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7 ag stories you might have missed

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Catch up on farmers protesting in the Netherlands, another derecho in the Heartlands, the Farm Progress Show concert headliner announcement and more!

Did you miss some agricultural news this week? Follow along to get up-to-speed. Check out these top headlines in agriculture from around the country.

A glimpse at crops across the country

Feedback from the Field participants across the country have overwhelmingly reported fair corn conditions as well as the need for rain. FFTF participants echoed the need for rain for soybean crops, with more significant observations regarding crop development issues due to the heat compared to corn crops. “It’s beginning to look like 2012,” foreshadows a grower in Indiana.

Want to know how your farm’s crop conditions stack up against other farms around the country? First, take the survey and share updates about your farm’s crop development. Then check the FFTF Google MyMap to see others’ responses from across the country! – Farm Futures

Dutch farmers protest emission reduction plans

Dutch farmers angered by government plans that may require them to use less fertilizer and reduce livestock began a day of protests in the Netherlands on Monday by blocking supermarket distribution hubs in several cities. Several traffic jams were reported on highways as farmers used tractors to block traffic. – Reuters

Bacteria found in U.K. pork

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in U.K. pork products are putting human and animal health at risk, according to a new report from World Animal Protection. Tests examined 103 meat samples from U.K. supermarkets and online outlets and found the bacteria enterococci in 25 products. Of those, 23 were found to have bugs resistant to antibiotics. – Bloomberg

CHS releases quarterly earnings report

CHS Inc. released its third quarter earnings report ending May 31, 2022. The company reported net income of $576.6 million and revenues of $13.1 billion for the quarter, a significant increase over the same quarter of fiscal year 2021. Continued strong global demand, coupled with increased market volatility, resulted in higher commodity prices and improved earnings. – CHS

Derecho damage across the Heartland

Another derecho weather event impacted farmers and ranchers in portions of the Midwest and northern Plains this week. South Dakota, Iowa, parts of southern Minnesota, Northern Illinois and parts of southwestern Wisconsin all saw damage from the storm’s strong winds. American Farm Bureau Federation Government Affairs Director RJ Layher says producers with possible loss stemming from the storm should contact their insurance agent within 72 hours of discovery. – American Farm Bureau

Protecting American ag

Legislation introduced by Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., and Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., the Promoting Agriculture Safeguards and Security Act, prevents China, Russia, Iran and North Korea from purchasing U.S. ag companies. USDA reports foreign persons and entities held an interest in 35.2 million acres of U.S. agricultural land in 2019, accounting for 2.7% of all privately owned agricultural land. – Farm Progress

Lee Brice returns to Farm Progress Show

Farm Progress Show 2022 welcomes a proud voice in support of agriculture and American farmers: country music singer and songwriter Lee Brice. On Aug. 31, attendees will enjoy a special concert presented by Case IH and co-sponsored by Farm Progress at this year’s show in Boone, Iowa. Visit for more information about Farm Progress Show 2022. – Farm Progress

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