Roberts, Stabenow Announce Ag Trade Hearing

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a trade hearing next week, titled “Perspectives on U.S. Agricultural Trade.” Among those attending the hearing is Dr. Robert Johansson, the Chief Economist at the Department of Agriculture and mastermind behind the USDA trade mitigation package formulas. The hearing could serve as a chance for Congress to better understand how Johansson figured the payment …


How, and When, to Harvest the “Three Sisters”

Dan Field Crops, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has taken you through when to consider gardening, as well as planting, the “Three Sisters”. Now, Cathy walks you through how to harvest the “Three Sisters” in your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. How, and When, to Harvest the “Three Sisters” Corn takes about 3 months to reach maturity and provide some food. The …


Consider the “Three Sisters” for Your Garden

Dan This Land of Ours, Vegetables

You are thinking about what to plant in your garden. Cathy Isom lets you know why you should consider growing the “Three Sisters” in your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Consider the “Three Sisters” for Your Garden Growing the “Three Sisters” in your garden – also known as Corn, Beans, and Squash – can be done by …

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China Grain Imports Plunge Amidst Tariffs

Dan Corn, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade, Wheat

Imports of grain to China plunged in July after rounds of heavy tariffs between the U.S. and China were enacted. Data reviewed by Reuters shows China imported 220,000 metric tons of sorghum in July, down 62.5 percent from 588,300 metric tons a year ago. The imports were also below June’s 450,000 metric tons, when buyers scooped up U.S. shipments of …


USDA Forecasts Record High Corn Yield and Soybean Production for 2018

Dan Corn, Soybeans, USDA-NASS, Wheat

U.S. farmers are expected to produce a record-high soybean crop this year, according to the Crop Production report issued by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Up 4 percent from 2017, soybean production is forecast at record high 4.59 billion bushels, while corn growers are expected to decrease their production slightly from last year, forecast at 14.6 billion bushels. Down …


Farm Futures Releases Crop Production Survey

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans

The growing season has been wide and varied for America’s corn and soybean crops. Harvest seems to be on track for good, but not great yields. That’s according to a Farm Futures August crop production survey. However, even above average yields for the sixth-straight year could leave prices struggling, especially in a soybean market that’s getting hammered by tariffs on …


NCGA Seeking Good Steward Nominations

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

The National Corn Growers Association “Good Steward” nomination deadline is fast approaching, Monday, August 6th. NCGA is asking for nominations of someone who is “doing a stellar job on their farm of demonstrating the economic and conservation value of soil management.” This year anyone can nominate a candidate for recognition if they are a corn grower member of the association. …


Celebrating National Corn Fritters Day

Dan Corn, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom is celebrating another food item and lets us know why many will be indulging a savory southern-style treat today. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Corn Fritters Day Today is National Corn Fritters Day. What is a corn fritter some might say? Why they’re tasty bites of fried or baked corn batter, made of corn …