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LegislationNew Farm Bill Program To Provide Relief To Farmers Affected By Severe Weather
October 21, 2014
The USDA has implemented a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather, including drought. Read More
StewardshipSecretary Vilsack Highlights Innovative Conservation Efforts During Midwest Farm Visit
September 15, 2014
Nearly $16 million in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) will be awarded to 47 organizations to help develop cutting-edge ideas to accelerate innovation in private lands conservation. Read More
StewardshipFarm Conservation Program Deadline Nears
September 4, 2014
Farmers with five-year contracts up for renewal must do so by September 12 through the nearest Natural Resources Conservation Service office. Read More
LegislationFarmers Dismayed As New Farm Bill Dumps Direct Payments
August 25, 2014
The threatened end of cash subsidies to the nation’s row crop farmers dates back through at least the last two iterations of national agriculture policy legislation. Read More
LegislationUSDA Implements Key Farm Bill Crop Insurance Provision
July 30, 2014
The new Supplemental Coverage Option, available through the federal crop insurance program and set to begin with the 2015 crop year, is designed to help protect producers from yield and market volatility. Read More
LegislationNew Farm Bill Continues To Confuse As Growers Await USDA Clarification
July 23, 2014
The new five-year Farm Bill eliminates many of the direct payments previously payed to growers and could benefit from USDA clarification, reports a Toledo Blade columnist. Read More
LegislationFarm Bill Implementation Continues
July 14, 2014
The bill provides $28 billion over the next five years for conservation on private lands while streamlining several old programs and creating new ones like the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. Read More
StewardshipFirst Participants In Conservation Stewardship Program Can Renew For Five More Years
June 23, 2014
Producers with expiring USDA Conservation Stewardship Program contracts until September 12, 2014 to renew and add conservation activities. Read More
LegislationUSDA Awarding $6 Million To Prepare Farmers For New Farm Bill Programs
May 29, 2014
Farm Bill implementation continues at a brisk pace with universities and state Cooperative Extension programs now set to help educate farmers. Read More
LegislationPurdue Ag Economist Offers Insights To Latest Farm Bill
May 16, 2014
In his recent articles, Purdue Extension ag economist Roman Keeney explains the ways the farm bill has changed agricultural policy, outlines the new farm revenue protection programs and helps farmers start to evaluate their program decisions. Read More
LegislationVilsack Announces Continued Progress On 2014 Farm Bill Implementation
May 8, 2014
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reports major new initiatives have been established and existing programs have been reformed in the first 90 days of the 2014 Farm Bill. Read More
LegislationVilsack Announces Increased Opportunity For Producers As Part Of New Farm Bill
March 25, 2014
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced increased opportunity for producers as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill. A fact Read More
LegislationNew Farm Bill Now In Place
February 10, 2014
President Obama on Friday signed into law an agriculture spending bill that will spread benefits to farmers in every region of the country, but not everyone is happy. Read More
LegislationThe Fertilizer Institute Applauds New Farm Bill
February 6, 2014
TFI applauds Congressional leaders for coming together in a bipartisan fashion to provide American farmers with the certainty and resources they need to plan for upcoming planting seasons. Read More
Eric SfiligojNew Farm Bill Removes Some Uncertainty For Ag
February 3, 2014
Congress approves a new Farm Bill, and agriculture finally exhales. Read More
LegislationAGree: Farm Bill ‘Falls Short’ In Helping Farmers With Long-Term Challenges
January 31, 2014
The current Farm Bill legislation falls short in helping farmers prepare for the fundamental long-term food and agriculture challenges posed by a number of factors, according to AGree's four co-chairs. Read More
LegislationCongress Agrees On New Farm Bill
January 28, 2014
House and Senate agriculture leaders announced a bipartisan agreement on a five-year farm bill Monday afternoon. Read More
LegislationCrop Protection Industry: Pollinator Health, Farm Bill Among Top Issues For 2014
January 2, 2014
There is still plenty of work to be done on major issues in Congress that could impact the crop protection industry this year. Read More
LegislationAgricultural Retailers Association Policy Outlook For 2014
January 2, 2014
Major challenges for ag retailers in 2014 start with questions surrounding regulatory compliance and the Farm Bill. Read More
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LegislationLack Of Farm Bill Leaves Farmers Facing Uncertainty In 2014
December 13, 2013
With just a few legislative working days remaining in 2013, the likelihood of a new farm bill is waning, leaving farmers in limbo once again. Read More
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LegislationTrump: Immigration Crackdown Won’t Impact U.S. Agriculture
May 16, 2017
President Donald Trump said he would seek to keep his tough immigration enforcement policies from harming the U.S. farm industry Read More
AGCO Ratliff featured
Eric SfiligojRemembering Robert Ratliff
