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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Farmers already seeing corn and soybeans prices plummet as the markets expect bountiful harvests have some potential safety nets that might help protect them financially, two Purdue University agricultural economists say. Read more on these safety nets from this Ag Answers article.

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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
The next two months will determine whether the Indiana corn crop produces high yields as expected or is significantly damaged by any unforeseen, drastic changes in weather and diseases, Purdue Extension corn specialist Bob Nielsen says. Read more on the outlook for the crop from this Ag Answers article.

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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
In Illinois, crop insurance payments on corn likely will be lower in 2014 than in 2012 and 2013. Crop insurance payments in 2014 likely will not be large for soybeans. Read more on payments from this Farmdoc Daily article.

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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
This Farmdoc Daily article revisits the distribution of farm size, but highlights two important findings. One, the majority of Illinois' small farms are dedicated to livestock production, and, two, the largest farms, in terms of acreage operated, account for a significant majority of the State's value of agricultural production.

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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
An 11% increase in net sales for the second quarter of 2014 has officials with Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. expressing optimism about efforts to diversify, even though the company's fresh-cut business posted declines for the third straight quarter. Read more on their sales from this Packer article.

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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
The organic industry took to Capitol Hill to educate staff members from more than a dozen congressional offices about the need to find organic methods to fight citrus greening. Read more on the effort from this Packer article.

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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Risk of foodborne illness in leafy greens can't be eliminated, but there are steps growers and farm marketers can do to reduce the incidence of foodborne illnesses in leafy greens. Read more on these steps from this MSU Extension article.

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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
With the sound of a bulldozer pushing water-starved citrus trees in the background, a group of California lawmakers and citrus industry leaders drove home the need for a water bond to fund new water storage. Find out more on the effort from this Packerarticle and video.

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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
We are seeing a little target leaf spot in cotton. It doesn't seem nearly as bad as it has been. Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Scientist, has some good information about this disease as well as a risk index to help with spray decisions that is provided in this Seminole Crop eNews article.

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7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Amanda Gevens is aware of no new late blight detections in WI other than that of Portage Co. reported on 18 July. Read more on late blight management and DSV accumulations from this Vegetable Crop Update.

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