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Idaho ‘Ag-Gag’ Law Dealt Blow – DTN

Idaho ‘Ag-Gag’ Law Dealt Blow – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 8, 2018

A provision in Idaho’s so-called “ag-gag” law that forbids recording devices on farms and slaughterhouses without the owner’s consent was struck down on Thursday.   A three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San

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Crop Choices, Farm Size: Changes in a Time of Low Corn, Soybean Prices

Crop Choices, Farm Size: Changes in a Time of Low Corn, Soybean Prices

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Nov 8, 2017

Recent news articles have documented that lower crop prices for commodities such as corn and soybeans have caused some producers to make changes to their traditional crop rotation, or to consider organic crop production methods. More broadly, a recent Wall Street Journal article noted

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California: 3 Ag Groups Sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – DTN

California: 3 Ag Groups Sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 1, 2017

Three California agriculture interest groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday. They claimed in a lawsuit in federal court that the agency harmed ranchers when it didn’t follow federal law when it declared ranchlands as critical habitat

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Farm Hires: 3 Factors Determine Employee or Independent Contractor Status – DTN

Farm Hires: 3 Factors Determine Employee or Independent Contractor Status – DTN

👤By Lori Culler DTN HR Columnist 🕔Jul 10, 2017

With harvest right around the corner, most of us are starting to think about who we need to hire to complete all the activities that need to be done this fall. When hiring seasonal labor for your farm or business,

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Farm Bill: The Farm Safety Net for Field Crops – Commentary

Farm Bill: The Farm Safety Net for Field Crops – Commentary

👤By Gary Schnitkey and Carl Zulauf, Choices Magazine 🕔Jan 6, 2017

The starting point for discussion on the next farm bill will be the commodity title in the 2014 farm bill as well as the crop insurance program.  While a new infusion of Federal money is possible, a more likely scenario

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Mississippi: Family Farms Going Through Age/Owner Transistion

Mississippi: Family Farms Going Through Age/Owner Transistion

👤By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Extension Service 🕔May 5, 2016

The average age of Mississippi farm owners is 60. This age mirrors the national average and has risen steadily in the last few years. “This is not necessarily a problem,” Bryon Parman, Mississippi State University Extension Service agricultural economist said.

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U.S. Bankers Claim Farm Credit System Unfair – DTN

👤By Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor 🕔Apr 15, 2016

The American Bankers Association is again taking off the gloves in its longstanding battle to curb Farm Credit System lending. In recent months, ABA leaders have stepped up radio and media interviews; they scored a rare House Agriculture Committee hearing

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Texas: Southern Farm and Ranch Show, Victoria, Oct. 21-22

Texas: Southern Farm and Ranch Show, Victoria, Oct. 21-22

👤By Rod Santa Ana, Texas A&M 🕔Oct 19, 2015

The 31st annual South Texas Farm and Ranch Show will be held Oct. 21-22 in Victoria and is expected to bring the state’s agribusiness community together once again, organizers said. “The reason folks make the trip to this show every

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AgFax Weekend: New Definition of ‘Farm’; Grain Price Time Machine?

AgFax Weekend: New Definition of ‘Farm’; Grain Price Time Machine?

👤From AgFax Media LLC 🕔Oct 9, 2015 Read Full Article

FDA Revises the Definition of ‘Farm’

👤A. Bryan Endres & Lisa Schlessinger, University of Illinois 🕔Oct 7, 2015

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law in January 2011, is perhaps the most far reaching reform of the food safety system since the enactment of the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Recent data from

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