Thursday, November 21, 2019
USDA RMA cover crops haying grazing

Farmers can hay, graze or cut cover crops for silage, haylage or baleage on prevented plant acres on or after Sept. 1 and still maintain eligibility for their full 2019 prevented planting indemnity.
delayed planting, wet field, Ohio farm,

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Farm Service Agency have made separate requests for U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster designation, in the wake of the wettest 12 months in the state's history.
MFP USDA prevented planting

Compounding the poor planting season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced June 10 that unplanted acres will not qualify for 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments.
wheat USDA GMO

The USDA confirmed June 7 the discovery of genetically engineered (GE) wheat plants growing in an unplanted agricultural field in Washington state.
ohio wettest year on record

Ohio experienced its wettest 12-month period on record, from June 2018 through May 2019.
prevented planting 2019 cornfield

Farmers who have crop insurance need to make tough decisions regarding their growing season, and deadlines are looming.
Flooded farm field

Which option, Prevent Plant or MFP payments, would offer the most benefits to an individual farmer? There is no clear-cut answer, but, according to USDA, it does have to be one or the other.
wet field, prevented planting, weather

Large areas of the Midwest still have very little planting done. Where it is good, it is very good, but where it is bad, it is awful.
tariffs, soybeans, Ohio farm,

Since Sept. 1, 2018, American soybean exports to China have declined by 80% of the three-year annual average. It will take years to rebuild that market.
rutted wet farm field, Ohio farm, planting,

The reality of really delayed corn planting is that acres will be reduced by either prevented planting for a switch to soybeans.