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  • Corn Bottoming or Taking a Breather?
    The December futures price of corn settled in a range of $3.20 - $3.25 over the last few trading sessions. Questions regarding a price bottom for corn bubbled up in market discussions. A yield-enhancing weather outlook and flattening ethanol production…
  • Comparing Net Returns for Alternative Leasing Arrangements
    Obtaining control of land through leasing has a long history in the United States. Leases on agricultural land are strongly influenced by local custom and tradition. However, in most areas, landowners and operators can choose from several types of lease…

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SALMONELLA OUTBREAK LINKED TO ONIONS EXPANDS TO 43 STATES –

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded the number of states where a salmonella outbreak in onions has been discovered. The outbreak is inked to onions from Thomson International, Inc., a California company. (CBS News)

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WITHOUT FEDERAL PROTECTIONS, FARM WORKERS RISK CORONAVIRUS INFECTION TO HARVEST CROPS –

The federal government has not established any enforceable rules either to protect farmworkers from the coronavirus or to instruct employers what to do when their workers get sick. (WAMU)

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IFB COVID-19 RESOURCE HIGHLIGHT:

USDA has extended flexibilities and relief for farmers, ranchers, and insurance providers due to COVID-19. USDA is authorizing Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to provide up to an additional 60 days for policyholders to make payment and waive additional interest for Written Payment Agreements due between August 1, 2020, and September 30, 2020. Learn more on our COVID-19 page.

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