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Hurricanes, Floods, Drought and Wildfires, 2017 the Year of Disasters

From wildfires in Texas, Oklahoma and other states, to hurricanes that ravaged large parts of Texas, southern Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, to drought-like conditions in parts of the Northern Plains, crops and livestock have been lost, infrastructure has been damaged and destroyed, and many farmers and ranchers are facing serious financial challenges this year, a few even voicing concern that such tough times threaten their future agricultural operations.

 

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States Report Dicamba Provides Poor Palmer Amaranth Control

 As farmers across the Midwest prepare for postemergent spraying, southern states report new dicamba formulations won’t be a silver bullet to all weeds. Palmer amaranth’s resilience is proving to be more challenging than farmers expected and begs for farmers to follow the less than 4” guideline. Read more

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