RSSFarm News

Credit demand surges in the Midwest

| February 15, 2016

Reports from the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago last week noted demand for bank loans, loan extensions, and renewals is surging among U.S. farmers.

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Conference to Focus on Farm-to-School, Community Issues

| February 11, 2016

A unique multi-state conference will be held in March to connect farms, schools and communities.

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MDC hosts zoning and migration workshops for upcoming waterfowl seasons

| February 11, 2016

MDC stated that every survey completed at these workshops carry the same amount of weight and they take them seriously.

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Crop insurance on the budget chopping block

| February 10, 2016

The budget request to Congress calls for a ten-year, $18 billion cut to the federal crop insurance program.

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U.S. pork exports solid, beef exports trend lower

| February 9, 2016

The USDA numbers show beef exports posting the first full-year value decline since 2009.

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Proposed Budget Would Increase Ag Research

| February 8, 2016

The Budget proposal doubles the research spending from about $350 million to $700 million as required under the 2008 Farm Bill and reauthorized in the 2014 Farm Bill

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TPP vote not likely until after November election

| February 4, 2016

The trade deal was formally signed this week but still needs approval from the member countries.

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Poll shows farmers presidential election preferences

| February 3, 2016

A new poll finds, the majority of farmers and ranchers plan to vote for a Republican in the 2016 presidential election.

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CME Addresses volatility in cattle markets with trading change

| February 2, 2016

Cattle futures were added to a system that caps how many orders traders can send in relation to the number of trades they execute.

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