Beef Checkoffs Unconstitutional Says Cattle Group – DTN May 24, 2019

🕔May 24, 2019
A cattle interest group has asked a federal court to declare unconstitutional 15 state beef checkoff programs, in a motion filed this week. Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of […]

New Farm Bill Gives 11 States with Heirs Property Act a Boost – DTN Jan 17, 2019

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🕔Jan 17, 2019
Dying without a will or without properly structured farmland ownership can make life messy for heirs.  In many of those situations, the next generation owns the land as tenants-in-common, and […]

Family Farm: Law Equalizes Property Sale in Iowa, 10 Other States – DTN Sep 5, 2018

🕔Sep 5, 2018
No family wants to end up in court arguing over how inherited farmland will be divided. It’s even more discouraging when one owner wants to keep the land, but the […]

Louisiana Sugarcane: Maximizing Harvest with the Right Blade Jan 17, 2018

🕔Jan 17, 2018
You wouldn’t use the same knife to cut through a thick steak as you would to slice an angel food cake, right? Although that may be a ridiculous comparison, the […]

Think Farmland Prices Are High? Try $70,000-Plus An Acre Apr 11, 2017

🕔Apr 11, 2017
One of the state of Hawaii’s largest commercial farms recently launched the state’s first true fee-simple agricultural community – Ohana Farm Parcels. Ownership is structured something like a condominium development. Buyers […]

USDA Announces $26M Investment to Spur Agricultural Innovation Sep 9, 2016

🕔Sep 9, 2016
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the investment of $26.6 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) into 45 projects that will spur innovative conservation initiatives on both rural […]

Florida Sugarcane: Researchers Scramble to Find Cure for Tenacious, Costly Virus Aug 30, 2016

🕔Aug 30, 2016
Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are working to find a cure or develop resistant varieties for a virus that is attacking sugarcane and […]

U.S. Drought Outlook: Improvement Expected Across California Dec 18, 2014

🕔Dec 18, 2014
A tilt in the odds towards above-median precipitation during a wet time of year favors additional drought improvement across California. However, it should be noted that long-term drought conditions are […]

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