DMC is the cornerstone program of the dairy safety net that helps dairy producers manage the volatility of milk and feed prices.
Conservative estimates from a USDA Cost Benefit Analysis show a savings of nearly $300 million nominally over a 15-year lease term on employment costs and rent.
The DTN National Corn Index is up 89 cents from its mid-May low, settling at $4.20 on Thursday, the highest level in five years.
The future of farming depends on the next generation taking up the plow, so to speak. But the barriers to entry can be prohibitive – and prohibitively expensive.
This growing season is an experiment for farmer Bryan Harnish. He’s trying hemp for the first time on his 600-acre grain and specialty crop farm in Pequea, Pa.
Many farmers will have to re-seed some flooded soybean acres, in between the “mad rush” of spraying herbicide and fungicide in the days and weeks ahead.
Cover crops offer benefits for prevent plant, drowned acres, but keep in mind that insurance dates and restrictions must be adhered to.
Lawmakers peppered USDA Undersecretary Ted McKinney with questions about the Trump administration’s new trade relief program for farmers bruised by retaliatory tariffs, and McKinney revealed some new details about the package.
There is a measure of the timeliness of planting the 2019 corn crop that can be computed over a longer time period and at the individual state level for Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa.
The latest crop progress report from USDA/NASS shows that corn and soybean planting remains well behind the normal pace across the U.S. corn belt, particularly across the eastern Midwest.