State of the Agricultural Union; Farm Debt Closing in on Debt Levels of the 1980’s

What is the state of the “agricultural union?” Agriculture Secretary Perdue gave his opinions at USDA’s Outlook Forum, Gary Crawford and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue.  USDA Chief Economist sees “troubling trends” in current farm financial situation, Gary Crawford and Rob Johansson.

Examples Of Economics In A New Farm Bill

How might economic factors such as current commodity prices and a new federal budget agreement impact the shape of a new Farm Bill? Rod Bain. Texas A & M agricultural economist Joe Outlaw, University of Missouri ag economist Patrick Westhoff, Lisa Ray for Agrinet News.

Seasonal Crop Insurance Deadlines Are Fast Approaching

If you are considering purchasing crop insurance, the spring deadlines are coming up, so make sure you talk to your crop insurance agent now. Most sale closing dates are 2/28 and 3/15 for crop insurance.  Stephanie Ho and Rob Johansson, Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation.

Federal Spending Bill Has Major Change for Cotton & Dairy Producers

Cotton farmers wanted it. The new spending bill has it. Gary Crawford, former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson.
Some dairy producers and lawmakers have been asking for changes in the dairy Margin Protection Program and the new federal spending bill has some changes. Gary Crawford and Rob Johansson.
New Federal Spending Bill Makes Changes to Cotton and Dairy Safety Net Programs.

Land Grant Universities Role in Ag Biodefense

Protecting American Agriculture in this interconnected world from biothreats ranging from invasive disease and pests to biological terror agents is one role of the nation’s land grant universities.  Rod Bain, Kansas State University President Richard Myers, Michigan State University professor Ray Hammerschmidt, North Carolina State Veterinarian Doug Meckes.