News Source: AGFAX

AgFax Weekend: Dicamba’s Status As EPA Scrambles? It’s Complicated.

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Dicamba’s Status As EPA Scrambles? It’s Complicated – and more.

Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA

Spot quotations averaged slightly lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, leaf […]

Oil Crops Outlook: Higher Soybean Prices Led by Lower Supply, Brisk Export Sales

Based on dry August conditions for several States, USDA’s Crop Production report forecast the national average soybean yield down to 51.9 bushels per acre from 53.3 bushels last month. Consequently, […]

Wheat Outlook: Larger Crops Forecast for Key Exporting Nations

The global outlook for 2020/21 wheat production is raised more than 4 million metric tons this month to 770.4 million on sizable gains for Australia, Canada, and the European Union. […]

Feed Grain Outlook: Corn Crop Reduced by 379Mln Bushels

As a result of a re-survey of harvested corn acres in Iowa, the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) September Crop Production drastically lowered expectations for the 2020/21 corn crop. U.S. […]

Cotton Outlook: Global Stock Increase Led by India

The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates indicate that global cotton ending stocks in 2020/21 are projected at 103.8 million bales, nearly 4.5 percent above 2019/20. Stocks are forecast […]

Rice Outlook: U.S. Production Forecast Raised to 225Mln Hundredweight

There were several revisions this month to both the U.S. 2020/21 rice balance sheet and the 2019/20 U.S. rice balance sheet. On the supply side, the 2020/21 production forecast was […]

Reminder: Update Safety-Net Program Crop Yields by Sept. 30

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farm owners of the September 30 deadline to update Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program yields for covered commodities on the farm. This is a […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Sally Brought Record Floods, Otherwise Mostly Dry

Summary Category 2 Hurricane Sally made landfall on September 16 near Gulf Shores, Alabama, around 4:45 am CDT, with sustained winds near 105 mph. Torrential rainfall across southern Alabama and […]

Tennessee Cotton: Defoliating in Volatile Weather Conditions

If you trust the forecast, volatile temperatures should increase over the weekend before again falling into the upper 40s by the middle of next week.  Thanks, 2020.  Unfortunately, we do […]

Mississippi Rice: A Consultants View from Across the River – Podcast

Jason and Bobby sit down with Ben to listen to MSU alumnus Tyler Hydrick of Hydrick’s crop consulting thoughts on how the rice crop is doing and issues experienced in […]

Arkansas: Topical Storm Beta Further Slows Harvest

In the month that followed the high winds and rain that Tropical Storm Laura swept into Arkansas, just as the corn and rice harvest were set to commence, the state’s […]

Texas: Fall CEU Conference, Robstown, Oct. 15

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Fall CEU Conference on Oct. 15 in Robstown. The conference will be from 8 a.m.-2:40 p.m. at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, 1213 […]

Minnesota: Fall Fertilizer Management – Podcast

In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, four U of M researchers discuss fall fertilizer management. What were summer growing conditions like across Minnesota? Is there any nutrient management research currently […]

Iowa: Volunteer Corn Management – Video

August’s derecho left many Iowans with unharvestable corn. For operations that left their corn in the field, decisions should be made to reduce the problem of volunteer corn next planting […]

Cleveland On Cotton: Fewer Acres In 2021?

As expected, the market did back-and-fill all week, easing above 66 cents after attempting to move marginally below 65 cents. Generally, business was slow, i.e., reflecting a somewhat stale market. […]

USDA: Peanut Price Highlights

Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 21.4 cents per pound for the week ending September 19, up 1.5 cents from the previous week. Marketings of […]

Mississippi: Sweet Potato Growers Face Challenges

This year’s sweet potato harvest is ramping up, and initial reports from the field indicate an average yield for 2020. The variability in expected yield from field to field can […]

Georgia: Organic Farming – Integrating Biological Controls for Root-Knot Nematodes, Weeds

While weeds and plant parasites are a concern for all agricultural producers, organic producers are doubly challenged to combat these problems without chemical solutions. Through a grant from the U.S. […]

Shurley on Cotton: Trade, Exports Fragile Amid Production Uncertainties

The 2020 US crop is projected at 17.06 million bales—the September estimate being revised down 1 million bales from the August estimate. That 17.06 million potential crop has, since the […]

