Updates From the Field: #Harvest22

According to USDA experts, Brazil and Argentina’s large drop in corn production has more to do with the economics of corn markets than impacts from weather.
Farmers have put their spring planting progress on hold after severe storms ravaged some parts of the Midwest.
USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says there are a few silver linings in the spring forecast for farmers even if El Niño doesn’t make its exit in the coming weeks.
Drought conditions persist in 16 of the 18 top-growing corn states as this year’s planting season gets underway. Seven states had corn in the ground as of March 2024.
After years of drought, farmers and ranchers in California are finally in the clear, for now. But what does the future hold? Here are some expert predictions.
With the wheat harvest around the corner, the agricultural world is abuzz with anticipation and speculation.
Despite the looming specter of weather extremes and a myriad of other tough challenges, like rising input costs, projections indicate a significant decline in crop insurance prices compared to previous years for key U.S. commodities.
The Outlook Board Chairman Mark Jekanowski says they will be focused on production prospects for competing crops in South America and the market situation for last season’s crops.
Looking ahead, the USDA’s National Crop Progress and Condition Reports are set to resume weekly distribution in April. Here’s a look at where winter wheat crops stand now at the beginning of 2024.
A soybean and wheat producer in northern Minnesota is calling this year’s harvest “the worst crop he’s ever had.” Meanwhile, neighboring operations are having a bumper harvest this year.
Nebraska has been facing exceptionally dry conditions all year long, which dealt a tough blow to the state’s Christmas tree industry.
With the peanut harvest in full swing, The Georgia Farm Monitor traces one of the state’s key crops on its journey from the fields to the shelling plant, revealing a complex process guided by the man in the middle — peanut buying points.
Dr. Michael Cordonnier with the Soybean and Corn Advisor shares insights into the odd situation for Brazilian soybean producers due to unsettled weather patterns in the region.
While the quantity of this year’s cotton harvest might be slightly lower than usual, growers remain optimistic about the quality despite a growing season full of challenging weather.
Recent rainfall may bring good news for farmers trying to ship crops along the Mississippi River this harvest season. However, conditions are not looking quite as mighty for barges trying to make it through the Panama Canal.