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RMA Announces Change to Haying and Grazing Date

RMA Announces Change to Haying and Grazing Date

USDA’s RMA adjusted the 2019 final haying and grazing date from November 1 to September 1 to help farmers who were prevented from planting because of flooding and excess rainfall this spring.
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Prevent Plant for Corn and Soybeans, 2007-2018

Providing a historical perspective on corn and soybean prevent plant acres, this article shoes those acres are expected to be large, if not record large, in 2019; in part because corn and soybeans are large acreage crops in areas expected to have sizeable prevent plant acres....
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Flooding Keeps Chokehold on Barge Traffic, Stalling Grain Shipments

The long, record-breaking flooding of 2019 on the Mississippi River system has taken a toll on farmland, personal property and the many cities and towns that line the rivers, and also disrupted commerce on the rivers that depends on barges to move products to and from the Gulf of Mexico and other points along the way....
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Managing Prevented-Planting Fields

With many acres of corn and soybeans still unplanted as we move into the second half of June, prevented planting (PP) is going to be a major part of the story of the 2019 cropping season in Illinois. Here we’ll look at goals and options for managing acres on which the intended crop—corn or soybean—does not get planted....
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USDA Weekly Crop Progress

Ninety-six percent of the corn that farmers intend to plant this year -- on those acres that were still farmable -- was planted as of Sunday, June 23....
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Area in U.S. in Drought at Historic Low

Typically, the prevalent weather-related problem for farmers during the growing season is overly dry weather. That's definitely not the case in 2019, however....
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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told farmers gathered for the 23rd annual WHO Radio Great Iowa Tractor Ride that USDA plans to increase the insurance indemnity percentage for prevented planting claims, but the department has to figure out how much money it will have available. Bill Northey, USDA’s undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, told DTN it will likely be at least later into July or August before USDA can make a decision on prevented planting acres. More details on MFP payments should also come later in July after USDA receives planting information from farmers. Source: DTN #preventedplanting #cropinsurance #LetUsProtectYou
According to the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the economic advisability of planting soybeans depends on receiving Market Facilitation Payments and no additional Federal aid for prevent planting acres. Their current projections indicate that returns from either prevent planting or planting soybeans will not cover costs and working capital will be eroded. At the end of this article, links to YouTube videos provide the latest information on cover crops and the Market Facilitation Program as well as a general background on preventing planting. #cropinsurance #preventedplant Source: Schnitkey, G., K. Swanson, C. Zulauf, R. Batts and J. Coppess. "Soybean Prevent Planting Decisions in Middle June, Cover Crops, and MFP Payments." farmdoc daily (9):114, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 20, 2019.
Farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres will be permitted to hay, graze or chop those fields earlier than November this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) adjusted the 2019 final haying and grazing date from November 1 to September 1 to help farmers who were prevented from planting because of flooding and excess rainfall this spring. Contact your trusted ProAg #cropinsurance agent for more information on how prevented plant works with your specific policy coverage.
Well worth a listen to help you understand the USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report. The planting percentages in the Crop Progress Report (such as the numbers posted Monday below) represent the portion of the crop that's planted relative to the intentions as of that week, not what farmers had intended to plant at the beginning of #noplant19 http://ow.ly/U0J250uI8FI
This article, from the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, provides historical perspective on corn and soybean prevent plant acres. These acres are expected to be large, if not record large, in 2019; in part because corn and soybeans are large acreage crops in areas expected to have sizeable prevent plant acres. Prevent plant acres for corn and soybeans are compared to other crops. Average and highest shares are computed by state. Given widespread late planting of both crops in 2019, the highest share by state is applied to the March 30, 2019 Prospective Planting acres. #noplant19 #cropinsurance #preventedplant #LetUsProtectYou Zulauf, C., G. Schnitkey, K. Swanson, J. Coppess and R. Batts. "Prevent Plant for Corn and Soybeans, 2007-2018." farmdoc daily (9):112, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 18, 2019.
National Pollinator Week (June 13-23) is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce. Crop insurance can provide a safety net to protect the income of beekeepers who raise and care for honey bees for the purpose of, but not limited to, the collection of pollen, honey, and wax production, and breeding stock. Contact your trusted ProAg crop insurance agent for assistance in comparing the risk management options available to you and your unique apiculture operation. Come experience the ProAg difference today. #apiculture #cropinsurance #LetUsProtectYou
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