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Dec 12

Exploring your soybean options for 2019

As farmers finalize their planting decisions for next year, lower commodity prices put added importance on making sound agronomic decisions. In this Managing for Profit, Eric Riley and Neha Rana talk about some of the options growers can consider as they are making those decisions for next year. Continue reading Exploring your soybean options for …

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Dec 11

NACD is pleased with farm bill Conservation Title

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is happy with the continued investment in the Senate-passed farm bill Conservation Title. “The biggest priority for us was making sure that the Conservation Title maintained funding from the 2014 Farm Bill levels,” said Coleman Garrison, director of government affairs at the NACD. “That has occurred in this …

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Dec 11

Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill, House next

The 2018 Farm Bill has is now up to the House after Senators overwhelmingly supported it Tuesday.  Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts encouraged his colleagues to support the bill.  “It’s a good bill that accomplishes what we set out to do.  Provide, again, provide certainty and predictability for farmers and families and rural communities.” Before the …

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Dec 11

Syngenta $1.51 B corn settlement approved

A Kansas judge has given final approval of $1.51 Billion dollars in Syngenta’s corn class action settlement. Payments would likely go out in the second quarter of 2019. More than 650-thousand farmers are represented in the class action case. Continue reading Syngenta $1.51 B corn settlement approved at Brownfield Ag News.      

Dec 11

Nebraska Farm Bureau passes meat labeling resolution

Nebraska Farm Bureau delegates, at their recent annual meeting, supported a resolution to prevent plant-based and lab-produced protein makers from using the word “meat” or other meat-related terms to describe their products. Farm Bureau first vice president, Mark McHargue of Central City, who is a pork producer, says the labeling issue is an important one. …

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Dec 11

Grassley says he’ll vote against the farm bill–again

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he will vote against the 2018 farm bill because it expands the loopholes on farm subsidy payments. Grassley, a long-time proponent of tighter payment limitations, voted against the 2014 farm bill for the same reason. But he says this bill widens those loopholes even more. “You could already drive a …

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Dec 11

Options for improving cover crop establishment

University of Wisconsin Ag Agent Ken Schoeder talks about possible management changes to improve cover crops and he will explain how one farmer had good results when it was too wet to get traditional equipment into the fields. Continue reading Options for improving cover crop establishment at Brownfield Ag News.      

Dec 10

2018 Farm Bill Conference Report signed, sent to House and Senate

The 2018 Farm Bill has been signed by Conference Committee leaders and has been sent to the full House and Senate for consideration. House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway and Pat Roberts and Ranking Members Collin Peterson and Debbie Stabenow released the text of the bipartisan, bicameral 2018 Farm Bill conference report Monday …

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Dec 10

Workshops generate employer feedback

A series of Farm Labor Management Workshops has generated feedback indicating that traditional farmers want employees with skills already in place. Joe Horner, workshop organizer, says large farms recruit workers with no experience. To learn more, visit mosoy.org. Brought to you by Missouri’s soybean farmers and their checkoff. Continue reading Workshops generate employer feedback at …

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Dec 10

Upper Midwest soybean growers address Japanese non-tariff barriers

Northern U.S. growers argued the Japanese method for measuring soybean quality has created a non-tariff barrier during a USTR hearing on trade with Japan. Minnesota Soybean CEO Tom Slunecka testified before the U.S. International Trade Commission Monday, saying Japanese buyers largely procure soybeans from America’s Gulf of Mexico ports due to outdated and misleading technical …

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