A Weekly Update from the Red River Farm Network
Monday, June 03, 2019
Agriculture’s Next Generation- With sunshine and a little heat, it has been amazing to see the crops across our region emerge this week. There’s so much work that goes into planting and nurturing that seedling, but it still takes Mother Nature to push the wheat, corn and other crops out of the ground. The North Dakota FFA Convention is taking place this week, and it is always rewarding to see the enthusiasm with the next crop of kids in the blue jackets. Agriculture always benefits when the next generation comes into its own, bringing new ideas and technologies to the business of feeding the world. The Red River Farm Network is proud to report on FFA activities, like this week’s convention in Fargo.
Aid is Important, But Trade Agreements are Better – There are still many unknowns about the new Market Facilitation Program payments for farmers. North Dakota Senator John Hoeven is hopeful this is the final round of aid for farmers, and an agreement will be reached between the U.S. and China. “Obviously this assistance is important now, but we want better trade deals. We need to get the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement approved through Congress. That’s ready to go, and the Senate is ready to pass it,” says Hoeven. “Let’s get a trade deal with Japan as soon as we can. Let’s put as much pressure on China to get an agreement as soon as we can.”
MFP 2.0 Won’t Make Producers Whole – During a roundtable discussion on the new USDA trade assistance, North Dakota Farm Service Agency Executive Director Brad Thykeson stressed the program won’t make producers whole. “This new MFP is still in its infant stages. USDA is still working on the details. We’ll be ready and willing to help producers get enrolled and participate.” Thykeson says farmers are in survival mode to get to 2020, and this new MFP has a great vision for doing that. However, farmers enrolled in prevent plant are not eligible for the second round of trade aid. Prevent plant was brought up in the discussion. “We heard some talk about the new disaster bill passed by the Senate has provisions. We’re trying to look at different avenues of enticing the prevent planting buy-up,” says Thykeson. “It sounds like there are other things in the works to make producers whole on prevent plant.”
NDFB Expresses Concern with Trade Assistance – USDA is making up to $16 billion in trade-related assistance available for farmers this year. NDFB President Daryl Lies appreciates the efforts by the administration to improve market availability. However, Lies says there is concern with government payments causing market distortion. “Is now the right time to be talking about it before the crop is even in the ground and much less harvested? We’ve seen market moves lately, and so we’d like the free market to play out a little bit first.” Trade negotiations with China and Japan are another piece to the current market puzzle. Lies says the negative basis situation in North Dakota extends beyond any trade deal. “Our neighbors to the south in parts of Iowa, South Dakota and southern Minnesota are at an even money or even positive basis for corn and soybeans because of local use,” says Lies. “Ethanol is one factor, but so are feedlots, pig barns and poultry barns.”
Dry Bean Scene – USDA is distributing a new round of Market Facilitation Program payments, and dry edible beans will receive a piece of those funds. Get the details in this week’s Dry Bean Scene, made possible by the Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
Trade Discussed During Trump’s Trip to Japan – President Donald Trump’s visit to Japan was largely ceremonial, filled with state dinners and a meeting with the new emperor. However, there was time to talk trade. Trump said he expects an announcement to be made later this summer. The administration is urging Japan to drop tariffs on U.S. farm products that would be comparable to the countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Trump also said the U.S. is not ready for a trade deal with China, but it will happen sometime into the future. U.S. farmers are being targeted in the current trade dispute with China. “The American farmer are great patriots; they are unbelievable people and they are with me 100 percent.”
EPA Releases Final E15 Rule – President Trump kept his promise to farmers. The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule allowing year-round sales of E15 by summer driving season. EPA Assistant Administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum explained the action will extend the one pound RVP waiver that has been applicable to E10 to fuels up to E15. He said the final rule doesn’t change the way EPA regulates blender pumps.The EPA will also add additional measures to the market trading program to create greater transparency on how the RIN market works and look into trade manipulation. Read the final rule.
