February 14, 2016

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EPA Feels Heat In House Ag Committee Hearing

Lawmakers on the House Ag Committee continue to press EPA administrator Gina McCarthy on the agency’s use of social media during the comment period leading up to the final Waters of the U.S. Rule During a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, McCarthy continued to stand by her belief that federal laws were not broken when […]


CME To Shorten Livestock Trading Hours

The CME Group announced yesterday that, pending Commodity and Futures Trading Commission approval, it will be shortening the trading hours for livestock contracts.  The proposal, expected to take effect February 29th, would change hours on all five days of the week to 8:30 am until 1:05 pm central time for electronic trade and 8:30 am […]

CRP Photo as it appeared in the New York Times.  Sterling, ND

USDA Expects Big Interest In Competitive CRP Sign Up

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reminding farmers and ranchers that the competitive sign-up deadline for its most popular voluntary conservation program, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), is Feb. 26, 2016. This will be one of the most competitive general sign-up periods in history, in part due a statutory limit on the number of […]


SD Pheasants Forever Hosting CRP Informational Meetings

Pheasants Forever and partners in South Dakota are hosting five Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up informational meetings for landowners in the coming week of the sign-up period. The CRP general sign-up began December 1, 2015, and ends February 26, 2016. CRP remains the gold standard program for creating upland habitat for pheasants, grouse, and […]


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