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 […]

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 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 […]

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 – 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 […]

Conservation Reserve Program Re-Opens Enrollment June 4

🕔Jun 1, 2018USDA will resume  accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) between June 4 and Aug. 17, 2018. CRP is part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality […]

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 […]

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