Ohio Soybeans: Fall-Applied Herbicides – What Goes Around Comes Around

Fall herbicide treatments have fallen off over the past several years for a couple of reasons, among them the effectiveness of new soybean trait systems for managing marestail, some generally […]

Minnesota: Fall Weed Management Considerations, What to Do with Escapes – Podcast

This Podcast is sponsored by the UMN Extension Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program. In this week’s podcast, we feature Dr. Debalin Sarangi, who was recently hired as an Associate Professor in […]

North Carolina Soybeans: Seed Quality Concerns – Video

Heavy moisture and temperature extremes can affect soybean seed quality. Not only can these seed quality issues potentially cause dockage at the elevator, but they can also alter soybean seed […]

Moving Grain: Army Corps of Engineers To Deepen Lower Mississippi River Ship Channel

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Launched New Project To Deepen Lower Mississippi River Ship Channel to 50 feet The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) New Orleans District has launched […]

Iowa Corn: Scout Fields for Stalk Rot

The challenges of this growing season continued this month when a storm front brought more than 3 inches of rain to much of the state. While the rainfall was welcome […]

A Farm Policy Dilemma: Base Acres, Planted Acres, and Ad Hoc Payments

Farm safety net payments that mitigate low farm income can encourage more production and thus more payments.  Since the 1996 farm bill, this fundamental farm safety net dilemma has been […]

Rice Market Update: Gulf Quality Below Average, Delta Harvest Ramps Up

Life has slowed down for much of the Southern rice industry while things are just beginning to get interesting in the Upper Delta region. Harvest continues to work its way north […]

Ag Trade: Congress Calls on USTR to Remove Rice from GSP Commodities

Earlier this month, House and Senate letters, signed by seven Senators and thirteen members of the Rice Caucus, were sent to Ambassador , the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), in support […]

Kansas AgrAbility Joins 19-State “Virtual State Fair” During October

A program that provides information and help to farmers, ranchers and other farm workers with disabilities or other limitations is about to launch a month-long effort to spread education in […]

Texas Field Reports: Pecan Production Above Expectations Amid Uncertain Market

Texas pecan production appears better than expected, but market uncertainty amid the pandemic looms, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Larry Stein, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said expectations...

Yield Monitor Calibration: Garbage In, Garbage Out

Understand this one simple fact about grain yield monitors: They do not measure grain yield. How’s that for an opening statement? What I want you to understand is that yield […]

Indiana: Preparing for Harvest – Podcast

In the latest Purdue Crop Chat Podcast, Extension Corn Specialist Bob Nielsen and Extension Soybean Specialist Shaun Casteel review the September USDA Crop Production Report and discuss if Indiana has […]

Corn: Converting Wet Grain Weight to Dry Weight

Corn is often harvested at grain moisture contents higher than the 15% moisture typically desired by grain buyers. Wetter grain obviously weighs more than drier grain and so grain buyers […]

Federal Budget: House Resolves Fight Over Farm Payments, Passes Continuing Resolution

David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt reported on Tuesday night at Roll Call Online that, “The House swiftly passed a stopgap funding measure needed to avert a partial government shutdown in eight […]

Illinois: Brightened 2020 Income Outlook for Grain Farms

In the past month, much has changed in outlook for grain farm income.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is projecting relatively high yields for corn and soybean in Illinois.  […]

CFAP2 Producer Webinar – Sept. 24

USDA’s Farm Service Agency is offering a webinar on Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 on Thursday, September 24 at 2:00 PM Central. Learn about expanded eligibility for certain commodities (such as rice, peanuts […]

Iowa: Using a Vertical Tillage Tool for Weed Management – Video

In addition to preparing the soil for planting, tillage can be an effective strategy for weed management. During a field trial, blue chalk was applied to the soil surface in […]

California Tree Crops: PG&E Offers Safe Planting Guidance Around Power Lines

When orchard trees meet power lines, disaster can result. Whether it’s a power outage affecting millions or the accidental death of a farm worker, such scenarios can have devastating and […]

Florida Panhandle Cotton: An Important Crop for a Sustainable Future

When one thinks of the Florida Panhandle, I’m guessing cotton isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but maybe it should be!  With over 100,000 acres in cultivation annually […]

USDA: Weekly National Peanut Prices

The following prices are effective from Wednesday 09/23/20 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 09/29/20. The next announcement is scheduled for Tuesday 09/29/20 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. […]