Volunteers in communities throughout the Southern Plains have been quick to offer help to farmers and ranchers affected by devastating floods this spring.
U.S. planted spring wheat acres are expected to be lower than original intentions due to poor weather and final plant dates affecting how many acres went in.
Ninety-six percent of intended corn acres and 85% of intended soybean acres were planted as of Sunday, June 23, according to this week's USDA NASS Crop Progress report.
What lies in wait for emerging soybean plants? Aphids, bean leaf beetles and soybean gall midge have been spotted.
Weather forecasters expect a cool and wet summer to challenge already-delayed crops.
DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was up $4 on average, at $141 per ton.
This week's export sales report should be viewed as bearish for corn and sorghum, neutral for soybeans and wheat.
Storage could be less successful given lower quality and germination rates from the late 2018 harvest.
Under pressure from farm groups and Congress, USDA's Risk Management Agency on Thursday announced it has changed the haying and grazing restrictions on prevented planting acres. The change allows farmers who plant cover crops on prevented planting acres to hay, graze or chop those fields on Sept. 1, rather than the traditional restriction date of Nov. 1.