Drought Monitor Weekly: Winter Storms in the East, Little Precipitation West of Missouri River Jan 20, 2022

🕔Jan 20, 2022
Summary A winter storm impacted areas from the northern Plains, to the Midwest, into the Southeast and then up the east coast during the period. For many areas, this was […]

NOAA Seasonal Drought Outlook – Feb., March, April Jan 20, 2022

🕔Jan 20, 2022
Nearly 55% of the contiguous U.S. is experiencing drought conditions. Long-term drought is entrenched across much of the western half of the lower 48 states, with additional areas across the […]

Arkansas: 2022 Versions of Weed, Pest, Disease Management Guides Available Jan 20, 2022

🕔Jan 20, 2022
The most widely used publications from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have been updated for 2022 with the latest research-based recommendations for managing pests, weeds and diseases […]

Precision Planting Unveils Sprayer Tech – DTN Jan 20, 2022

🕔Jan 20, 2022
Precision Planting announced Tuesday it’s getting into the sprayer business. The company known for developing smart products and technology to make planters better plans to do the same thing for […]

Fertilizer Prices Fall, Diesel Prices Climb Jan 19, 2022

🕔Jan 19, 2022
Late last week, Bloomberg writers Elizabeth Elkin and Allison Smith reported that, “North American farmers could be looking at less expensive crop nutrients this year, potentially easing the pressure on food costs that […]

Ag Economy: Jan. Observations from the Federal Reserve – Beige Book Jan 18, 2022

🕔Jan 18, 2022
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its January 2022 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the […]

2020 Commodity Program Payment Dashboard Jan 18, 2022

🕔Jan 18, 2022
This article discusses payments made by ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) commodity programs for the 2020 crop year.  USDA, FSA (US Department of Agriculture, Farm Service […]

Global Markets: Rice – Chinese Rice Imports Surge – Especially from India Jan 15, 2022

🕔Jan 15, 2022
China is forecast to report its highest rice imports in several years at 4.75 million tons for 2021, primarily on increased demand for broken rice from India. With only 1 […]

Tariffs Could Raise Fertilizer Prices – DTN Jan 15, 2022

🕔Jan 15, 2022
Possible nitrogen tariffs could push historically high nitrogen prices even higher for American farmers, according to a new Texas A&M study released Wednesday. The study, commissioned by 21 state corn […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Generally Widespread Improvements Jan 15, 2022

🕔Jan 15, 2022
Summary Heavy precipitation pelted the northern half of the West Coast again this week. The largest amounts were reported in westernmost Washington and adjacent Oregon, where 6 to 10 inches […]

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