Evening Edition | Tuesday, September 27, 2022
In tonight’s Evening Edition, read about the future of biologicals, doubled funding for American-made fertilizers, and the yield toll Xtreme Ag farmers have faced.
Future of Biologicals
Editor Laurie Bedord reports how Syngenta Crop Protection has been poised to shape the biological market.
Number one in crop protection and number three in seeds, the company is now number one in biologicals with the acquisition of Valagro, which was completed in October 2020.
Find out how fast the biologicals market is growing and what role they play in regenerative agriculture.
Funding for Fertilizer
As a follow up to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack's announcements at the 2022 Commodity Classic, $500 million in grants are being made available to increase American-made fertilizer production.
This is part of the Fertilizer Production Expansion Program, which is part of a whole-of-government effort to promote competition in agricultural markets.
Read more about the eligibility and award distributions in the article below.
- READ MORE: USDA doubles funding for American-made fertilizer production grants, applications open soon
XtremeAg Farmers Update
Chad Henderson and Lee Lubbers start to see the yield toll that the hot and dry summer has taken on their crops.
Henderson, an Alabama farmer, says, “We are finally done with corn harvest. Overall, yields in our corn ended up below average. I'm not surprised by the lower yields, as it was incredibly dry this summer and the heat was relentless.”
Read on to see how soon Lubbers is planning to get into the fields for soybean harvest.
- READ MORE: End of a tough season is in sight