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Andrew Wheeler makes dicamba announcement

EPA OKs dicamba use for five more years

Dicamba applications on soybean and cotton will come with a cutoff date next year and require larger buffer zones to avoid off-target drift, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday in approving new five-year registrations for the herbicides.
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Cotton growers anxious as trade war lingers

Cotton growers have been patient with President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, by far their most important customer. After all, they’ve had their own frustrations with China for years. But cotton growers say that patience is running short as planting season nears.
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Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc on crops, livestock

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2017 - Harvey is still wreaking havoc after slamming into the Texas coast Friday as a Category 4 hurricane with deadly 135 mph winds. Now a tropical storm, Harvey continues to drop massive amounts of rain – in some areas more than 4 feet has fallen – on vulnerable livestock and unharvested crops, while blowing cotton modules off farms.
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Cotton market improvement feared temporary

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 – A spike in cotton prices has gotten the attention of growers and policymakers, but analysts say it’s likely temporary and may have little impact on producers’ pocketbooks or the cost of their farm bill proposal.
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