A new idea for the farm bill — a short-term version of the CRP that would pay farmers for idling land three to five years — drew mixed reactions from a group of farmers and academics Saturday.
The goal in Congress is to pass a new farm bill by Christmas, Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) told farmers and agribusiness leaders at the 2017 Iowa Ag Summit.
Kansas State University insurance expert Art Barnaby doesn’t know how the politics will play out, although he fears the odds are getting higher that there will be cuts to crop insurance support.
Recently, Vilsack shared his vision of the opportunities and the challenges facing America’s farmers as his successor takes the helm at USDA.
Nafta agreement allows Mexico to quit buying from the U.S. But, the timeframe for this to become reality is longer than many realize.
Speakers at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association's annual summit discussed Trump's support for ethanol as well as his cabinet filled with one-time ethanol foes.
The Senate Agriculture Committee is still pulling together background information on President Trump’s nominee for ag secretary, Sonny Perdue, before setting the date for a confirmation hearing.
Before you plant cover crops or try new practices, make sure to consult your crop insurance agent.
In a time of tight margins, crop insurance is one farming tool that isn’t changing much for 2017. Yet, some argue that many producers still aren’t using revenue protection to its full advantage.
Trump’s delay in choosing a head to the USDA has some in agriculture concerned.