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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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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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Farm Estate Plan: Big Change in CRP Program Benefits Next Generation

Farm Estate Plan: Big Change in CRP Program Benefits Next Generation

👤By Kent Politsch, USDA 🕔Dec 30, 2016

Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Lanon Baccam today (Dec. 29, 3016) announced that beginning Jan. 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts, making it easier to transfer

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CRP Participants Will Benefit from $1.7Bln USDA Payments

CRP Participants Will Benefit from $1.7Bln USDA Payments

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 28, 2016

The USDA will issue nearly $1.7 billion in payments to more than half of a million Americans who have contracts with the government to protect sensitive agricultural lands. The investment, part of the voluntary USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), will

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CRP Signup: Landowners Request Enrollment of 3 Million Acres – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔May 5, 2016

The Farm Service Agency has accepted enrollment of more than 800,000 acres in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) through the program’s latest signup period. The CRP pays farmers to idle marginally productive land to improve water quality, prevent soil erosion,

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Ohio Farmer Credits CRP Program with Saving Farm

Ohio Farmer Credits CRP Program with Saving Farm

👤By Cassie Bable, USDA FSA 🕔Mar 1, 2016

Since she was a teenager some 60 years ago, Gail Dunlap has played an active role in her family’s seventh generation Ohio farming operation by focusing on ways to continually improve conservation practices and establish a natural and sustainable way

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Iowa: USDA Expands Conservation Program for Watershed Plan

Iowa: USDA Expands Conservation Program for Watershed Plan

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 5, 2016

USDA is expanding its signature conservation program to help Iowa farmers and livestock producers conserve water and soil resources and improve nutrient management practices on the state’s 30 million acres of farmland. Up to 85,000 new acres for rental payments

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Missouri Farm Family Continues CRP Commitment

Missouri Farm Family Continues CRP Commitment

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 13, 2015

Missouri farmer Richard Phillips lost his brother Gary in 2000. Gary had polio. Still, he was an avid outdoorsman and conservationist. A bench with Gary’s name inscribed on it sits near a pond on the farm and reminds the family

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Keith Good: EPA Administrator Aims to Clear Air over Clean Water Act

🕔Jul 9, 2014

Regulatory Issues- EPA, Clean Water Act DTN writer Todd Neeley reported yesterday that, “If nothing else, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy hopes a trip to Missouri this week to talk to farmers and agribusiness representatives will help to dispel what she said are ‘myths’ about the

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