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Evening Edition | Friday, October 14, 2022

In tonight's Evening Edition, read about a plan B for your farm, Farm Bureau's farm bill priorities, market volatility, and top stories from the week.

Future of Farming

When the farm is your identity, it can be hard to imagine a life without it.

A reader writes in expressing concern over this problem. How do they face the future?

Jolene Brown answers this question and shares some resources in the article linked below.

Farm Bureau Farm Bill Priorities

The largest U.S. farm group, American Farm Bureau Federation, believes “it makes perfect sense” to combine commodity supports and SNAP in the same piece of big-ticket legislation.

The AFBF called for higher subsidy rates, at a still-to-be-determined cost, and more emphasis on stewardship on working lands, rather than long-term idling of cropland.

Read the details of AFBF's list of priorities in the article below.

Market Volatility

Bryan Doherty with Total Farm Marketing writes about the shakeup in the markets this week due to the war's escalation in Ukraine and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' production cut.

Doherty writes, "With prices at an elevated level, now is not the time to ignore the markets."

Read his perspective in the article linked below.

Top Stories This Week

USDA pegged the U.S. 2022-2023 ending stocks for corn at 1.172 billion bushels. This is above the trade estimate of 1.126 billion bushels, and below USDA's September estimate of 1.219 billion bushels.

A northwest Iowa dairy farm has agreed to pay $10,000 for a manure leak in March that spanned several days, polluted a creek, and killed an unknown number of fish, according to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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Will you have enough on-farm storage for harvest?

I just want to see the responses
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35% (16 votes)
No, it’s going to be a bin-buster
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