Year Round E15 “Good for Agriculture” – Ethanol supporters are calling the EPA’s final rule on E15 a win. Minnesota Senator Tina Smith said the final rule is very good news for corn farmers. “It’s a big boost to corn growers and ethanol producers in Minnesota who have been waiting and hoping for this for quite some time.” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue also applauded the move, saying while the Trump Administration and USDA continue to expand the domestic ethanol market, they are also fighting for more export markets in Brazil, Mexico, China and other countries.
Oil Companies Could Challenge E15 – The Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to allow E15 year-round could be challenged by the oil industry. The American Petroleum Institute said the administration lacks the authority to lift the ban on E15 and it should require a move from Congress. In response, the EPA says everything they’re doing in allowing E15 year-round is consistent with the Clean Air Act.
MN Farmers Talk MFP, Prevent Plant and More with House Ag Chair – A group of about 250 farmers met in Marshall, Minnesota for a Town Hall discussion with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson. Peterson spent a lot of time discussing the new Market Facilitation Program. Peterson made it clear to farmers if they don’t plant, they won’t get a payment. “I talked to Bill Northey on the phone Wednesday. I told him I thought they made a mistake in releasing MFP 2.0 so soon,” Peterson explained to farmers. “I wish I could tell you this payment would be $50 an acre, then you could make a decision and figure out what makes sense. We don’t know payments right now though.” Peterson also talked about trade, prevent plant and the disaster aid bill. Listen to the full interview with Peterson.
Uncertainty Continues to Challenge Farmers – Prevent plant, the Market Facilitation Program 2.0 and the recent E15 announcement were on the agenda as South Dakota Representative Dusty Johnson met with farmers Friday afternoon. South Dakota Corn Growers Association Executive Director Lisa Richardson attended the meeting and explained there is still a lot of uncertainty for farmers. “There are possible new tariffs in place, Mother Nature isn’t being kind in the Dakotas, producers are uncertain of what’s happening and what’s to come. It was a good chance to learn more.” South Dakota farmers want to know more about MFP payments. Also, if and how prevent plant will be considered. “It is really just a big unknown at this time,” said Richardson.
Rural Perspectives: Episode 15 – USDA has announced a new round of Market Facilitation Program payments. In episode 15 of Rural Perspectives, AgCountry Farm Credit Services Marketing Education Specialist says some details are still being sorted through. “What we know is because of the trade situation, the administration is trying to offset some of the damages in agriculture. The payment will be a flat rate, county by county, determined by USDA. ” Hear more from Miller in this episode.
ND Farmers Ask Hoeven About Prevent Plant – North Dakota Senator John Hoeven hosted a roundtable discussion on the Market Facilitation Program payments for 2019 in Fargo. North Dakota Corn Council Secretary Scott German attended. The Oakes, North Dakota farmer asked Hoeven about prevent plant sign up and MFP. Hoeven explained the Commodity Credit Corporation funding used for MFP can only be used if there is a planted crop. German also asked if prevent plant acres could be used in times of disaster. “Why can’t we use a provision like emergency CRP haying and grazing, allowing producers to hay a percentage of their prevent planted acres with a forage crop and not be penalized? There’s a date now of November 1. We want to see that date moved up to September,” said German. “That allows producers to hay a percentage of their prevent plant acres without corn stalks to graze this fall. Hay will become a critical issue going into the winter.”
Prevent Plant Sign Up Begins – Farmers are starting to express interest in prevented planting for corn. The final corn planting date for northern Minnesota, much of North Dakota and South Dakota was May 25. Ihry Insurance agent Reed Ihry says the farmers in Barnes, Cass, Griggs and Steele counties of North Dakota are showing interest. Anything south of Highway 200 is pretty wet. Ihry tells farmers to know your base acres by crops and county before going to see your insurance agent. If there is a chance to plant, this could be a better option for farmers. Farmers will also need to file paperwork at the local Farm Service Agency office. Get more details on prevented planting here.
SD Farmer Enrolls in Prevent Plant – Lake Preston, South Dakota farmer Paul Casper has about 400 acres of corn planted, but no soybeans in the ground. Therefore, Casper recently enrolled corn in prevent plant. “The longest day of the year is June 21 and then, they just get shorter,” he says. “We’ve missed 30 days of growing, and those 30 days will be important in the fall. Our window is really short now.” Casper says it was wet last year too, but there was a bigger planting window for farmers. “You go to work the ground and it just slabs up. You have to be careful because if it warms up, you’ll have marbles instead of dirt,” says Casper. “It doesn’t matter if the ground was worked last fall or not, it’s all saturated.”
