July 11, 2017

  • Carly  Grether Posted on 07/11/2017 by Carly Grether
    Annual Meeting Hotel Room Link Now Available

    If you are planning on attending NASDA's Annual Meeting September 11-14 you can book your rooms today! Annual Meeting registration will be launching this month, so be on the lookout for an email to register! 

    NASDA is currently holding a block of rooms at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans at the rate of $199/night + tax from September 10-14, 2017.

    The deadline to book your room at NASDA’s group rate is 5:00PM EDT Friday, August 18, 2017NASDA's limited block of hotel rooms could sell out well before the August 18 deadline so please reserve your room(s) early! Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the Roosevelt Hotel’s prevailing rates.

    Click here to make your hotel room reservation. If you wish to make your reservation over the phone please call the Roosevelt Hotel directly before Friday, August 18 at 1-800-WALDORF. Please be sure to mention the NASDA Annual Meeting to receive the ...

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  • Charlie Ingram Posted on 07/11/2017 by Charlie Ingram

    USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimated a record high 89.5 million acres of soybeans planted in the United States for 2017, up 7 percent from last year, according to the Acreage report released June 30, 2017. Corn area planted is estimated at 90.9 million acres, down 3 percent from last year.

    Following up to the Prospective Plantings report released in late spring, NASS surveyed approximately 11,000 segments of land and 69,700 producers during the first two weeks of June to gather information on what farmers actually planted. Key findings released in the Acreage report include:

    Soybeans

    • Soybean area for harvest is estimated at a record high 88.7 million acres, if realized, up 7 percent from 2016.
    • Producers planted 94 percent of the soybean acreage to herbicide resistant seed varieties, unchanged from 2016.

    Corn

    • Growers expect to harvest 83.5 million acres of corn for grain, down 4 percent from last year.
    • Ninety-two percent of all corn acres ...
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  • Charlie Ingram Posted on 07/11/2017 by Charlie Ingram

    As of June 1, there were 71.7 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from June 2016, and up 1 percent from March 1, 2017, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published June 29, 2017 by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

    Other key findings in the report were:

    • Of the 71.7 million hogs and pigs, 65.6 million were market hogs, while 6.07 million were kept for breeding.
    • Between March 2017 and May 2017, 32.3 million pigs were weaned on U.S. farms, up 4 percent from the same time period one year earlier.
    • From March 2017 through May 2017, U.S. hog and pig producers weaned an average of 10.55 pigs per litter.
    • U.S. hog producers intend to have 3.06 million sows farrow between June and August 2017, and 3.06 million sows farrow between September and November 2017.
    • Iowa hog producers accounted for the largest inventory among the states, at 22.2 million head. North Carolina and Minnesota had the second and third largest inventories with 9.00 ...
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