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2020 total production is off 3.4% compared last season’s output, the . The fresh and processed apple crop production estimate for 2020 is 253.6 million (42-pound) cartons, down from 262.3 million cartons in 2019, according to the USDA’s August crop production estimate. Forecast apple production this season is expected to be lower in all states except Oregon, the USDA. Michigan had a cool to cold late winter that delayed the development of spring buds and some orchards there suffered a severe freeze in early May, the USDA said in their estimate summary. The USDA’s 2020 estimates for fresh and processed apples, in 42-pound cartons, with percent change from the 2019 crop:. California: 6.42 million cartons, down 11.5%;. Michigan: 21.9 million car. 08/12/2020 17:01
“One-size fits all is not the way to go with cover crops,” says Brandon Van Middendorp with LaCrosse Seed. With a 100+ year history, LaCrosse Seed distributes seed for cover crops, forages, native grasses, turf grasses and wildflowers. Cover crops have gone from a buzz word to mainstream in the past five years explains Van Middendorp. Soil health and a focus on conservation practices have built an increasing demand for cover crops, and the high number of prevent plant acres in 2019 meant many more farmers used cover crops for the first time. “A lot of farmers were able to see the benefits of cover crops and the weed control they can provide,” he says. In the latest The Scoop podcast, Van Middendorp explains more about how retailers can find. 08/12/2020 16:49
When it comes down to best agronomic practices, four basics seem to always top the list:. Soil health and seeding rates. Narrow rows. Hybrid maturities. Starter fertilizer. Maintaining ideal soil health is key to crop success. In fact, according to the USDA, “Managing soil fertility is essential for obtaining and sustaining high yields and making crop production profitable. Determining soil nutrient needs, selecting the right fertilizer material, and deciding when and how to apply are important decisions for profitable crop production.”Drilling down even farther on soil health will reveal the importance of nitrogen. Adequate nitrogen is essential for optimum crop production, which makes finding a reliable source for it key. You need to find a p. 08/12/2020 15:35
Often undetected by the naked eye, spider mites take advantage of crop stress and weakness for their own gain. These piercing, sucking pests look to severely damage your crop leaves while satisfying their own appetites. If you start to notice more stress in your plants, especially corn, check for spider mites with a magnifying glass. If left unchecked, they can kill leaves and reduce photosynthetic capabilities of plants. Scout. Typically, spider mites hang out in the Central Plains, where it’s nice and dry. Many farmers in that area can use irrigation to stave off the injuries longer, but no matter what it’s important to scout and treat when you reach threshold. “The key thing is to be aware of host areas,” says Brian Battles, UPL territory. 08/12/2020 15:05
Today’s USDA reports reversed the day’s trading patterns in corn, increased value in soybeans and softened wheat and cotton futures. Stocks for corn came in lower than expected, soybeans slightly higher. Per the report, USDA is expecting yield increases compared to 2019 in the 12 top production states. These estimates do not include damages reported this week across parts of the Corn Belt. “Yeah, the big ticket number here, of course, were the yield numbers for corn and soybeans—both went up and both were a little higher than some trader expected,” says Joe Vaclavik with Standard Grain. “Another point of interest is USDA raised it demand production.”Demand Drivers. In fact, the demand projection for corn is the second best on record, he add. 08/12/2020 12:06
From USDA NASS:. Crop Production. ISSN: 1936-3737. Released August 12, 2020, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service. (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of. Agriculture (USDA). Corn Production Up 12 Percent from 2019. Soybean Production Up 25 Percent from 2019. Cotton Production Down 9 Percent from 2019. Winter Wheat Production Down 2 Percent from July Forecast. Corn production for grain is forecast at a record high 15.3 billion bushels,. up 12 percent from 2019. 08/12/2020 10:51
