Conservation Reserve Program – CRP Signup Deadline is August 17

🕔Aug 7, 2018Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce reminded producers today that the deadline to sign up for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. “Any […]

Farm Bill 2018: Senate Version Passes – No Major Changes – DTN

🕔Jun 29, 2018The Senate passed a new farm bill Thursday with a massive bipartisan vote of 86 to 11, signaling that the Senate Agriculture Committee will be in a strong position in […]

Farm Bill – Senate Draft Might Just Pass – Improvements, Fixes are Part of Package

🕔Jun 13, 2018Release of the Senate Ag Committee draft Senate Ag Committee (2018 Farm Bill; Brasher, June 8, 2018)  represents more than different program and policy details but completely different legislating, political and […]

2018 Farm Bill Debate: Reviewing CBO Baseline, Including Commodities

🕔Apr 13, 2018On April 9, 2018, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated and revised baseline for the major programs in the farm bill. If Congress reauthorizes the farm bill programs […]

Cellulosic Biofuel Crops: CRP Land Could Potentially Feed the Industry – DTN

🕔Jan 18, 2018A study published this week contributes more details than previous reports on biomass crops most suited to bioenergy feedstock use and what long-term factors may affect their growth. A new […]

Farm Policy Review and Outlook for the 2018 Farm Bill

🕔Jan 5, 2018This is a presentation summary from the 2017 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 18-22, 2017. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

Conservation Reserve Program Suspends Land Enrollment – DTN

🕔Oct 11, 2017The 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. […]

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

🕔Oct 6, 2017On 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 […]

Drought: Dakotas in Crisis – Frustration with USDA Lack of Funds – DTN

🕔Jul 24, 2017Scattered thundershowers across North Dakota on Wednesday brought a slight respite to the region’s drought, but farmers and ranchers say some crops are already lost and it would take months […]

Drought: Northern Plains – More Land Available for Emergency Haying and Grazing

🕔Jul 20, 2017Today, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorizing the use of additional Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands for emergency grazing and haying in and […]

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