Ten percent of the U.S. corn crop was harvested and 6% of soybeans were harvested as of Sunday, Sept. 19. U.S. corn condition was rated 59% good to excellent and soybeans were rated 58% good to excellent, USDA NASS reported on Monday.
As the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service tries to stop the spread of African swine fever from the Dominican Republic, the agency has temporarily suspended the movement of pork products from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to the mainland U.S.
While farmers are ramping up harvest and football season, U.S. ag leaders in government and the private sector have been wringing their hands over the U.N.'s first Food Systems Summit on Sept. 23, looking to pivot other countries away from overarching positions on food security, climate change and equity that could hurt U.S. competitiveness globally.
Quote of the Day
"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."