forage

Forage Producers Invited to Enter World Forage Analysis Superbowl

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Livestock, Pasture, Specialty Crops

Forage producers across North America are invited to enter the World Forage Analysis Superbowl. The 2022 contest is set to award over $26,000 in cash prizes. The deadline to submit corn silage samples is July 8, while all other entries must be submitted by August 25. The $35 entry fee provides entry into the contest along with a detailed sample …

ranch land

Investing in Farm & Ranch Land

Dan Beef, Cattle, Economy, Field Crops, Livestock, Pasture

We told you last week that stronger land prices during late 2021 continued higher through the first five months of this year. That was partially helped by investors looking for a low-risk inflation hedging investment. And Mark Oppold reports wealthy investors are turning to farm and ranch land. According to Farmers National Company, prices for good quality cropland are up 20 …

Very Concerning

Very Concerning Pasture and Rangeland Condition Report

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Livestock, Pasture

The national average for pasture and rangeland conditions as of the first of May is very concerning. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey explains the concern behind USDA’s first pasture and rangeland condition report for the year, and how it is reflecting the ongoing drought across the western part of the country. Rippey noted 18% of the nations’ pasture and rangeland conditions are rated …

prices

Farmland Prices up 20% in 2022

Dan Economy, Field Crops, Livestock, Pasture

The stronger land prices of late 2021 continued in the first months of 2022. Farmers National Company reports sale prices took another jump higher because of the war in Ukraine and ongoing inflation fears. Farmers saw higher commodity prices, and investors wanted a low-risk inflation hedging investment, which propelled the competition for good cropland. Farmland values are roughly 20 percent …

crop

Row Crop Planting Slowly Starting in the Southeast

Dan Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Pasture, Peanuts, USDA-NASS

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently started issuing their weekly crop progress reports for the 2022 season, and as of this past Sunday, NASS reports in Alabama there were 3.8 days suitable for fieldwork, in Florida 6.4 days were suitable, while in Georgia there were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Corn planted in Alabama was at 38 percent, which compares …

hay

Hay and Cattle in Drought

Dan Cattle, Drought, Pasture, Weather

Drought coverage continues to expand to record, or near record, levels in the U.S. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey discusses drought coverage for hay and cattle production areas in the country as of March 1st.

conservation

USDA-NRCS Investing in Partner-Driven Conservation on Ag and Forest Land

Dan Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Georgia, Pasture, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida and Georgia reminds conservation partners that up to $225 million in funding is being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The partner-driven program leverages collective resources to find solutions to address natural resource challenges on agricultural land. This year’s funding announcement includes opportunities for projects that address climate change, benefit …