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Wheat Commission Agreement Unveiled

  • September 17, 2014

Posted September 17, 2014 An Oregon Wheat Commission administrator introduced terms of agreement between the commission and Oregon State University...

NFU Withdraws from Beef Checkoff

  • September 10, 2014

Posted September 10, 2014 The National Farmers Union (NFU) board of directors has voted to withdraw from the beef checkoff...

GAO Released Crop Insurance Study

  • September 9, 2014

Posted September 9, 2014 The cost of the federal crop insurance program and farm sector income and wealth has grown...

AMS Adjusted Representation on Cattlemen Board

  • August 26, 2014

Posted August 26, 2014 The Agricultural Marketing Service adjusted representation on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, established under...

Indiana Fish Feed Mill Creates Opportunities for Soybean Farmers

  • July 10, 2014

Posted July 10, 2014 A new fish feed mill is opening in Indiana that will utilize soybeans to feed the...

House Passes CFTC Reauthorization Bill

  • June 30, 2014

Posted June 30, 2014 On Tuesday, the Consumer Protection End User Relief Act (H.R. 4413) was passed, authorizing the Commission...

$12.5 Million Available in Matching Payments under BCAP

  • June 12, 2014

Posted June 12, 2014   The Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the availability of $12.5 million in matching payments under the...

CFTC Extends Comment Period for Position Limit and Aggregation Proposals

Posted May 30, 2014   On December 12, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published a notice of proposed rulemaking...

Groups Ask Vilsack to Consider Regional Interests in Farm Bill Implementation

Posted May 12, 2014   Several farm groups recently asked Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to consider all regional interests in...

Experts Weigh in on Making Farm Bill Decisions

  • April 10, 2014

Posted April 10, 2014   The new farm bill includes many changes and farm services experts and agricultural accountants are offering...

Vilsack Releases Farm Bill Implementation Progress Report

  • April 7, 2014

Posted April 7, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently released a progress report for the implementation of the farm...

Big Advances for Farm Bill, but Deal Unlikely This Year

  • December 6, 2013

Posted December 6, 2013   After a meeting on Wednesday, farm bill negotiators made major advances, but conferees say a deal...

Farm Bill Work Continues, Agreement Possible

  • December 2, 2013

Posted December 2, 2013   While farm bill negotiators failed to meet a self-imposed deadline of reaching a framework for a...

Farm Bill Talks Break Down as Deadline Looms

  • November 22, 2013

Posted November 22, 2013   Farm bill negotiations broke down on Thursday and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) said...

Falling Corn Prices a Key Issue in Farm Bill Debate

  • November 20, 2013

Posted November 20, 2013   Falling corn prices have become a key issue for the farm bill conference, according to an...

Report Finds Potential Savings of $130 Billion from Agricultural Programs

  • November 18, 2013

Posted November 18, 2013   A report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows that Congress could save around $130...

Farm Bill Progress Amid Challenges

  • November 15, 2013

Posted November 15, 2013   House Agricultural Committee ranking member Collin Peterson (D-MN) said that the conference is making progress toward...

Peterson Optimistic on Farm Bill Vote

  • November 4, 2013

Posted November 4, 2013   Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) is optimistic that the House and Senate conference committee will find a...

USDA Issues CRP, Direct Payments, and ACRE Payments

  • October 29, 2013

Posted October 29, 2013   Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, recently announced that USDA has begun distributing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)...

Lawmakers Expect Farm Bill by End of October

  • October 22, 2013

Posted October 22, 2013   U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) are optimistic that Congress will pass...