Moving Grain: Flood Disruptions Continue; Ocean Freight Rates Low

🕔Apr 18, 2019Bulk Ocean Freight Rates Remain Relatively Low As of April 11, 2019, the rate for shipping a metric ton (mt) of grain from the U.S. Gulf to Japan was $42.00. […]

Nebraska: Addressing Harvest Ruts and Erosion Gullies

🕔Apr 16, 2019Some fields were harvested last fall when the soil was quite wet and the harvest equipment left ruts. In addition, runoff from storms created rills and gullies in some fields, […]

Nebraska Flooding: Adjusting Pasture, Hay Ground Leases

🕔Apr 16, 2019Where there is significant flood damage to pastures, hayland, or alfalfa, should the rental rate be adjusted for 2019? The answer lies in the characteristics of the individual situation. This […]

Nebraska: Flood Damage and Prevented Planting

🕔Apr 16, 2019Depending on the extent of flood damage on your property, you may qualify for crop insurance prevented planting payments. This article will review the final planting dates and late planting […]

Midwest Livestock: Forage Needed After Floods – DTN

🕔Apr 16, 2019Nebraska livestock producers who saw their pastures severely damaged from widespread flooding this spring might have to use annual forages until perennial forages can recover. With pastures now buried under […]

Iowa Floods: Available USDA Aid Takes Multiple Forms

🕔Apr 15, 2019To help residents, farmers, and ranchers affected by the devastation caused by recent flooding, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid […]

Moving Grain: Flooding Continues to Disrupt Barge and Rail

🕔Apr 12, 2019Flooding Continues to Disrupt Barge Traffic On-going flooding continues to disrupt barge traffic on the major waterways. As of April 11, there are 10 locks on the Upper Mississippi River […]

Mississippi: South Delta Farmers Wait for Flood Waters to Recede

Flood waters surround the bottom third of a mobile home with trees in the background.
🕔Apr 12, 2019Near a bridge that connects Issaquena and Sharkey counties, Waye Windham leaned toward the side of his boat and dipped a paddle down into flood water to gauge its depth. […]

Congress: Disaster Aid Issues – What’s the Hold Up?

🕔Apr 10, 2019On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing regarding the Administration’s FY 2020 Agriculture Department Budget Request, and heard testimony from Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.  During […]

Midwest Flooding: Pivots Submerged? 6 Points To Remember

🕔Apr 10, 2019With flood waters beginning to recede on more than a million acres of farmland in the Midwest, growers will be wanting to restore their operations, including pivots that were at […]

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