Don’t Leave Money on the Table – The corn markets look bullish. Northland Community and Technical College Farm Business Management Instructor Betsy Jensen tells farmers to evaluate how much of their grain is unsold. It’s important to take a profit when possible. “In quite a few cases there are farmers who have 30 percent of their 2018 crop in the bin and they haven’t sold anything for 2019,” says Jensen. “Things do look bullish, but at a certain point farmers need to make sales. We’re at corn prices we haven’t seen in five years. If you’re bullish and still have substantial amounts of corn on hand you need to ask yourself why.” She tells farmers don’t leave money on the table. “I have sold 2019 corn. I don’t have 2018 corn left. Obviously, I wish I would have held off, but that’s part of risk management.”
Planting Delays Continue to be a Market Mover – The lack of planting progress is evident throughout much of the Midwest. According to NDSU Extension crop economist Frayne Olson, wet conditions are creating opportunities in the markets.”If your planting corn right now, make sure you’re also trying to price it at the same time. Once corn isn’t being planted anymore, the market enthusiasm will likely tapper off some.” Olson says there will be a lot of uncertainty moving into the summer months. There are two pieces of the equation to be concerned about in the long-term. “One is how many acres will actually get planted. The other is what is the yield potential for those acres planted late?” Listen to the full interview here.
Southern MN Farmers Struggle with Corn Planting – In a typical year, Lincoln County, Minnesota farmer Bob Worth would be planting corn, soybeans and spring wheat. So far this year, all he’s growing is frogs and fish. The cold, wet weather isn’t doing much to help the over 200 acres of corn planted a few weeks ago. “We haven’t been able to turn a wheel since that time. It looks like we won’t be turning a wheel until June. It’s so cold,” explains Worth. “There have been few drying days to get into the field. We are going to prevent plant the rest of the corn and hope we can get the soybeans in.” This is the second year of very wet conditions for southern Minnesota.
Planting is a Problem in South Central MN – Golden Harvest District Sales Manager Brian Langeland covers south central Minnesota. Langeland says planting progress along the I-90 corridor is the problem area. “We’ve had at least seven inches of rain. There are lots of farmers who have some corn in, but now it’s looking like it will be one week before we can get back in the fields,” explains Langeland. “East of there, we had some pretty good progress. There is corn in portions of Blue Earth County. West of Highway 15, we’ve got growers that haven’t turned a wheel.” Langeland also says the crop that is planted is being impacted by the excessive moisture.
Trying to Get Corn Planted – Despite the wet conditions across much of South Dakota, Andover farmer John Horter is making planting progress. Soybean planting just started. He has about 50 percent of his corn in the ground. “We going to keep trying to get the corn planted. We’ll see what happens. After Tuesday or Wednesday, we’ll pull the plug. We’re getting too far along on the calendar.” Horter started small grains planting five weeks ago. Corn planting started two weeks ago and then, the rain held things up. Low grounds are saturated, but Horter is dodging the wet spots. “We’re in a pocket of about a 30 mile radius where there is actually a fair amount of crop planted.”
SD Planting Pace “All Over the Board” – The next two weeks will be critical for the U.S. corn crop. In South Dakota, Doug Noem, who farms near Bryant, has about half of his corn in the ground. Noem is starting to plant soybeans. There are many unknowns for farmers right now. “Even if you can get out there, you’re pushing the envelope about what kind of seed bed you’ll have and if the weather will cooperate,” explains Noem. “It’s late in the year. We’re going to have an early frost. There are many questions people are struggling to answer.” Planting progress varies across South Dakota. Emery, South Dakota farmer Scott Stahl says he hasn’t planted anything yet. Stahl grows corn, soybeans and oats in a typical year. Listen to the story.
