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Trump Proposed Budget Hits USDA Hard – DTN

Trump Proposed Budget Hits USDA Hard – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 17, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture would take a $4.7 billion cut in discretionary programs next year under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, or about a 21% cut from 2017 spending levels.  The budget blueprint released Thursday by the White House

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North Dakota: Grower Farm Bill Conference, Fargo, April 12

North Dakota: Grower Farm Bill Conference, Fargo, April 12

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Mar 14, 2017

North Dakota producers will have an opportunity to learn about farm policy and issues related to the anticipated 2018 U.S. farm bill during a daylong conference April 12 at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo. Producers will be able to

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Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearings Move to Specialty Crops

Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearings Move to Specialty Crops

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 13, 2017

A news release from the House Agriculture Committee on Thursday indicated that, “[T]he Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, held a hearing to evaluate the effectiveness of the 2014 Farm Bill programs aimed at benefiting specialty crop production.” The meeting was

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Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance – Projected Prices and Safety-Net Decisions

Kentucky Corn, Soybeans: Crop Insurance – Projected Prices and Safety-Net Decisions

👤By Todd Davis, University of Kentucky 🕔Mar 10, 2017

The projected prices for Revenue Protection (RP) crop insurance is established using the December 2017 corn and November 2017 soybeans futures contracts closing prices for the month of February. The 2017 projected prices for corn and soybeans are $3.96 and

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Farm Programs: The Federal Safety Net for 2017

Farm Programs: The Federal Safety Net for 2017

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 8, 2017

The two Federal safety net program providing risk protection to crop farmers are crop insurance and the commodity title of the farm bill, with commodity title payments coming through Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Crop

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Cornbelt: Crop Insurance Decisions for 2017

Cornbelt: Crop Insurance Decisions for 2017

👤By Bruce Sherrick and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Mar 1, 2017

The price discovery period used to determined projected prices and volatility factors for federally sponsored corn and soybean crop insurance products for 2017 is nearly completed. For the majority of the Cornbelt, the approved Projected Price (PP) for corn is

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Farm Bill: Senate Ag Committee Hearing, Chairman Conaway Speech at USDA Forum

Farm Bill: Senate Ag Committee Hearing, Chairman Conaway Speech at USDA Forum

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Following on the heels of the House Agriculture Committee, which held its first Farm Bill hearing earlier this month, the Senate Ag Committee of the 115th Congress convened its first Farm Bill discussion on Thursday in Manhattan, Kansas.  Committee Chairman Pat

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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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Crop Insurance: Determining Premiums for 2017

Crop Insurance: Determining Premiums for 2017

👤By Gary Schnitkey and Bruce Sherrick, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 7, 2017

Many producers are seriously evaluating their crop insurance budgets and coverage options in light of changing prices and premiums. Crop insurance premiums are determined each year based largely on several factors including the indemnity price of the insured commodity, on

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Arkansas: 2 Crop Production Conferences, Feb. 9, 10

Arkansas: 2 Crop Production Conferences, Feb. 9, 10

👤From the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board 🕔Feb 1, 2017

The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board and the Arkansas Corn & Grain Sorghum Board will host the 2017 Corn, Grain Sorghum and Soybean Producer Conference on two dates and two locations: Thursday, February 9, at the Dumas Community Center and Friday,

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