USDA Baseline Background, Outlook, and Recent Projections Nov 5, 2019

🕔Nov 5, 2019Last week, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report (“A Deeper Look Into the USDA Crop Baseline Projections to 2028, With a Focus on Trade,” by Mark Ash, […]

USDA Lending Rates Down from Oct. Nov 1, 2019

🕔Nov 1, 2019The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for November 2019, which are effective November 1-November 30, 2019. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for […]

Hemp: USDA Details New Guidelines – DTN Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019Farmers who choose to grow hemp under USDA rules will have to face the risk that their crop could test “hot” and lead to the destruction of their crop without […]

Corn Maturity Remains Significantly Behind, USDA Reports – DTN Oct 16, 2019

🕔Oct 16, 2019In addition to corn condition dropping 1 percentage point this week, corn estimated as mature is still far behind the five-year average pace, according to USDA NASS’ latest Crop Progress […]

USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for ARC, PLC Programs Oct 15, 2019

🕔Oct 15, 2019Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the […]

Cattle Group Challenges USDA on Tagging – DTN Oct 10, 2019

🕔Oct 10, 2019USDA’s plans to mandate the use of radio frequency identification of animals in interstate commerce has drawn the ire of a number of ranchers who are part of a lawsuit […]

Almond Growers Vote to Continue Federal Marketing Order Oct 9, 2019

🕔Oct 9, 2019The USDA announced on Monday that almond producers voted to continue their marketing order program for almonds grown in California. Ninetyfive percent of eligible almond growers who voted in a […]

USDA Acreage, Yield Estimates – Where Do the Numbers Come From? Oct 8, 2019

🕔Oct 8, 20192019 has been a turbulent year.  Unprecedented rains during spring, which led to heavy flooding and disrupted corn planting in many states, created a forecasting environment more challenging than usual.  […]

Biofuels: EPA, USDA Announce Agreement Oct 4, 2019

🕔Oct 4, 2019On October 4, 2019, EPA’s Andrew Wheeler and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue issued a joint statement making changes to the current Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. Under this agreement, the […]

Corn: Increasing Ground-Level Ozone Levels a Hidden Threat Oct 4, 2019

🕔Oct 4, 2019Like atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide, ground-level ozone is on the rise. But ozone, a noxious chemical byproduct of fossil fuel combustion, has received relatively little attention as a potential […]

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