While it’s impossible to predict the outcome of the trade negotiations, to understand why they are happening requires understanding China’s motivations and goals.
As of this week’s USDA report (with data up to May 13), 65% of Iowa’s corn is planted, just slightly behind the 70% five-year average.
Forecasts for June and July indicate that the eastern half of the Midwest will have normal rainfall while Western states will turn dry.
Temple Grandin will address how ag companies can build trust with consumers at this year’s Women in Agribusiness Summit.
“My whole goal was to build a community and start a conversation," says Lesley Kelly. "If that’s the only interaction someone has with a farmer, I want it to be a positive one.”
Farmers have made significant progress planting corn, jumping from 5% complete on April 22 to 17% complete as of April 29.
The viewing room is an extension of the control room. Visitors can find a seat to experience the ins and outs of a modern poultry house without risking biosecurity of the flock.
Maryland farmer Trey Hill uses cover crops on all of his 13,000 acres and he plants green into the majority of them. And he does it without sacrificing yields.
While China hasn’t implemented a proposed 25% tariff on U.S. soybeans, the damage to America’s relationship with its No. 1 soybean purchaser may already be done.
Through April 15, the weather pattern of below-normal temperatures and above-normal precipitation will continue, says Dale Mohler, senior Accuweather agricultural meteorologist.