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Evening Edition | Wednesday, November 2, 2022

In tonight's Evening Edition, catch up on news about exports outlook for 2023, interest rate policy, and tissue sampling.

Agriculture Exports

After reaching a record high in 2022, U.S. farm exports will plateau amid a world of uncertainties, said the USDA chief economist on Tuesday. 

The strong dollar and slower economic growth worldwide will be a drag on exports, now forecast by USDA at $193.5 billion this fiscal year, down slightly from the estimated record of $196 billion in the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30.

Read on for additional factors contributing to the outlook.

Interest Rates

Congress is on the cusp of overhauling the farm program but the top question among farmers about government action is interest rate policy, which lies outside the jurisdiction of the Senate and House Agriculture committees, said a Purdue University poll on Tuesday. 

More than one in three of the large-scale farmers surveyed for the monthly Ag Economy Barometer chose “interest rate policy” as the most important policy program affecting their farms in the next five years.

Find out how crop insurance, input costs, and high prices of equipment ranked in the article linked below.

Tissue Sampling

Editor Chelsea Dinterman reports on an increasingly popular management tool: tissue sampling.

Tissue samples can verify the effectiveness of a nutrient program, a vital way to control costs. And they uncover issues in fields that appear green and healthy.

Read on for the benefits and learn how to sample in the article linked below.

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