Ag Groups Call for More CFAP Aid – DTN Jun 5, 2020

🕔Jun 5, 2020
Farm groups and various officials continue to press USDA to broaden the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) as they highlight agricultural products left out of the program. USDA announced on […]

U.S. Agriculture: Taking a Close Look at the Numbers – Commentary Jan 9, 2018

🕔Jan 9, 2018
Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary on specific crops.  As we begin a new year, we want to look at some of the organizational and other characteristics of production […]

USDA Loans Available for Portable Storage and Equipment Apr 29, 2016

🕔Apr 29, 2016
USDA will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Elanor Starmer […]

Kansas Pecans: Second Summer Generation of Fall Webworm Spotted Aug 12, 2015

🕔Aug 12, 2015
I was mowing around my pecan trees when I spotted several dime-sized egg masses deposited on the undersize of pecan leaves (photo at right). The eggs are very light green […]

Trade: U.S. Wins Poultry, Swine Discrimination Case Over India – DTN Jun 4, 2015

🕔Jun 4, 2015
While the U.S. smarts over the World Trade Organization ruling on country-of-origin labeling, the WTO has handed the U.S. a victory in a dispute over India’s ban on various agricultural […]

Keith Good: Farm Banks See Spike in Demand for Loans, Survey Finds Jan 29, 2015

🕔Jan 29, 2015
Economic Matters Reuters writer Christine Stebbins reported yesterday that, “U.S. grain farmers are boosting demand for loans from farm banks as five-year lows in crop prices squeeze operating budgets ahead of spring planting, according to a […]

Keith Good: Farmland Holds its Value Despite Drop in Commodity Prices Jan 26, 2015

🕔Jan 26, 2015
Economic Matters Elizabeth Williams reported on Friday at DTN (link requires subscription) that, “No one expected farmland prices to stay strong as commodity prices tumbled lower in 2014. But unlike corn prices, […]

Keith Good: New Techniques for Creating GMO Crops Skirt USDA Regs Jan 2, 2015

🕔Jan 2, 2015
Biotech Andrew Pollack reported on the front page of the Business section in today’s New York Times that, “Its first attempt to develop genetically engineered grass ended disastrously for the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. […]

Keith Good: Water Policy Issues Challenge California Almond Industry Dec 29, 2014

🕔Dec 29, 2014
Drought- Water Policy Issues- California Felicity Barringer reported in yesterday’s New York Times that, “California’s almond orchards have been thriving over the past decade and now provide an $11 billion annual […]

Keith Good: Embattled Railroads Get Thumbs Up; Hog Numbers on Rise Dec 24, 2014

🕔Dec 24, 2014
Transportation- Economic Issues, Food Prices In transportation news, Marcia Zarley Taylor reported yesterday at DTN that, “Ag customers may give North American railroads a failing grade for most of 2014. Backlogs cost Dakota and […]

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