******Less than one week until 2020 Pro Farmer Crop Tour.******. Are you ready? While the information you’ll receive this year is the same as any year, you’ll have access to it faster than ever before with a virtual evening event. “Those who have attended the evening meetings in the past it’ll be very similar,” says Brian Grete, Pro Farmer editor. “The difference will be that we'll have the eastern side and the western side combined instead of having two separate meetings in two different locations.”In addition to the numbers, anyone who attends the virtual meetings will get live analysis of what scouts saw in the fields. Lead scouts Jeff Wilson and Grete, along with “AgriTalk” host Chip Flory will analyze the data. Wind Damage Makes Calcul. 08/12/2020 10:02
Find more information and register for the Pro Farmer Crop Tour, Farm Journal Field Days and the #FarmON benefit concert for 4-H at. Good Morning farm country. Davis Michaelsen here with your morning update for Wednesday, August 12. From Pro Farmer’s First Thing Today, these are some of the stories we are watching this morning:. Corn and soybean futures faced light pressure as traders prepared for the release of USDA’s August reports, which are generally expected to favor market bears. Most contracts are steady to a penny lower as of 6:45 a.m. CT. Winter wheat futures are down 2 to 3 cents, while spring wheat futures are steady to fractionally lower. The U.S. dollar index is marginally lower; crude oil futures are posting modest gains. Today’ 08/12/2020 09:39
So often it seems, Wednesday’s present us with a news lull, but not this week courtesy of the USDA. Of course, I have no idea if we will be thanking them for the information later today, but everyone will certainly have new statistics to revamp their pricing models. Once again, here are the trade expectation for the August “word of gov.” The corn yield is expected to come in at 180.5, which would be up nearly 2 bushels from the last number and would result in total production of 15.17 billion, 170 million higher than last month. The 2019/20 corn ending stocks are expected to increase 17 million to 2.27 billion, and the 2020/21 number is projected to grow 152 million to 2.8 billion. The national bean yield is expected to come through at 51.3. 08/12/2020 07:22
Good Morning from Allendale, Inc. with the early morning commentary for August 12, 2020. Grain Markets were mixed to lower after Tuesday’s failure to hold higher pricing. Outside markets show a higher stock market in the face of clear profit taking in the metals. Gold is now 9% from its peak posted on Thursday ($179 per oz.). WASDE yields are now front and center in the trade’s mind with expectations for a minor 2.0 bpa for corn and 1.4 bpa increase for soybean yields. Allendale notes crop ratings models comparing 8/9 ratings vs. yields would imply 183.9 for corn (July 178.5) and 51.7 for soybeans (July 49.8). Current trade estimates of 180.5 and 51.2 may be under-counting the potential yield picture today. Ending stock estimates show new c. 08/11/2020 20:50
Global Women Fresh, a global network for women in the produce industry, is partnering with women’s leadership expert Michelle Redfern to offer the Advancing Women Formula, a webinar series. The free series kicks off at 3 p.m. Eastern Aug. 27, with “,” according to a news release. “In this webinar, I ask women to firstly think about the best career advice they’ve ever received, and then secondly whether that advice got them promoted. Then I advise them on the career advice they should be getting,” Michelle Redfern, career coach and founder of Advancing Women, said in the release. The series is for women at all levels of the fresh produce supply chain, Global Women Fresh co-founder Julie Escobar said in the release, “because individuals and i. 08/11/2020 17:56
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday named Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate. Noted as one of the most consequential decisions of his run for president, Biden, in an email to supporters, said Harris is best equipped to help him defeat President Trump and lead the nation at this time. "These aren’t normal times. For the first time in our history, we’re facing three historic crises — all at the same time. We’re facing the worst pandemic in 100 years. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The most powerful calls for racial justice in a generation,” he wrote in the email. “And we have a president who has both failed to lead on the virus — costing lives and decimating our economy — and 08/11/2020 15:11
UPL Ltd. announced the opening of a new, state-of-the-art research and development hub in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. The OpenAg Center, located in the Alexandria Center for AgTech – Research Triangle at 5 Laboratory Drive, will enable UPL to leverage its advanced R&D capabilities in partnership with other innovation-based companies to characterize, develop and commercialize new sustainable agriculture solutions. The OpenAg Center is an important step in demonstrating the company’s commitment to its OpenAg Purpose: to create a global agriculture network that feeds sustainable growth for all. “Our food production systems need a shakeup,” Adrian Percy, chief technology officer of UPL said in a news release. “Agriculture is in dire need o. 08/11/2020 14:41
