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Bayer Pleased with Dicamba Registration Extension

Dan Alabama, Cotton, Environment, Georgia, Soybeans

It was announced last November that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was extending the registration of Dicamba for two years for “over-the-top” use to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist Dicamba. Bayer North American Dicamba Portfolio Leader, Ryan Rubischko, says this gives farmers the opportunity to continue using this technology. Learn more about mandatory Dicamba …

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Second Round of Trade Aid Payments Underway

Dan Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Economy, Pork, Wheat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is moving forward on the second and final round of trade mitigation payments to farmers hurt from retaliation by America’s trading partners. Commodity producers are now eligible to receive market facilitation payments (MFP) on the second half of their 2018 production. USDA has been sending out the first round of MFP payments to producers …

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NCC: Tariff Mitigation Assistance Appreciated

Dan Cotton, Economy

The National Cotton Council (NCC) conveyed thanks to President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for authorizing the second round of trade mitigation payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.  USDA announced that producers of certain commodities, including cotton, now will be eligible to receive Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for the second …

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Slight Increase in U.S. Cotton Production

Dan Cotton, Crop Forecasts, USDA-NASS

We told you last month that cotton production here in the Southeast will be much lower this year due to Hurricane Michael. But according to the December report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), U.S. production is now forecast to be a bit higher than what the November report indicated. Chris Singh, with NASS in Washington, …