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    USDA Announces Flexibilities for Producers Filing ‘Notice of Loss’ for Failed, Prevented Planted Acres

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing additional flexibilities for producers to file on acres with failed crops or crops that […]

    July 3, 2020
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    Crop Insurance an Essential Part of Farmers’ Hurricane Preparedness Kits

    June 1 marked the beginning of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean and its already off to a roaring start. One month […]

    July 3, 2020
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    Rural Health Deals With COVID-19 Spike

    A recent spike in new COVID-19 cases in rural America is hitting small-town hospitals that were already vulnerable. Cash-strapped and underequipped since […]

    July 3, 2020
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    Short Soybeans Raise Concern

    Many farmers and agronomists noticed short soybean plants in some fields during June this year. They wonder if something can be done […]

    July 3, 2020
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    Checkoff Program to Market Hemp on the Horizon

    The National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) and The Hemp Industries Association® (HIA®) announced today they’ve entered into an agreement to work together […]

    July 2, 2020
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    China Imports Still Not on Pace to Meet Phase One Targets

    Earlier this week, Bloomberg News reported that, “China’s purchases of U.S. goods increased last month as the economy continued its recovery from the coronavirus […]

    July 2, 2020
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    More Dairy Disappointment In Latest Milk Checks

    Wisconsin dairy farms experienced more big disappointment when the saw their latest milk check. Despite higher prices in Chicago for Class III […]

    July 2, 2020
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    USDA Reminds Producers to Complete Crop Acreage Reports

    Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after spring planting should make an appointment with their local Farm Service Agency […]

    July 2, 2020
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    View From the Cab

    No gym or saunas are needed for Reid Thompson this week. Cleaning out grain bins in Illinois’ heat and humidity is an […]

    July 2, 2020
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    Bullish Acreage, Fund Short Combine to Dig Corn Out of Hole

    The 2020 June Stocks and Acreage reports from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) were just what farmers needed. Expecting a […]

    July 1, 2020