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Cattlemen, Sheep Producers Urge Senate Action

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Sheep-Goats

The Public Lands Council (PLC), National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) praised the passage of H.R. 6784, the Manage our Wolves Act. The Act requires the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to remove the gray wolf from federal protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Similar action was initially proposed by the FWS under …

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PLC Payments Being Distributed

Dan Economy

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced earlier this month that USDA continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this month, to agricultural producers through the Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. Tyron Spearman has the details. PLC Payments Being Distributed

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USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this month, to agricultural producers through the Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. Approximately $3 billion in payments will be made under …

ncba

Urgency for Farm Bill Passage

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

‘Urgency, Predictability and Certainty’—the words heard over and over again at the first formal and maybe only public House-Senate farm bill negotiating session, as future talks head into private sessions. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said it perhaps more poignantly than even the two Ag chairs and ranking members. Urgency for Farm Bill Passage-1 Current law expires at the end …

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Answer Upcoming NASS Survey; It Impacts Your Bottom Line

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NASS

The confidential crop survey from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be arriving in the mailboxes of Southern farmers soon, and it is very important that recipients take the time to complete it. The number of farmers completing the confidential NASS crop survey has been declining in recent years—and that’s bad news for farmers. This is bad news for …

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NCC Encourages Seed Cotton Producers to Submit Applications

Dan Cotton

USDA announced this week that seed cotton producers, who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2018 crop year, can submit applications through December 7. Farm owners with generic base acres and recent planting history of covered commodities have a one-time opportunity to allocate all of the generic base acres …

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ARC-PLC Options for Cotton Producers

Dan Cotton

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released additional details about the 2018 seed cotton program. Jody Campiche, vice president of economics and policy analysis for the National Cotton Council, provides an update on the assistance USDA is providing to help cotton growers determine the best options for allocating generic base acres covered by both the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) …

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Enrollment for Safety Net Coverage Ends August 1

Dan Industry News Release

Farmers and ranchers, with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net programs, are being reminded enrollment for the 2018 crop year ends August 1, 2018.  Producers on a farm that is not enrolled for the 2018 crop year will not be eligible for financial assistance from the ARC or PLC programs should …

farmers

Farmers Union Releases Priorities for Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Urges Increased Funding for Farm Safety Net Given the persistent and ongoing economic challenges in farming and rural economies, National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on Congress to increase funding for farm programs in the farm bill and pass the legislation as soon as possible. The NFU Board of Directors recently passed a resolution to this effect, outlining requirements for a farm …