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  • USDA investing in projects to monitor climate benefits on CRP acres
    by Amie Simpson on October 15, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    The USDA is investing $10 million in a new initiative to sample, measure, and monitor soil carbon on Conservation Reserve Program acres. Farm Service Agency Administrator Zach Ducheneaux says the announcement will help support farmers who have been utilizing conservation practices on their farms. “This is one of the ways we can help those early adopters for some of those practices within our CRP program,” he says. “We’ve awarded 10 million in proposals for entities in three aspects of conservation to help quantify soil and atmospheric carbon sequestration.” CRP Climate Change Mitigation Assessment Initiative projects will consider climate benefits of perennial grass, trees, and wetlands. ...     

  • The rain just won’t stop
    by Nicole Heslip on October 15, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Consistent rain for nearly a month has kept the president of the Michigan Soybean Association from most of harvest. “We harvested a whole 20 acres before we had to get out of the field because it was just too wet.” Heather Feuerstein farms in West Michigan’s Ionia County and says it just won’t stop raining. “I think in the last week and a half we have gotten about four inches of rain and that’s a lot for us, and we were already pretty wet,” she says. ...     

  • Ag inputs prices remain a top concern
    by Amie Simpson on October 15, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    Ag input prices continue to be top of mind for growers. Jeremiah Windell, a precision agronomist with Advanced Agrilytics, says rising prices are concerning. “I was just talking to a local co-op and potash prices per ton right now are close to $600. Last year we were paying between $180 and $200, so we’ve tripled in prices just for potash and I think DAP was over $700 a ton.”   He tells Brownfield variable-rate applications can pay off. ...     

  • Midday cash livestock markets
    by Meghan Grebner on October 15, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    Direct cash cattle trade is quiet following the light to moderate business that’s taken place during the week.  Asking prices for cattle left on showlists are around $125 live in the South and $198 dressed in the North.  There could be a little clean-up trade develop yet today, but it’s likely the bulk of the week’s business has wrapped up.  Deals this week have been at mostly $124 live, about steady with last week’s weighted averages.  ...     

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