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Trump Proposed $38 Bln Cuts to Farm Safety Net – Not Counting USDA Cuts – DTN

Trump Proposed $38 Bln Cuts to Farm Safety Net – Not Counting USDA Cuts – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 23, 2017

The Trump administration is proposing dramatic cuts to the farm safety net in the president’s first budget plan being delivered to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The plan proposes tighter caps and means testing for crop insurance subsidies and eligibility for

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Pesticide Legislation: HR 953 is Designed to Reduce Regs. on Farmers and Applicators – DTN

Pesticide Legislation: HR 953 is Designed to Reduce Regs. on Farmers and Applicators – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 23, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives may take action this week on a bill designed to reduce the regulatory burden on farmers and others who apply pesticides. On Monday, the House Committee on Rules is expected to consider the debate rules

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Survey Ranks Most Common, Troublesome Weeds in Ag

Survey Ranks Most Common, Troublesome Weeds in Ag

👤From a Press Release 🕔May 23, 2017

A recent survey conducted by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) ranks Palmer amaranth as the most troublesome and difficult to control weed in 12 categories of broadleaf crops, fruits and vegetables, while common lambsquarters ranks as the weed

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Trump Budget Declares War on Ag – Commentary

Trump Budget Declares War on Ag – Commentary

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔May 23, 2017

President Trump released his detailed, $4.1 trillion federal budget today, and while every area of the federal government except defense and infrastructure saw cuts, the cuts to agriculture and rural areas are disproportionately severe by anyone’s standards. The total mandatory

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California Almonds: More Heat – Things Will Start Happening Fast – AgFax

California Almonds: More Heat – Things Will Start Happening Fast – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔May 21, 2017

Hot weather is in the forecast across much of our coverage area. That could increase pest and disease pressure, push water demands and move the crop faster toward hull split.

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AgFax Weekend: Farmland Values Up; Weed Herbicide Resistance Is Global

AgFax Weekend: Farmland Values Up; Weed Herbicide Resistance Is Global

👤AgFax Staff 🕔May 19, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Farmland Values Up; Weed Herbicide Resistance Is Global; Brazil’s Scandal Hits Soybean Market; and more.

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Soil Health: If it’s Good for Farmers, It’s Good for the Environment – DTN

Soil Health: If it’s Good for Farmers, It’s Good for the Environment – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 19, 2017

The Soil Health Institute unveiled its action plan on Thursday for advancing soil health in research, policy and on-farm practices.   The institute — created by the Oklahoma-based Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and the Farm Foundation — held an event

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Farm Taxes: The Importance of Estimating Your Deferred Tax Liability

Farm Taxes: The Importance of Estimating Your Deferred Tax Liability

👤By Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, Bradley Zwilling, and Bailey Fletcher, University of Illinois 🕔May 19, 2017

Because agriculture producers can use cash accounting for federal and state income tax purposes, there is a recognizable difference between taxable farm income and accrual farm income. These differences can have an immense impact on tax liability, earnings, and net

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Herbicide-Resistant Weeds: What Can the U.S. Learn From Australia? No Easy Answers. – DTN

Herbicide-Resistant Weeds: What Can the U.S. Learn From Australia? No Easy Answers. – DTN

👤By Pam Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor 🕔May 19, 2017

There have been more than a few jokes this week about the irony of weed scientists choosing Colorado as a meeting place to talk about resistance. However, no one in this audience is laughing about the global threat of weeds

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California Rice: Dimilin for Tadpole Shrimp Control

California Rice: Dimilin for Tadpole Shrimp Control

👤By Luis Espino, University of California 🕔May 19, 2017

A FIFRA Section 2(ee) Recommendation has been issued for control of tadpole shrimp (TPS) using Dimilin 2L. The recommendation states to use Dimilin two to 10 days after the field is flooded; it also states that Dimilin does not appear

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