Sunday, November 17, 2019

Crops

Holiday Delays USDA Crop Progress Report

Because of the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, the USDA will release crop progress numbers a day later than usual. The report will come out Tuesday at 3 p.m. Matt Bennett with AgMarket.Net recently...

Farm Futures Survey Shows 2019 Planting Declines

Farmers report a significant decline in corn and soybean plantings in the 2019 annual Farm Futures crop production survey. Farm Futures announced the findings Monday, noting that farmers planted 83.5 million acres of corn...

Sample Collection Underway for Wheat Quality Reports

The annual U.S. hard red spring and northern durum harvest quality survey will be active across the region in the next few weeks.  Approximately 1,000 samples are to be collected during the harvest and...

NAWG Member Testifies on Importance of Grain Inspection System for U.S. Export Markets

The Senate Committee on Agriculture held a hearing looking at perspectives around reauthorizing the Grain Standards Act. Brian Linin, a wheat farmer from Goodland, Kansas, testified on behalf of the National Association of Wheat Growers...

Study: Soil Health Practices Increase Farm Profitability

Research by American Farmland Trust shows healthier soil on farmland brings economic benefits to farmers and environmental benefits to society. Two case studies announced this week show that through soil health management, producers can...

Groups Defend Rural America at EPA Hearing

Growth Energy Today, Growth Energy Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Blileytestified before U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials at the hearing on the agency’s proposed 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Bliley spoke on behalf of the 100 ethanol plants and 91...

Deadline Extended- National Corn Yield Contest Entry Open Until August 15

With farmers in many states experiencing planting difficulties due to weather, the National Corn Growers Association has extended the entry deadline for the National Corn Yield Contest to Thursday, August 15. By providing additional...

U.S. Ethanol Plants Expected to Cut Output

In the coming weeks ahead, U.S. ethanol plants will sharply cut down on their output. Reuters says it’s due to a steep rise in Midwest corn prices and the U.S-China trade dispute, which have...

EPA Not Banning Chlorpyrifos

The Environment Protection Agency last week announced it would not ban chlorpyrifos, although court battles likely are ahead to fight the action. EPA denied objections to the agency's 2017 order denying a 2007 petition...

China Purchases U.S. Sorghum

China recently made its biggest purchase of U.S. sorghum since April. While the purchase perhaps is not the large buys President Trump touted following a meeting with China, buyers purchased 51,000 metric tons of...

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