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Friday, October 17,2014

Mapping study to aid corn producers

by WLJ
“The study found that ERU maps provided better representation of corn yield environments than soil maps did in 80 percent of the fields,” said Myers. ERU maps consider soil depth, texture, organic matter and water-holding capacity—all factors that affect crop production costs and yield.

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Friday, October 17,2014

Check weed control during harvest time

by WLJ
“What are the weeds that are left in your crop? Do you know which weeds they are? Is there a weed that you do not know and how large is it? Does it look like the weed was not controlled at spraying time? Did you have an herbicide failure or is it a weed that your product does not control,” Johnson asked.

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Friday, October 17,2014

How much corn for ethanol industry?

by WLJ
Energy security, environmental benefits, and rural economic development are among the primary arguments in support of biofuels. A fourth— although not always highlighted—issue, has challenged agricultural economists and policymakers for decades. It is how to best manage supplies, given the havoc that overproduction and low prices cause.

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Friday, October 17,2014

Post-patent puzzle: What happens when biotech goes generic?

by DTN
Twenty years have passed since Roundup Ready 1 soybeans were first deregulated, and the trait is coming off patent this year into a changed agricultural landscape.

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Friday, October 17,2014

Clarifying the new health premium tax credit

by DTN
Individuals who buy health insurance through an exchange furnish an estimate of their income, and the exchange then subsidizes their monthly insurance premium. The greater the estimated income, the lower the subsidy. After 1040 actual income is computed, the advance subsidy is adjusted up or down as an additional 1040 tax or refund.

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Friday, October 17,2014

U.S. wins WTO trade enforcement dispute for poultry industry

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Last Tuesday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ended a long-standing trade dispute between the U.S. and India over primarily poultry imports, with the U.S. touting victory. U.S. Trade Representative (US- TR) Michael Froman announced the WTO victory on behalf of U.

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Friday, October 17,2014

Stocker gains of more than 2.5 pounds per head per day realized

by WLJ
As cattle prices continue to soar, breaking all previous records, some might wonder why anyone would take animals off winter pasture at 800-850 pounds in mid to late May, and continue them on pasture instead of moving them directly into a feedlot or to the sale barn.

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Friday, October 17,2014

Harvesting, drying and storing late-maturing and high-moisture corn

by WLJ
Corn reaching maturity about Oct. 1 will normally dry slowly in the field due to cooler outside temperatures. Standing corn in the field may dry about 1.5 to 3 percentage points per week during October and 1 to 1.5 per week or less during November, assuming normal Upper Midwest weather conditions.

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Friday, October 17,2014

U.S. STB action needed for transparency on rail shipments

by Traci Eatherton, WLJ Managing Editor
Producers, farmers and elevator operators, along with a number of politicians, are optimistic that an improved reporting system for railroads will at least allow agricultural shippers to see whether they’re getting the same kind of service as oil, coal and other industries.

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Monday, October 13,2014

Ranchers ride east to Washington, D.C.

by Kerry Halladay, Associate Editor
Back in the days of the old West, the Pony Express saw fleet-footed horses and their daring riders charging west through hostile territory to get mail through to its destinations. Now the ponies are pointed east and aimed to charge into hostile territory to deliver a petition to the government.

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