The impacts both Hurricane Harvey and Irma on agriculture will be felt for months and years ahead, and images of the destruction might not do justice to describe the devastation.
Bill Bader is the bell cow of dicamba drift litigation, with farmers in at least 10 states right behind him. How the cases will play out remains a matter of conjecture, but one fact is clear: Dicamba-related litigation has only just begun.
Damage estimates from Hurricane Harvey continue to pour in from Texas and Louisiana that will continue to recover from the storm for years to come.
Tuesday’s weekly Crop Progress report from USDA showed corn maturity is still delayed, and that conditions for corn, soybeans and even cotton have improved.
Hurricane Harvey hit many Texas cotton growers by roaring through the cracks in crop insurance policies.
While the Texas cotton crop in the southeast region of the state has sustained damage over the weekend from Hurricane Harvey, the overall crop rating for cotton saw a significant improvement, according to the USDA report.
UPDATED Friday AM: Hurricane Harvey was upgraded to a Category 2 hurricane this morning. The National Weather Service expects the area of impact to be "uninhabitable for weeks or months."
Harvey Forecast to Become a Major Hurricane as It Nears Texas
Timely rains are helping cotton yields in Texas this year.
Big cotton is in the harvest cards, according to USDA’s latest report. Low commodity prices for corn, grain sorghum and soybeans pulled in more cotton acreage in 2017, and the numbers are reflected in USDA’s latest estimates.
Stronger cotton prices mean more acres, but the recovery is too late for some ginners.
Cotton harvest 2017 is underway in the nation’s top cotton growing state, Texas.
With more than 1,000 formal pesticide drift complaints in which dicamba is named the suspect, farmers want answers. Wednesday Monsanto released a statement to describe the company’s plan in response to reported complaints.
Dow Chemical Company, parent company to Dow AgroSciences shows the agricultural sciences sector at $1.6 billion in second quarter (Q2) sales.
Crop insurance, trade and farm income are in the spotlight in Washington D.C. as another Senate Agricultural Committee hearing listens to the needs of farm country.
In 2014, Nathan Reed fought for financial breath even after skinning inputs one by one. No matter how he shifted the figures, the pencil always pointed to the glaring expense of biotech seed. With an eye on cost control, he began switching portions of his ground to non-GMO production supported by a minimum till cover crop scheme, and the change led to farm-wide profitability.
New options abound, but the fundamentals haven’t changed
Many cotton growers are hoping an economic incentive put in place under the Obama administration will get new life in the Trump administration.
Letter says $300 million ginners program should be permanent.
Tennessee is the latest state to limit use of dicamba pesticide from Monsanto Co. This marks the fourth state to halt its use over claims of lost crops due to drift.
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