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Drought: Dakotas in Crisis – Frustration with USDA Lack of Funds – DTN

Drought: Dakotas in Crisis – Frustration with USDA Lack of Funds – DTN

πŸ‘€By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jul 24, 2017

Scattered thundershowers across North Dakota on Wednesday brought a slight respite to the region’s drought, but farmers and ranchers say some crops are already lost and it would take months of rainfall to rebuild pastures. Dryland corn from central South

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Drought: Northern Plains – More Land Available for Emergency Haying and Grazing

Drought: Northern Plains – More Land Available for Emergency Haying and Grazing

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔Jul 20, 2017

Today, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorizing the use of additional Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands for emergency grazing and haying in and around portions of Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota affected

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2014 Farm Bill is Spending Far Less than Originally Expected

2014 Farm Bill is Spending Far Less than Originally Expected

πŸ‘€By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, and Nick Paulson, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Jul 18, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated estimates for the mandatory programs in the Agricultural Act of 2014, known as the baseline (see, USDA Mandatory Farm Programs and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Baseline). It is standard

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Senate Ag Committee Questions Rental Rates for Conservation Reserve Program

Senate Ag Committee Questions Rental Rates for Conservation Reserve Program

πŸ‘€By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 3, 2017

On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a Farm Bill hearing that focused on conservation and forestry issues. Β This follows previous Farm Bill field hearings in both Kansas and Michigan, as well as Committee meetings on the farm economy and

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South Dakota: Managing New CRP Ground for Weeds

South Dakota: Managing New CRP Ground for Weeds

πŸ‘€By Paul Johnson, South Dakota State University 🕔Jun 23, 2017

As plans are made to enroll new land into CRP, several things need to be considered to insure a good experience for all parties involved. One question to ask yourself is what is the condition of the ground right now?

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Drought: Upper Plains Call for Emergency Haying, Grazing in CRP Acres – DTN

Drought: Upper Plains Call for Emergency Haying, Grazing in CRP Acres – DTN

πŸ‘€By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jun 22, 2017

The National Farmers Union and state affiliates in the Northern Plains are calling on Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow emergency haying and grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acres. In a letter to Perdue, National Farmers Union wrote that farmers

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Palmer Pigweed: New Method Helps Identify Contaminated Seedlots

Palmer Pigweed: New Method Helps Identify Contaminated Seedlots

πŸ‘€By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 6, 2017

Last summer, farmers in the Midwest got an unwelcome surprise after planting native seed on Conservation Reserve Program acres. Palmer amaranth, the aggressive and hard-to-kill weed, had established in droves. As a possible solution, some states declared Palmer a noxious

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Iowa: Time to Scout CRP for Palmer Pigweed?

Iowa: Time to Scout CRP for Palmer Pigweed?

πŸ‘€By Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University 🕔May 15, 2017

Iowa State University Extension weed specialist Bob Hartzler decided to take advantage of the great weather and see if Palmer amaranth could be identified in CRP fields where it was introduced last year.

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Conservation Reserve Program: How Did We Get Here? A Historical Perspective

Conservation Reserve Program: How Did We Get Here? A Historical Perspective

πŸ‘€By Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois 🕔May 9, 2017

Congress continues work on the next farm bill and the House Ag Committee recently reviewed conservation programs. A central topic of that hearing, as well as the ongoing discussion about conservation policy, is the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This article

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Iowa: Palmer Amaranth in Conservation Planting – Updated Regulations

Iowa: Palmer Amaranth in Conservation Planting – Updated Regulations

πŸ‘€By Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University 🕔May 2, 2017

The widespread introduction of Palmer amaranth across Iowa in 2016 provides abundant sources for seed to spread into new, uninfested areas.Β No field in Iowa is safe.

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