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Crops Covered Under Market Facilitation Program

Dan Corn, Cotton, Economy, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced further details of the $16 billion package to help American ag producers affected by trade tariffs. This includes direct payments to farmers through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson looks at what is covered under MFP. MFP signup starts Monday at local Farm Service Agency offices. For …

corn

Corn Growers Support Cattlemen’s Education

Dan Cattle, Corn, Education

A partnership between the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) was developed to provide resources to NCBA state and breed affiliates through a grant, allowing them to extend outstanding educational experiences locally. The mission of the new Cattlemen’s Education Series (CES) is to provide cutting-edge information to beef producers that contributes to increased knowledge, profitability and sustainability. With …

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Private Analysis Projects Corn Acres at 79.6 Million

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — A private analysis of farmland predicts U.S. planted acres of corn totals 79.6 million acres this year, 89 percent of the historical norm. AgMarket.net also projects the national average yield could reach 156 bushels per acre, following an aerial photography survey. The effort measured more than 157,000 acres across a five-state area. AgMarket surveyed the corn crop the …

southeast

Southeast Producers Invited to Corn Silage & Forage Field Day

Dan Corn

Producers from across the Southeast are invited to attend the 2019 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day, June 20 at the University of Georgia, Tifton Campus Conference Center. It is an opportunity for producers and growers to see the newest varieties of corn and summer annuals growing in the various test plots and get updates on information related to forage …

southeast

Corn Silage and Forage Field Day is June 20

Dan Corn, Education

Producers across the Southeast are invited to the 2019 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day, June 20 at the University of Georgia, Tifton Campus Conference Center. The event, co-sponsored by the University of Georgia and University of Florida, is an opportunity for producers and growers to see the newest varieties of corn and summer annuals growing in the various test plots and get …

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Planting Progress Remains Slow

Dan Corn, Soybeans

The weekly Crop Progress report shows little progress in planting the nation’s corn and soybean crops as unrelenting rains continue to inundate much of the corn belt. Corn plantings across the nation increased to 67 percent, compared to 58 percent a week ago and the five-year average of 96 percent. Just 39 percent of estimated soybean acres have been planted, …

wiregrass corn

Dry Weather, Dry Forecast Worry Wiregrass Corn Producers

Dan Alabama, Corn, Drought, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Soybeans, Weather

Expectations for higher-than-normal May temperatures have Wiregrass corn producers on edge as the spring growing season shapes up to be a dry one. Brandon Dillard, an Alabama Extension regional agent of agronomic crops, said farmers in the area were ahead of the planting schedule earlier in the season. “This was one of the best looking dryland corn crops I’ve seen …