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Last week, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) charged Kraft Foods Group, Inc. and Mondel?z Global LLC with manipulation and attempted manipulation of the prices of cash wheat and wheat futures.
Grain farmers have had to choose between two options, a price-average formula called Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or a fixed-price formula, Price Loss Coverage (PLC). Farmers have to commit for the full five years of the farm bill.
Authorities have confirmed H5N2 outbreaks at nearly 40 commercial poultry farms in the Midwest, including 26 in Minnesota. All were turkey operations except for one chicken farm in Wisconsin. On Thursday, officials said four more Minnesota farms and two more in Wisconsin had been struck.
The backlash against California almond growersâ€™ high water consumption during a period of drought is reaching a crescendo, leading two industry trade groups to boost their messaging. They point out that almonds are far from the thirstiest crop on the farm.
â€śTo get the best kill on cereal rye and ryegrass, it must be actively growing,â€ť said Beckâ€™s Hybrids Agronomist Alex Johnson. â€śIf your neighbors are mowing grass, thatâ€™s a good sign that the cover crops are ready to be sprayed.â€ť