The research division of USDA will soon call Kansas City its new home. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue made the announcement this week. The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City weighs in on the move.
A Missouri farmer said it's the worst spring he's ever seen, a sentiment to which many farmers can relate. Poor planting conditions taking its toll on corn yields, USDA reducing both yield and production in its report.
The forced decision to leave some acres fallow is a tough choice for farmers to make in 2019. As the stress mounts, one Arkansas farmer describes why it's taking an emotional toll on producers this year.
Relentless wet weather means some acres won't get planted. Angie Setzer of Citizens Grain says there are three main options to explore if you forward-contracted grain and now may not be able to produce it.
Chip Nellinger says USDA's latest report threw out bearish numbers, but it also raises questions about if USDA’s trend line yield estimate is attainable with less than prime planting conditions across the Midwest.
Rains continue to sweep across the country, and the weather will push planting progress back even further, even forcing some farmers to think about planting more soybeans, a move that could push prices lower.