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Evening Edition | Wednesday, October 19, 2022

In tonight's Evening Edition, read about crop insurance payouts, winter solutions for the farm, and activity in the commodity markets.

Crop Insurance Payouts

Rain, snow, and sleet increased in almost all midwestern counties between 2001 and 2020. 

Along with that additional precipitation came increased federal crop insurance payments to farmers whose crops failed due to “excess moisture,” said a report Wednesday by the Environmental Working Group.

Find out how crop insurance programs are affected by the increase in moisture claims and what the future of these programs will be.

All Around the Farm

Farmers are the original entrepreneurs and inventors.

As winter approaches, prepare to make chores easier and be more comfortable all season long with these inventions from farmer-readers.

Many solutions for the winter woes are outlined in the article below.

Commodities Markets

Editor Cassidy Walter reports on the markets activity today.

Soybean futures went from being down, to flat, to quietly higher by less than a penny at the close. Corn has been down all day.

Follow the patterns across the day in the article linked below.

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Tip of the Day

Music is calming

AATF department logo Leave a weather monitor or radio turned on 24-7 – with the volume up – in your calving barn during calving season.

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