Keep an eye on the news, even as you look ahead at the week’s close. Here are some highlights, in case you haven’t seen them.
Crop and Farm Management
Cathy Ekstrand shares some guidance ahead of 2022 crop prices, “Don’t get overconfident that prices will keep going up. Stick to your marketing plan, recognize profitable prices, and make sales.
The USDA’s Risk Management Agency announced today that corn growers from 11 states can apply to crop insurance coverage for split application nitrogen. This is a practice that reduces nutrient ranoff.
Race Against Time and Weather
In 2010, six states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed agreed to restore water quality in the bay and the waterways that feed into it. At the current rate, the three largest states responsible for 90% pollution in the bay will not achieve their targets to reduce sediment and nutrient runsoff by 2025.
Argentina is the world’s second-largest corn exporter after the U.S. and the main global supplier of soybean oil and flour. But in the coming days, Argentina’s agricultural region will be hit by a heat wave accompanied by little or no rainfall, adding pressure to adverse conditions that its corn and soybean crops have suffered for weeks.
Source: Successful Farming