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ICYMI farm news highlights | Friday, January 14, 2022

Before you’re busy with weekend plans, make sure you haven’t missed out on the news!

Farm Management

When lending equipment or helping a neighbor, it’s critical farmers take a moment to consider safety as well as liability in case something does go wrong. Editor Madelyn Ostendorf writes about protecting yourself when lending farm equipment.

Editor Chelsea Dinterman writes about sensor technology’s potential to detect nitrogen characteristics of crops early in the growing season. The result would be more informed decisions about nitrogen side dressing and ultimately improved environmental sustainability in agronomic systems.

It’s popular to set goals at the beginning of the year, but as Editor Natalina Bausch writes, after a challenging couple of years, the thought of trying to make a change or do more may be overwhelming. With so much uncertainty in our world, planning can seem useless. Goal setting may look different in 2022, but it doesn’t have to be negative.

Money in the Industry

China accounted for 95% of the $27 billion in U.S. farm export sales that were lost in 2018 and 2019 as a result of the trade war begun by President Trump, said a USDA report.

Banks advanced a smaller amount of money in non-real estate loans during the fourth quarter of 2021 than in the same period of 2020, said the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank.

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