USDA Crop Progress: Grain Harvest Moving At Faster Pace – DTN

🕔Sep 18, 2018In its first soybean harvest report of the season, USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service estimated that 6% of the U.S. crop was harvested as of Sunday, Sept. 16, 3 percentage […]

U.S. Farm Trade Damage Estimate Calculations – USDA Website

🕔Sep 14, 2018U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today released a detailed accounting of how USDA calculated estimated damage from trade disruptions.   USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist developed an estimate of […]

USDA Peanut Price Highlights

🕔Sep 7, 2018Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 21.8 cents per pound for the week ending September 1, down 1.7 cents from the previous week. Marketings of […]

Weekly Cotton Market Review

🕔Sep 7, 2018Spot quotations averaged 86 points lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, […]

Trade: Details – Market Facilitation Program; Chinese Ag Imports Projected to Decrease

🕔Sep 5, 2018The Administrator of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), Richard Fordyce, was a guest on Friday’s “Adams on Agriculture” radio program with Mike Adams, where he discussed details of the new Market Facilitation Program.  Meanwhile, USDA released its […]

Wheat: USDA Announces 2017 PLC Payment Rates

🕔Aug 31, 2018On August 29, 2018 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2017 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rate for wheat.   The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) […]

Trade Aid for Farmers: Soy $1.65Bu – Corn $0.01Bu – Cotton $0.06Lb. – DTN

🕔Aug 29, 2018Commodity farmers can expect to collect a combined $4.7 billion in trade aid payments from USDA with soybean farmers receiving the bulk of those funds as USDA works to spread […]

Trade Aid for Farmers: Dollars and “Sense” – USDA Market Facilitation Program

🕔Aug 29, 2018USDA released details on aid it will provide to farmers in response to trade disputes, resulting in tariffs instituted by the U.S. and retaliatory tariffs from trading partners, especially China. […]

Farm Policy: USDA Outlines Trade Assistance; Trump Touts Mexico Trade Deal

🕔Aug 28, 2018On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture provided additional details on its trade assistance package for farmers.  Meanwhile, President Trump indicated that the U.S. and Mexico had reached an agreement […]

Rice Research: Can Scientists Transfer Sorghum’s Weed-Killing Power?

🕔Aug 27, 2018Agricultural Research Service scientists have transferred a biochemical pathway found in sorghum, which produces a weed-killing compound, into rice plants. The compound sorgoleone, secreted by sorghum, helps the plant combat […]

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