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7 ag stories you might have missed this week - Nov. 6, 2020

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Barry Flinchbaugh dies, Collin Peterson loses election and cotton harvest progresses in Florida.

Missed some ag news this week? Here are seven stories to catch you up.

1. Kansas State University emeritus professor Barry Flinchbaugh died Nov. 2. He was 78. Flinchbaugh was one of the United States' leading experts on agricultural policy and agricultural economics. – Farm Futures

2. In a review of EPA documents, the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting found nearly 5,600 farmers reported dicamba damage to Bayer and BASF from 2017 to 2019 and the EPA estimates this could be as much as a 25-fold underreporting of incidents. In 2018, 4% of all soybean farms were damaged by dicamba. - The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting

3. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 27 points to a reading of 183 in October and set an all-time high for the index. – Farm Futures

4. Palmer amaranth seeds that contaminate animal feed may survive digestion and when manure is spread onto cropland, those seeds may germinate. Palmer amaranth is a member of the pigweed family and native to the southwestern United States. Because of its rapid growth, prolific seed production and ability to evolve herbicide resistance, Palmer amaranth can be hard to control in crop fields. – Nebraska Farmer

5. Minnesota farmers react after House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson loses election. – Fox9.com

6. More than 15,000 live hogs worth $32 million arrived in China during the first nine months of 2002 as the nation seeks to rebuild its hog population after being hit by African swine fever. Denmark, France and the U.K. are among the countries supplying breeding stock to Chinese farms. – Bloomberg

7. It's the first season of legal hemp in Texas in more than 80 years. Hemp was a lucrative crop before being federally outlawed in 1937. – Austin Chronicle

And your bonus.

Follow along with cotton harvest in north Florida. - YouTube

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