Oklahoma: OKAgFund-Supported Candidates Sweep Elections

🕔Nov 7, 2018The OKAgFund, Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s political action committee, achieved an 84 percent success rate in supporting candidates who were successful in the Nov. 6 general election. The committee was 100 […]

Trade Aid: Reminder – Sign Up for USDA Market Facilitation Program

🕔Oct 24, 2018Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP).  USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will administer MFP to provide payments to corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, […]

WOTUS: Will Ongoing Legal Wrangling All Be Decided In This Federal Court? – DTN

🕔Oct 17, 2018The future of the 2015 waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule may be decided in a district court in Georgia, as the American Farm Bureau Federation and supporters […]

Biofuels: Trump Opens Door to Increased Ethanol Use

🕔Oct 10, 2018On Tuesday, Bloomberg writers Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Mario Parker reported that, “President Donald Trump is moving to clamp down on a scandal-plagued $2.25 billion market in biofuel compliance credits, embracing reforms that could block […]

Grain Bin Leg Has to Go or Be Lowered – Court Rules in Favor of State

🕔Sep 26, 2018On September 12, 2018, the Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed a Carroll County District Court ruling for the abatement of a nuisance in the form of a grain leg located near the […]

Ethanol Demand Destruction and Small Refinery Exemptions

🕔Sep 14, 2018Small refinery exemptions (SREs) represent the latest controversy to engulf the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). When the U.S. Congress first created the RFS in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 it […]

Farm Policy: USDA Outlines Trade Assistance; Trump Touts Mexico Trade Deal

🕔Aug 28, 2018On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture provided additional details on its trade assistance package for farmers.  Meanwhile, President Trump indicated that the U.S. and Mexico had reached an agreement […]

Emergency Payments for Farmers: Déjà vu All Over Again – Commentary

🕔Aug 16, 2018When we were planning to write a column using our six agricultural policy benchmarks  for evaluating emergency payments—distinct from ad-hoc disaster payments—we thought we would be confined to those adopted […]

USDA Made a Blunder Cutting Media Early Access to Reports – DTN

🕔Aug 10, 2018Perhaps circling the drain even faster than the likes of black rhinos, whooping cranes and snow leopards, small-town newspapers represent a particularly sad and endangered form of business. Some remain […]

North Carolina: Gag Order on Hog Farmers – $473.5Mln Awarded to Plaintiffs – DTN

🕔Aug 9, 2018A federal judge’s gag order against hog farmers and others tied to nuisance lawsuits prevents those with the most knowledge of the farming practices from talking about the impact the […]

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