South Dakota: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Floods May 22, 2020

🕔May 22, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three South Dakota counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Butte, Harding, and Perkins counties who suffered losses due to excessive moisture and flooding […]

North Dakota: 16 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Multiple Events Mar 4, 2020

🕔Mar 4, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 16 North Dakota counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by five separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department […]

Hemp: USDA Announces Details of Risk Management Programs Feb 7, 2020

🕔Feb 7, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of two programs that protect hemp producers’ crops from natural disasters. A pilot hemp insurance program through Multi-Peril Crop Insurance […]

Wheat: Variable Weather Poses Challenges, Opportunities for U.S. Farmers Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019
It is no secret U.S. hard red winter (HRW) wheat farmers have struggled through a difficult planting season. Many industry sources believe total U.S. winter wheat planted area will fall […]

North Dakota: 47 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Excessive Rains, Snow Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 47 North Dakota counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent weather events may be eligible for U.S. Department of […]

Spring Wheat: Unfavorable Weather Delays U.S. Harvest Aug 22, 2019

🕔Aug 22, 2019
Though early April is the ideal planting window for U. S. hard red spring (HRS) wheat, saturated fields and cold soil temperatures kept many farmers out of their fields until […]

Trade War: Counting the Casualties – Minneapolis Fed Aug 9, 2019

🕔Aug 9, 2019
Soybeans, car parts, pork, adhesive films and tapes, combine harvesters, paper towels. These were some of the biggest losers in Ninth District states as exports took a hit earlier this […]

Beef Checkoffs Unconstitutional Says Cattle Group – DTN May 24, 2019

🕔May 24, 2019
A cattle interest group has asked a federal court to declare unconstitutional 15 state beef checkoff programs, in a motion filed this week. Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of […]

Spring Wheat: Revenue Potential, Weather to Cut U.S. Acres Apr 4, 2019

🕔Apr 4, 2019
According to the March 29 USDA Prospective Plantings report, U.S. total spring-planted wheat area will fall to an estimated 14.2 million acres (5.75 million hectares), 7% below 2018/19, if realized. […]

Industrial Hemp was Popular Subject at American Farm Bureau Meeting – DTN Jan 17, 2019

🕔Jan 17, 2019
Hemp was a big deal at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting. U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., who began advocating for industrial hemp while he was Kentucky’s agriculture secretary, […]

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