May 15, 2017
With all the fast-paced happenings in agriculture this spring, with multiple mergers in the works and planting season in full Read More
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EquipmentSpray Application: A Nozzle Renaissance
May 2, 2017
If you had asked four-decade ag veteran Mark Bartel, President of Wilger Inc., just a few years ago what lay Read More
ManagementWashington Update, Dow-DuPont Earnings, and the Passing of an AGCO Legend
April 27, 2017
Editors Paul Schrimpf and Eric Sfiligoj talk about the latest Beltway news, crop protection company 1st quarter numbers, and the Read More
Crop InputsFlying Under the Radar No More, FMC Goes Big
April 13, 2017
Describing FMC as “under the radar,” admittedly, is probably a stretch. But in a snap of the fingers, FMC upped Read More
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Crop NutritionStill Hunting Yields
April 1, 2017
There’s no denying it — the agricultural marketplace today is undergoing a fundamental shift in fortunes. Not too many years Read More
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ManagementTrip Report, PSM R.I.P, and Ag’s Reaction to Federal Bu…
May 25, 2017
Editors Paul Schrimpf and Eric Sfiligoj talk about their recent travels, the end for Process Safety Management (PSM), and how Read More
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LegislationARA Member Testifies Before Senate Ag Committee
May 25, 2017
Agricultural retailers stand on the front-lines of the American economy. As trusted advisors to America’s farmers, ag retailers are uniquely Read More
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Crop InputsFortenza Insecticide Seed Treatment Receives EPA Regist…
May 25, 2017
Fortenza seed treatment insecticide from Syngenta has received registration approval from the U.S. EPA for use on corn and cotton Read More
ManagementFarm Market iD’s Agriculture Database Now Covers More T…
May 25, 2017
Farm Market iD, farmmarketid.com, has announced the release of its 2017 Annual Update of its farm and land database. The Read More
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Precision AgThe Mixing Bowl Event Connects Technology, Food, and Ag…
May 24, 2017
For the fourth consecutive year, The Mixing Bowl presents FOOD IT, under the theme “Fork to Farm.” Action-oriented entrepreneurs, industry Read More
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Seed/BiotechKansas State University Researchers Find New Pathogens …
May 24, 2017
A single seed seems so simple. Put it in the ground, give it some care, and you’ve soon grown food. Read More
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HerbicidesNew Dicamba Herbicide Premix Coming Soon from Syngenta
May 24, 2017
Syngenta has announced the name of its new herbicide featuring the active ingredients of S-metolachlor and dicamba. Upon registration by Read More
Eric SfiligojMonsanto ‘Picks Its Battles’ by Nixing Deere Deal
May 23, 2017
Having been in the trade journalism game since the mid-1980s, I remember several watershed moments during my career. One of Read More
FungicidesSyngenta Launches New Seed Treatment Fungicide
May 22, 2017
Syngenta has announced the launch of PLENARIS seed treatment fungicide for the control of downy mildew in sunflower. PLENARIS contains Read More
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Crop InputsMonsanto’s First HPPD Herbicide Garners EPA Appro…
May 19, 2017
Monsanto announced today that EPA has federally approved Harness MAX Herbicide, the first herbicide in the Monsanto portfolio to provide Read More
ManagementPrecision Planting Deal, China Developments, and Enviro…
May 18, 2017
Editors Eric Sfiligoj and Dan Jacobs discuss the latest news on John Deere’s now dead deal for Precision Planting, China’s Read More
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InsecticidesMulti-state Research Reveals IPM Best Option for Treatm…
May 17, 2017
About 89.5 million acres of soybeans will be planted across the U.S. in 2017 — a record high, according to Read More
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CropLife 100GROWMARK Names 2017 Summer Interns
May 16, 2017
Forty-two college students are exploring agricultural career opportunities this summer as GROWMARK interns. They are working at FS member cooperatives Read More
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LegislationTrump: Immigration Crackdown Won’t Impact U.S. Ag…
May 16, 2017
President Donald Trump said he would seek to keep his tough immigration enforcement policies from harming the U.S. farm industry Read More
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FertilizerBoth Wet and Dry Conditions Threaten Nitrogen Loss
May 15, 2017
The weather is notoriously unpredictable, leading to challenges for planting, harvesting and applying the nitrogen (N) your corn crop needs. Read More
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Precision AgAg Tech: On the Cusp of Something Big?
May 15, 2017
The investment and ag-tech sectors’ continuing courtship of agriculture, smoldering for three or four years now, was well in evidence at Read More
AGCO Ratliff featured
Eric SfiligojRemembering Robert Ratliff
May 15, 2017
With all the fast-paced happenings in agriculture this spring, with multiple mergers in the works and planting season in full Read More
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ManagementOpinion: Shaking Your Perspective in Ag Retail
May 12, 2017
Some of you I’m sure have encountered our recently retired salesman extraordinaire, Dan Bellanger. He worked in the industry for Read More