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ICYMI farm news highlights | Monday, January 10, 2022

The week is starting off strong with news about markets, conservation, and more. In case you missed it, below is a roundup to help you catch up.

Markets and Economics

Mike McGinnis reports on the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF)’s annual meeting. Economists say that without trade agreements, U.S. farmers will be subject to whims of the market.

Farmers attending this week’s AFBF annual convention want to know how long the fertilizer price hike will last. The key to knowing when the current price spike will end involves knowing the future pattern of global fertilizer demand and the extent of the world’s largest fertilizer producers’ reliance on supply, according to AFBF economists.

Who’s planting what this year, and what are the expectations? Mike McGinnis and Al Kluis of Kluis Advisors discuss the 2022 grain market outlook in a new podcast.

Conservation

Editor Chelsea Dinterman writes that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced increased opportunities for climate-smart agriculture.

In addition, the USDA announced it is investing $50 million in 118 partnerships to expand access to conservation assistance for agriculture and forestry.

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