Trade Aid: Politics Over MFP Funds? – DTN

🕔Sep 18, 2019Top Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee are pushing back on plans by other House Democrats to potentially block or delay more Market Facilitation Program payments to farmers. The Commodity […]

Biofuels: Progress on Tentative Blending Agreement

🕔Sep 17, 2019Reuters writers Stephanie Kelly and Jarrett Renshaw reported last week that, “White House officials on Wednesday urged U.S. biofuel producers and oil refiners to accept a deal to lift biofuel […]

Clean Water Act Rule Is Dead – DTN

🕔Sep 13, 2019Farm groups declared victory Thursday after the Trump administration formally ended the 2015 waters of the U.S. rule. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, announced […]

Biden’s Plan to Revitalize Rural America – Commentary

🕔Sep 13, 2019As part of his campaign for the Democratic nomination for the coming 2020 presidential campaign which will, in all likelihood, pit the winner against the incumbent Republican, Donald Trump, Joe […]

EPA Announces Waters of the U.S. Rule Repeal

🕔Sep 12, 2019Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced long-awaited plans to repeal the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule that extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands through the […]

Weather-Based Price Premiums Will Be Limited Help – Commentary

🕔Jul 18, 2019We want to examine some of the financial issues facing farmers in a year with widespread flooding, fields that won’t dry out, and prevented planting, all taking place in the […]

Cover Crops Make a Comeback with Increased Yields – Commentary

🕔Jul 3, 2019Cover crops have been a part of U.S. farming since at least the 1930s. But the advent of synthetic nitrogen following WWII removed much of the incentive to use that […]

Prevent Plant as Land Diversion Policy

🕔Jul 1, 2019Prevent plant corn and soybean acres may be a record in 2019. Prevent plant is an insurance product.  It is also a conditional land diversion program.  The condition is that […]

Cover Crops and Prevent Planting – What You Need to Know

🕔Jun 26, 2019Many farmers will soon be considering whether to plant cover crops on prevent plant acres. If prevent planting payments are received through crop insurance, there are species selection and forage […]

Farmers Face Difficult Decisions as Spring Planting Lumbers On

🕔Jun 3, 2019Farmers continue to cope with difficult planting conditions that have bogged down corn planting this spring to a record slow pace.  Policy uncertainty stemming from recently announced executive branch trade assistance persists, and the […]

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