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Pandemic Assistance Available for Grain Farmers

Pandemic Assistance Available for Grain Farmers

If the COVID-19 shutdown affected your farm, the Food Assistance Program can help. The federal project, approved by Congress in April, offers direct relief to farmers who were hit with price declines and additional marketing costs because of the virus. According to...
What You Don’t Know About Murder Hornets

What You Don’t Know About Murder Hornets

Murder hornets. What? Farmers may not have to worry about getting stung by giant hornets, but the insect could cause damage to crops this summer. As the world entered quarantine, news came out that the Asian giant hornet had been spotted in parts of the U.S. and...
Commodity Economies Face Pressures of Coronavirus

Commodity Economies Face Pressures of Coronavirus

When you add up the damage done by the coronavirus, it stretches beyond infecting U.S. residents. Now grain farmers are starting to feel the impact as the Chinese export market dries up under the pressures of Covid-19. In order to reduce feed costs, Chinese farmers...
Bright AccuWeather Forecast Prompts New Grain Storage Plans

Bright AccuWeather Forecast Prompts New Grain Storage Plans

It hasn’t been a great year for farmers. Even though planting season hasn’t started, the industry has been hit multiple times with everything from virus-induced shutdowns to trade wars. But ironically, after a 2019 season plagued by bad weather, it’s Mother Nature...
Is Your Farm Ready for Planting Season?

Is Your Farm Ready for Planting Season?

Now that the snow is nearly gone, it’s time to start preparing to plant. While it sounds easy, every farmer reading this knows it’s not. There’s a lot that goes into planting season preparation, but one major issue often gets put to the side. If you want planting to...