Crops

USDA-EPA Discuss Year-Round E15

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency officials met to discuss ways to increase ethanol usage and to address refiner concerns about volatility in the market for biofuel credits.

Soybean planting roaring ahead, wheat condition improves slightly in Kansas

As of Sunday, 81% of U.S> corn has been planted, 56$ soybeans and 39% sorghum. Kansas winter wheat condition improves to 47% poor/very poor.

Syngenta Settlement Details Announced

Syngenta and plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the company have announced a $1.51 billion settlement to resolve class actions and individual cases regarding Agrisure Viptera.

China Drops Investigations, Top Market for U.S.Sorghum Reopens

The Ministry of Commerce of the Peoples Republic of China announced today it has terminated anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations into U.S. sorghum and the temporary anti-dumping deposit collected will be returned in full.

Western Kansas wheat hit by hail storm

Storms ripped through western Kansas from Wallace County to Ness County in a swath ten to 15 miles wide on May 14. Wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour and hail from pea-sized to baseball-sized broke out windows, dented cars and tore siding off of houses.

NAWG Weighs in on Amendments to the 2018 House Farm Bill

Following the House Rules Committee meeting to determine which amendments would be considered, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) now heads to the House floor for debates and amendment votes. In anticipation of the debate,

Soybean Growers Submit Comments on Tariff Proposal

USTR recently initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into the government of Chinas acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation.

Spring Planting made good progress last week

As of Sunday, 62% of the nation's corn has been planted, 28% emerged and 35% of U.S. soybeans have been planted and 32% of sorghum is in the ground. Winter whreat crop nationally is 36% good/excellent, Kansas 36% poor/very poor.

House Will Take Up Farm Bill This Week

Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader, says Congress will take up the farm bill debate sometime within the week. The House schedule has the weeks session running from Tuesday through Friday.

Conaway Comments on Trump Challenging India Market Practices

House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway says the Trump administration is holding India accountable in its latest trade move. He says India has been "funneling illegal farm subsidies into its agriculture industry for too long."

Secretary Perdue Names Richard Fordyce FSA Administrator

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of Richard Fordyce to serve as Adminstrator of USDA's Farm Service Agency. He most recently was the State Director of the FSA in Missouri., before that he was director of the Missouri Dept. of Ag

USDA Projects Smaller Corn, Soybean Crops

The May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates from the Department of Agriculture projects smaller corn and soybean crops this year. The corn crop is projected at 14.0 billion bushels, down from last year with a lower forecast area and yield.

Study: U.S. Farmland Shrinking

A report from American Farmland trust released Wednesday finds that between 1992 and 2012, almost 31 million acres of farmland were lost, equal to all the farmland in Iowa.

Kanasas Wheat remains 50% Poor/Very Poor

As of Sunday, 39% of the nation's corn had been planted, 15% soybeans. In Kansas 50% of the hard red winter wheat remains in the poor/very poor category. Crops remain a few days behind schedule in development and maturity.

Wheat Quality Tour Day 1

More than 90 people from 30 U.S. states and three other countries traveled on six routes between Manhattan and Colby, Kan., Tuesday, stopping at wheat fields every 15-20 miles along the routes on Day 1 of the 2018 Wheat Quality Tour.

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