19 Sep 2023
Back in Washington, DC following the annual August recess, Members of Congress now face a lengthy legislative to-do list in September that includes work on the 2018 Farm Bill that is set to expire at the end of the month. With time running short...
USDA logo on computer screen
18 Sep 2023
The USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates September 2023 report was bearish for corn and soybeans, with the trade mainly focusing on the increased planted and estimated harvested acres for both crops.
Storm over a pasture
13 Sep 2023
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage is a great option for farmers and ranchers to protect themselves against challenging growing conditions due to poor weather. 
Cattle grazing under a cloudy sky
17 Aug 2023
El Nino is intensifying and the implications for upcoming weather patterns in the Midwest are growing stronger. The U.S. Drought Outlook is forecasting drier conditions across Minnesota, eastern North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Two people inspect a wheat field
16 Aug 2023
Hail, wind, and drought have impacted the 2023 growing season across the upper Midwest. If an MPCI claim is possible, steps need to be taken prior to harvest.