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Evening Edition | Wednesday, October 5, 2022

In this Evening Edition, read about upgrades to vertical tillage tools, increased adoption of cover crops, and what to look for in the next WASDE report.

Vertical Tillage Tools

Editor Alex Gray writes about the upgrades to Great Plains' vertical tillage tool.

The VT1500 Sub-Soiler tool is designed to reset the soil profile by breaking through soil compaction layers, and leaving behind uniform soil density, with little topsoil disturbance or residue burial. 

Read on for customization options and other enhancements.

Cover Crops Adoption

America’s biggest farmers are unchanging skeptics of climate change but they slowly are adopting cover crops, mostly to improve crop yields and soil health, said Purdue University on Tuesday. 

The Ag Economy Barometer, a monthly Purude gauge of the farm economy, indicates that 57% of respondents in the survey use cover crop on some of their farmland.

Find out how many farmers are under contract for carbon programs and other data in the article linked below.

World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates

Naomi Bloom of Total Farm Marketing writes, "The overall supply situation for grains continues to be a friendly story heading into 2023 due to lower production of grain this summer from the intense heat."

While supplies remain tight, questions circle regarding demand. Will demand decrease due to high prices, or will demand decrease due to global economic woes?

Learn what to watch for in the October 12 report in the article linked below.

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