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline for applying for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program funds, and added dozens of herbs and specialties as eligible crops. Growers now have until Sept. 11 to apply for the money; the original deadline was Aug. 28. Besides adding numerous specialty crops to the eligibility list, the USDA also added seven commodities to funds for sales losses, including , pistachios, walnuts and . The added specialty crops include: bananas, bok choy, star fruit, cherimoyas, dates, red dragon fruit, leeks, mesculin mix, microgreens, nectarines, pomegranates, tangelos, turnips and a number of fresh herbs. 08/11/2020 13:31
In a newly signed, three-year non-exclusive research agreement, Yield10 Bioscience Inc. and GDM will work together to evaluate novel soybean yield traits. The companies will work together within Yield10’s research and development program. The companies’ goals are to improve soybean yields and sustainability. They’re working on three specific traits in the first phase of their research and will expand to new traits as appropriate. In Yield10’s current greenhouse testing, these three traits have shown the most promising yield benefits such as:. Improved vigor. Increased photosynthesis. Increased seed yield. “Yield10’s unique approach to trait discovery utilizing its ‘Trait Factory’ has produced a significant portfolio of yield traits with promisi. 08/11/2020 13:18
The USDA on Tuesday announced they’ve extended the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Aid Program to September 11. Additionally, producers with approved applications will receive their final payment. “President Trump is standing with America’s farmers and ranchers to ensure they get through this pandemic and continue to produce enough food and fiber to feed America and the world. That is why he authorized this $16 billion of direct support in the CFAP program and today we are pleased to add additional commodities eligible to receive much needed assistance,” said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. “CFAP is just one of the many ways USDA is helping producers weather the impacts of the pandemic. From deferring payments on loans to add. 08/11/2020 12:53
A rally in fed cattle prices helped erase $100 of red ink from feedyard closeouts the week ending August 8, leaving per head losses at $58, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. Negotiated cash cattle prices averaged $102.38 per cwt. on the week, about $3 higher than the previous week. Packer margins were estimated at $286 per head, about even with the previous week. The Choice beef cutout price averaged $202.78 per cwt., about $2 higher than the previous week. Feedyard margins reported by the Sterling Profit Tracker are calculated on a cash basis only with no adjustment for risk management practices. A year ago cattle feeders found cash profits of $24 per head on closeouts the first week of August, while packers saw profits of $18. 08/11/2020 12:31
Source: World Dairy Expo. For the first time, World Dairy Expo’s Purple Cow Gift Shop is offering online sales. Spurred on by the cancellation of World Dairy Expo ® 2020, the online store features Expo apparel and cow paraphernalia. WDE is pledging 10% of all profits from the online store in 2020 to the. National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety. Headquartered in Marshfield, Wisconsin, the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety strives to enhance the health and safety of all children exposed to hazards associated with agricultural work and rural environments. Children’s Center scientists and staff focus on research and outreach activities that help farm owners, parents and supervi. 08/11/2020 11:45
Even if the Senate does not change from Republican control, there is still a strong chance that certain changes may be made to estate taxes to help fund the stimulus spending. Some of those change could be as follows. Reduction in the Lifetime Exemption Amount - Currently, each person can have an estate of almost $12 million and owe no estate tax. A couple can have up to $24 million and not owe any federal estate tax. These higher levels will continue through 2025 and revert back to the old approximate $6 million level in 2026. Joe Biden has already proposed reducing this amount back to old levels immediately and many in Congress would like to see it reduced even further. Elimination of Step-Up in Basis - Assets inherited are allowed to be

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