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Producers Are Encouraged to Report Prevented Planting, Failed Acres

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers to report prevented planting and failed acres in order to establish or retain FSA program eligibility for some programs.

Farm Lending Stabilizes, but Bank Liquidity Tightening

Lending at agricultural banks appeared to stabilize in the third quarter of 2017, but risks in the sector have remained alongside a persistently weak agricultural economy.

Former State Rep Schwartz receives Don L. Good Impact Award

Laughter and music filled the night air as Kansas State University Animal Sciences and Industry alumni and supporters gathered on Friday, Oct. 13, at the Stanley Stout Center in Manhattan for the third annual ASI Family and Friends Reunion.

Farm Bill and Trade Hot Topics at 2017 Fall Wheat Industry Conference

The National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates held its annual fall conference this week. NAWGs Committees covered a range of topics including the 2018 Farm Bill, NAFTA renegotiation, wheat research funding, trade, and conservation

Rural Mainstreet Index Rises for October

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index rose from Septembers reading, but remained below growth neutral, according to the latest monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture and/or energy.

Wheat Growers Organizations Dispute Corkers Food Aid Position

In remarks to the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on Oct. 19, 2017, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) stated that he has talked to farmers and that farmers do not care about U.S. in-kind food aid.

Report Shows Uncertainty Harming Farmers

Trade and regulatory uncertainty is hampering U.S. Farmers. A report shows that for the fourth straight year, global agricultural productivity growth is not accelerating fast enough to sustainably feed the world in 2050.

TPP Members Nearing Agreement

As the U.S. remains focused on reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement, and to a lesser extent, the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is heading closer to reality.

NAFTA Talks Reach Standstill

Agriculture and other contentious issues proposed by the U.S. during round four of the North American Free Trade Agreement talks has stalled the renegotiation effort. The U.S., Canada and Mexico have now agreed to extend the talks into 2018.

Trump Tells EPA to Stand Down on RFS Weakening Proposal

The White House has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to stand down on efforts to weaken the Renewable Fuel Standard. Reports say the agency was told to abandon two changes that were under consideration.

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