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Rail Shipping Rate Challenges, Discussions and No Action for 4 Years – DTN

Rail Shipping Rate Challenges, Discussions and No Action for 4 Years – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Last week, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and others responded to the Surface Transportation Board’s request for comments on improving procedures, saying that the nature of the SAC standard the board uses is the single greatest source of

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Farmers and Health Insurance: Can’t Live With It – Can’t Live Without It – DTN

Farmers and Health Insurance: Can’t Live With It – Can’t Live Without It – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Farmers aren’t certain if they would fare better under the health care bill in the U.S. Senate, but they are looking for relief from a steady rise in premiums and wider spread of deductibles they’ve seen over the past several

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Farm Policy: Interest Deduction Tax Proposal Concerns Farmers

Farm Policy: Interest Deduction Tax Proposal Concerns Farmers

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Richard Rubin reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Republicans looking to rewrite the U.S. tax code are taking aim at one of the foundations of modern finance—the deduction that companies get for interest they pay on debt.

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Dicamba Ban in Arkansas: Monsanto’s Position – Call the Governor

Dicamba Ban in Arkansas: Monsanto’s Position – Call the Governor

👤By Christi Dixon, Monsanto 🕔Jun 24, 2017

Yesterday (Friday, June 24), the Arkansas State Plant Board recommended an action that will prevent farmers from having access to all of the available weed control options.   The recommendation made by the Plant Board to ban the use in

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AgFax Weekend: AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln

AgFax Weekend: AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jun 23, 2017

This week’s AgFax Weekend – AR Dicamba Ban; Agrisure Corn Suit – $217.7Mln; Ag Bankers Nervous ; and more.

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Arkansas Plant Board Pulls Trigger on Dicamba Ban

Arkansas Plant Board Pulls Trigger on Dicamba Ban

👤By Mary Hightower U of A System Division of Agriculture 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Arkansas State Plant Board approves emergency rule to ban use, sale of dicamba Governor must review changes, refer to legislative council subcommittee Hay and forage growers exempt from emergency ruling The Arkansas State Plant Board voted Friday for an emergency

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Iowa: Trump Visit Salutes Agriculture – DTN

Iowa: Trump Visit Salutes Agriculture – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 23, 2017

President Donald Trump told Iowa farmers and ranchers Wednesday evening that he will continue to stand with them on a number of issues.  During a campaign-style rally, Trump said he will defend attacks on ethanol, work to eliminate the estate

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Dicamba: Stop Sale, Use and Enforce New Penalties, says Arkansas Plant Board – DTN

Dicamba: Stop Sale, Use and Enforce New Penalties, says Arkansas Plant Board – DTN

👤By Pam Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor 🕔Jun 23, 2017

AgFax Editor’s Note: Update – Saturday – June 24. We have included 2 related article links below. The board did approve an emergency rule to ban use and sale of dicamba and to speed implementation of enhanced penalties for misuse. The

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U.S. Suspends Brazilian Fresh Beef Imports

U.S. Suspends Brazilian Fresh Beef Imports

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 22, 2017

U.S. Ag Sec. Sonny Perdue suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market. The suspension of shipments will remain in place until the Brazilian Ministry of

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Farm State Senators to US Trade Representative: On NAFTA, “Do No Harm.”

Farm State Senators to US Trade Representative: On NAFTA, “Do No Harm.”

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 22, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday to examine the administration’s approach to trade policy, and heard testimony from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.  Farm state lawmakers expressed concern regarding agriculture and NAFTA renegotiation, admonishing the executive branch to “do no

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