During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will receive survey forms from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The agency is taking a comprehensive look into the 2018 production and supply of small grains, which include wheat, oats, barley, and rye.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation has announced interest rates for August 2018. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for August is 2.375 percent, up from 2.250 percent in July.
The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during August is 3.375 percent, up from 3.250 percent in July.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
* COUNTY APPROVED FOR CRP EMERGENCY HAYING AND GRAZING
* Apply for Livestock Forage Program - Call office for appointment.
* FARM LOAN Personnel in Kiowa County Service Center - Tuesday, September 11th
* FSA County Committee Meeting - TBA
Prices Received - Mountain Region States and United States: June 2018 with Comparisons
Soil moisture supplies improved with monsoon rainfall last week which was mostly concentrated in eastern districts, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.
Statewide, winter wheat harvest was virtually complete by week's end. In northeastern counties, received moisture held conditions steady and provided relief to drier areas. Reduced fieldwork was noted due to adverse weather, which mostly affected the end of winter wheat harvest and hay harvest.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from retaliatory tariffs.
U.S. President Donald Trump directed Secretary Perdue to develop a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on reciprocal trade deals to open more markets to help American farmers compete globally.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
- COUNTY APPROVED FOR CRP EMERGENCY HAYING AND GRAZING
- Apply for Livestock Forage Program - Call office for appointment.
- FARM LOAN Personnel in Kiowa County Service Center - Tuesday, September 11th
- FSA County Committee Meeting - TBA
- 2018 ARCPLC Enrollment deadline - September 30, 2018 _ EXTENSION RECEIVED
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 32 states, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, for its County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS).
The survey will collect information on total acres planted and harvested, and total yield and production of small grains crops down to the county level. CAPS will provide the data needed to estimate acreage and production of selected crops in the United States.
Earlier in July, Plainville Livestock Commission Inc., and Tyler D. Gillum of Plainville, Kansas, a market agency selling livestock on commission subject to the Packers and Stockyards Act, entered into a Consent Decree with the U.S.