Margin Protection – Chasing the Cost of Production Across Regions Oct 7, 2022

    🕔Oct 7, 2022
    High input costs have reinvigorated arguments in Congress for farm support programs where payments are triggered when the cost of production rises. Historically, cost of production has been a focus […]

    Pennsylvania: Herbicide Recommendations for Winter Small Grains Oct 7, 2022

    🕔Oct 7, 2022
    Dense populations of winter annual weeds can compete with fall-seeded wheat, barley, and other small grains in late fall and early spring and slow the rate of crop development potentially […]

    Ohio Wheat: Planting When the Soil Is Dry Oct 4, 2022

    🕔Oct 4, 2022
    For the germination process to begin, wheat seeds need to imbibe (take in) water. With dry soil in some areas of the state, there may be concerns about delayed germination […]

    Mississippi Wheat: How to Plant and Grow Crops for High Yields Oct 3, 2022

    🕔Oct 3, 2022
    Wheat acreage across the Midsouth region has been historically low for several years, but there appears to be some renewed interest as we arrive at planting time this season. Thankfully, […]

    Moving Grain: Diesel Price Falls to Lowest Since March Sep 30, 2022

    🕔Sep 30, 2022
    Diesel Price Falls to Lowest Since March For the week ending September 26, the U.S. average price of diesel fell 7.5 cents to $4.889 per gallon. According to the U.S. […]

    2014 Farm Bill Voluntary Base Acre Reallocation – Cost Assessment Sep 27, 2022

    🕔Sep 27, 2022
    Base acres are an early discussion topic for the next farm bill. Current base acres date to the 2014 farm bill.  This farm bill gave farmers the option to keep […]

    Margin Protection: The “Elusive” Cost of Production Sep 27, 2022

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    🕔Sep 27, 2022
    In policy, definitions matter. As part of a forthcoming Farm Bill, Congress may consider changes to farm programs to incorporate margins, expected to be defined as the difference between a […]

    Ag Trade: Russia Wheat Harvest Could Reach Record, but Exports Stymied; Ukraine Begins Corn Harvest Sep 26, 2022

    🕔Sep 26, 2022
    Bloomberg writer Aine Quinn reported today that, “Russia’s wheat harvest could reach a historic 100 million tons, according to consultant SovEcon, with the commodity piling up at home as the nation struggles to export large […]

    Global Markets: Wheat – EU Exports Expand but Constrained by Strong Competition Sep 25, 2022

    🕔Sep 25, 2022
    Since the beginning of 2022/23 (July/June), EU wheat exports have started strong with July-August exports over 6 million tons cumulatively. Supported by ample beginning stocks, exports are expected to rise […]

    Tennessee: Impact of Drought on Residual Soil Nitrate Sep 24, 2022

    🕔Sep 24, 2022
    Abnormally dry soil conditions as a result of rainfall amounts far below average during this corn growing season present unique nutrient management decisions after harvest, particularly for growers considering wheat […]


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