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Friday, January 22, 2021
Source: Successful Farming; January 20, 2021
Tom Vilsack, nominated for agriculture secretary in the Biden administration, said he will rapidly ramp up USDA programs to combat climate change and that he believes farmers will be enthusiastic at the opportunity to make money by sequestering carbon in the soil. “Agriculture writ large is ready for this, much more than before,” said Vilsack on Tuesday during an interview with an Iowa newspaper. Read More…
Source: Successful Farming; January 18, 2021
Brazilian soy farmers, who started planting late because of dry weather in the final months of 2020, have harvested only 0.4% of the cultivated soybean area this season, agribusiness consultancy AgRural said on Monday. Read More…
Source: The New York Times; January 16, 2021
For the past several years, members of the food community and environmentalists alike have looked to kelp, a type of seaweed, as the shiny future of food. Read More…
Source: agriCensus; January 15, 2021
The National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) reported the December soybean crush at its second highest level ever recorded by the trade association but fell short of market estimates on Friday. Read More…
Source: Farm Journal; January 15, 2021
USDA's crop reports made some major changes to the supply and demand balance sheets this week. From showing a tighter stocks to use scenario in soybeans, to a historic cut to the national corn yield, the adjustments provided more fuel to the commodity markets. Read More…
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; January 13, 2021
Fewer new loans to farmers continued to drive a pullback in agricultural lending activity. A historically low number of new loans contributed to an increase in average loan size and drove a slight decrease in the overall volume of non-real estate loans at commercial banks in the fourth quarter. Stronger prices for agricultural commodities, alongside continued support from government payments, may have reduced financing needs for some farmers and contributed to the slower pace of lending. Read More…
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Top soil, along with sunlight and water, is fundamental to agriculture. But, the United States Department of Agriculture estimates that we lose an average of 2.7 tons of top soil per acre to water erosion and 2.1 tons to wind erosion every year. How does this steady loss of valuable top soil change the way we look at farmland investments? Join us as our panelists discuss how we got here and how we deal with the issues facing us today.
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Jackson Takach
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