US Market: Amazing prices for Corn and Soybean Outspace Prices .

Average December corn and soybean futures during October ($5.37 bpa for corn, $12.30 for soybeans) trended higher than the price guarantees set back in the spring, welcome news for farmers. This means harvest prices will be used in most calculations for those with revenue protection policies. While we’ve seen higher crop prices for 2021, it’s […]

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TIPS for All : Farmers Market Food Safety is important, to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

Posted by Chantel Oyi, Nutritionist, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service in Food and Nutrition Health and Safety Oct 29, 2021 Farmers markets not only offer some of the freshest produce and vegetative products you can find, but they also create opportunities to buy locally, and support small farmers, ranchers, and agricultural businesses. As you explore farmers […]

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Almonds: it`s Nutritional Value and Benefits

Almonds are the most popular nuts in the United States. A favorite of dieters, in recent years almonds have become famous for their versatility and health benefits. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans’ demand for almonds has increased over 400 percent since 1980. In 2016, Americans ate an average of 1.8 lbs. (816 […]

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Crawford Fund launched an e-mentoring program during pandemic

Blog post by Cathy Reade, Director of Outreach, Crawford Fund The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the cessation of international travel in early 2020 dramatically impacted the Crawford Fund’s mentoring, training and Master Class activities. The Fund’s capacity building program has involved over 13,000 developing country agricultural scientists, extension staff and farmers in a […]

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2022 General Standards Handbook (GSH) and Crop Insurance Handbook (CIH) Changes and Clarifications – ProAg

2022 General Standards Handbook (GSH) and Crop Insurance Handbook (CIH) Changes and Clarifications Below are a few of the changes for the 2022 Crop Year outlined in the General Standards Handbook (GSH) and Crop Insurance Handbook (CIH). This is not an all-encompassing list, so please take time to become familiar with all of the language […]

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$28 Billion in Conservation Funding Included in “Build Back Better” Bill – ProAg

Boasting the largest federal investment in land stewardship since the 1930’s dust bowl, farm state Democrats have proposed a $28 billion allocation for conservation and climate-smart agriculture practices included in the Build Back Better legislation currently in negotiations. The amount allocates $5 billion in cover crop payments for both farmers and landowners, offering $25/acre on […]

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Farmers Encouraged to Look at Margin Protection Insurance – ProAg

Since USDA’s Risk Management Agency introduced Margin Protection Insurance in 2016, few have taken advantage of the unique benefits the protection offers. Margin Protection Insurance protects against declines in operating margins and includes both revenue and input cost components for next year’s crop. With the current economic outlook, experts agree the protection seems particularly advantageous, […]

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