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BROADBAND PROJECTS IN 21 STATES GET USDA FINANCING

The USDA has awarded $401 million in grants and loans to 21 projects in 11 states, from Alaska to Texas, to provide residents and businesses with access to high-speed internet service, announced the Biden administration. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said during a White House briefing that additional awards through the ReConnect Program would be made later this year.......Read More

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GLOBAL DEMAND FOR BIOFUELS TO SLOW IN DECADE AHEAD, SAYS FORECAST

Corn will become less important and sugarcane will become the dominant feedstock for making ethanol in the coming decade, said an agricultural outlook published jointly by the OECD and FAO on Wednesday. The report forecast a relatively slow growth rate for biofuels, averaging 0.6% a year worldwide, with growth ........Read More

72% OF CORN PLANTED WITH SOYBEANS AT 50%, USDA SAYS

The USDA released its eighth Crop Progress report Monday afternoon. These reports run weekly through the end of November and look at the progress and condition of various crops on a national and state-by-state scale. As of Sunday, the report pegged corn planted at 72%, compared with 79% for the previous five-year average; 39% has emerged compared with 51% for the previous five-year average........Read More

PARCHED WINTER WHEAT CROP IS BADLY STRESSED

On either side of a county road in the Winter Wheat Belt, wheat fields – normally lush, green and waving with the breeze – are short, pale and turning blue, a surefire sign of stress.  The field photographed here is less than six-inches tall, less than half what it would be in a normal year. The Kansas wheat crop, recorded at a record 52 bushels per acre in 2021, could total a fraction of that this year unless rains fall on the crop...Read More

A THIRD OF FIELDS IN OCCUPIED AREAS, HOSTILE ZONES WILL NOT BE PLANTED, SAYS UKRAINIAN AG JOURNALIST

The seeding season in Ukraine has started. The main question is how well positioned are producers to plant. The answer is not that simple. There are big producers who lost up to 90% of their producing area due to Russian occupation or because of proximity to hostilities, especially in East and Southeast Ukraine. .......Read More

INTERGRAIN, INARI LAUNCH COLLABORATION TO DELIVER STEP-CHANGE IN WHEAT YIELD POTENTIAL

Inari, the SEEDesign company, and InterGrain, a leading cereal breeding company in Australia, today announced a strategic collaboration to improve the yield potential of wheat, enhancing the crop's long-term viability in the face of an increasingly variable climate. The partnership brings together InterGrain’s Australian wheat genetics with Inari’s predictive design and multiplex gene editing capabilities....Read More

WHAT ARE FARMERS DOING TO OVERCOME HIGH FERTILIZER PRICES?

Skyrocketing fertilizer costs for the 2022 growing season have been making headlines for months. XtremeAg farmers report that prices have doubled or more since the 2021 growing season. As market analysts and grower groups assess the situation, farmers make plans. ......Read More

MICRO-FARM CROP INSURANCE POLICY WILL DEBUT IN 2022

Small farmers who sell their products locally are eligible for a new micro-farm policy, said the Risk Management Agency, which oversees the federally subsidized crop insurance system. The policy, which simplifies recordkeeping and covers post-production costs, is available for 2022 crops.......Read More

INARI COLLABORATION WITH EDEN ENTERPRISE EXPANDS ACCESS TO CORN GENETICS 

Inari has announced a strategic collaboration with Eden Enterprise, Inc. that enables access to Stine's elite corn breeding program to further advance the development of unique and competitive products. "We see tremendous potential with gene editing for our corn and soybean breeding programs," said Harry Stine, president of Eden Enterprise....Read More

U.S. FARMERS PRODUCED MORE SOYBEANS, HOLD MORE STOCKS, USDA REPORTS

The USDA pegged the U.S. soybean ending stocks, as of Sept. 1, higher than the trade estimates. As a result of today's USDA Quarterly Grain Stocks Report, the CME Group’s soybean complex traded lower, following the report.At the close, the Dec. corn futures finished 2 1/4¢ lower at $5.36. March futures closed 2 1/4¢ higher at $5.44. ......Read More

U.S. CORN AND SOYBEAN CROPS GO BACKWARD, USDA REPORTS

U.S. corn and soybean crop conditions drop.Overall, both crops’ progress remains only slightly above their five-year averages, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report. the U.S. had 73% of its corn crop in the dough stage vs. 68% five-year average. Also, 22% of the nation’s corn is in the dent growth stage vs. a 22% five-year average.......Read More

RFS MUST CONSIDER IMPACT ON BIODIVERSITY, COURT TELLS EPA

In a victory for environmental groups, a federal appeals court told the EPA to consider the effect of the ethanol mandate on endangered animals and plants. The ruling applied to the 2019 RFS but held implications for the agency’s development of the RFS for future years......Read More

EPA CHIEF FOCUSES ON FARMERS IN FIRST IOWA VISIT, SKIPS ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

The country’s top environmental official spent his first trip to Iowa largely meeting with farmers, not environmentalists. Michael Regan, a former top North Carolina environment official who now heads the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, told reporters at a news conference near the Dico Superfund site in Des Moines he will be in no rush to change the state’s voluntary Nutrient Reduction Strategy......Read More

