Corn, Soybean Fields: A Wet Mess for Farmers is Paradise for Insects – DTN

🕔Jun 14, 2019Turns out there are a few creatures out there that are enjoying the wet mess of the 2019 planting season. Some early season caterpillars and slugs are out and feasting […]

2019 MFP Payments as Collateral: What You and Your Lender Need to Know

🕔May 29, 2019Last week USDA announced a second round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments to farmers would be forthcoming.  MFP is a support program in a long line of federal government […]

USDA Announces 2019 Marketing Assistance Loan Rates

🕔Apr 10, 2019USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the 2019 marketing assistance loan rates by: County for wheat, corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, soybeans and each “other oilseed” (canola, crambe, flaxseed, mustard […]

Farm Bill PLC Yield Update: Corn, Soybean, Sorghum, and Upland Cotton by State

🕔Mar 26, 2019This is the 4th article in a series examining the 2018 farm bill PLC (Price Loss Coverage) yield update option.  A 2/20/2019 article found that, of 21 program commodities, only corn, […]

U.S. Farmers Visit Brazil Farms – What Did They Find? – DTN

🕔Feb 19, 2019Tom Schwieterman, who grows 750 acres of corn and soybeans near Burkettsville, Ohio, said he had heard about the size of Brazilian soybean farms for years, but didn’t understand it.  […]

U.S. Cotton Acres Planting Intentions Up 2.9% in 2019, NCC Survey

🕔Feb 9, 2019U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 14.5 million cotton acres this spring, up 2.9 percent from 2018 (based on USDA’s December 2018 estimate), according to the National Cotton Council’s 38th […]

Georgia: State’s Crop Outlook Clouded By Trade, Storm

🕔Jan 31, 2019The 2019 Georgia Ag Forecast Series underscored a variety of challenges facing Georgia’s farmers as they move into the 2019 crop year, including the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Michael and […]

Louisiana: Herbicide Application Featured at Industry Meeting

🕔Jan 29, 2019The LSU AgCenter recognizes the need for a strong presence of distribution and retail outlets for seed, fertilizer and crop protection products across Louisiana, AgCenter associate vice president Rogers Leonard said […]

Trade Aid: Reminder – Sign Up for USDA Market Facilitation Program

🕔Oct 24, 2018Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP).  USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will administer MFP to provide payments to corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, […]

Illinois Grain: Will August 1 Crop Yield Predictions Hold Up?

🕔Sep 5, 2018Illinois corn and soybean yields in 2018 were predicted in the August 1 NASS report (released on August 10) to be 205 and 65 bushels per acre, respectively, both an […]

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