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USDA Processing Pending Conservation Reserve Program Continuous Enrollment Offers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will process many pending eligible offers for land enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), and it will temporarily suspend accepting most new offers until later in the 2018 fisc

Food Dialogues at University of Nebraska Explores Ways to Pivot the GMO Conversation

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance in conjunction with the Nebraska Soybean Board hosted a Food Dialogues: Pivoting the GMO Conversation at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Nearly 7,000 people have viewed the livestream.

Kansas State University hires sheep and meat goat specialist

Alison Crane has been hired as assistant professor and extension sheep and meat goat specialist for the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. Crane will join the ASI faculty on October 23rd.

House Passes 2018 Budget Resolution

The House passed its 2018 budget resolution paving the way for tax reform and for a new farm bill to be written. Although the resolution includes $10 billion in cuts to agriculture, the Senate version of the resolution, has no instructions for cuts to agr

USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments Total Exceeds $9.6 Billion

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs

NAWG: State of the Ag Economy and Weather Conditions Show Need for Safety Net

Several like-minded groups held a Farm Bill policy reform Summit in Washington.These groups have proposed policy changes to the Farm Bill that are bad for farmers, the economy, and are misleading according to NAWG.

Mid-America Business Conditions Index Rises to Healthy Level

The October Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Arkansas to North Dakota, climbed to a healthy reading, according to the latest monthly survey results.

And so it begins...Tax Reform

Many agriculture groups are being encouraged by several provisions in President Donald J. Trump's ta reform framework on Wednesday. There seems to be cautious optimism, but there is a long road to go before any vote is taken.

NAFTA Negotiation at Warp Speed, May Not Be Successful according to USTR

NAFTA Negotiation at Warp Speed, May Not Be Successful according to USTR Lighthizer said: we don't know whether we're going to get to a conclusion.

Using Unallocated Retained Earnings to Finance Agricultural Cooperatives

Historically, U.S. agricultural cooperatives have relied primarily on retained patronage refunds for accumulating equity capital. Typically, a cooperative returns its net earnings to members as a combination of cash and non-cash patronage refund allocatio

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