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#Harvest17: Crop Condition & Progress

Statewide, #corn harvest reached 11% completed and #soybean harvest sits at 9% complete for the week ending Sept. 24. There 6.7 were days suitable for fieldwork during the week. Statewide, the average temperature was 76.8 degrees, 14.3 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.59 inches, 0.20 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 32… read more

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THEY’RE BACK, AND THEY’RE HUNGRY

Swarms of Japanese beetles in western and central Illinois are doing a number on corn and soybean crops, leaving farmers to wonder if the cost of damage caused by the pests could outweigh the cost of spraying. “There’s some damage, we know,” said Tazewell County Farm Bureau Manager Doug Godke. “The soy plants are being… read more

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REPORTS OF #DICAMBA DRIFT CONTINUE TO CLIMB

While the Arkansas Plant Board waits for a committee in the state legislature to approve its ban of dicamba-based pesticides, complaints of dicamba drift in the state continue to climb, soaring to 550. Damage also is being reported in Tennessee, Missouri and Mississippi. The total area of soybean fields damaged could reach as much as… read more

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Crop Progress & Condition July 2

Corn silking reached 12% lagging behind the 5-year average of 21% while soybean blooming reached 15% and winter wheat harvest is now 90% compete. Field work continued over the past week with rains in some parts of the state. There were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 2. Statewide, the average… read more

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ACREAGE REPORT, WEATHER SPUR MARKET RALLY

The crop markets finished June on a high note due to a combination of USDA estimates and weather concerns. USDA, in its much-anticipated June 30 acreage report, pegged U.S. soybean plantings at a record 89.5 million acres and corn plantings at 90.9 million acres. Analysts believe prices could continue to rally if the weather turns… read more

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#DICAMBA DRIFT

The #Arkansas Plant Board last week voted to impose a ban on dicamba in an effort to stem the number of complaints and soybean fields damaged due to chemical drift. Officials said as of June 23, they had received 242 complaints from farmers who said their fields had been damaged. The ban will take effect… read more

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Crop Progress June 18

Illinois soybean planting reached 97% complete and farmers made good progress on harvesting wheat last week. There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 18. Statewide, the average temperature was 78.3 degrees, 5.8 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.76 inches, 0.79 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 3… read more

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U.S. EXPORTS TO #MEXICO FALL

Tensions about #NAFTA are starting to cut into sales for farmers while they continue to struggle with low commodity prices and excess global supply. Over the first four months of 2017, Mexican imports of U.S. soybean meal dropped 15% – the first decrease for the period in four years, according to the USDA. Shipments for… read more

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DICAMBA MISUSE COMPLAINTS IN ARKANSAS

The Arkansas Agriculture Department is investigating 50 dicamba misuse complaints in the state, sending inspectors to areas where complaints have been made to report back to the governor with findings and suggestions. IFB’s Senior Director of Commodities Tamara Nelsen says there are no dicamba misuse complaints in Illinois to date, and says farmers may visit… read more

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#Plant17 Progress – June 12

Soybean planting reached 93% complete for the week ending June 11 thanks to 6.9 days suitable for field work. Warm weather and limited rain assisted farmers in the early wheat harvest. Corn emerged was at 96%, compared with 97 % for the 5-year average. Corn condition was rated at 3% very poor, 11% poor, 28%… read more

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