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Farm Bill Round 1: Cotton, Dairy, and the President’s Budget

Farm Bill Round 1: Cotton, Dairy, and the President’s Budget

👤By Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess, and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Feb 15, 2018

If the farm bill is reauthorized in 2018, the events of the last week will have been the first round. First, Congress revised the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill) in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA

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California Almond Shipments Set Record For January Period

California Almond Shipments Set Record For January Period

👤By Paul Ewing and Dennis Soares, RPAC, LLC 🕔Feb 15, 2018

From RPAC, LLC Today the Almond Board of California released the January 2018 position report January shipments were 193.5 million lbs. vs. the record 165.8 million lbs. in 2017 – up 16.7% Demand U.S. shipments: +5% (+6% YTD) Exports: +23% (+12% YTD). With

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Kansas City Fed: Stable Land Values Offsetting Low Commodity Values

Kansas City Fed: Stable Land Values Offsetting Low Commodity Values

👤By Nathan Kauffman, Assistant Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive and Cortney Cowley, Economist 🕔Feb 15, 2018

Farm real estate markets in the Tenth District remained relatively stable in the fourth quarter of 2017. The district covers Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and portions of western Missouri and northern New Mexico The stability in farmland values was due,

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California: Almond Leadership Program Kicks Off 10th Year

California: Almond Leadership Program Kicks Off 10th Year

👤From the Almond Board of California 🕔Feb 14, 2018

The 2018 Almond Leadership Program class of 18 represents nearly every aspect of the industry, from growers, pest control advisors and food safety specialists to a staffing consultant, a marketing brand and sales expert and a grant writer. Members of

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Diesel, Gasoline Prices Decrease

Diesel, Gasoline Prices Decrease

👤From the Energy Information Administration 🕔Feb 14, 2018

The U.S. average diesel fuel price dropped over 2 cents to $3.06 per gallon on February 12, 2018, 50 cents higher than a year ago. West Coast prices fell nearly three cents to $3.43 per gallon, Midwest, Gulf Coast, and

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Farmer Programs: Trump Budget Would Cut $47Bln Over 10 Years – DTN

Farmer Programs: Trump Budget Would Cut $47Bln Over 10 Years – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 14, 2018

Farmers would pay a larger share of crop-insurance premiums and a range of ag industries would have to pony up fees for USDA services under the Trump administration’s latest budget proposal released Monday.   The White House proposed budget for Fiscal

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Neonic Use on Cotton, Corn, Soybeans – EPA Still Working on Decisions  – DTN

Neonic Use on Cotton, Corn, Soybeans – EPA Still Working on Decisions – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 14, 2018

EPA doled out hundreds of pages on the risks and benefits of neonicotinoid insecticides on Dec. 15 — an early Christmas “gift” of sorts for farmers.  Tempting as it to ignore these data-heavy documents, most corn, soybean and cottonseed in

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Cotton: Explaining The Basics Of New Seed Cotton Program

Cotton: Explaining The Basics Of New Seed Cotton Program

👤By Don Shurley, Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 13, 2018

Effective with the 2018 crop, “seed cotton” is now a covered commodity under Title I of the 2014 farm bill and eligible for PLC (Price Loss Coverage) payments. For purposes of the legislation, “seed cotton” is unginned upland cotton—a combination

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Trump Budget Proposes Cuts to Crop Insurance and SNAP – Farm Policy

Trump Budget Proposes Cuts to Crop Insurance and SNAP – Farm Policy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 13, 2018

On Monday, the Trump administration released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2019. Like last year, the budget outline contained proposed cuts to crop insurance and the SNAP program.  Today’s update looks at these budget ideas in greater detail. Background

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California Wheat: Time to Check for Italian Ryegrass Infestations

California Wheat: Time to Check for Italian Ryegrass Infestations

👤By Mariano Galla, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Feb 13, 2018

Italian ryegrass (Lolium perenne spp. Multiflorum), is an annual grass common in Sacramento Valley orchard and field crops. This species germinates and matures approximately at the same time as winter cereals and is highly competitive for soil nutrients during the time

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