Fahley was part of a group from Michigan, organized under the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Ag Community Relief, that has made four trips with trucks loaded with supplies to aid farmers in Nebraska and Iowa after a historic bomb cyclone and mass flooding in mid-March hit major portions of those states....
U.S. citrus production in the 2018/19 marketing year (October–September) is rebounding from previous-year lows. The current citrus crop forecast of 8.02 million tons for 2018/19 is up 31 percent from the previous season, reflecting expected expanded national production across all major citrus commodities.
The big fight in the Nebraska Legislature this year is over plans to reduce property taxes, which has the state's farm lobbies pushing lawmakers hard for some relief. Numbers taken from the 2017 Ag Census show Nebraska farmers have more reason to complain about property taxes than farmers in nearby states....
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the implementation status of the 2018 Farm Bill. President Trump signed this Farm Bill into law on December 20th, 2018 and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) promptly began implementation of key programs....
Henderson Farms put two John Deere 1795 planters out into its north Alabama fields this spring mounting RTK guidance systems. "When you're pulling the planter on a drawbar with a pin, and the GPS unit is centered over the tractor, you get some planter drift," said Stuart Sanderson....
USDA has pegged the winter wheat crop at 60% in good-to-excellent condition -- the highest-quality rating in seven years. But good wheat growing conditions in the spring can also be conducive to disease....
Fahley was part of a group from Michigan, organized under the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Ag Community Relief, that has made four trips with trucks loaded with supplies to aid farmers in Nebraska and Iowa after a historic bomb cyclone and mass flooding in mid-March hit major portions of those states.
With major storm systems working their way across the Plains, Midwest and South this week, planting may seem a more distant dream than ever. For some farmers, it may be time to start prioritizing some fieldwork over others, crop experts told DTN....
The way trading has gone for corn and soybeans lately, I wouldn't blame producers for avoiding their quote screens, as the news has not been pleasant. Day by day, corn prices have dripped slowly lower, a modern form of water torture for those holding last fall's harvest....
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced this week that the February 2019 income over feed cost margin was $8.22 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the second payment for dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program....
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"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” - Benjamin Franklin
Nationally, 1.92 million farmers paid $9.4 billion worth of property taxes in 2017, up $2 billion from five years earlier, a 21.3% increase. The average property tax paid by farmers nationally was $4,902 in 2017, compared to $3,752 per farm in 2012.
Property taxes paid by farmers are listed among farm production expenses on a major initial data set for the 2017 Ag Census, which USDA released last week. Read on to find out where your state lies in the data.
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Providing approximately 978,000 on-farm jobs and and 1.98 million jobs indirectly, the dairy industry is a significant contributor to the U.S. economy. From the east coast to the west, ten states stood above the rest in 2018. Take a peek at the infographic in this article to see which states contributed the most!
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When you think of Hawaii, do you think of agriculture? Hawaii crops contribute $667 million to the state's economy. Find out how crop insurance impacts your state here: https://cropinsuranceinmystate.org/ via Crop Insurance Keeps America Growing
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