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ASA Hires Ryan Findlay as Chief Executive Officer

Dan Industry News Release, Soybeans

The American Soybean Association announced the selection of Ryan Findlay as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Findlay replaces Stephen Censky, who left ASA in October of 2017 after confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. “ASA is extremely pleased to have found someone of Ryan’s caliber and experience to lead us into our next chapter as a …

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No Generic Base Could Mean Fewer Peanuts

Dan Peanuts

The budget agreement passed the House and Senate and signed by President Trump includes provisions for cotton farmers by making seed cotton eligible for Title 1 Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. But due to new provisions for seed cotton, the generic base acres for farmers have been eliminated for the 2018 crop. And as …

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What’s New For Crop Insurance?

Dan Economy, Field Crops, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

Producers are encouraged to find out what’s new for crop insurance this year before the upcoming deadlines. Stephanie Ho has the story. What’s New For Crop Insurance?-1 Rob Johansson, Acting Deputy Under-secretary for Farm Production and Conservation, explains why crop insurance is an important part of the farm safety net. What’s New For Crop Insurance?-2

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Cotton Producers to Receive Help From New Program

Dan Cotton, Georgia

Efforts have been underway for quite some time to help cotton producers deal with the ongoing financial stress. And those efforts have finally paid off, as Congress did pass a supplemental disaster bill that includes policy restoring eligibility for cotton in the Title I Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs of the farm bill. Georgia Cotton Commission Executive …

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Improving Global Demand and Increased Stocks in Key Exporting Countries Offer Mixed Signals for Cotton Outlook

Dan Cotton, Exports/Imports

National Cotton Council economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2018 economic outlook. In recent months, cotton prices have maintained a stronger appearance despite the increase in world production. Although the current supply and demand fundamentals appear somewhat bearish, strong U.S. export sales, a weaker U.S. dollar, heavy speculative buying, and large mill …