CRP: Time to Enroll or Re-Enroll and Consider Transition Incentives Program

🕔Jun 21, 2019Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous signup practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension. USDA’s Farm Service […]

Forage Emergency: Groups Push to Plant, Harvest on Prevented Acres – DTN

🕔Jun 12, 2019A multi-state coalition of agricultural organizations are seeking approval for emergency provisions allowing the planting and harvesting of forages on prevented planting acres without date restrictions, according to a news […]

Midwest Rain, Blizzard: Keeping Cattle Safe Still Challenging – DTN

🕔Apr 3, 2019John Widdowson saw the forecast during the week of March 10 and made a plan to keep his cattle safe in his operation near Gibbon, Nebraska. He moved his cow-calf […]

Nebraska: USDA Announces Additional Emergency Programs

🕔Mar 26, 2019USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Nancy Johner today announced that emergency grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres is authorized for all Nebraska counties, due to the […]

CRP: Declining Wildlife Populations May Indicate a Need for Change

🕔Jan 29, 2019Many landowners want to make changes in Conservation Reserve Program hardwood plantations because of declining populations of game animals, especially deer. Such changes can be made with approval from the […]

2018 Farm Bill: Good, Bad and Ugly – Commentary

🕔Jan 2, 2019As we began reading details from the recently passed 2018 Farm Bill, it reminded us of the old 1960s Spaghetti Western starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach, […]

Farm Bill Wrap-Up is Priority with Lame Duck Congress – DTN

🕔Nov 8, 2018U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, who likely will retake the chairmanship of the House Agriculture Committee, said Wednesday his top priority right now is to get a farm bill done in […]

Farm Bill Stalemate: Conservation Concerns

🕔Oct 18, 2018The conservation title is traditionally one of the least controversial and partisan of the major, mandatory funding titles in a farm bill debate; that the conservation is part of the […]

Texas: CRP Risk Management Decision Aid Available

🕔Oct 15, 2018As Conservation Reserve Program, or CRP, contracts expire, landowners must decide if they should re-enroll acreage, convert it back to farmland or leave it in permanent cover for wildlife and/or […]

USDA Issues $4.8 Bln in Farm Safety Net, Conservation Payments

🕔Oct 12, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the United State Department of Agriculture continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this […]

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