Too much milk leaves markets looking dim, but Host Chip Flory is looking for some optimism. The questions is, will he find any? Pro Farmer Dairy Editor Mike Opperman joins the show to give some insight.
In an exclusive interview with the DC Signal to Noise Podcast, House Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson comments on some important farm, trade and energy policy issues, along with his potential re-election timeline.
Corn and soybean producers aren’t the only ones feeling the squeeze of wet weather. Cattle and dairy producers are left wondering what this means for their access to feed, and how soon they should lock in inventory.
According to the National Weather Service, farmers in the Midwest and eastern U.S. can expect above-normal precipitation in March, April and May. The Southwest and West are expected to see below-normal precipitation.
USDA says farmers intend to plant 97 million acres of corn in 2020. As COVID-19 acts as an anchor on the markets, and the ethanol crisis continues to unfold, some analysts say 97 million acres could be a stretch.
Ag leaders and economists plan to go to USDA next month armed with data on why farmers will need another Market Facilitation Program (MFP) in 2020, according to Pro Farmer policy analyst Jim Wiesemeyer.