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On Saturday, September 19, 2020, the Noble Research Institute will celebrate its 75th anniversary, and kick off a year-long celebration of agricultural producers, the land that provides for our collective well-being, and the organization’s future, according to an institute release. Founded in 1945, the institute has supported farmers and ranchers through education, research and consultation as they steward the nation’s grazing lands and soil. Lloyd Noble, institute founder and philanthropist, created the organization as a resource to work with individuals to rebuild the soil and provide lasting stability for the economy in the aftermath of the Dust Bowl. Lloyd Noble. In the anniversary year, the institute will “celebrate the importance of th. 09/18/2020 14:37
The blessing and curse of perspective is not having it until a moment passes. Looking back on the last 40 years shows us more than we can see here and now. “I think we really have to have an appreciation for where we’ve come from,” said Randy Blach, CattleFax CEO, at this year's virtual Feeding Quality Forum. “It’s not been a straight line.”Cattle inventory topped 132 million head in 1975, but it wasn’t until 2000 that the fed-cattle harvest reached its record 30.2 million, and that with a long decline to 10 million fewer beef cows. In the 1980s, 12% of U.S. farmers and ranchers went out of business, and the “war on fat” in the ’90s nearly eradicated a poorly informed cattle industry, Blach said. Between 1998 and 2000, almost 40% of carcas. 09/18/2020 14:14
---This is written by president Matt Winslow and Rick Kesler---. New legislation has been introduced in both houses of Congress that would effectively replace key parts of the Federal Insecticide Rodenticide and Fungicide Act (FIFRA). The bill is called the FIFRA Reform and Children’s Health Protection Act of 2020 (H.R. 7940, S, 4406) and was sponsored by Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., and Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. If enacted, then this legislation would in effect replace EPA science-based risk/benefit procedures with a more European Union (EU)-type hazard-based process. The NAICC supports the current pesticide labeling procedures and the regulatory processes conducted by the EPA using the FIFRA guidelines. Product Bans And A Focus On Local Controls. 09/18/2020 13:31
Soybeans prices seemed unstoppable this week, with prices rallying most of the week. The November soybean contract is up $1.76 since August 10th, a sharp turnaround for soybean farmers facing a large crop. Driving some of the price momentum is China. The country is making soybean purchases almost daily, and according to one ag economist, those sales are starting to add up. “We’ve certainly seen impressive sales,” says Ben Brown, a clinical professor with The Ohio State University. “When we look at what they've got on the books committed for the year, it's almost exactly what they ended up importing from us through all of last year, so we're starting out the year almost exactly where we ended last year.”Brown says if those sales turn into e. 09/18/2020 13:14
As wildfires ravage the West and another hurricane leaves damage along the Gulf Coast, scientists say the effects of climate change are getting more dangerous. The Growmark System is growing its endure sustainability initiative in 2020 and beyond to promote positive environmental change in all of the communities we serve. As one of the pioneers of Pollinator Plots and Monarch Butterfly habitats, Growmark has provided seed to more than 270 4-H clubs, FFA chapters, and community organizations to start pollinator plots. In addition, more than 65 FS and grain member companies have planted plots to encourage bee growth since 2015. Seedway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Growmark, headquartered in New York state sells self-contained bumblebee hives. 09/18/2020 11:41
. This will be a program separate from the first CFAP and will have separate payment limits of $250,000 per entity per person. If you farm as an LLC, corporation or other limited entity, you can qualify for up to two additional limits or $750,000 in total if as least three owners provide directly or indirectly more than 400 hours of active personal labor or active management. In some cases, you will have to prove to the local office the number of hours. CFAP1 had a requirement for certain commodities that they could not be hedged. It appears that CFAP2 does not have this requirement but we will confirm if different. Row Crops. A producer will receive the greater of:. $15 per acre, or. 2020 APH (or 85% of ARC-CO yield) times a national marketin. 09/18/2020 11:29
Friday President Trump along with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will be distributed. Farmers impacted by economic fallout from COVID-19 will be eligible to receive funds from the up to $14 billion allocated for assistance. Signup for CFAP 2 will begin September 21, 2020 and continue through Dec. 11, 2020. Funds are being made available from the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act and CARES Act to support row crop, livestock, specialty crop, dairy, aquaculture and other commodities. If you’re interested in applying for CFAP 2, do so at your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office. USDA said it incorporated improvements in this second round of aid based on f. 09/18/2020 11:04
USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky will leave the agency in November to return to his previous job as CEO of the American Soybean Association (ASA), USDA announced in a press release Friday. Censky served as CEO of the soy advocacy group for 21 years before departing in 2017 to take the No. 2 position at USDA. 09/18/2020 10:51
President Announces New Farm Relief. President Trump announced a new round of Covid-19 pandemic assistance to farmers of about $13 billion. The agriculture department is expected to release details later today for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Part 2 (CFAP2). The program taps into the $14 billion in additional Commodity Credit Corporation funds that Congress agreed to prepay as part of the CARES Act. Payments will likely be designed similarly to the earlier CFAP; calculated based on yields and the impact the pandemic had on the price of each crop. Farmers are expected to be allowed to start applying for the new program on Monday September 21. This new package adds to the $19 billion relief program announced in April, separate from the 09/18/2020 10:47
