This week on AgweekTV, heavy rains and even snow have severely delayed the harvest in South Dakota. We'll introduce you to the two candidates for North Dakota's ag commissioner. And we'll give you an update on the land and machinery markets amidst the trade war.
John Wheeler gives this week's agriweather forecast on AgweekTV.
In this week's Ag Tech Minute, we learn about a new company using technology to help smaller ag companies grow. Palindromes Inc. is an international holding company that was formed to do a project portfolio based on regional focus and help elevate those companies up into participating in a global platform.
On AgweekTV this week, the ethanol industry gets a win this week on E15. We'll take you to the ground breaking for the Precision Ag Facility at South Dakota State University. We'll take a look at the federal fraud sentencing of Darrel Duane Smith, who multi-million dollar scam started to unravel at a meeting in Grafton, N.D., that was covered by Agweek. And harvest delays plague the region's farmers.
Meteorologist Andrew Whitmyer gives this week's agriweather forecast.
A man who spent 25 years in ag and rural banking with the American Bankers Association in Washington says he's concerned about the debt positions of some farmers. John Blanchfield was a keynote speaker at a recent ag credit conference in Fargo. He now works for a Maryland company that helps community banks improve their ag lending efforts through both the credit and "human component." Blanchfield says he has three main concerns: how long the current low price period lasts, interest rates and how banks relate with their farm customers.
The USMCA retains zero tariffs on most ag goods flowing among the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Progress in the new trade deal includes Canada agreeing to grant imported wheat the same access as Canadian wheat with the same requirements. But the dairy industry was the big winner, as Canada will gradually eliminate its Class 7 pricing scheme for dairy products and allow more access to U.S. dairy products.
This week on AgweekTV, a new NAFTA deal is struck, with U.S. dairy producers the big winners. We'll have highlights from the World Dairy Expo. We'll tell you about a challenging season for hay and alfalfa production here in southeast South Dakota. And a North Dakota cooperative celebrates a milestone.
With the ongoing trade war, more farmers are looking for places to store soybeans and edible beans as they wait for better prices through a trade deal. However, as Mikkel Pates reports, that's also severely challenging grain elevators in the region.
Meteorologist John Wheeler gives the agriweather forecast on AgweekTV.