Changes in the 2014 farm bill will allow CSP participants with expiring contracts to renew them by exceeding stewardship thresholds for two or more existing natural resource concerns specified by the NRCS.
This is a great opportunity to voice your opinion and to be heard on a very controversial topic of interest.
A privately-funded organization with biased tendencies could easily lead to false accusations.
Providing nutrients to crops is essential to farming practices, but is there a way to control water run off with better on-farm management tools?
The final date to purchase or modify crop insurance coverage on most insurable spring-planted crops is March 15.
The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended one additional month, from Feb. 27, 2015 until March 31, 2015. The final day for farm owners and producers to choose ARC or PLC coverage also remains March 31, 2015.
This is a one-time election between ARC and PLC for the 2014 through 2018 crop years.
It is our hope that farmers and ranchers are able to secure the rights through this process to use drones as part of their precision agricultural systems.
The 27th Annual Bull Evaluation Sale will take place March 21 at the test station. Bulls can be previewed during an Open House at the station on March 7.
A highlight of the day will be three presentations by Peter Johnson, a noted Canadian wheat researcher and high-management wheat specialist. He will present on “High-Yield Wheat: Setting the Stage,” “Management for High Yields” and “Fine-Tuning Wheat: Other Options.”
In addition to its educational components, the conference provided young farmers an opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from each other.Related to: Young farmers
Another impact of the recent colder-than-normal temperatures is the development of above- normal ice cover on the Great Lakes
Why am I discussing this in an outlook article? Because a big part of the decision on what (farm bill program) to choose should be based on the next five-year price forecasts, found on my website, and much of the results are based on what has happened to corn, wheat, and soybean prices the past five years.
Consider checking out the updated USDA/WASDE supply/demand updates for Brazil and Argentina, which were released along with the other Jan. 12 reports. While in a very real sense they are incorporated into the U.S. soybean exports and import projections, and therefore the U.S. supply/demand projections, at this critical time in the South American growing season, they should be interesting and informative on their own
Just before the end of the year, the deep upper-air troughing feature that had persisted just off the western coast of the U.S. during much of December shifted eastward into the western U.S., and by early January, into the central and eastern U.S. This pattern change led to the passage of several Canadian-origin air masses in early January and to some of the coldest temperatures of the winter thus far.
In late November, President Obama announced his administration's plans to utilize executive action to reform the current immigration system. The plan did not include any specific options or reforms for agricultural workers. However, many current agricultural workers without status may benefit from the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the initiation of the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program.