Yesterday, I commented about the confluence of factors that have worked together to push the bean market higher over the past 45-days, but realistically, the same applies to the corn and even wheat markets at this point. If we were to wrap up the week right now, we would find December corn up 7-cents, December Chicago wheat up 17, and November beans are leading the charge with a gain of 40-cents. Looking at the combination corn, wheat, and bean chart, this rally is very similar to the advance, in both time and price, recorded last summer once the market had finally come to terms with the abandoned acreage, and we are now within striking distance of the highs set back in 2018. While there is nothing yet within this price action to suggest th. 09/18/2020 09:25
USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation will discuss details of the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program this morning on AgriTalk. USDA Press Release:. USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus. Expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Begins Sept. 21. (Washington, D.C., September 18, 2020) – President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion dollars for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. 09/18/2020 08:17
Good Morning from Allendale, Inc. with the early morning commentary for September 18, 2020. Grain Markets traded mixed over night after yesterday's soybean and wheat rally led by more overnight export sales and fund buying. Traders will look to see if more of the same can be expected today. Corn export sales of 1,609,185 metric tonnes, all for the 2020/21 marketing year were reported on the weekly export sales report. This was within the 800,000 – 1,900,000 trade expectation. Soybean export sales of 2,457,053 metric tonnes, all for the 2020/21 marketing year, also within the 1,500,000 – 2,800,000 trade expectation. Wheat export sales of 335,727 metric tonnes, all but 300 tonnes for the 2020/21 marketing year, again within the 300,000 – 700, 09/17/2020 22:32
The Packer's Tom Karst visited Sept. 16 with Shay Myers, CEO of Parma, Idaho-based Owyhee Produce. A significant amount of soot and particulates were in the air Sept. 16, Myers said. To put it in perspective the region’s visibility is typically 12 miles to nearly unlimited. “However, right now we’re talking a mile a quarter of a mile visibility in the morning when temperatures are lower, so it is a really thick haze, with the resemblance to something like fog except for it falls out of the sky and coats everything with a layer of ash.”Nearest fires to Owyhee Produce were more than 100 miles away, he said, and he said skies have been hazy for going on ten days on Sept. 16. Still-growing sweet potatoes have been slowed by hazy skies. In addi. 09/17/2020 21:59
Members of the who grow an overwhelming majority of the and other leafy greens in the state, and 80% of the U.S. lettuce, say they’re capable of quickly tracking recalled products. The , who are required by the group’s bylaws to have a system to trace back to the field from which it originated to the customer who bought it from the grower, a one-step forward, one-step back traceability model. "Verification that a traceback system is in place happens every time an LGMA member is audited by the government, which occurs about five times per year under our program," Scott Horsfall, CEO of the California LGMA, said in a news release. 09/17/2020 16:56
Mondays are never good, but nobody expected anything like this. On Monday, Aug. 10, Mother Nature woke up on the wrong side of the bed in the Midwest and unloaded her fury on millions of acres of corn and soybean crops. And in a New York minute, corn yields went from 200-plus to zero. Moments like this underscore just how risky growing a crop really is. In the words of baseball great Yogi Berra, “It ain’t over till it’s over,” but for farmers, it’s more like, “It is not a crop until you have the check in hand.” Whether it is a freakish Spanish-named windstorm that levels a third of the crop in the top corn-growing state or a game of trade war chicken with the country of China or better yet a worldwide pandemic that upends the global supply 09/17/2020 15:42
The pressure on my shoulder increased as the CEO of the Northwestern Mutual Insurance company squeezed his hand and pressed down on my suit jacket. He wanted to drive home just how important the point he was about to make could be to me. Still in my twenties, and speaking to a Fortune 500 CEO, he didn’t need to work to get my attention. I had recently read in a time management book about a “million-dollar research effort” conducted by Northwestern Mutual. The purpose was to discern how valuable, or not, it was to block time on your calendar with yourself, to have an appointment with only yourself, to work on non-urgent but highly important work. DAILY QUIET HOURS. The research proved that such a discipline truly were hugely valuable to both 09/17/2020 12:09
The money went out, but it didn’t come back in this year at the Missouri State Fair. For fair administrators, the 2020 Missouri State Fair was a far cry from what they anticipated a year ago. But they did achieve their most important goal – despite the challenges caused by COVID-19. They gave young people from across their state the opportunity to exhibit their livestock project. It’s the only number that looks good on the books this year. 4-H and FFA livestock entries increased from 4,877 in 2019 to 5,405 in 2020. Sadly, other numbers tell a different side of the story. In 2019, more than 950 employees worked one of the most beloved events of the year for the state. In 2020, only 112 employees worked the event. Concessions alone dropped fr. 09/17/2020 12:06
Greg Peterson shares insights for buying and selling equipment. For more than 30 years, Greg Peterson, founder of Machinery Pete, has been on the machinery trail. Here are just a few of the key takeaways and insights farmers should know about the used machinery market. 1. Anticipate the 10-year-old magic line. Once a piece of equipment reaches 10 years old and is in good condition, everyone wants it. Peterson says this trend is colorblind. “There’s an assumption this trend may be momentary because right now those 10-year-old tractors and combines are also pre-DEF and pre-Tier 4. But I believe this rule will continue to hold true,” he says. 2. The definition of antique has changed. “When I started 30 years ago, 30-year-old tractors were from

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