AGRONOMY TIP: USE CULTURAL PRACTICES TO MANAGE WEEDS

Stevan Knezevic, Ph.D., weed management specialist at the University of Nebraska advises not to overlook your field borders when managing weeds. “This is where employing sound agronomic practices will prove to be especially beneficial, including tillage and crop rotation,” Knezevic says. “Any uncontrolled weeds will produce seeds......Read More

AGRONOMY TIP: USE CLEAN EQUIPMENT TO MANAGE WEED SEED

Stevan Knezevic, Ph.D., weed management specialist at the University of Nebraska, recommends using clean equipment, especially at harvest.“Over the last 10 years or so, we have seen a rapid spread of glyphosate-resistant waterhemp and Palmer amaranth, which were not spread by weeds, animals or wind. They were spread by combines during harvest,”........Read More

RECORD-SETTING CORN AND SOYBEAN CROPS IN SIGHT - USDA

U.S. farmers will respond to high commodity prices by harvesting their largest soybean crop ever and a corn crop that could tie the record set in 2016, projected the USDA on Friday. Delivered to a hungry world recovering from the pandemic, the 2021 corn and soybean crops would fetch some of the highest farm-gate prices in years........Read More

GRASS FIRE BURNS 20,000 ACRES IN NORTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA

Smoke could be smelled for miles and the sky blazed red through the night in northwest South Dakota on Thursday, January 14. A grass fire broke out just after 4:30 p.m. in Adams County, North Dakota, just across the border from Lemmon, South Dakota. Wind speeds in Lemmon at the time were 30 to 40 mph with gusts as high as 56 mph, with......Read More

DICAMBA LAWSUIT WILL NOT IMPACT 2021 XTENDIMAX USE, SAY BAYER OFFICIALS

Four groups filed a lawsuit in a federal appeals court on December 21 stating that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to ensure that dicamba can be used safely when it issued a five-year approval last October. ......,,Read More

Washington Supreme Court: Farmworkers to get overtime pay

A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday the state’s dairy workers are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours a week, a decision expected to apply to the rest of the agriculture industry........Read More

Grain Quality Concerns in Frost-Damaged Corn

With so much snow and frost across the country, it’s time to talk about what it means for overall grain quality. Any quality issues will impact storability, harvest and potentially price received for products......Read More

2020 FARM PROGRESS SHOW AND HUSKER HARVEST DAYS CANCELED

The 2020 Farm Progress Show and Husker Harvest Days have been canceled due to “rapidly changing conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.“Within days of our commitment to hold both farm shows, more than half the United States saw a significant spike in new cases of COVID-19. We have a multigenerational audience who travels from all across the country and around the world to attend the shows and.....Read More

Cranberry king enters Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

Mr. Peter Dhillon, CEO of the Richberry Group of Companies and one of the world’s largest supplier of cranberries, an agribusiness enterprise with operations in British Columbia and Quebec, Canada. The Richberry Group consists of cranberry companies, which combined, are one of Ocean Spray Cranberries largest shareholders and suppliers.....Read More

U.S. FARMERS FEEL SLIGHTLY BETTER ABOUT THE AG SECTOR’S ECONOMY, SURVEY SHOWS

U.S. farmers feel slightly better about the current and future farm economy, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer.  In May, the latest reading, the index was up 7 points from April to a reading of 103, but it remained nearly 40% below its all-time high of 168 set in February 2020......Read More

U.S. farmers are "gonna be in trouble" without foreign labor during the coronavirus pandemic

While the spring harvest season is here in America, CBS News spoke to farmers who say there aren't enough workers. Foreign labor, mostly migrant workers, filled more than a quarter-million agriculture jobs in the U.S. last year, but this spring,.....Read More

ANTIQUE FARM EQUIPMENT MUSEUM TOUR – PART 2

Dave Mowitz continues the tour of the Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum in Pomeroy, Washington. In Part 2, we check out the museum's massive antique branding irons and other great features of the museum.....Read More

THE NEXT WAVE OF CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE

Care for soil, water and air is at the heart of every farm operation. Yet there are many ways to enhance the industry’s contributions to the environment, while increasing the financial and leadership position of farmers.,,,,Read More

SHORT SUPPLY OF CHRISTMAS TREES LEADS TO INCREASED PRICES

CHRISTMAS TREE PRICES are elevated this season as the supply dwindles and it becomes more difficult to find real trees.......Read More

CAN FOOD BRING BACK STRUGGLING U.S. CITIES?

In his new book, "Food Town USA: Seven Unlikely Cities That Are Changing the Way We Eat," author Mark Winne argues that "good food has become the new normal" nationwide, even outside well-known foodie cities like Chicago,....Read More

STATES WITH THE MOST FARM BANKRUPTCIES

Wisconsin has seen the highest number of farm bankruptcy filings over the past year, according to a recent report by the American Farm Bureau Federation.According to the report, which tracked bankruptcy filings over 12 months ending in September 2019, the Midwest accounted for 40% of the.......Read More

6 ISSUES TO WEIGH WHEN MAKING HARVEST MARKETING DECISIONS

In today’s commodity-marketing environment, sometimes the best opportunities last only days if not minutes,” says Chris Barron, Iowa farmer and a national financial consulting with Ag View Solutions. “The challenge for all of us is knowing whether a price opportunity is good enough.”....Read More

   

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