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Farm Bill: Design by Multiple Interest Groups – Commentary

Farm Bill: Design by Multiple Interest Groups – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Dec 12, 2017

For many years, farm bills were the province of legislators representing districts and states where farmers constituted a significant portion of the voters. Together these legislators were known as the “farm block” and they dominated the membership of the House

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Farmland Values: Arkansas Rice and Soybean Farm Sold for Above Average Rate – DTN

Farmland Values: Arkansas Rice and Soybean Farm Sold for Above Average Rate – DTN

👤By Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Dec 11, 2017

Rice and soybean ground, farmed by the same family for nearly 20 years, changed hands this year in Woodruff County, Arkansas. The broker handling the sale, Jeffrey Hignight, is with Glaub Farm Management, out of Jonesboro. He said the 786

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AgFax Weekend: Lessons Learned 1983 vs. 2017 | Growth Strategies

AgFax Weekend: Lessons Learned 1983 vs. 2017 | Growth Strategies

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Dec 8, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Lessons Learned 1983 vs. 2017 | Growth Strategies | Sell your land or sell plus lease it back? | and more.

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Farmland Values: Leaseback Sales Growing with Sellers and Buyers – DTN

Farmland Values: Leaseback Sales Growing with Sellers and Buyers – DTN

👤By Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Dec 8, 2017

A father-son operation in Logan County, Illinois, contacted John Kirkpatrick last year in search of an investment buyer for their 1,167-acre farm. They had built the farm up and wanted to continue to rent the ground. It’s a common arrangement

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Rose on Cotton: This Rally Has a Lifespan; Consider Your Gin Choice for 2018

Rose on Cotton: This Rally Has a Lifespan; Consider Your Gin Choice for 2018

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean - The Rose Report 🕔Dec 8, 2017

Cotton bulls found their way into the win column yet again, extending their weekly streak to seven, with the Mar contract gaining 44 points on the week (nearly 700 for the streak). The Mar – May spread was very near

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Cleveland on Cotton: Bullish Market Except for the Abundance of Low Mic Fiber

Cleveland on Cotton: Bullish Market Except for the Abundance of Low Mic Fiber

👤O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Dec 8, 2017

The long awaited rally above 70 cents appeared to mature this week as the March contract has gained five cents just since November. I am reminded of my friend that sold his cotton in November and then commented that the

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Argentina’s Soybean Planting Somewhat Delayed by Dry Weather – DTN

Argentina’s Soybean Planting Somewhat Delayed by Dry Weather – DTN

👤By Lin Tan DTN China Correspondent 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Argentina soybean planting progress is a little delayed due to dry weather conditions. However, the dry weather has been beneficial for wheat and barley harvesting.   “We had some rains over the weekend, but not for all soybean areas,” said Ignacio

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Farmland Values: It’s All About Supply and Demand – DTN

Farmland Values: It’s All About Supply and Demand – DTN

👤By Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Dec 7, 2017

The region generating the most concern when it comes to declining land values continues to be the Corn Belt.  According to the latest USDA land values report, five Corn Belt states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Ohio) collectively reported a

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“Riced Vegetables” are NOT a Form of Rice – Arkansas Ag Committee Discussion

“Riced Vegetables” are NOT a Form of Rice – Arkansas Ag Committee Discussion

👤By Lydia Holmes, USA Rice Daily 🕔Dec 6, 2017

Yesterday, Arkansas Rice Federation Executive Director Lauren Waldrip Ward testified before the Arkansas Joint Senate and House Committee on Agriculture on the industry’s concern of a current food trend where vegetables are being “riced” and marketed as a “more healthy”

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Best Young Farmers, Ranchers of 2018 – DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit

Best Young Farmers, Ranchers of 2018 – DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit

👤By Dan Miller Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Dec 6, 2017

DTN/The Progressive Farmer added five new honorees to its America’s Best Young Farmers and Ranchers program. The class of 2018 was introduced Tuesday during a DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit award ceremony.   Now entering its ninth year, the program recognizes

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