Farmers continue to weather the extremes of 2020. From drought, derecho and wildfires, to a sudden loss in demand, 2020 is proving to be an obstacle course for agriculture. Here are the mental health signs to watch.
As the Great Plains see plunging temperatures this week, one meteorologist thinks crops in the core of the Corn Belt escaped major damage thanks to constant cloud cover. However, livestock producers may not be so lucky.
Pro Farmer is still expecting a strong national corn yield, despite the damage from derecho and drought in Iowa. However, Pro Farmer cautions the extent of the damage won't be known by USDA until the January report.
Brad and Lisa Dircks' farm in Lowden, Iowa was flattened by the derecho last week. This week, scouts on the Pro Farmer Crop Tour will gauge the scope of damage, wading through fields across eastern Iowa.
China just made a historic buy, purchasing 9% of the U.S. sorghum crop in a single week, but can the buying momentum last? Industry insiders say livestock feed needs are a positive sign of more purchases to come.
StoneX group released its survey-based yield estimates, producing a possible record-setting yield for both corn and soybeans. If USDA increases yield next week, analysts debate what will the market-reaction may be.