Making a Switch from Soybeans to Corn – Large soybean stocks and slower demand are encouraging some farmers who can get a crop in the ground to make a switch. Coleharbor, North Dakota farmer Paul Anderson recently returned soybean seed and is planting more corn. “About 25 percent of the farm was intended for soybeans,” says Anderson. “Our soybean basis isn’t the strongest here. I can grow better corn than soybeans. That’s why I think I’ll be more profitable on corn this year.” Commenting from the field, Anderson says the soil is warm and dry. If he can catch a rain soon, Anderson wouldn’t turn it down.
Valley United Cooperative CEO Talks Planting and Trade – It’s been a slow planting season for many farmers across the Northern Plains, but in the Red River Valley, Valley United Cooperative CEO Paul Coppin says farmers are getting the crop in the ground. “We probably have 90 percent of the corn and wheat in the ground. The sugarbeets are all planted. About 50 percent of the soybeans are in the ground, but planting hasn’t been ideal.” Farmers are also trying to market their crops from last year and trade is top of mind. Coppin says there are still 2018 soybeans that need to be shipped. “Everyday we wait, we lose hope we’re going to get back 100 percent of our China business. I think that’s gone. We won’t get back to where we were before. We just hope to get some of it back right now.” Listen to more from Coppin.
Pioneer Agronomy Update at Amenia, ND – In southeastern North Dakota, the planting season has been wet. “Not many soybeans have gone in the ground,” says Shaun Nelson of Rush River Seed and Chemical. “I would stick to your plan, at least for the next week. After that, switching to an earlier maturity is an option.” With delayed planting, farmers may need to adjust their yield goals. Pioneer field agronomist Jesse Moch says that also impacts nitrogen application. “It’s probably not at 100 percent anymore. So, you need to determine how much nitrogen is out there and can it be scaled back,” says Moch. “Just make sure you’re putting down the right amount and not spending too much.” Watch the Facebook video here.
The Sugarbeet Report – With most of the sugarbeet crop in the ground, Corteva Agriscience market development specialist Bridgette Readel says it’s time to start thinking about weed control. Learn more in the Sugarbeet Report, made possible by SESVanderHave, Syngenta, Premium Ag Solutions, H&S Manufacturing and Corteva Agriscience.
ACSC Adds TAP Acres – Due to the late planting season, American Crystal Sugar Company shareholders will be seeding an additional 10,000 acres of beets this spring. This decision was made so the cooperative has adequate tonnage to operate its plants. The additional acreage is limited to growers who signed up for its Targeted Acres Program.
Northern Corn Rootworm Showing Resistance – Northern corn rootworm resistance is happening in the most common Bt traits in southeastern North Dakota. NDSU Extension entomologist Jan Knodel says resistant corn rootworm beetles were found at Sargent and Ransom Counties. Knodel says scouting and rotation are key methods of controlling corn rootworm. “If you have high numbers of adults in your count and also a lot of damage on the roots, then you have to either go with a pyramid Bt corn hybrid or use soil insecticide next year.”
Fungicide Timing Critial for Scab – The timing for Fusarium head blight is still several weeks away, but planning ahead can ease some of the challenges. Berthold, North Dakota farmer Mark Birdsall says timing of the fungicide application is critical. “Everybody’s working hard to try and get it sprayed at the right time and make that timing window work,” says Birdsall. “What we’ve seen on our farm is that when we push the window too early, we see reduced effectiveness of the fungicide. That happens a lot because people have acres to cover and a lot of times the weather doesn’t cooperate with you to cover those acres.” Birdsall says being able to plan ahead and applying earlier would be helpful to protect more of the crop.
WestBred Wheat Report – There is only one shot to make that first herbicide application. In the WestBred Wheat Report, Technical Product Manager Grant Mehring talks about the growth stage at which the herbicide should be applied. Listen to the update.
Walz Signs MN Budget Bills Into Law – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed thirteen budget bills into law on Friday, including the omnibus agriculture finance bill. This bill provides a budget and policy changes for the Department of Agriculture, the Board of Animal Health, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, House Finance Agency and broadband development. A few key highlights in the bill include $5 million toward the Soy Innovation Campus at the University of Minnesota Crookston, funding to help farmer mental health and assistance for Minnesota dairies.
