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USDA releases ‘actively engaged’ farmer rule
The U.S. Department of agriculture has released the proposed rule to limit the farm payments made to non-farmers, as required in the 2014 farm bill.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Senate, House pass budgets
WASHINGTON — The House and Senate Budget committees released and passed budgets that could lead to cuts in spending on farm programs, but the two budgets were different, leading to questions of whether they ever will become government policy.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Think tank predicts payment peak
Government support for U.S. grain farmers under the new five-year farm bill will peak with the coming 2015 crop, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute says in a new report.
Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Celebrate National Ag Day
For more than 40 years, we have celebrated National Ag Day as a time to pause and honor the American farmer. Today, our farmers are the most productive and efficient in the world, with each one helping feed more than 144 people.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - - News

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Mixed reactions to ND House passage of anti-corporate exemptions
The North Dakota House Agriculture Committee on March 16 passed new exemptions for dairy and swine for the anti-corporate farming bill. The bill goes back to the Senate to consider amendments passed in the House version.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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North Dakota House passes anti-corporate farming bill
North Dakota’s House passed SB 2351 this afternoon, a bill that exempts certain swine and dairy operations in the state from the existing anti-corporate farming law. The measure is an attempt to strengthen the livestock industry in the state, particularly dairy, as the state’s numbers rapidly decline. The House voted 56-37 in favor.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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Minnesota ag economist shares results of farm bill choices analysis
A new analysis of 76 Minnesota sample farms doesn’t provide much help in deciding whether farmers in the state should reallocate their base acres under the new farm bill, an agricultural economist says.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND anti-corporate farm bill sent back to committee
A bill designed to boost North Dakota’s dairy and swine industries by easing the state’s anti-corporate farming law was sent back to committee March 13 after the North Dakota Farmers Union raised concerns it would permit only large corporate-owned operations and discriminate against medium- and small-sized family farmers.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Think tank says U.S. farm bill payments to peak with 2015 crop
CHICAGO - Government support for U.S. grain farmers under the new five-year farm bill will peak with the coming 2015 crop, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute said in a new report.
Tuesday, March, 10, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Program deadlines near
As the deadline for selecting which commodity program to participate in through the end of the current farm bill, the general consensus seems to be that farmers in the Midwestern corn-soybean belt are strongly leaning toward the Agricultural Risk Coverage at the county level (ARC-CO) while southern farmers are going the other way with a strong preference for Price Loss Coverage (PLC).
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - - News

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Decision time nears on murky farm bill safety-net options
Jason Mewes has done his homework. He’s collected statistics, made assumptions, performed calculations and come to a few conclusions. Now, he’s getting ready to visit his county Farm Service Agency office to sign up for key safety-net options in the new federal farm bill.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Make crop insurance decisions by March 15
Well, what did I do last year? That is the most common response crop insurance agents get when they ask producers what they want to do for coverage for the upcoming year.
Monday, March, 09, 2015 - Mitchell (S.D.) Technical Institute - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Make sure you pick up a copy of the March 9 edition of Agweek for a thorough explanation of the farm bill safety-net programs. The deadline to sign up is rapidly approaching and we'll tell you what you need to know. We'll also bring legislative coverage of grain sale regulations, North Dakota's anti-corporate farming bill, South Dakota's raw milk bill, and more. Lisa's here to tell you all about it.
Wednesday, March, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NDFU poll: 75 percent would vote against ND anti-corporate farming bill
On March 3, two days before key legislative hearings on a bill that would loosen North Dakota’s anti-corporate farming law, the North Dakota Farmers Union released a poll that shows 75 percent of North Dakotans would vote against the bill, if given a chance.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Hoeven: $160 million in USDA funds available
WASHINGTON — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., is reminding producers that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has made more than $160 million available through six competitive programs of the Agriculture and Food Re-search Initiative, which supports research, education and extension projects that address key challenges affecting U.S. agriculture producers.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farm groups oppose farm bill cuts
In an extraordinary display of unity, 392 farm, nutrition and conservation groups have written congressional budget letters urging no cuts in any programs within the jurisdiction of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farm bill deadlines coming up
The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended until March 31 the Feb. 27 deadline to update yields and reallocate base acres. The final day to apply for farm bill safety-net coverage also is March 31, USDA says.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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2014 farm bill: Who wrote this mess?
The 2014 farm bill has some issues.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Ag groups rally as cuts eyed to food stamp and insurance programs
Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union and a former North Dakota commissioner of agriculture, said some in Congress are aiming at cuts to the two biggest programs within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Any cuts would be made in appropriations bills which will be considered over the next months.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Friday is key farm bill sign-up deadline
A key signup deadline for the federal farm bill is looming, and area Farm Service Agency officials urge landowners who haven’t signed up to act quickly. “Let us know if you haven’t done it yet. We want to work with you,” says Diane Beidler, executive director of Turner County (S.D.) FSA.
Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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