FSA UPDATES – 2019

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USDA Market Facilitation Program USDA launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will administer MFP to provide payments to corn (fresh and processed), cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean (fresh and processed), wheat, shelled almond, and fresh sweet cherry producers. An announcement about further Continue reading

ISA lays path for soybean policy in 2019 Iowa Soybean Association updates policy playbook for members to use for advocating on legislative issues.

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Original Article Here: Isa-lays-path-soybean-policy-2019 Iowa Soybean Association members and staff have an updated policy playbook to reference while advocating for issues impacting farmer competitiveness. Delegates from the state’s nine crop districts approved new guiding principles during the association’s annual policy conference in December. The 15-page document affirms ISA polices regarding conservation, trade, biofuels and a host of other issues. As the Iowa Legislature began it’s 2019 session on Jan. 14, Michael Dolch, ISA policy director, Continue reading

2018 Prospective Plantings by State

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View Full Article 2018 Prospective Plantings by State Topics: Crops 4/5/2018 According to the USDA 2018 Prospective Plantings report, total planted soybean acres are estimated at 89 million acres, down slightly from last year. Total corn acreage is expected to be 88 million acres, down about 2% from 2017. Wheat and cotton acres planted are expected to increase 3% and 7%, respectively compared to 2017. Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska are expected to lead the way Continue reading

November 2017 Crop Production Report

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Crop Progress ISSN: 1948-3007 Released November 6, 2017, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Corn Harvested – Selected States [These 18 States harvested 94% of the 2016 corn acreage] ———————————————————————— : Week ending : :—————————————–: State : November 5, : October 29, : November 5, : 2012-2016 : 2016 : 2017 : 2017 : Average ———————————————————————— : percent : Colorado …….: 84 31 50 76 Continue reading