Arkansas Addresses Dicamba Regulations

Got a report from Arkansas Plant Board meeting regarding their dicamba regulation. After three hours of public comment and 1.5 hours discussion, an attendee tells me the board passed dicamba restriction from April 16 to October 31st  They’re making exceptions to allow for turf, ornamental, direct injection for forestry activities.

American Crystal Sets Final ’16 Payment, Makes First ’17 Projection

American Crystal Sugar Co. last week released their forecast payments for the 2017 crop and announced the final payment for the 2016 crop, sources say. For the 2017 crop the initial payment projection is $46 per ton, according to sources who had received the letter. The company will withhold $4 per ton for unit retains.…
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S.D. Rain=Grain, Hay

  PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota has had a rain revival — at least for awhile. Dennis Hanson, co-owner with his son, Bryan, operate the Ft. Pierre (S.D.) Auction, Inc. Ranchers in his big trade zone received 1.5 inches of rain the weekend of June 11 and many in the region picked up 2 inches.…
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Zollinger Gives Heads Up On Dicamba Resistance

  Heads-up, dicamba-using farmers: Richard Zollinger, a North Dakota State University Extension Service weed specialist, brings home a report from the Western Society of Weed Science conference, March 13-16 in Coer d’Alene, Idaho. “There were several talks that results had implications to ND growers,” Zollinger says, and he three gig ones: Around 20% of kochia…
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About McM Inc. Farmland Leases Under Chapter 7

  I have received phone calls from farmers and others regarding what comes next with the Chapter 7 bankruptcy of McM, Inc., which is led by Ron McMartin Jr. “What happens to the land leases?” says one farmer, who acknowledges he’s wondering if there’s is an opportunity to expand his farm by, say, 500 acres…
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