Thursday, October 28, 2021

Conservation Reserve Program Signup Deadline

The Department of Agriculture reminds producers the signup deadline for the Conservation Reserve Program current general signup is fast approaching. Eligible producers must submit...

Corn and Soybean Export Sales Drop

The USDA says export sales of corn and soybeans both plunged, while wheat sales rose during the week ending on July 8. Corn sales...

African Swine Fever in Germany

Late last week, the first cases of African Swine Fever in domestic hogs appeared in Germany. Reuters says the ASF discovery could make negotiations...

Interest Rates Rise for Farm Loans

Interest rates on agricultural loans made by commercial banks increased slightly for some types of lending. However, the Federal Reserve of Kansas City says...

USDA Releases July WASDE Report

The latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Report from the Department of Agriculture Monday predicts lower corn and soybean prices for the growing year....

Most of state experiencing slight or moderate drought

INDIANAPOLIS (AP/WOWO): A recent lack of rain made for nice spring picnicking weather in Indiana, but it’s left most of the state unusually dry...

USDA’s National Ag Classification Survey

The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Classification Survey is arriving in mailboxes around the nation. The survey, one of the most important steps in...

USDA Releases Prospective Planting, Grain Stocks Reports

Producers intend to plant an estimated 91.1 million acres of corn in 2021, up less than one percent from last year, according to the...

Dicamba Makers Assessing Next Steps Following Court Ruling

Makers of dicamba herbicides are assessing what’s next following a court ruling vacating registration of the products. A U.S. appeals court ruling this week...

NCGA endorses the Growing Climate Solutions Act

The legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Mike Braun, R-Ind., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I, addresses the potential for agriculture...

African Swine Fever Even Greater in 2020

Experts are saying that the African Swine Fever outbreak that continued last year could have an even bigger impact in 2020. The Guardian says...

Ethanol Production Slowly Rebounds

Energy Information Administration data recently analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association shows a rise in ethanol production for the week ending May 22. Production...

USDA Lowers Ag Export Outlook

The Department of Agriculture last week lowered its export forecast for fiscal year 2020. USDA’s Economic Research Service says the COVID-19 outbreak has created...

China Halts Purchases of Some U.S. Ag

China is halting imports of some U.S. agricultural products through state-run agricultural companies. The move comes as a response to tensions between the U.S....

Farm Loan Volume Increasing

Large operating loans made by large agricultural banks led to a significant increase in farm lending in the third quarter of 2018, according to...

Bankers Expect Farmland Prices to Continue Decline

Rural bankers expect farmland prices will continue to decline. In the latest Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index, Midwest lenders on average estimated that farmland...

Farm Bill Not Expected by Deadline

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts conceded this week a farm bill by the September 30th deadline is not likely. Overseeing the conference committee...

China Takes Trade War to Iowa

China took aim at Iowa over the weekend in its trade war with the United States, taking out a four-page advertisement in the Des...

KORUS Good for U.S. Beef and Pork

The new KORUS agreement offers a sigh of relief for U.S. beef and pork. The U.S. Meat Export Federation says the market access terms...

Farm Bill Delay Possible as Deadline Looms

The farm bill deadline at the end of the month could pass without a new farm bill or an extension. As the pace of...

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