USA Rice, Anheuser-Busch Partner to Support Sustainable Farming

🕔Mar 18, 2019USA Rice and Anheuser-Busch are partnering for the third year in a row to invest in America’s rice growers, with America’s leading beer company announcing it will donate $150,000 to […]

Cotton, Soy: USDA Drops Field Surveys for August Production Reports – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2019USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is making some changes in how it projects corn, soybean and cotton production and yields in the August Crop Production reports. On Tuesday, NASS announced […]

President’s Ag Budget Proposal Causes Some Hand-Wringing – DTN

🕔Mar 13, 2019Despite some lobbying last month by the crop-insurance industry, the Trump administration’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020 again calls for reducing crop-insurance premiums, lowering income eligibility and reducing crop-insurance […]

USDA Sees Higher Farm Income. But… – DTN

🕔Mar 8, 2019Net farm income is expected to rise 8.1% in 2019, according to the latest projection from USDA, but the increase won’t make up for the 17.8% drop in 2018.   USDA […]

USDA Data: 2019 Net Cash Farm Income Forecast 8% Increase

🕔Mar 7, 2019The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated on Wednesday that, “Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to increase $6.3 billion (10.0 percent) from 2018 to $69.4 billion […]

Ag Outlook: One Bright Spot – Land Values Holding – DTN

🕔Feb 21, 2019As USDA opens its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum, a mix of reports show steady land values holding up against lower farm income and a poor long-term outlook. In a forecast […]

Mississippi Delta Ag Research Center Focuses on Water Management

🕔Feb 20, 2019A new research center in the Mississippi Delta is tasked with studying agricultural water management to protect this critical natural resource. Jeff Johnson, head of the Mississippi State University Delta […]

Ethanol Sales: USDA to EPA – What About Plan B on E15? – DTN

🕔Feb 15, 2019As the EPA races the clock to complete a rule allowing year-round E15 sales ahead of the summer driving season, if the rule isn’t done by June 1, the agency […]

Precision Ag: Is More Data Confusing USDA’s Forecast Accuracy?

🕔Feb 13, 2019A flood of precision agriculture technology to America’s farm fields over the past two decades has created an abundance of information, a mixed blessing for such agencies as the U.S. […]

Farm Bill: Funding Shifts; CRP Payment Limit Possible

🕔Feb 13, 2019On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) published an overview of the Conservation Title of the 2018 Farm Bill.  Today’s update looks at a couple key points […]

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