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The Packer’s Editor Tom Karst spoke with Driscoll’s president Soren Bjorn about the issue of seasonal trade production for U.S. blueberry growers. Bjorn talked about the explosive rise of blueberry retail sales over the last 20 years, which he said was fed by the rise of imports as well as growing domestic output. Not that long ago, Bjorn said blueberries were only in good supply from May through August in the U.S. Berries were gone from the market in the middle of winter, and the spring and the fall were also without significant blueberry supply. “Every berry company that was in the business was looking at the same chart and said, ‘We have to do something about this,’” he said. Bjorn talks about subsequent growth in output from Florida, Ch. 09/30/2020 18:59
Many crops qualifying for CFAP#2 will be paid based upon total crop sales reported in 2019. On average the payment will be around 9% of those sales. However, what sales qualify? Many of these crops incur packing and sales costs and the grower will receive a payment net of these charges. This is true for apple and pear growers and then other fruits, vegetables and nuts. Some growers will report the gross amount of sales on Schedule F whereas many others will only report the net check that they receive. In some cases, the difference can be material. For example, in 2019 many apple growers in Washington state might have a box of apples sell for $12 but only receive $2 since packing and related sales costs may have been $10. What number should 09/30/2020 18:07
USDA data sparks rally in farm markets. Data show smaller-than-expected grain stocks. Traders await U.S. export sales data Thursday. By Tom Polansek. CHICAGO, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Chicago Board of Trade grain and soybean futures soared on Wednesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture surprised traders by reporting crop inventories that were smaller than expected. Supply levels have declined after China, the world's top soybean importer, stepped up its purchases of U.S. farm goods this summer. Corn supplies dropped by 3.024 billion bushels and soybean supplies fell by 858 million bushels during the three months ended Sept. 1, the second-biggest summer drawdowns ever for both commodities, according to the agriculture department's quarterly st. 09/30/2020 17:18
, Palmetto, Fla., has earned certification for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program. Known as C-TPAT, the voluntary program was enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks to allow companies with documented risk alleviation procedures to bypass some customs inspections and accelerate the cargo import process. 09/30/2020 16:56
The end of the comment period for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule to cut down on organic fraud is approaching. Comments on the on the proposed rule will not be accepted after 11:59 p.m. Oct. 5. “The proposed changes will significantly update the USDA organic regulations to increase oversight of complex organic supply chains,” according to a USDA news release. “Your experience, ideas and feedback are important to help us refine this important rule. Submit a comment to share how the proposed changes will impact your farm or business.”The USDA has a series of online bulletins describing specific changes in the proposed rule:. Part 1:. Part 2:. Part 3:. Part 4:. Part 5:. Part 6: 09/30/2020 15:29
It’s all hands on deck across the Midwest as farmers race to gather crops before bad weather descends and crop integrity deteriorates. Yield reports and crop conditions are coming in all over the board, with weather, planting dates and other factors coming into play. “It’s definitely a case of the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots,’ and everything in between,” says Ken Ferrie, Farm Journal Field Agronomist. “Many guys are harvesting drought damaged crops where the beans and the corn died prematurity. With corn, moisture tells the story.”Drought areas that died early are coming in at 18% with the rest of the field around 25%, he says. And if there are replant spots in that same field, they’re coming in at 35%. It’s a nightmare for anyone trying to man. 09/30/2020 12:56
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released today showed that old crop corn stocks on hand as of Sept. 1, 2020 totaled 2.00 billion bushels, down 10% from Sept. 1, 2019. Old crop soybeans stored in all positions were down 42% from Sept. 1, 2019, and all wheat stocks were down 8% from a year earlier. Corn. Of the total corn stocks, 751 million bushels were stored on farms, down 8% from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, at 1.24 billion bushels, were down 12% from a year ago. The June-August 2020 indicated disappearance was 3.02 billion bushels, compared with 2.98 billion bushels during the same period a year earlier. Soybeans. Old crop soybeans stored in all positions on Sept. 1, 2020 totaled 523. 09/30/2020 11:58
Good Morning farm country. Davis Michaelsen here with your morning update for Wednesday, September 30. From Pro Farmer’s First Thing Today, these are some of the stories we are watching this morning:. Corn futures are down a penny in early trade, while soybean futures are 2 cents lower in most contracts. In contrast, winter and spring wheat futures are 6 to 8 cents higher. The U.S. dollar index is slightly higher, with crude oil futures posting slight losses. USDA will release its Quarterly Grain Stocks Report and its Small Grains Summary at 11:00 a.m. CT today. Of note, USDA has revised its soybean crop projection in 18 of the past 20 September stocks reports. September revisions to the previous year’s corn crop estimate are far more rare. 09/30/2020 11:36
