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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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Johnson brothers ask for leniency in insurance fraud sentencing
FARGO, N.D. -- Two North Dakota farming brothers convicted of crop insurance fraud are asking a federal judge for leniency based on character and family responsibilities, while federal lawyers are asking for the maximum sentences.
Thursday, March, 05, 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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USDA seeks comment on prevented-planting policies
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comment by March 30 on recommendations that eventually could lead to changes in its prevented-planting insurance coverage levels. If approved, the changes would cut corn prevented-planting payment levels and increase rates for potatoes and green peas, among other things.
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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Crop insurance program under scrutiny
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — At a time when farmers have become more reliant on crop revenue insurance than ever, it is coming under increasing challenges.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - - News

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Farmers look to Legislature for expansion paths
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota farmers want state leaders to help them expand to new markets. They are ready to enter a new era of producing crops that can be made into products ranging from rope to ink, but rural legislators say some laws must change first.
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Local farm bill meetings explore options
PEKIN, N.D. — Odell Flaagan has some decisions to make. He’s taking his time and doing his homework to get them right.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - Agweek - News

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US challenges China export subsidy program, USDA announces $4 million through the Water Bank Program; CHS seeks land for elevator project, USDA announces funding for renewable energy, energy efficiency and House Ag urges Budget Committee to avoid cuts to its programs.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - - News

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Keep detailed records to avoid problems in a partnership
A recent conversation on the listserv for the American Agricultural Law Association focused on what were called “accidental partnerships.”
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - - News

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Scuse defends sugar suspension
Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse on Feb. 9 vigorously defended the suspension agreements the Obama administration has negotiated with Mexico to settle cases U.S. sugar growers brought saying Mexico was shipping subsidized sugar to the U.S.
Thursday, February, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Oklahoma man cited for dumping cow heads; O’Toole elected chairman of U.S. Wheat Associates; Minnesota colleges team up for ag education; Wolf bills would ban snaring, increase livestock fund and more.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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Farm program deadlines approach
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Remember what it was like as a child waiting for Christmas, summer vacation or the next day off school? The wait was long, and suddenly it was over in a flash. Commodity programs in the 2012 to 2014 farm bills are much like that.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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Growing US hog herd, flat Chinese demand slams pork prices
For decades, Chuck Souder relied on corn and soybeans to keep his 400-acre Iowa farm running, but with corn selling for half its price two years ago and soybeans slumping, Souder has shifted to what he hopes will be a more profitable crop: Pigs.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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As US food sales to Cuba slow, farmers seek end to embargo
U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba fell below $300 million last year for the first time since 2003 as the communist-led island’s financial woes continued and it purchased food on credit elsewhere, a trade group says.
Friday, February, 06, 2015 - - News

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Farmers: Beware phone scams
The North Dakota Farm Service Agency is advising farmers to be wary of potential phone scams.
Thursday, February, 05, 2015 - - News

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BNSF drops price on Spiritwood, ND, rail switch
BNSF has reduced its price tag for the automated rail switch at the Spiritwood Energy Park Association by about $200,000, according to Connie Ova, CEO of the Jamestown/Stutsman (N.D.) Development Corp.
Tuesday, February, 03, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ARC-IC shouldn't be dismissed from consideration
The Agricultural Risk Coverage-Individual Coverage option under the 2014 farm bill has received little interest, compared with the Agricultural Risk Coverage-County ARC-CO and the Price Loss Coverage programs. But, it might be the best option in certain instances.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Farmers are winning appeals of prevented-plant claim denials
COURTENAY, N.D. — Lee Dick says he should not have had to pay $41,000 in legal fees to get $123,194.90 in prevented-plant crop insurance benefits he was owed from his 2012 crop.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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