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Farm groups urge lawmakers, Cabinet members to protect crop insurance

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2017 – As members of Congress meet to consider budget proposals and annual spending bills, a group of 59 farm, environmental, credit and young farmers organizations circulated letters today – urging them to “protect crop insurance and recognize its central importance to farmers, lenders and all of rural America.”
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Agri-Pulse Daybreak for March 9, 2017

WASHINGTON, Mar. 9, 2017 - The House Agriculture Committee continues a series of hearings on the next farm bill today, and there will be a spotlight on dozens of programs that won’t have funding unless Congress comes up with more money.
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(Photo: Bo Rader, The Wichita Eagle, Kansas.com)

Wildfires take toll on humans, livestock in central US

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2017 – Ranchers in the central U.S. are trying to assess the damage from wildfires that roared across more than a million acres of prime cattle country since the weekend, mostly in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. At least six people were killed and the livestock losses could reach into the millions of dollars.
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Agri-Pulse Daybreak for March 8, 2017

WASHINGTON, Mar. 8, 2017 - There’s a major new farm bill proposal on the table. The National Milk Producers Federation is recommending a series of changes to the Margin Protection Program to ensure dairy producers have a better shot at getting payments under the plan.
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