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Climate Change Could Increase Crop Insurance Losses

  • November 26, 2014

Posted November 26, 2014 Climate change could increase losses in flood and crop insurance programs significantly in coming decades, according...

USDA to Expand SCO for 2016 Crop Year

  • November 24, 2014

Posted November 24, 2014 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced that it is evaluating...

Vilsack Announced New Crop Insurance Program

  • October 23, 2014

Posted October 23, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to...

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...

FCIC Finalizes Insurance Rule

  • July 29, 2014

Posted July 29, 2014 The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) has finalized the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Pear Crop Insurance...

Concerns Over Conservation Regulations Rise With Vegetable Producers

  • July 29, 2014

Posted July 29, 2014 Last week, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) informed producers of their obligation to comply with conservation...

House Subcommittee Hearing Examines Benefits of Ag Biotech

  • July 21, 2014

Posted July 21, 2014 On July 10, the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing to...

AFPC Released Farm Bill Decision-Aid Tool

Posted July 3, 2014 The Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University released a preliminary version of...

New Regulation By FCIC Provides Forage Seed Insurance

Posted May 30, 2014   The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalized the addition of a new regulation that provides forage...

RMA Denies Planting Deadline Requests in ND

Posted May 28, 2014   Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to...

USDA Announces Crop Insurance Pilot Program for Diversified Farms

Posted May 22, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently announced a new risk management pilot program for fruit and...

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...

Texas A&M Decision Aid to Offer Farm Program Analysis

  • April 28, 2014

Posted April 28, 2014   Texas A&M is developing a “crop policy decision aid instrument” to assist farmers in determining which...

May 16 CLE: Mid-South Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference

  • April 24, 2014

Posted April 24, 2014   The Arkansas Bar Association, the National Agricultural Law Center, and the National Sea Grant Law Center...

Prosecutors Expand Case Against ND Potato Growers

  • April 22, 2014

Posted April 22, 2014   Federal prosecutors have expanded the allegations against two North Dakota potato growers, saying they added chemicals...

Senators Propose New Caps on Crop Insurance Subsidies

  • April 9, 2014

Posted April 9, 2014   Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) recently introduced legislation that would cap crop insurance...

Vilsack Says No FSA Offices Closing This Year

  • April 3, 2014

Posted April 3, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack reassured lawmakers that he does not anticipate any closures of Farm...

May 16: Mid-South Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference

  • April 2, 2014

Posted April 2, 2014   The Arkansas Bar Association, the National Agricultural Law Center, and the National Sea Grant Law Center...

SD Senator Says Farm Bill Implementation Expected Soon

  • March 21, 2014

Posted March 21, 2014   Senator John Thune (R-SD) expects the 2014 Farm Bill to be implemented quickly, according to an...

USDA Announces New Efforts to Help Small and Mid-Sized Farmers

  • March 18, 2014

Posted March 18, 2014   Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced new and expanded efforts to connect small- and mid-sized farmers...