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Farmers approve of prevented planting crop insurance change
The Risk Management Agency has clarified a controversial “normal weather” provision in the federal crop insurance program. Producers and crop insurers said the provision, as written, was unrealistic and confusing.
Tuesday, August, 27, 2013 - Agweek - News

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RMA removes normal weather provision from prevented plant policy
The agency eliminated the “normal weather” provision, meaning farmers can collect prevented plant insurance, as long as they’ve planted in one of four previous years, regardless of weather situation in the year they planted. The provision has been a sticking point for some farmers trying to collect prevented plant insurance for their 2013 crops, as RMA had classified 2012 as an “abnormally dry” year, thereby disqualifying it for inclusion in the one-in-four rule.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Farmers face uncertainty
Political posturing about who or what is delaying action on a much-needed farm bill came into sharper focus when the Republican speaker of the U.S. House refused to appoint members to a conference committee.
Monday, August, 26, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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Fix problems in farm bill
During his visit to Minnesota’s annual Farmfest, Forum News Service reporter Don Davis found more apathy than anxiety. Farmers just didn’t seem too concerned about the lack of a farm bill.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - Agweek - Opinion

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A stark difference
The National Agricultural Statistics Service says crops are behind in the region. Nowhere is the difference between 2013 and 2012 more stark than in southern South Dakota.
Monday, August, 12, 2013 - Agweek - News

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USDA says it will stop cotton payments to Brazil
The United States will cease paying a $147 million annual settlement to Brazil that is part of a long-running trade dispute over cotton subsidies, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday.
Wednesday, August, 07, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Millions in subsidies go to deceased farmers
The federal government pays millions of dollars in farm subsidies each year to farmers who have died, because the U.S. Department of Agriculture lacks the proper controls to make sure the money it sends is going to the right people, a government audit has found.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - New York Times News Service - News

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Wetlands loss
An interactive map published by the Environmental working group shows the counties that have experienced the most dramatic conversions of wetlands, habitat and highly erodible lands to cropland.
Monday, August, 05, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Grabanski stops sale of his ND assets by filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Farmer Tom Grabanski has at least temporarily stopped a courthouse sale of his Grafton, N.D., home, as well as several other area properties, by filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The auction had been scheduled for July 30.
Tuesday, July, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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