The Latest

Upcoming Events


Send press releases to Ernst@Agfax.com.

View All Events


Send press releases to Ernst@Agfax.com.

View All Events

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

Read Full Article
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

Read Full Article
Trump Budget Declares War on Agriculture

Trump Budget Declares War on Agriculture

👤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

Read Full Article
Farm Policy: Ag Economy – Farmers ‘Battle for Profits’

Farm Policy: Ag Economy – Farmers ‘Battle for Profits’

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 23, 2017

Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Sunday’s Des Moines Register that, “This year could be pivotal for many Iowa farmers, battling to turn a profit as they plant 23.4 million corn and soybean acres across the state. “Financial

Read Full Article
Ethanol Groups Push for Legislation to Improve Market Competition – DTN

Ethanol Groups Push for Legislation to Improve Market Competition – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 22, 2017

National ethanol groups are pushing for the market expansion of E15 on two fronts, putting pressure on Congress as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week to pass legislation and to change federal regulations. With just 41 legislative

Read Full Article
Trade Talks: Ag Groups to President – “Do No Harm” – DTN

Trade Talks: Ag Groups to President – “Do No Harm” – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 22, 2017

Commodity groups largely stressed a “do no harm” approach after learning the White House had started the official clock for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.   The White House notified the House Ways and Means Committee and the

Read Full Article
Farm Policy: NAFTA Renegotiation Formally Launched – Ag Perspectives

Farm Policy: NAFTA Renegotiation Formally Launched – Ag Perspectives

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 22, 2017

Background Shawn Donnan and Jude Webber reported on Thursday at The Financial Times Online that, “Donald Trump has fired the starting gun on renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, with his administration notifying Congress

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
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

Read Full Article
Cotton Planting: Generic Base Acres Program is a ‘Disconnect’ for Growers

Cotton Planting: Generic Base Acres Program is a ‘Disconnect’ for Growers

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔May 19, 2017

This article continues discussion of cotton support, a key contemporary farm policy issue. Cotton is not a covered commodity under the ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage) commodity programs enacted in the 2014 farm bill. This decision

Read Full Article