Using Grain Storage to Add Value

Especially when commodity prices are low, grain storage can help farmers maximize the value of their crop. However, there is added risk involved with storing grain. Today, technology can help monitor and manage stored grain more closely to remove some of the risk. LEARN MORE IN THIS ARTICLE about grain storage technology options from USB.

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Using Data to Find the Best Varieties

Farmers know that data technology can help them understand and respond to the needs of their fields, whether it be through soil moisture censors, yield monitors or aerial imagery. Data can also help with seed selection. Recently the winner of Asgrow’s 2015 yield contest in Illinois, Aaron Niebrugge, answered questions about how he utilizes data…

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USDA to Assist Farmers Impacted by Tariffs

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that the USDA will be making efforts to assist farmers who have been affected by the recent tariffs imposed by China. This comes from the direction of President Trump who wanted a short-term relief strategy to protect producers, upholding his promise to protect them. The strategy will…

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USDA Deregulates Monsanto RR2 Xtend Soybean and Cotton Traits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced its decision to deregulate Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant trait technologies ― Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton. “This announcement marks an important milestone for farmers around the world,” says Robb Fraley, Monsanto’s chief technology officer. “Weeds represent a key pest to agriculture operations around the world…

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USDA Announces WHIP+

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that producers who have been affected by 2018 & 2019 natural disasters will now be able to apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). The program’s creation was authorized by the Supplemental Relief Act of 2019 passed by Congress and signed by…

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USDA $16 Billion In Direct Payments

This week, Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue released the details regarding the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFPA). This program is the $16 billion COVID-19 relief package for agriculture administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The application period for assistance will begin May 26th through your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office until August 28th.…

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Urgent: Ask Congress to Renew Tax Incentive

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is urging Congress to act before the end of this year and provide a multiyear extension of the expired biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive. NBB is respectfully asking Congress, at a minimum, to extend the tax incentive for 2018 and 2019. Congress must approve remaining appropriations bills or a…

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UPDATED: Processor Damage Thresholds

Due to accumulated damage on soybean, many growers are concerned about discounting and possible rejection at the point of sale. Cargill is currently accepting soybeans at the Fayetteville location with low damage of 5% or less. Cargill’s location at Selma in Johnston Co. is now open and is accepting beans with damage of 30% or…

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Update Regarding Court Ruling on Dicamba

On June 3 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District issued a ruling vacating U.S. registrations of three dicamba herbicides (XtendiMax, Engenia, FeXapan). This ruling has left much confusion across the industry and producers have heard many different things from various sources about the sale and use of these products. We hope to…

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