The antitrust class-action lawsuit alleging America’s largest beef packers conspired to fix cattle prices has been dismissed. Federal Judge John R. Tunheim of Minnesota’s U.S. District Court issued his ruling Monday and gave plaintiff’s 90 days to file an amended complaint. "Because plaintiffs have not pleaded their direct evidence with sufficient detail and because they have not pleaded parallel conduct sufficient to support an inference of a price-fixing conspiracy, the court will grant defendants' motions to dismiss," Judge Tunheim said in the order. The ranchers and consumers who brought the case “do little to allege how the individual defendants acted,” instead “arguing that the market did this or that,” Judge Tunheim wrote. That made 09/30/2020 11:28
In October, Anuvia will ramp up its production at its facility in Florida of SymTRX fertilizer products. And the company has a new commercial agreement with The Mosaic for them to exclusively license the SymTRX 10S product, which will be marketed as Susterra and available via retailers throughout the U.S. “Anuvia’s strategic decision to license the SymTRX10S product to The Mosaic Company will greatly accelerate wide distribution of Anuvia’s technology to growers,” Amy Yoder, CEO, Anuvia Plant Nutrients said in a news release. “Integrating our products into existing solutions and working with partners that have wide distribution will help farmers profitability meet the demands for sustainable food production.”will be Mosaic’s first bio-base. 09/30/2020 10:42
With the Sept. 30, 2020 approval of XtendFlex soybeans, farmers and retailers across the Midwest are sharing their reactions to the news. The new soybean stack features tolerances to three herbicides: glyphosate, dicamba and glufosinate. Until EPA approves dicamba for over-the-top use, farmers and applicators will only be able to apply glyphosate and glufosinate on the soybeans. Check out farmer and retailers have shared:. Let’s roll! — Hunter Pulscher (@HunterPulscher). How many e3 acres are getting switched to extend flexx? Over half my sales switched so far.... — Ryan Harris (@ogseedslinger). No need for the , we got em!!😎— Madison Riggle (@GritGrainGrace). Great day to take out our soybean plot! Looking forward to having the option of usin. 09/30/2020 10:31
With more than 20 years in the crop input business, Amy Yoder is helping bring to bear a new way of recycling organic material waste to transform it into a useful fertilizer product–the company’s agricultural formulation is branded SymTRX. The technology is able to take an equal amount of organic material and output a similar amount in fertilizer product. Where did the idea of taking organic material and making commercial fertilizer come from? “In five years, we’ve built this company from nothing. When we started, it really was just a technology in a lab. But by proving a lab concept into a real scale concept, we’ve gotten buy-in from distributors and retailers, such as Southern States Cooperative and we now have signed a commercial licensi. 09/30/2020 10:28
Marc Oshima's heritage, stemming from his Japanese and German parents, gave him a global perspective from an early age. As a child, Oshima traveled a lot too and enjoyed exploring the food markets and learning about the food of other cultures. These days, Oshima works to not only grow his Certified B Corp., mission-driven company based in Newark, N.J., but to help solve the most pressing issues across the produce industry, in the U.S. and beyond. The company builds indoor, urban, vertical farms using proprietary aeroponics and LED light technology. 09/30/2020 10:22
It's Dairy Week and the dairy leaders are on AgriTalk with Chip Flory. Listen live at 10 a.m. Central and 2 p.m. Central. Wednesday morning on AgriTalk, Dr. Gordon Jones shares the latest research in cow comfort for Dairy Week on AgriTalk. Then it's the Farmer Forum with dairy producers Derrick Josi of Oregon and Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Joe Bragger. Not time for the live show? Enjoy one of our previous AgriTalk broadcasts below:. Great! If not,. Don't forget to check out the Exhibit Hall and talk with some of our elite sponsors on their new products! >>> 09/30/2020 10:01
Trust In Food, a Farm Journal initiative, today announced that SIMPAS has joined America’s Conservation Ag Movement as its first Advocate Level Partner. Developed by AMVAC Chemical Corporation and available from Trimble dealers for corn planting in 2021, SIMPAS and SIMPAS-applied Solutions make it easy for farmers to prescriptively apply multiple insecticides, fungicides, nematicides and micronutrients in furrow in one simple pass and only to parts of the field that need them. “We are so grateful for the investment SIMPAS has made in helping farmers across the U.S. understand, want and feel capable of adopting the next generation of conservation agriculture practices and products,” said Amy Skoczlas Cole, executive vice president, Trust In 09/30/2020 08:54
Today's USDA report will be out at 11:00 AM CT. Call today's close correctly for November soybeans or December corn for bragging rights and a one of a kind trophy! *Deadline: 10:59 AM CT 9/30/20. *We are going off the closing price at 1:20 pm CT. Email with your guess! Corn (December). Fundamentals : December corn futures finished the day little changed, as market participants await today’s quarterly stocks report. 09/29/2020 15:29
Because of reduced travel and other complications associated with COVID-19, researchers found ethanol producers will lose about $8 billion this year. The study was conducted by economists from the University of Florida and Arizona State University. For corn growers and ethanol producers, an act recently proposed by Rep. Cheri Buston, D-Ill., could be the saving grace they’re looking for. It’s called The Next Generation Fuels Act and, if passed, would establish a 98 Research Octane Number (RON) standard for gasoline and require sources of additional octane resulting in at least 30% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than unblended gasoline. “Really, it paves the way for higher blends of ethanol to get in the fuel supply,” says Kevin Ross, Nation.

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