The level of corn, soybeans and wheat placed under loan for the 2015 crop year continues to move higher as farmers utilize the low-cost financing option, according to data from USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA).
The House and Senate will be on recess for the week, returning the week of May 9. That will put a lot of attention on Indiana, a state which some observers think will clinch things for Donald Trump, depending on the contest results.
“Feeding the world and teaching the world to feed itself is not just a humanitarian endeavor,” says a new report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. “It is vital to U.S. national security.”
Crop insurance indemnities have topped $6 billion for 2015 crops, down slightly from year-ago and the smallest payouts since the 2010 crop year, according to Risk Management Agency (RMA) data.
Congress must take action to thwart a possible patchwork of state laws was just one comment lawmaker made on the topic during various appearances before agricultural journalists.
The level of food price inflation overall and for grocery store food items in 2016 has been reduced by USDA, with overall food price inflation now forecast at 1.5% to 2.5% compared to a 2% to 3% outlook in March, according to USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS).
We live in a world of amazing scientific potential. We’re using biotechnology to develop new medicines and grow the best crops in history.
Final Senate work on the FY 2017 Energy and Water spending bill is the key focus in Congress before both chambers take a recess the first week in May.
Some farm-state lawmakers are going after situations where some ag economists at some universities are playing both sides of some issues like crop insurance, and profiting by it.
USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack’s staff has been looking at what authorities exist under the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Act and other authorities to see if there are tools there that could help the cotton industry.
As of Wednesday, May 4
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