are in the market, eating the profits. Read more on the corn markets from this AgFax.com story.

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7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
This Focus on Cotton presentation will help growers, consultants, and other practitioners in the cotton industry better understand the various foliar diseases that affect the Cotton Belt, particularly target spot, a relatively new and economically significant pest.

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7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Multiple sources are reporting that there will be a shortage of the fungicide chlorothalonil, which is widely used in peanut and vegetable crops, according to Austin Hagan, Auburn University Extension plant pathologist. Read more on some other options available from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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