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Monthly Archives: May, 2022

Crop Progress Report- 5/31/22- Big Jump in Spring Wheat Planting; Corn and Beans Closer to Complete

On this week’s crop progress report, we saw a big jump in spring wheat planting progress in the Northern Plains as nationwide corn and...

Labor Shortage Continues to Hurt Farmers and Ranchers

New data confirms the serious shortage of adequate labor across most sectors of U.S. agriculture. Veronica Nigh, a senior economist with the American Farm...

Vilsack Gives Assurances on US Corn Exports to Mexico

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack says he’s confident Mexico will continue to allow imports of U.S. biotech corn under USMCA trade rules, despite Mexico’s plans...

Japan Commits to Double Its Ethanol Demand

President Biden made a trip to Japan recently, and during discussions with the Japanese prime minister, Japan committed to reducing its dependence on imported...

Bill Would Prohibit China From Purchasing Ag Land in the U.S.

Washington Representative Dan Newhouse recently introduced a bill aimed at preventing the Chinese government from purchasing public or private land in the U.S. The...

Deadline for USDA’s Climate-Smart Commodities Approaching

The deadline for the USDA’s second round of funding for Climate-Smart Commodities is Friday, June 10. This funding pool is for partners proposing projects...

Ag Groups Respond to New USDA’s Proposed Poultry Rules

Ag groups responded to USDA’s proposed poultry marketing disclosure requirements and the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking under the Packers and Stockyards Act. American...

West Nile Virus Still a Threat to Horses Despite Drought

While much of the western U.S. endures widespread drought, people may think mosquito season won’t be as intense. However, just because there’s no rain...

Arkansas to Host Next Farm Bill Field Hearing

Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member John Boozman (BOZE-man) say the committee will hold a field hearing in Arkansas on Friday,...

Western U.S. Seeing Spotty Drought Relief While La Niña Continues

The western United States has suffered under intense drought for a few years. Brad Rippey, USDA Meteorologist and author of the U.S. Drought Monitor,...
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