Bob Schrock was a pioneer when he began growing winter canola eight years ago. The crop was new and unusual, almost a novelty, in his area.
But the Kiowa, Kan., farmer, who planned to begin swathing this year’s canola in mid-May, has seen acreage of the crop expand steadily on the southern Great Plains.
WASHINGTON — The National Grain and Feed Association is urging the Senate Agriculture Committee to make dramatic changes to reduce the size of the Conservation Reserve Program, which is currently authorized to pay farmers to idle up to 32 million acres of farmland.
Wheat traded lower in most of the session this week, except for March 30. Early selling was tied to improving conditions for the Southern Plains winter wheat crop and from position squaring ahead of the March 30 U.S. Department of Agriculture report while strength March 30 was because of a friendlier-than-expected acreage report from USDA.
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