Whether we get a farm bill this year or after the mid-term elections, I think it’s important to look at some of the ideas under consideration, especially regarding the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 - Wheat acreage in the U.S. is at its lowest level in more than 100 years and that’s bad news for the country’s millers and bakers who depend on stable supplies of the grain, according to a new report from Rabobank.
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2017 – U.S. farmers are planting a record 89.5 million acres with soybeans this year, up 7 percent from 2016, while corn acreage has fallen and wheat acreage is down sharply, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service said today in a report.
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2017 The Agriculture Department’s decision to freeze most new enrollments in the Conservation Reserve Program puts new focus on the squeeze the program is going through heading into its fourth decade.
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2017 – After his state was shorted in recent enrollment of Conservation Reserve Program contracts, South Dakota Sen. John Thune is suggesting the next farm bill give the program a higher acreage cap and more flexibility.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 - Farmers are expected to produce nearly as many acres of soybeans as corn this year as growers respond to a relatively stronger increase in soybean prices, according to the Agriculture Department.
DALLAS, Feb. 11, 2017 - Cotton growers are expected to increase plantings by more than 9 percent, a survey shows, and the House Agriculture Committee chairman assures the industry the next farm bill will add price supports for the crop.