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Trade Tariffs Initiate Soybean Market Shift, Cause Concern

…ed into the country. In retaliation, China made good on a previous threat to implement tariffs on U.S. items, including soybeans and other agricultural products. soybeans are one of Alabama’s most common row crops, therefore, these tariff…

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Alabama Prospective Planting Numbers Released

…estimated at 170,000 acres. Winter wheat planted is estimated at 170,000 acres, up six percent from last year. Intended soybean acreage is down to 280,000—a large 19 percent decrease from 2018.

Runge said the biggest surprise in the re…

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Crop and Pastureland Recovery After a Flood

…pulations may be significantly reduced under flooding conditions, so it is important to inoculate legume crops, such as soybean, following a prolonged flood event. Cover crops can be used to prevent further erosion if cash crops are not goi…

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Hurricane Deals Heavy Blow to Alabama Agriculture

…00 cotton acres reaches almost $108 million. Peanut losses are more than $11 million, while combined losses to corn and soybeans total more than $1.7 million.

While farmers did not suffer high livestock deaths, their operations sustained…

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Crop Insurance Not a Guaranteed Payout for Farmers

…ing weeks.

“USDA NASS’s October crop production report estimated Alabama should have statewide records for corn, soybean and cotton crops in 2018,” he said. “Cotton producers were looking for a great year with an estimated yield …

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Successful Food Plots Begin with Soil Testing

…ly used plants in food plots are alfalfa, chicory and clovers. Growers also use some small grain mixtures such as corn, soybean and corn mixtures, oats, winter rye, ryegrass, soybeans, cowpeas and wheat.
What Do Tests Show?
Graves said th…

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Weather: Ever an Obstacle for Farmers

… In a twist, manageable only by Mother Nature, many producers are now hoping for rain as they begin planting cotton and soybeans.

William Birdsong, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System specialist of agronomic crops, said 2018 has been…

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Tariffs Cause Worry Among Alabama Farmers

…t the future markets of crops. China recently announced a 25 percent tariff on many American export products, including soybeans, cotton and other agricultural products.

“As of now, we don’t know what might happen,” said McGill, who …

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Burndown Herbicides Affected by Low Temperatures

…cers during burndown.

During March and April, producers normally apply burndown herbicides to prepare to plant corn, soybeans and cotton.

Dr. Joyce Tredaway, an Alabama Extension weed specialist, said this is not new for Alabama produ…

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Climate and Crops iBook Chosen as Finalist for 2017 Best Book of the Year

…l Institute of Food and Agriculture, the iBook focuses on the Southeast’s five major row crops: corn, cotton, peanut, soybean and wheat. It features multiple interactive options, including videos, interactive graphics and also images rela…

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