FSA Extends Prevent Plant Reporting Deadline to July 15th for Some States

USDA's Farm Service Agency has extended the deadline to report prevent plant acres in some states.USDA's Farm Service Agency has extended the deadline to report prevent plant acres in some states.Producers in 10 states including Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Vermont and Nebraska now have until July 15th to report acres they intended to plant this spring but could not due to weather conditions.
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New Dairy Cattle Breeding Method Increases Genetic Selection Efficiency

Brazilian scientists at Sao Paulo State University, collaborating with colleagues at the University of Maryland and the United States Department of Agriculture, have developed a dairy cattle breeding method that adds a new parameter to genetic selection and conserves or even improves a population's genetic diversity.
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Bayer Launches Farm State of Mind

Bayer is pooling mental health resources to help farmers. Bayer SeedGrowth marketing manager A.J. Hohmann says a perfect storm of challenges has generated an enormous amount of stress on farms across the country.Bayer is pooling mental health resources to help farmers. Bayer SeedGrowth marketing manager A.J. Hohmann says a perfect storm of challenges has generated an enormous amount of stress on farms across the country."What we are trying to do within Acceleron and SeedGrowth within Bayer is to really make sure that we're talking about the high stress that our daily lives have really turned into with all the different factors that play a part in it."
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Taranis Partners with Climate Corp. for Digital Ag Platform

Taranis, a high-resolution aerial surveillance imagery provider based in Israel, announced a new global platform partnership agreement with The Climate Corp., a subsidiary of Bayer. The agreement will provide mutual farmer customers in the U.S., Brazil and Argentina, two-way data connectivity between The Climate Corp.'s Climate FieldView platform and Taranis.
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Cover Crop Seed Nearly Sold Out

Whether you're a farmer intent on using cover crops for weed suppression on prevented plant acres or a grower wanting more traditional benefits - to prevent erosion, improve water-holding capacity and reduce fertilizer use - your number one challenge this season is likely the same: seed availability. "Our seed industry is facing unprecedented challenges due to short hay stocks, winterkill, and now prevent plant acres," says Scott Wohltman, cover crop lead for La Crosse Seed.
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