Safely Fumigating Grain Bins

Dan Corn, Field Crops, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat

While recent rains have slowed planting progress once again across the Southeast, storage of those grain crops being planted is something to think about. According to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), grain bin fumigation is a crucial but dangerous aspect of any grain farmer’s operation. They note the process of fumigating for pests begins well before grain enters the …

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Crop Scouting Basics Available in New Web Book

Dan Corn, Field Crops, Soybeans

Pest management is an essential part of crop scouting for both corn and soybean producers. And to help, the Crop Protection Network (CPN) has released a crop scouting and integrated pest management web book to assist agriculturalists. According to a release from Auburn University, crop scouting is important in order to assess pest pressure and help determine what is necessary to mitigate …

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Virtual Commodity Classic Coming in March

Dan Corn, Cotton, Education, Field Crops, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Organic, Peanuts, Pecans, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Wheat

The 2021 Special Edition of Commodity Classic will be delivered digitally March 2-5, 2021, and during this special event, three Executive Roundtables will be held. Some of the top executives in agribusiness will discuss what the next 20 years will look like in American agriculture. The first roundtable will take place on March 3 and will feature top executives from …


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.