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South Dakota: Managing New CRP Ground for Weeds

South Dakota: Managing New CRP Ground for Weeds

👤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

👤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

👤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?

👤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

👤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

👤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. No field in Iowa is safe.

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Farm Taxes: Conservation Easements are Viable Tool for Farmland Owners – DTN

Farm Taxes: Conservation Easements are Viable Tool for Farmland Owners – DTN

👤By Andy Biebl DTN Tax Columnist 🕔Mar 17, 2017

Conservation easements (CEs) are getting a bad name. A few months ago, the IRS teed up marketed deals as a Form 8886 disclosure item in tax returns. That enters the taxpayer into a painful world of IRS scrutiny that, by

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New Farm Bill is Top of the Agenda for House Ag Committee – DTN

New Farm Bill is Top of the Agenda for House Ag Committee – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 4, 2017

Talking to a production agriculture crowd visiting his home state, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway was right at home as he told thousands of farmers he was determined to get a farm bill passed for them on time.  

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Rice Industry to Congress: Reject Conservation Programs at All Our Peril

Rice Industry to Congress: Reject Conservation Programs at All Our Peril

👤By Peter Bachmann, USA Rice 🕔Feb 28, 2017

This morning (February 28), the House Committee on Agriculture’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee held a hearing to solicit feedback from rural America on conservation policy ahead of constructing the 2018 Farm Bill.  USA Rice was invited to provide a witness

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House Ag Comm. Looks at Cotton Program, Increased CRP Acres, Base Acres Change – DTN

House Ag Comm. Looks at Cotton Program, Increased CRP Acres, Base Acres Change – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Feb 9, 2017

After telling the crop insurance industry Monday that he wouldn’t be in Congress if crop insurance had existed when he tried to farm, House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said he doesn’t think the 2018 farm bill should

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