Late Planting vs Prevent Plant

NDSU Extension Farm Management Specialist Ron Haugen says farmers have three options when it comes to late planting or resorting to prevent plant. “If it gets to be really late, one of the main decisions is should I even plant a crop at all and try to collect insurance, should I plant late, or should […]

ND Crop Farmers Expected to Get Greatest Amount of Disaster Aid

USDA plans to use $6 billion for the first phase of the Emergency Relief Program, a significant chunk of the money Congress approved for crop disaster relief last September. North Dakota farmers are expected to get $915 million total. That’s the most of any state in the country. USDA expects Minnesota and South Dakota’s total […]

A Partial Payment Expected for Phase One Disaster Aid

According to Farm Service Agency Associate Administrator Steve Peterson, the crop farmers who qualify for the phase one disaster relief program will only receive 75 percent of their expected payment, to ensure there’s enough money to cover additional losses or gaps in the second phase. If enough money remains after phase two later this summer, […]

Northern Crops Institute to Host Sustainability Webinar

The Northern Crops Institute is holding a special edition webinar on June 1 regarding the use of “Digital Transformation to Tell a Better Sustainability Story.” Bushel Director of Sustainability Allison Nepveux, who leads the company’s focus on sustainability and traceability, will be featured. Registration for this event is free of charge and is open to […]

Prevent Plant is Possible

Northern Ag Incorporated crop insurance agent Jody Miller is getting questions about prevent plant from farmers in northwest Minnesota. By taking prevent plant, Miller says farmers can still plant a crop within a certain period of time, but farmers lose one percent of coverage per day the crop is planted beyond the final planting date. […]

Container Chaos

In October 2020, ocean carriers started refusing export bookings to get empty shipping containers back overseas as quickly as possible and capture high-value imports. One year and a half later not much has changed. Congress intervened and ocean carriers can no longer ‘unreasonably’ decline exports. SB&B Foods President Bob Sinner says that language is the […]

Ag Groups Find the Positive in Biden’s Plan to Lower Food Costs

Agriculture groups are responding to President Biden’s new plan to incentivize crop production in the United States and lower food costs. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said the effort to create greater opportunities and reduce barriers is welcomed, but this alone will not solve the multiple challenges farmers face. “It could take years […]

Seeking Answers to Supply Chain Challenges

South Dakota Representative Dusty Johnson and Minnesota Representative Angie Craig have introduced legislation to address problems with the supply chain. The bill calls for a USDA task force to evaluate the reliability of the current food supply chain and provide recommendations to Congress to prevent future problems.

Putin Responds to “Unfriendly Actions” Taken by U.S. and Others

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an executive order, shutting down exports. Putin is also ordering his government to compile a list of sanctions against foreign companies and individuals. This action is being taken to retaliate against the United States and other countries.