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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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Drought Monitor: Storms Hit Northwest, Elsewhere Remains Dry

Drought Monitor: Storms Hit Northwest, Elsewhere Remains Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from David Simeral, Western Regional Climate Center 🕔Nov 30, 2017

Summary This U.S. Drought Monitor week saw a series of storms impact the Pacific Northwest, northern California, and northern Rockies. The heaviest precipitation was observed across the Olympic Mountains and North Cascades of western Washington where precipitation accumulations (liquid) ranged

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USDA: Farm Income Forecast – Most Row Crop Receipts Decline, But Profits Stable

USDA: Farm Income Forecast – Most Row Crop Receipts Decline, But Profits Stable

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 30, 2017

After 3 consecutive years of decline, farm sector profits are forecast to be relatively stable in 2017. Net farm income, a broader measure of profits, is forecast to increase $1.7 billion (2.7 percent) from 2016 to $63.2 billion in 2017

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Rice: International Rice Leadership Class Spends Week on the Road

Rice: International Rice Leadership Class Spends Week on the Road

👤By Steve Linscombe, USA Rice Daily 🕔Nov 29, 2017

Earlier this month, the 2017 International Rice Leadership Class visited several rice production operations, processing facilities, and public and private research stations in Nicaragua and Columbia.  Class members met with senior officials from Proarroz, the national rice organization in Nicaragua, and

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Arkansas: Rice Breeding Webinar, Nov. 30

Arkansas: Rice Breeding Webinar, Nov. 30

👤By Bobby Coats, University of Arkansas Professor of Economics 🕔Nov 28, 2017

Joining me for our next University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Food and Agribusiness Webinar is Dr. Karen Moldenhauer. Professor Moldenhauer is a rice breeder for the University of Arkansas System – Division of Agriculture, located at the Rice

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Drought Monitor: Some Wet Areas, but Mostly Another Dry Week

Drought Monitor: Some Wet Areas, but Mostly Another Dry Week

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Richard Tinker, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC 🕔Nov 22, 2017

Summary With a few exceptions, dry weather dominated the contiguous 48 states this past week, particularly in areas already experiencing dryness and drought. Heavy precipitation fell on the orographically-favored areas in the West (specifically, the Sierra Nevada, windward slopes of

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Farm Bill: Programs Cost Taxpayers Too Much, Don’t Address Low Price Issues – Commentary

Farm Bill: Programs Cost Taxpayers Too Much, Don’t Address Low Price Issues – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Nov 22, 2017

During a recent teleconference, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee Michael Conaway said that debate on the farm bill would be pushed into early 2018 and the commodity title would be built on the existing programs: crop revenue insurance, Agricultural

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Louisiana Farmers Voice Concerns About Infrastructure, Labor During State Listening Tour

Louisiana Farmers Voice Concerns About Infrastructure, Labor During State Listening Tour

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Nov 21, 2017

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain wrapped up an agriculture and forestry listening tour at Richard and Neal Fontenot’s R&N Farms in the Evangeline Parish community of Vidrine on Nov. 17. Farmers expressed their concerns about

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U.S. Weed Scientists Testing Aussie Seed Destructor Through Its Paces

U.S. Weed Scientists Testing Aussie Seed Destructor Through Its Paces

👤By Elton Robinson, Contributing Editor 🕔Nov 21, 2017

U.S. scientists in 3 regions – Corn Belt, South and Mid-Atlantic – have been running this system for at least 2 years  and have drawn a number of conclusions.

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