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Conservation Reserve Program Suspends Land Enrollment – DTN

Conservation Reserve Program Suspends Land Enrollment – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Oct 11, 2017

The Agriculture Department’s Farm Service Agency announced Monday it will suspend accepting most new offers to enroll land in the Conservation Reserve Program until later in the 2018 fiscal year. In the meantime, FSA “will process many pending eligible offers,”

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Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Leaders for sportsmen’s and conservation groups in Western states are becoming more critical over the Trump administration’s decision last week to reopen a protection agreement for the greater sage grouse in 11 states. After months of internal discussions, the Department

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Farm Taxes: The Devil Really is in the Details When it Come to the Tax Code – DTN

Farm Taxes: The Devil Really is in the Details When it Come to the Tax Code – DTN

👤By Andy Biebl, DTN Tax Columnist 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Farmers and ranchers learn early in their careers that Congress has carved out special tax provisions for their industry. But, a farmer can be defined differently for different provisions. In general, the most common definition focuses on income from growing/raising

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Farm Bill: Senate Hearings – Trade, and Conservation Reserve Program Examined

Farm Bill: Senate Hearings – Trade, and Conservation Reserve Program Examined

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 6, 2017

On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider three nominees for key trade positions, while the Senate Ag Committee questioned two nominees for Undersecretary posts at the USDA.  Today’s update highlights some key points from the hearings,

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Louisiana Rice Farmer Garners National Recognition for Conservation, Stewardship

Louisiana Rice Farmer Garners National Recognition for Conservation, Stewardship

👤By Lexi Clark, USA Rice 🕔Sep 27, 2017

Coinciding with September National Rice Month, Louisiana rice farmer Christian Richard is being recognized by Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture as their Farmer Spotlight Honoree for his commitment to conservation and stewardship.  He was nominated for the

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Cover Crops Success Is Encouraging to Farmers Nationwide

Cover Crops Success Is Encouraging to Farmers Nationwide

👤By Kristy Borelli, Pennsylvania State University Extension Specialist 🕔Sep 26, 2017

Farmers have been successfully incorporating cover crops into their rotations and their enthusiasm for the practice remains high according to a 2016-2017 Cover Crop Survey Annual Report conducted by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC). This survey is also supported

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Farm Bill Issue Review: Crop Insurance and Cover Crops

Farm Bill Issue Review: Crop Insurance and Cover Crops

👤By Jonathan Coppess and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Sep 22, 2017

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (INLRS) and other statewide efforts to reduce the loss of nutrients from modern farming include farmer adoption of cover cropping practices as one of the priorities (see, farmdoc daily, March 17, 2016). These efforts are increasing

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Upper Floridan Aquifer Sustainability the Focus of UGA Study

Upper Floridan Aquifer Sustainability the Focus of UGA Study

👤By Sandi Martin, University of Georgia 🕔Aug 30, 2017

As concerns grow over the ability of the Upper Floridan Aquifer to keep up with demands for water from residents, farms and forests, four universities are teaming up to look at the economic sustainability of agriculture and forestry in north

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Palmer Amaranth May be Hiding in Native Seed Mixes

Palmer Amaranth May be Hiding in Native Seed Mixes

👤From the Weed Science Society of America 🕔Aug 29, 2017

Scientists from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) say some native seed mixes planted to foster habitats for honeybees and other pollinators have been found to be contaminated with Palmer amaranth – a weed ranked by experts as the most

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Farm Bill Issues: House Ag Committee Holds “Conversations in the Field”

Farm Bill Issues: House Ag Committee Holds “Conversations in the Field”

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 2, 2017

Today’s update looks at the latest activity by the House Agriculture Committee on the Farm Bill, a listening session held earlier this week in Texas. Background The House Ag Committee of the 115th Congress has conducted full Committee and Subcommittee

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