Corn and Soybean Export Sales Jump Higher

Dan Corn, Economy, Soybeans

(NAFB) — Last week, corn export sales almost doubled week-to-week while soybean sales also jumped higher. The USDA says corn sales to overseas buyers jumped 92 percent week-to-week to 1.44 million metric tons. That’s up 34 percent over the prior four-week average. Japan was the biggest buyer at more than 401,000 metric tons. An unnamed buyer purchased 334,000 tons, and …

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Farmers Gain Improved Access to Small Business Support as PPP Reopens

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Cover Crops, Dairy, Equine, Field Crops, Forestry, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Wheat

(NMPF) — The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is pleased that farmers who run their operations as sole proprietors, independent contractors, or otherwise self-employed individuals will have newly expanded access as soon as today to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under changes made in the COVID stimulus package Congress approved last month. Producers who were denied PPP loans or whose …


New Book Helps Kids Connect with Soybean Farms

Dan Education, Industry News Release, Soybeans

(AFBF) — At a time of record-high interest in how food is produced, a new children’s picture book about soybean farming offers a valuable resource to parents and educators alike. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s Feeding Minds Press released a new book, My Family’s Soybean Farm, along with a companion educator guide. This third title from Feeding Minds …


Grain Exports End 2020 on High Note

Clint Thompson Corn, Exports/Imports, Soybeans, Wheat

The newest grain export sales report from the USDA for the week ending on Dec. 24 shows that 2020 is ending on a positive note. Soybean export sales for the 2020-2021 crop surpassed analyst expectations. The trade was looking for sales ranging between 7–25 million bushels. However, the new figure passed those estimates as sales jumped 74% from the previous …

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Row Crops Short Course Available Online

Dan Alabama, Cotton, Education, Field Crops, Peanuts, Soybeans

(ACES) — Preparations for the upcoming growing season will not need to be put on hold during the pandemic. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Auburn University College of Agriculture’s department of crop, soil and environmental sciences are partnering to bring the annual row crops short course to producers everywhere — on their own time. Available Dec. 14, topics …


Surprises in USDA’s Latest Crop Estimates

Clint Thompson Corn, Soybeans

Tuesday’s new USDA corn and soybean crop estimates report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) turned out to be surprisingly low. Gary Crawford has the details.   USDA Deputy Chief Economist Cindy Nickerson says USDA has boosted its projections for U.S. corn exports and prices.

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Soybean, Cotton Growers Sue EPA Over Dicamba Use Restrictions

Clint Thompson Cotton, Soybeans

The American Soybean Association and the Plains Cotton Growers have filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency registration of the herbicide dicamba. The product is used for “over-the-top” applications on soybean and cotton crops genetically engineered to withstand the herbicide. A Feedstuffs magazine report says the recent decision by the EPA gives growers five years of usage, beginning with …


Asgrow Soybeans Release Large XtendFlex Product Lineup

Clint Thompson Soybeans

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided clarity on three Dicamba products, which included a new 5-year registration for XtendiMax® herbicide, with VaporGrip® Technology. Also last month, Asgrow® brand released the industry’s largest XtendFlex® soybean product lineup following the European Commission authorization of XtendFlex technology. DEKALB Asgrow Deltapine Technical Agronomist, Toby Covin, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman they are excited about …

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Georgia Cotton Commission Welcomes Dicamba Announcement

Dan Cotton, Environment, Field Crops, Georgia, Georgia Cotton Commission, Industry News Release, Soybeans

(GCC) — On October 27th, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler met with farmers and industry stakeholders at Cromley Farms, a sixth-generation family farm in Brooklet, to announce new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and an extended registration for an additional dicamba product.  The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) is pleased with this announcement.  The GCC …


Dicamba Approved for Over-the-Top Use

Dan Cotton, Environment, Industry News Release, Soybeans

(GAC) — On Tuesday, October 27, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler joined members of Georgia’s Congressional Delegation, Ag Commissioner Gary Black, and dozens of farmers and agriculture organizations on the farm of Lee Cromley in Bulloch County to announce the agency will approve three dicamba formulations for over-the-top use for cotton and soybeans. Members of the Georgia Agribusiness Council …