Crops

Crop Year Rice Imports Projected at Record High

Although rice is not considered a staple food in the United States, Americans are turning to the global rice market more than ever. The Agriculture Department's Economic Research Service says U.S. imports of rice...

Farm Futures Survey says Farmers Planting More Corn in 2020

It looks like U.S. farmers are upping the number of corn acres going into the ground during spring planting. The newest Farm Futures survey shows farmers will plant 96.4 million acres of corn during...

Spring Management after Sugarbeets Left in the Field

The sugarbeet harvest came to an abrupt close on Nov. 9th due to a combination of American Crystal Sugar Company (ACSC) no longer accepting frozen beets to process, and the soggy conditions in the...

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...

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