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USDA Seeks Grower Input on Carbon Markets

Growers have until Nov. 1 to submit their comments to the federal agency.
The USDA is looking to create a set of pilot projects that provides incentives to implement climate smart conservation practices on working lands and to quantify and monitor the carbon and greenhouse gases associated with those practices. The pilot projects could even expand or develop new and additional markets.
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Growers Could Receive $25 Per Acre Payments if Using Cover Crops

More than two-thirds of no-tillers will be eligible for up to $5 billion in financial incentives.
Landowners could receive payments of $25 per acre on up to 1,000 acres if cover crops are established in their fields for the purposes of soil health, according to a preliminary Senate draft of the Build Back Better bill and corresponding budget. Non-operating landowners could receive payments of $5 per acre for encouraging tenants to seed covers on rented fields.
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USDA Reports 41% of Corn Dented

USDA's crop progress report for the week ended August 22 reported 41% of corn dented, in line with the 41% reported dented in the same week last year. The 5-year average for corn dented in this week was 38%.
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USDA Reports 22% of Corn Dented

USDA's crop progress report for the week ended August 15 reported 22% of corn dented, above the 21% reported dented in the same week last year. The 5-year average for corn dented in this week was 22%.
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