Crop insurance has played a crucial role in keeping a Southwest Kansas farmer’s operation afloat. Jim Sipes tells Brownfield anytime a farm bill conversation comes up, he gets nervous about crop insurance funding. “We’ve had a real challenge maintaining a safety net for our... Read More.
A Midwestern governor is once again throwing her support behind year-round sales of E15. After signing onto a letter with eight other state leaders asking the Environmental Protection Agency to grant them authority to sell the fuel, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly pulled her support,... Read More.
The USDA is maintaining its ending stocks projection for U.S. oats. The department expects 32 million bushels of oats to be left at the end of the current marketing year, which runs through the end of May. That would be slightly less than last marketing... Read More.
Wisconsin farmers may soon have a lemon law that covers farm machinery. Assembly Bill 14 was introduced Tuesday by State Representative Paul Tittl of Manitowoc. If passed, owners or lessors of implements of husbandry can have the manufacturer or dealer correct defects that substantially... Read More.
The USDA left its sorghum balance sheet nearly unchanged from January. Sorghum ending stocks are seen at 25 million bushels, steady on the month, with a 10 million bushel reduction in food, seed, and industrial use canceled out by a 10 million bushel decline... Read More.
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg says the Biden administration is committed to improving the infrastructure that impacts rural America. “What that means is roads, bridges, railways, ports even if your Midwestern agricultural community, nowhere near one of the coasts getting those ports developed... Read More.
U.S. ethanol production saw a decline last week as stocks contracted. The U.S. Energy Information Administration says production averaged 1 million barrels a day, down 28,000 on the week as two major indicators pointed to slower demand. That was up 6,000 barrels a day... Read More.
The USDA is projecting higher U.S. cotton and rice ending stocks. Rice ending stocks for the current marketing year are now seen at 33.1 million hundredweight, 1 million more than in January, with a cut in exports mostly canceling out a lower import guess.... Read More.
The Biden administration’s updated Waters of the United States rule continues to come under fire. During his testimony on Wednesday, Missouri Farm Bureau President Garrett Hawkins told the House Subcommittee on Water that the Waters of the United States rule expands government overreach on... Read More.
An agronomist recommends split-applying nitrogen to maximize fertilizer efficiency. Andrew Penney with DEKALB Asgrow says the concept is proving effective. “Depending on when you do it and what you use as far as anhydrous versus 32 percent versus urea, we’ve seen yield responses with split applications.... Read More.