MN Corn Matters – During this year’s Minnesota legislative session, an increase in the ag-to-school credit and Section 179 tax conformity were achieved. Hear more from President Brian Thalmann in Corn Matters, a weekly update from Minnesota Corn Growers Association.
June Weather Could Bring Some Relief to Dry Areas – While wet weather continues to plague much of the Midwest, parts of North Dakota, northwest Minnesota and Canada’s Central Prairies remain on the dry side. World Weather, Incorporated senior ag meteorologist Drew Lerner says that June will bring some change to the current weather pattern. “A ridge of high pressure should build up across the U.S. Plains as we go through the month,” says Lerner. “Unfortunately, it may be difficult for that ridge to shut down all the wet conditions. The good news is these storm tracks will end up running across some of the drier areas in southern Canada and the northern-most part of the U.S. Plains.”
Walz Requests Disaster Declaration for MN – Minnesota Governor Tim Walz sent a letter to President Trump requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 51 counties and four tribal governments due to major flooding, gale force winds and blizzard conditions that happened between March 12 to April 28. The damages to infrastructure as assessed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency are estimated at nearly $40 million.
TransFARMation: It’s OK To Not Be OK – With weather, volatile markets and farm policy, everyone acknowledges that there is an issue with farm stress. Yet, it is an issue that people often don’t talk about and it can be difficult to ask for help. Doug Kramer, who farms at Bejou, Minnesota, went through the farm crisis of the 1980s, which has many similarities to today. During that time, Doug took the brave step to see a therapist. “The first few times I went, I felt like I didn’t want anyone to know or to see me, but after a couple visits, I guess I didn’t care if anyone saw me because I knew I needed help.” Monica Kramer McConkey is a farm kid, who for the past 25 years has worked in the field of behavior health. Today, Monica works for Prairie St. John’s and has a consulting firm called Eyes on the Horizon. In this edition of TransFARMation, Monica joins her Dad in a conversation about farm stress.
State Veterinarian: “Conditions are Right for Anthrax” – With heavy rainfall throughout much of North Dakota, state veterinarian Dr. Susan Keller says conditions are right for anthrax in livestock. Animals can be exposed to the disease when grazing or drinking water contaminated with the spores. An anthrax vaccine is readily available, and it takes about one week for livestock to establish immunity. Keller says producers should report any unexplained deaths to their veterinarian right away. An anthrax fact sheet is available on the North Dakota Department of Agriculture website.
MN Farmers Increase Biosecurity for African Swine Fever – African swine fever is top of mind for Minnesota hog producers. University of Minnesota Extension Swine Educator Sarah Schiek says farmers are doing everything they can to prepare for an outbreak. “In the event we would get African swine fever and movement of pigs is controlled, farmers would be able to prove to state and federal officials they’ve got a heightened biosecurity protocol in place to make sure they can prevent or reduce the spread of the virus,” says Shiek. “They’re also working with feed suppliers to inquire about biosecurity protocols feed suppliers use, as they may get feed ingredients from countries currently infected with ASF.” Schiek says there are also seven steps farmers can take to participate in the pork industry’s Secure Pork Supply plan. Read more about the seven steps.
Minnesota Beef Update – This year’s Minnesota Beef summer intern is Alyssa Groskopf, who grew up in Hastings. Learn more about Alyssa in the Minnesota Beef Update, a production of the Minnesota Beef Council and the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association.
More Data Necessary – According to a new USDA report on the use of antimicrobials in cattle feedlots, nearly 88 percent of all feedlots gave antimicrobials to their cattle in 2016. However, only eight percent of the feedyards contacted by USDA participated in the study. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association says the low sampling rate raises questions about the validity of the data.
The Blue and Gold are Gathering in Fargo – Nearly 1,700 blue and gold jackets will gather on the North Dakota State University campus this week. FFA members will compete in contests and be honored for accomplishments. North Dakota FFA Sentinel Lucas Rath says members will showcase their talents in 19 events throughout the week. “There’s really a contest for everyone,” says Rath” Some members have dreamed about competing for many years and now it’s finally happening. It’s awesome to see that passion and excitement in the members this entire week.” The convention kicks off tonight with the opening general session. Rath says anyone is welcome to come watch and learn more about the FFA. View the schedule here.
