Daily Ag Summary

John R. Block Reports from Washington April 9, 2020 “Challenging Times”

            Hello everybody out there in farm country.  This radio commentary is brought to you by the National Corn Growers Association, CropLife America, and Renewable Fuels Association.  They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy

Union Claims Poultry Industry Responded Slowly to Pandemic

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union says the poultry industry responded slowly to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Union says that over the past month, it has been imploring poultry industry employers like Tyson Foods, Equity Foods, JBS/Pilgrim’s Pride, Koch

Salute Your Local Agronomist!

Agronomy Week returns April 6-10, enabling farmers to show appreciation for the key support of their agronomic professionals. Mike Davis reports.

Crops Making the “Alternative” Scene Date

More farmers are looking at growing alternative crops for profit as well as other benefits. But what is an alternative crop? And what are some examples? Rod Bain looks at alternative crops and their potential for ag producers in this

COVID-19…Affecting the Weather?

As we all know, the coronavirus pandemic has seemingly affected all aspects of our lives, but did you know it’s even effecting how meteorologists predict the weather? Jared White has more.

The Economic Perspective: “Will Globalization Be Reconsidered?”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program asks if globalization will be reconsidered.  Mike, the coronavirus has been spread throughout the world.   Few countries have been unaffected.   Once the virus is

Dairy Groups Ask Federal Government for Help

The National Milk Producers Federation, the largest dairy organization in the U.S., as well as the International Dairy Foods Association, have jointly asked  USDA for help during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As most of the country shelters in place and large

Hold Off on Pricing Corn, Soybeans Looking Better

Farmers are faced with some tough marketing decisions as the price of commodity crops like corn and soybeans have tumbled. Todd Gleason has more for SFN.

Pork Industry Looking for Stability Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc with the markets, including pork and pork futures. Mike Davis reports.

What Factors Will Determine Farmers’ Planting Decisions?

Prices, input costs and weather are the usual things guiding farmers’ planting decisions. This year there’s another big factor. Gary Crawford has more.