THIS WOMAN WRITES Gathering Thoughts -- The Story of This Painting
The story of the painting, Gathering Thoughts, by Steve Henderson atStart Your Week with Steve:
The ocean is a place of peace and tranquility, interspersed with motion, movement, and the endless soun... Posted on 9/2/14 at 12:43 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Full Circle
I believe we are changing here on the farm. I am boarding some of my brother Steves cattle this year as the price of steers was so high this spring and remains high. I suspect the low corn prices will... Posted on 8/9/14 at 7:52 AM
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).
By Daryl E. Ray and Harwood Schaffer
March 09, 2015
FARGO, N.D. -- Landowners, renters and other agribusiness professionals with an interest in farmland ownership, management and leasing should consider attending a farmland
leasing workshop sponsored by The North Dakota State University Extension Service.
NDSU Agriculture Communication
December 28, 2012
FARGO, N.D. — The top lobbyist for the National Turkey Federation thinks national standards for egg-laying cages won’t make it into a multi-year farm bill, and similar efforts may be “running out of steam.”
FARGO, N.D. — A one-of-its-kind commodity trading room on the campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo is still expected to open this fall, despite a delay in its renovation, says the NDSU professor spearheading the project.
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 90-8 today on a motion to proceed on the farm bill, and the White House issued a strong statement of support in favor of the bill, although the administration wants further cuts to crop insurance and commodity program spending.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Cooperation with southern Republican senators representing peanut, cotton and rice growers will be a key to whether a Revenue Loss Assistance Program can be passed in the Senate, said officials gathered for a roundtable on the 2012 farm bill.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., on March 29 introduced a farm bill commodity title proposal that they maintain would treat Northern Plains farmers more fairly than the “shallow loss” and higher target prices that have already been introduced, and also include disaster programs for livestock and tree producers.
WASHINGTON — Congress should attach conservation compliance requirements to subsidized crop insurance in the next farm bill but should only use the lowering of the farmer premium subsidy as a penalty for those who do not comply rather than making farmers ineligible for coverage, Environmental Working Group officials said March 15.
WASHINGTON — The issue of whether proposed farm bill commodity programs would work in the Northern Plains remain to be resolved in Senate Agriculture Committee negotiations, Jim Miller, a former Agriculture Secretary for farm and foreign agricultural services and key aide to Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., said March 13 in an interview with Agweek.
OMAHA, Neb. — House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said March 4 that he will run for re-election, partly because he is not sure that Congress will finish a farm bill in 2012 and he wants to be on hand for writing it.
WASHINGTON — Senate Agriculture Committee chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said March 7 that she expects to hold a markup on the farm bill “in just a few weeks” after the final committee’s final farm bill hearing on March 14, and that she is making progress convincing farm groups to unify on the proposed commodity title.
WASHINGTON — In a move that indicates the House Agriculture Committee is planning to stick to a cut of $23 billion over 10 years in the next farm bill, the committee recently approved a letter to House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., on fiscal year 2013 budget priorities that said its “main focus” will be reauthorization of the farm bill that expires Sept. 30.
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