Industry News | 9-21-2020

Hurricane Sally Slams Alabama, Farmers Predict Major Crop Losses

Slow-moving Hurricane Sally stalled for hours along Alabama’s Gulf Coast Sept. 16, her creeping progress flooding fields — and farmers’ hopes for bumper harvests. “It started blowing high winds about 3 a.m. and didn’t stop till mid-morning. It was a beating,” said Eric Street, who farms near Fairhope with his brother, Tobin. “We’ve been preparing for this our whole life. If you farm in Baldwin County, you know it’s coming.”
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EPA Marks Three Herbicide Active Ingredients Safe, Including Atrazine

Atrazine, propazine and simazine are safe to use according to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. The agency announced its interim decision regarding these herbicides Friday, answering questions for farmers across the U.S. as atrazine is the No. 2 most used herbicide.
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USDA announces details of $14 billion CFAP 2

President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today formally announced up to an additional $14 billion dollars for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin September 21st and run through December 11, 2020. That’s $1 billion more than expected after Trump made remarks about CFAP last night.
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Farm Journal Foundation Names Bob Trogele to Board of Directors

Andy Weber, Farm Journal CEO and Chairman of the Farm Journal Foundation Board of Directors, recently announced that Bob Trogele, chief operating officer and executive vice president of AMVAC Chemical Corporation, has been named to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Trogele is recognized as a transformational leader in international agribusiness. A crop protection industry veteran, Trogele served in leadership positions at FMC, Hoechst, Bayer and Schering prior to joining AMVAC.
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Cash Cattle And Futures Turn Higher

Cattle markets turned higher after a three-week decline. Cattle in the South traded from $103 to $104 per cwt., mostly $1 to $2 higher. Trade in the North was $103 to $105 per cwt., with cattle on a dressed basis selling at $163 to $165 per cwt., $2 to $5 higher. Although Friday’s trade was small, prices were the highest of the week, especially in Kansas. This week’s cash price action suggests steady-to-higher trade next week.
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