Friday, September 17, 2021

House Members Want Disaster Declaration

Several members of Congress are asking President Biden to declare a drought disaster in the western United States as record temperatures and wildfires hit...

Tractor and Combine Sales Up in August

U.S. tractor sales increased last month compared to 2020 while combine sales jumped 19.8 percent, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers monthly sales...

House Ag Committee Silenced by Pelosi

The following press release was forwarded by the Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn “GT” Thompson. After a nine-hour markup,...

USDA Expands Assistance to Transport Feed

In response to the severe drought conditions in the Western U.S. and Great Plains, USDA says it plans to help cover the cost of...

Indigo Pays Farmers in First Carbon Farming Program

Indigo Ag announced it has dispersed initial payments to the inaugural group of “Carbon by Indigo” participants. The 267 paid growers are the first...

Tax Proposals Risk Future of American Farms

The American Farm Bureau, 46 state Farm Bureaus, and 280 organizations representing family-owned agribusinesses sent a letter to Congressional leaders about tax policies. The...

Acreage Report Released Early

…. and somebody is probably losing their job over it. USDA’s Farm Service Agency screwed up and somebody posted the acreage data on the...

August Dairy Market Report

Low milk prices and high feed costs – a.k.a. depressed margins – are slowly bringing U.S. milk production back in line with demand. Daily...

USDA Trade Forecast

The Department of Agriculture’s quarterly trade forecast released last week shows that U.S. agricultural exports not only continue at a record-setting pace for fiscal...

Grassley Wants Ag Trade Positions Filled

Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley called on President Biden to fill a couple of key USDA positions that deal with agricultural trade. He wants...

Legislation Seeks to Block California Prop 12

Lawmakers have introduced the Exposing Agricultural Trade Suppression, or EATS Act, to prohibit states and local governments from interfering with agriculture products from other...

Court Partially Upholds Iowa’s “Ag-Gag” Law

A divided panel of judges partially upheld Iowa’s ‘ag-gag” law first put in place in 2012. The Des Moines Register says that decision came...

NCGA Tells EPA to Use Ethanol to Lower GHG’s

Policymakers can meet their ambitious goals of quickly lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by turning to biofuels like ethanol, National Corn Growers Association President...

Ag Secretary Vilsack Releases Quarterly Trade Forecast

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s quarterly trade forecast released yesterday shows that U.S. agricultural exports not only continue at a record-setting pace for fiscal...

USDA’s August WASDE Report

The much-anticipated August World Agriculture Supply and Demand report sent crop prices slightly higher Thursday. The monthly report from the Department of Agriculture expects...

Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall Travels to Southern Border

The border crisis is real. Texas farmers and ranchers in border areas are frustrated, outraged and desperate for a solution that secures the border. How...

Farm Bureau Supports Infrastructure Legislation

The American Farm Bureau sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators expressing its support for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Farm Bureau...

Purdue Ag Economy Barometer Ticks Lower

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer slowed after two months of sharp declines. The July reading is 134, down only three points from...

Indiana Farmland Prices Hit Record

Results of the Purdue Farmland Value and Cash Rents Survey, published in the August 2021 Purdue Agricultural Economics Report, suggests farmland prices across Indiana...

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