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Farm Bill: Sen. Grassley Targets Commodity Payments to Big Farms – DTN

Farm Bill: Sen. Grassley Targets Commodity Payments to Big Farms – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Dec 6, 2017

A new USDA report shows larger farms with higher household incomes have increasingly seen more in federal commodity payments as farms in the United States have consolidated. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told agriculture journalists on Tuesday he plans to use

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DTN Fertilizer Outlook: Wholesale Prices and Trends

DTN Fertilizer Outlook: Wholesale Prices and Trends

👤By Karl Stenerson, Market Reporter - Fertecon Informa Agribusiness Intelligence 🕔Dec 6, 2017

Here is a breakdown of wholesale prices and trends by the various fertilizers: AMMONIA International The ammonia market has pushed upwards again as tight supply continues to force buyers who are short to increase their price ideas. Algeria has yet

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Almond Board of California Invests $4.8 Mln in ‘Next-Generation’ Farming Research

Almond Board of California Invests $4.8 Mln in ‘Next-Generation’ Farming Research

👤From a Press Release 🕔Dec 5, 2017

Almond Board of California (ABC) today announced an investment of $4.8 million in 64 independent, third-party research projects exploring next-generation farming practices. Additionally, ABC released the first annual Almond Sustainability Publication, entitled Growing Good, which highlights the California Almond community’s

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AgFax Weekend: USDA Forecasts | Future Farm Equipment

AgFax Weekend: USDA Forecasts | Future Farm Equipment

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Dec 1, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – USDA Forecasts | Future Farm Equipment | Soybeans: Consider Long Maturing Varieties | and more.

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Opioids Taking A Toll In Rural America, Farm Orgs Contend – DTN

Opioids Taking A Toll In Rural America, Farm Orgs Contend – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Dec 1, 2017

The opioid crisis has struck farm and ranch families much harder than the rest of rural America, according to a Morning Consult survey commissioned by the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union, the nation’s two largest general

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Livestock: Court Grants EPA Extension of Farm Emissions Report Deadline

Livestock: Court Grants EPA Extension of Farm Emissions Report Deadline

👤From the EPA 🕔Dec 1, 2017

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, in response to a request from the Trump administration EPA, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals effectively extended the deadline for farmers to report air releases of hazardous substances from animal waste at livestock operations

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Drought Outlook: Widespread Expansions Expected for Southern Third of Continental U.S.

Drought Outlook: Widespread Expansions Expected for Southern Third of Continental U.S.

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Anthony Artusa, NOAA 🕔Dec 1, 2017

The Monthly Drought Outlook (MDO) for December 2017 is primarily based on official precipitation forecasts from both the Weather Prediction Center (WPC, Week-1), and the Climate Prediction Center (Week 2, Week 3/4, and the 30-day precipitation update for December). Dynamical

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USDA Lending Rates Up from November

USDA Lending Rates Up from November

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 1, 2017

USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for December 2017. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for December is 1.500 percent, up from 1.375 percent in November. The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one

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No-Till Farming: The Economics of Saving Money, Time, and Soil

No-Till Farming: The Economics of Saving Money, Time, and Soil

👤By Elizabeth Creech, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 🕔Dec 1, 2017

For farmers across the country, it comes as no surprise to hear that conservation tillage practices – particularly continuous no-till – can save time and money compared to conventional tillage. The potential benefits of no-till are well-documented, from improving soil

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USDA: Small Uptick in Farm Income – DTN

USDA: Small Uptick in Farm Income – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 1, 2017

 Cash receipts in the livestock sector are forecast to grow 7.6% for all of 2017 while receipts for crop producers are projected to fall 2%, according to USDA’s latest farm income forecast released Wednesday. Overall, net farm income is stabilizing

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