PLC Base Yield Updates – The Importance of Crop Rotation

🕔Jan 18, 2019Three of the last four farm bills (2002, 2014, and 2018) have authorized an update option for the yield used to determine payments by the price support program. Each updated […]

Industrial Hemp was Popular Subject at American Farm Bureau Meeting – DTN

🕔Jan 17, 2019Hemp was a big deal at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting. U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., who began advocating for industrial hemp while he was Kentucky’s agriculture secretary, […]

Sustainability Impacts Agriculture’s Future

🕔Jan 11, 2019Words like sustainability can become buzzwords and are often misunderstood or misused, but despite its widespread use, this term isn’t going anywhere. Sustainability is an important concept to understand, especially […]

Georgia: 11 Tweaks, Changes For ARC/PLC, MAL and LDP

🕔Dec 27, 2018The 2018 Farm Bill continues programs for Title I commodities from the 2014 Farm Bill: the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program, the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program, and the Marketing […]

Plant Biostimulants Gain Federal Recognition, Oversight

🕔Dec 21, 2018The new Farm Bill, which was signed into law this week, provides the first statutory language about plant biostimulants in any federal law, according to the U.S. Biostimulant Coalition (USBC), […]

Farm Bill Signed, SNAP Proposal Released, Trade Aid Payments Approved

🕔Dec 21, 2018President Trump signed the Farm Bill into law on Thursday, the same day the executive branch proposed a rule that could impact participation in the SNAP (food stamp) program.  And […]

Louisiana: Farm Bill Mostly Beneficial for State’s Ag Producers

🕔Dec 19, 2018Last week, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed the 2018 farm bill with strong bipartisan support. The bill passed the Senate on an 87-13 vote and passed […]

Farm Bill May Spur Industrial Hemp Gold Rush – DTN

🕔Dec 18, 2018Talking to Iowa soybean farmers last week about the 2018 farm bill, Deputy Secretary Steve Censky briefly mentioned their new potential cash crop. “You guys are all hemp farmers now,” […]

2018 Farm Bill – A First Look at Final Version

🕔Dec 18, 2018So we have a new Farm Bill if, as all signs suggest, the President signs the new legislation.  The bill is estimated to cost $428 billion over the next 5 […]

Farm Bill Heads to President’s Desk with Strong Congressional Support – DTN

🕔Dec 14, 2018The 2018 farm bill that had divided the House last summer over food-aid issues ended up passing easily on Wednesday as Congress sent the legislation on to President Donald Trump […]

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