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Farm Policy: Farm Bill – Ag Spending and Budgetary Issues

Farm Policy: Farm Bill – Ag Spending and Budgetary Issues

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 14, 2017

Today’s update looks at recent spending and budgetary issues impacting agriculture and the Farm Bill.  The House Appropriations Committee this week passed the fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill for USDA.   Meanwhile, recent reporting from Politico indicated that House Agriculture Committee

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Texas Cotton: Don’t Get Creative with Herbicide Tankmixing

Texas Cotton: Don’t Get Creative with Herbicide Tankmixing

👤By Gaylon Morgan, Paul Baumann, Josh McGinty - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 🕔May 11, 2016

Large farms and erratic weather makes it difficult for producers to cover all their acres for nutrient and pest management. So, everyone is looking for ways to cut trips across the fields to save money and time. However, if we

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Farm Debt Mediation Calls Are Up – “Writing on the Wall” – DTN

Farm Debt Mediation Calls Are Up – “Writing on the Wall” – DTN

👤By Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent 🕔May 7, 2016

State mediation services in  and Iowa are reporting a jump in farm caseloads but more on the scale of a “stream” rather than a “flood.” Michelle Soll with Nebraska’s Rural Response Hotline and Legal Aid said the past couple of

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Farm Budget: 6 Myths About High and Low-Profit Farmers – DTN

Farm Budget: 6 Myths About High and Low-Profit Farmers – DTN

👤By Elizabeth Williams, DTN Special Correspondent 🕔Oct 29, 2015

High yields across the upper Midwest in 2015 may have saved many producers from falling below breakeven — especially if they sold on price rallies. However, the doom and gloom predicted for high-cost corn and soybean farmers is likely just

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Farm Budget: Short-Term Financing Needs Still Rising

Farm Budget: Short-Term Financing Needs Still Rising

👤By Nathan Kauffman, Cortney Cowley, and Matt Clark, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 🕔Oct 28, 2015

Reduced farm income continued to drive demand for short-term financing to cover operating costs. Both the number and volume of operating loans originated increased in the third quarter of 2015. The largest increase in demand was for operating loans of

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Farm Budget: Don’t Forget Rising Family Living Costs

👤By Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, and Bradley Zwilling, University of Illinois 🕔Oct 16, 2015

In 2014, the total noncapital living expenses of 1,350 farm families enrolled in the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) averaged $81,711–or $6,809 a month for each family (Figure 1). This average was 1.2 percent higher than in 2013.

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Farm Management: 5 Practices to Avoid the Worst Financial Stress – DTN

👤By Danny Klinefelter, DTN Farm Business Adviser 🕔Aug 21, 2015

First, DTN’s Marcia Taylor and Elizabeth Williams have written a couple of great articles recently on DTN and in The Progressive Farmer. Marcia’s was direct advice on how progressive operators plan to skin a profit in 2015. Elizabeth’s was insight

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Georgia: Cotton Budgets for 2015

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