USDA Payment Details: MFP Won’t Help if You Can’t Plant and There’s More – DTN

🕔Jun 12, 2019Farmers who are not able to plant a crop this spring will not get a trade-aid payment and should not expect higher payment levels than normal under prevented-planting insurance, according […]

Sac Valley Almonds: Hull Rot Bad In 2018, What Now?

🕔Jun 10, 2019Early hull split, when the hull begins to open at the suture, is a don’t-want-to-miss timing in almond production. The crack in the hull does two things: First, it releases nut […]

Almonds – The Heat Is On, 2019’s Rollercoaster Ride Continues – AgFax Tree Crops

🕔Jun 8, 2019SUBSCRIBE Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Tree Crops. Our thanks to BASF and its California team for sponsoring this coverage. – Owen Taylor, Editor OVERVIEW Extremely hot weather seems likely […]

AgFax Weekend: Unplanted Corn Acres Huge – What’s Next?

🕔Jun 7, 2019In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Unplanted Corn Acres Huge – What’s Next? | Mystery: GE Wheat Field Discovered in U.S. | and more.

Drought Monitor Weekly: Southeast Dries Out, More Flooding in Midwest

🕔Jun 7, 2019Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw further deterioration in drought-related conditions across portions of the Southeast and lower Mid-Atlantic where persistent hot and dry weather stressed dryland crops, depleted […]

California Walnuts: Mesophyll Collapse – Cause, Effects

🕔Jun 7, 2019We have been seeing walnut leaves showing browning (necrosis) on the leaf area between the veins in some orchards since about mid-May. Sometimes the leaves will then twist and defoliate […]

Farming – That Old Married Couple – ‘It’s Been a Good Life’ – Video

🕔Jun 6, 2019Bad news. I’m tired of it. And I bet you are too. Those of us who work in agriculture – farmers, crop consultants, Extension, ag-related vendors and even media – […]

NOAA Monthly Drought Outlook – June

🕔Jun 5, 2019Minimal drought coverage (3.31% D1 or drier) continued across the contiguous United States through May 28. The remaining areas of drought in the Four Corner’s region, southeastern New Mexico and […]

Disaster Assistance Bill (Finally) Passes Congress

🕔Jun 4, 2019Georgia peanut farmers applaud the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the long-awaited disaster aid bill by 354-58 yesterday. The passage comes eight months after Hurricane Michael devastated portions of […]

Trade Aid: Farmers Look for Answers on Program Details

🕔Jun 4, 2019USDA recently announced another round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for 2019 to assist farmers harmed by retaliatory tariffs imposed by China. The program will be administered by the […]

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