Crop Insurance: USDA Extends Payment Deadlines, Defers Interest Accrual Due to COVID-19 Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced it will authorize Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to extend deadlines for premium and administrative fee payments, defer the […]

Cotton – Southwest – Hanna Damages | PGR Talk | Avoid the Hoe – AgFax Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Hurricane Hanna showed no mercy. Texas counties Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy took the brunt of the storm. Holly Davis, Texas AgriLife, reported damage estimates in the 130,000-plus acres range.

Precision Ag: Big Data to Calculate Carbon – DTN Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Major ag companies have made a big splash over the past month, rolling out new digital tools and tech alliances they say will help farmers improve their farm’s efficiency and […]

Farmers Less Optimistic About Future – Ag Barometer Aug 4, 2020

🕔Aug 4, 2020
Farmer sentiment in July was virtually unchanged from a month earlier as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose just one point to a reading of 118. The small change in […]

Ohio: NRCS Seeks Comments on 590 Nutrient Management Standard Update Aug 4, 2020

🕔Aug 4, 2020
USDA’s Ohio Natural Resources Conservation Service is inviting input, until August 31, 2020, during a 30-day comment period on their draft revisions to the Nutrient Management Practice Standard (Code 590). […]

Ohio: Drought Conditions Expand but Some Relief Ensues Aug 4, 2020

🕔Aug 4, 2020
As of the Thursday July 30, 2020 release of the U.S. Drought Monitor, 37% of the state is covered by D1- moderate drought conditions (Figure 1). Hot and mostly dry […]

Almonds: Australian Industry Sees Slowdown In Planting But More Room For Growth Aug 3, 2020

🕔Aug 3, 2020
The Almond Board of Australia (ABA) has released its wrapup report for the country’s 2019-2020 season. ABA released the overview in its “Almond Insights” newsletter. The assessments were based on […]

Michigan: Corn Water Needs Heading into August Jul 31, 2020

🕔Jul 31, 2020
The water needs of corn peak in July and taper off in August as we near dent stage. Irrigated corn has its highest water use and realizes its greatest potential […]

Michigan: Corn and Soybean Harvest: Calibrate Your Yield Monitor and Get Paid for It! Jul 31, 2020

🕔Jul 31, 2020
Corn and soybean harvest will be here in a blink of an eye (It is still August, but you know how time flies.). Farmers have been working around the clock […]

Pennsylvania: White Mold in Soybeans Sporecaster Forecasts and Scouting – July 28, 2020 Jul 31, 2020

🕔Jul 31, 2020
White mold is a soybean disease that occurs when spores from the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum infect susceptible flowers, leading to growth throughout the soybean plant (Figure 1). Signs of white […]

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