Monday, May 16, 2022 12:56PM CDT
Farmers of both commodity crops and specialty crops will receive a first tranche of disaster aid payments. To determine losses, USDA will use its existing crop insurance or Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) data as the basis for calculating initial payments. USDA estimates more than 220,000 producers who received crop insurance indemnities or NAP payments will receive Emergency Relief Program payments.
Friday, May 13, 2022 5:22PM CDT
The national average price of diesel fuel hit a new high this week -- $5.56 per gallon -- and experts say tight inventories mean there's little chance prices will drop before harvest.