Friday, July 30, 2021

Farm News

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...

House Ag Hearing on Senate Climate Bill

The top Republican on the House Ag Committee calls for a hearing on the Senate Growing Climate Solutions Act. In a letter to Chairman...

House to Considers Ag Spending

In a flurry of activity ahead of the August recess, the House of Representatives will consider appropriation bills this week, including the agriculture spending...

U.S. and China Trading at a Brisk Pace

China and the U.S. are shipping goods back and forth at the quickest pace in years. Bloomberg says that’s making it look as if...

Ag Secretary Vilsack Defends Farmworker Changes

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed proposed migrant farmworker programs during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The hearing was set to talk about...

NCGA Opposes Anti-Ethanol Legislation

The National Corn Growers Association strongly opposes a bill that was introduced in the U.S. Senate today, referred to as the “Corn Ethanol Mandate...

Conservation Reserve Program Signup Deadline

The Department of Agriculture reminds producers the signup deadline for the Conservation Reserve Program current general signup is fast approaching. Eligible producers must submit...

Corn and Soybean Export Sales Drop

The USDA says export sales of corn and soybeans both plunged, while wheat sales rose during the week ending on July 8. Corn sales...

African Swine Fever in Germany

Late last week, the first cases of African Swine Fever in domestic hogs appeared in Germany. Reuters says the ASF discovery could make negotiations...

Interest Rates Rise for Farm Loans

Interest rates on agricultural loans made by commercial banks increased slightly for some types of lending. However, the Federal Reserve of Kansas City says...

USDA Releases July WASDE Report

The latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Report from the Department of Agriculture Monday predicts lower corn and soybean prices for the growing year....

NCBA Calls Senator Booker’s Bill Misguided

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association calls a bill introduced by Senator Cory Booker misguided. The Farm System Reform Act, reintroduced Wednesday by the New...

NPPC Launches New Foreign Worker Campaign

The National Pork Producers Council Thursday introduced a campaign, “Year-Round Pork Needs Year-Round Workers.” The campaign highlights the vital role of foreign-born workers across...

Most of state experiencing slight or moderate drought

INDIANAPOLIS (AP/WOWO): A recent lack of rain made for nice spring picnicking weather in Indiana, but it’s left most of the state unusually dry...

USDA’s National Ag Classification Survey

The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Classification Survey is arriving in mailboxes around the nation. The survey, one of the most important steps in...

USDA Releases Prospective Planting, Grain Stocks Reports

Producers intend to plant an estimated 91.1 million acres of corn in 2021, up less than one percent from last year, according to the...

Dicamba Makers Assessing Next Steps Following Court Ruling

Makers of dicamba herbicides are assessing what’s next following a court ruling vacating registration of the products. A U.S. appeals court ruling this week...

NCGA endorses the Growing Climate Solutions Act

The legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Mike Braun, R-Ind., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I, addresses the potential for agriculture...

African Swine Fever Even Greater in 2020

Experts are saying that the African Swine Fever outbreak that continued last year could have an even bigger impact in 2020. The Guardian says...

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