SD Corn Comments – Did you know South Dakota is home to 173 dairy farms? Hear more about how dairy is being celebrated throughout June in this week’s Corn Comments, a feature from the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council.
AGP Crush Facility in Final Phases of Completion – Late summer into early fall, farmers in the Aberdeen area will have another market for soybeans. Ag Processing Incorporated is finishing work on the new soybean crush facility, expected to crush about 40 to 50 million bushels of soybeans each year. It’s the increase of soybean production in the Dakotas that attracted AGP to build a crush facility in Aberdeen. Senior Vice-President of Soybean Processing Mark Sandeen was part of the team that selected the area for the facility. Listen to the story.
Glyphosate Lawsuit Filed North of the Border – A group of Canadian farmers has filed a class-action lawsuit against Bayer, claiming the use of Roundup caused cancer. Bayer, which purchased Monsanto last year, lost three similar lawsuits in the United States.
Judge Rules in Corn Syrup Beer Lawsuit – A Wisconsin judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop running advertisements saying that Miller Light beer contains corn syrup. The lawsuit began back in March, with MillerCoors claiming as much as $30 million was spent on Bud Light’s corn syrup campaign. In particular, a Bud Light Super Bowl ad drew criticism from the National Corn Growers Association.
Canola Minute – Canola was represented at the recent Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit. Hear more from Associate Director Sheri Coleman in this week’s Canola Minute, made possible by the Northern Canola Growers Association.
Titan Machinery Posts Higher Q1 Profits – Titan Machinery reports first quarter profits of $54 million on gross income of $278 million. That compares to a profit of $47.6 million one year ago.Titan Chief Financial Officer Mark Kalvoda says the revenue increase was across all business segments.“Equipment revenue was up 15.6 percent, parts and service was up 10.7 percent and 14 percent respectively.” Equipment sales for the first quarter are reported $194 million compared to $168 million last year. Parts sales are up $5 million from last year to $52 million. Titan says operating expenses increased by nearly $6 million to $52.6 million.
ADM Creates New Ag Services and Oilseeds Unit – Archer Daniels Midland has a new business unit called Ag Services and Oilseeds, which combines the original and oilseed business operations into a single reporting structure starting July 1. Former ADM Oilseeds president Greg Morris will lead the unit. ADM CEO Juan Luciano says the combination will help ADM be more efficient in the day-to-day business.
Updates Announced for S700 Series Combine – John Deere has announced updates for the S700 series combines for 2020. Combine Advisor and HarvestSmart have been updated to improve automation. Data management and residue placement will also be enhanced.
ND Farmer Named to USDA Advisory Committee – A Tuttle, North Dakota farmer has been appointed to USDA’s National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee. Burdell Johnson is a past president of the American Sheep Industry Association. This advisory committee considers issues like wildlife depredation.
Weber Moves Back to Hoeven’s Staff – Aaron Weber is returning to North Dakota Senator John Hoeven’s staff and will serve as the agriculture legislative assistant. For the past six months, Weber was the confidential assistant to USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey. Weber previously served as a staff assistant and field representative in Hoeven’s office.
Longtime Ag Leader Passes – Former Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Thad Cochran, 81, has died. Cochran was in the U.S. Senate from 1978-to-2018, serving the state of Mississippi. Cochran ran the ag committee in 2003 and 2004.
Last Week’s Trivia- In the world of barbecue, burnt ends are made from a beef brisket. Jody Saathaff of CHS-Minden wins our latest trivia challenge. Trivia honors also go out to retired advertising guru Greg Guse, Karlstad farmer Kurt Aakre, Evonne Wold of Vigen Construction, long-time insurance industry executive Kent Olson, Ron Dvergsten of Northland Farm Business Management, Bruce Miller of Minnesota Farmers Union, retired USDA Market News reporter Charles McIntyre and James Altringer of CHS-Kindred.
This Week’s Trivia- What is the most common of the dairy breeds and is known for its black and white spots? Send your answer to email@example.com.
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