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    Trump Administration Mulls Policy Options After Biofuels Waiver Backlash
    Reuters writers Jarrett Renshaw and Humeyra Pamuk  reported this week that, “President Donald Trump’s administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising […]
    August 21, 2019
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    Farm Service Agency Expands Payment Options
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated […]
    August 21, 2019
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    Nearly 17,000 Dairy Farms Enroll in DMC Program
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that producers of nearly 17,000 dairy operations have signed up for the Dairy Margin […]
    August 21, 2019
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    EPA Gets Limited Dicamba Data
    Once again, most major soybean states are dealing with a deluge of dicamba injury allegations this summer, with at least one already […]
    August 21, 2019
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    Texas Weather Swings from Extreme to Extreme
    Weather went from extremely wet to extremely hot and dry across most of Texas, according to the Texas State Climatologist. The KBDI attempts […]
    August 21, 2019
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    USDA Weekly Crop Progress
    Good-to-excellent condition ratings for both U.S. corn and soybeans slipped slightly last week, according to the latest USDA NASS Crop Progress report […]
    August 20, 2019
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    Questions about Corn Crop Continue
    The USDA’s August crop production forecast delivered a shock to corn markets with much larger production than expected.  Market participants continue to […]
    August 20, 2019
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    Indiana Farmland Values Fall for Fifth Straight Year
    Farmland values are an important indicator of the health of the U.S. farm economy.  Farmland accounts for the vast majority of the […]
    August 20, 2019
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    USACE Running Out of Funds to Continue Critical Dredging Operations
    In my July 29 column, “Flooding Turns Mississippi River Into a Sandbox,” I discussed the shoaling left behind on nearly the entire […]
    August 20, 2019
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    Interest in Drones Growing Among Cattle Producers
    Technology in agriculture is moving at the speed of light — or at least at the speed of flight — and livestock […]
    August 20, 2019