Texas Corn, Sorghum: Soil Management Considerations for Pre-Emergence Herbicides Dec 6, 2019

🕔Dec 6, 2019Many farmers across Texas will be thinking about planting corn in just a couple of months, and sorghum shortly after that. Managing soil for good seed-soil contact and for fertilizer […]

Farm Bill: 2019-23 Enrollment Periods for ARC, PLC Programs Dec 6, 2019

🕔Dec 6, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill, officially known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, provides safety net support programs for agricultural producers throughout the United States. These programs include the Agriculture […]

Yield Updating Decisions Under the 2018 Farm Bill Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019Landowners will have a one-time yield updating decision under the 2018 Farm Bill: 1) keep the current Price Loss Coverage (PLC) yield that is assigned to a crop on a […]

Ag Trade Outlook – U.S. Export Forecast Increased for 2020 Nov 26, 2019

🕔Nov 26, 2019On Monday, the USDA released its Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade, a quarterly report from the Department’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and Economic Research Service (ERS).  Today’s update includes highlights […]

Feed Outlook: Another Reduction in Projected U.S. Corn Crop Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019The NASS Crop Production report lowered yield for the 2019/20 corn crop by 1.4 bushels per acre, resulting in a 118.3-million-bushel cut in production to 13,661 million bushels, and supplies […]

Texas Field Reports: Pecan Quality, Quantities Exceeding Expectations Nov 20, 2019

🕔Nov 20, 2019Pecan quality and quantities are exceeding early expectations, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Larry Stein, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said the early pecan crop estimate was for […]

Trade Aid: USDA Issues 2nd Round of Payments Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation […]

Virginia Field Reports: Good Week for Harvest Progress Nov 12, 2019

🕔Nov 12, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 10, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

“2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool” Estimates Program Payments Nov 6, 2019

🕔Nov 6, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool has been released (click here to download). This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet will estimate Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county […]

Crop Progress: Corn Harvest 20% Behind Average – DTN Oct 29, 2019

🕔Oct 29, 2019The U.S. row-crop harvest remains the slowest it’s been in a decade, according to USDA NASS’ latest Crop Progress report released Monday. Nationwide, corn harvest progressed 11 percentage points last […]

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