Cotton Payments, Disaster Assistance, and Safety Net Update

🕔Mar 12, 2019USDA announced last July that it would act to assist farmers damaged by tariffs and reduced exports. In September, the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) was initiated and the signup began. […]

USDA Sees Higher Farm Income. But… – DTN

🕔Mar 8, 2019Net farm income is expected to rise 8.1% in 2019, according to the latest projection from USDA, but the increase won’t make up for the 17.8% drop in 2018.   USDA […]

Reminder – Trade Aid Deadline is Feb. 14

🕔Feb 12, 2019Agricultural producers have until Feb. 14, 2019, to sign up for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP), launched last year to help producers suffering from damages due to unjustified trade retaliation. Producers can […]

Farmer Sentiment Improves with Farm Bill, Trade Aid – Ag Barometer

🕔Feb 5, 2019The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rebounded sharply in January to a reading of 143, a 16-point improvement compared to December and the highest Barometer reading since June 2018.  […]

Soybean Market: Dealing with the Cash from Market Facilitation Payments – DTN

🕔Feb 1, 2019Farm Service Agency offices are open again — hooray! That means anyone who didn’t already sign up for and receive their Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for 2018’s corn, cotton, […]

Minnesota Corn: What Source of Sulfur Is Right for You?

🕔Feb 1, 2019Selecting the right source of sulfur is critical to ensure enough sulfate-sulfur is present in the soil at key uptake periods. Rapid uptake of sulfur occurs in corn from V5 […]

USDA – 9,700 FSA Employees Recalled to Work on Specific Items – Still No Paycheck

🕔Jan 22, 2019USDA has temporarily recalled all of the more than 9,700 Farm Service Agency (FSA) employees to keep offices open from 8 am to 4:30 pm weekdays beginning January 24.  President […]

USDA: FSA Staff Opens the Doors, Limited Agenda Over 3 Days – DTN

🕔Jan 17, 2019USDA will reopen about half of the country’s Farm Service Agency offices for 3 days starting today (Thursday) to help farmers with existing farm loans and provide tax documents to […]

Illinois Grain Farms Should Expect Negative Incomes in 2019

🕔Jan 16, 2019In 2018, many grain farms in Illinois will have incomes above $70,000 per farm, the average from 2013 to 2017. Incomes in 2019 could be negative on many farms. While […]

Government Shutdown Grinds On – DTN

🕔Jan 11, 2019As the president and congressional Democrats keep fighting over border wall funding, farmers are feeling the impacts of the partial federal government shutdown in different ways. Terry Detrick points to […]

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