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Sudden Death Syndrome and White Mold in Soybeans Appear - from Carl Bradley

Posted by John Fulton -

Signs and symptoms of a few soybean diseases have begun to show up in some areas of the state over the last few weeks, and two of these diseases, sudden death syndrome (SDS) and Sclerotinia stem rot (white mold), are likely to cause economic losses in some growers' fields this year, said a University of Illinois plant pathologist. Carl Bradley explained that symptoms of SDS that current...

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Frequently Asked Questions about the 2014 Farm Bill - from Kansas St. University

Posted by John Fulton -

Frequently Asked Questions: Title I Programs of the 2014 Farm Bill August 2014 Robin Reid G.A. "Art" Barnaby Mykel Taylor Extension Associate Extension Specialist Assistant Professor Kansas State University Kansas State University Kansas State Universit 785-532-0964 785-532-1515 785-532-3033 robinreid@k-state.edu barnaby@k-state.edu mt...

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Will High Yields Rescue 2014 Crop Returns? - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -

Expected corn yields are high for many areas of the corn-belt . In central Illinois, for example, corn yields may average 220 bushels per acre on many farms. However, a 220 bushel yield will not result in positive returns for corn, given current expected 2014 crop prices and given that farmland is rented near the average cash rent. To have positive returns, yields must be exc...

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ARC-CO and PLC Payment Indicator Using August WASDE U.S. Yield and Price - from Carl Zulauf and Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -

The 2014 farm bill gives Farm Service Agency (FSA) farm owners the option to choose their crop program for the 2014 through 2018 crop years. A factor, perhaps key factor that will influence this decision is the payment by the program choices for the 2014 crop year. This article uses the just released U.S. yield and price estimates in the August 2014 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Esti...

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