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RMA Changes Haying and Grazing Date

Dan Cattle, Livestock, Pasture

It was recently announced those who planted cover crops on prevented planted acres can hay, graze or chop those fields earlier than November this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) adjusted the 2019 final haying and grazing date from November 1 to September 1 to help farmers. Here is RMA Administrator Martin Barbre. He explains …

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Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session Open to Producers

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Register by February 22! The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take into account stakeholder input when making discretionary decisions on …

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Keith Gray Named USDA Risk Management Agency Chief of Staff

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

Alabama native Keith Gray has been appointed chief of staff for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) by the Trump administration and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Gray has decades of political experience on and off Capitol Hill and formerly served as National Affairs director for the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance. Previously, he was …

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Sales Closing Dates Near for Most Crops

Dan Industry News Release

Expanded Options available to enhance Farm Safety Net Last year’s hurricanes, wildfires, and droughts, devastated parts of the South, Midwest, Northern Plains, and California, and were a stark reminder that agriculture is an inherently risky business. Federal crop insurance indemnities for these disasters totaled more than $1 billion in 2017. “The prosperity of the rural economy depends on our farmers …