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U.S. pushing organic crops as demand grows
CHICAGO - The U.S. government will boost support for production of organic crops and produce this year to meet growing consumer demand and boost rural incomes, U.S. Agriculture Department Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Vilsack says pleased with Farm Bill sign-up, results likely in May
CHICAGO - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday he is pleased with the number of grain farmers signing up for the new five-year federal farm bill’s main crop supports, but final results will not be available for another month.
Thursday, April, 16, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Vilsack: U.S. pushing organic crops as demand grows
The U.S. government will boost support for production of organic crops and produce this year to meet growing consumer demand and boost rural incomes, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Farm policies have seen plenty of change
Beginning with the 1985 farm bill and coming to fruition in the 1996 farm bill, policymakers have sought to move away from inventory management policies that were designed to balance supply and demand for agricultural commodities at a price that allowed U.S. farmers to remain in production.
Wednesday, April, 15, 2015 - - News

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The deadline for farmers to choose a farm bill safety-net program has passed
U.S. farmers and the Farm Service Agency are now two-thirds of the way through a process that could play a huge role in producers’ bottom line for the next five years.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - - News

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Use Legacy cash to pay farmers for buffer zones, Bakk suggests
Minnesota Senate Majority leader Tom Bakk suggested Tuesday that state Legacy Amendment funds could be used to pay farmers cash to make it more palatable to enact a clean-water proposal by Gov. Mark Dayton.
Wednesday, April, 08, 2015 - St. Paul Pioneer Press - News

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State, feds talk reimbursement for wolf attacks
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- More than 50 people, most of them ranchers and farmers, gathered in Bemidji on Thursday to hear how the government can compensate them when their cattle are killed by predators, mainly wolves. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency hosted the town hall meeting to explain state and federal programs that reimburse livestock losses due to wolves, avian raptors and weather.
Friday, April, 03, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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New ND hemp law pleases supporters
Wayne Hauge says he’s “mostly your typical northwest North Dakota farmer.” But the Ray producer also is a staunch supporter of industrial hemp, and a new state law is expected to help him and other North Dakota farmers start growing the crop, perhaps as soon as 2016.
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Co-ops worry about USDA reorganization
Co-op leaders are worried the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be reorganizing its division that collects statistics and does research on co-ops. They’re concerned the changes could lead to a decline in services for co-ops that USDA has provided since the Cooperative Marketing Act was passed in 1926.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Latest News
Names released in fatal shooting at hog farm; South Dakota farmer elected chair of FCSIC; Rural Minnesota man dies in farm accident; North Dakota branding laws upheld on imports; USDA extends ARC/PLC deadline to April 7; and CSP renewal deadline is March 31.
Monday, March, 30, 2015 - - News

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USDA extends ARC/PLC deadline to April 7
Farmers have an additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage, the two-safety programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Join Lisa for another glimpse into the upcoming issue, a timely one that looks at moisture needs for ranchers as spring arrives, with an update calving season so far and a look ahead at the approaching planting season. Farm bill safety-net program deadlines loom and farmers are looking for advice. Don't miss it.
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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CSP renewal deadline approaches
Farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who signed Conservation Stewardship Program contracts in 2011 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service have until March 31 to renew those expiring contracts.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - - News

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Deadline nears on key ARC, PLC decision
Kelly Turgeon is on the stretch run of a half-year marathon. Turgeon, executive director of the Kittson County (Minn.) Farm Service Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is working to help farmers meet a crucial March 31 deadline. They’re choosing between two important safety-net provisions in the federal farm bill, and their irrevocable decision will impact their bottom line for the next five years.
Wednesday, March, 25, 2015 - Agweek - News

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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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