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Applications Now Open for 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships

The National Pork Board has opened the application process for the 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships. The program, now in its tenth year, is open to college juniors and seniors who have plans to pursue...

No Hemp Crop Insurance Coverage Yet

A Department of Agriculture official says the crop insurance coverage for hemp is not ready. Martin Barbre, USDA Risk Management Agency administrator, told the crop insurance industry this week that agents could discuss crop...

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Will Be Keynote Speaker of 2019 Commodity Classic

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Commodity Classic, held Feb. 28-March 2 in Orlando, Fla. Commodity Classic is one of the largest agriculture industry events, with...

Winter Weather Cattle Loss May Be Covered by LIP

It’s been a tough winter for farmers, especially for beef and dairy producers. Extreme weather across a good chunk of the nation have resulted in some excessive livestock deaths. Ranchers who have experienced those...

USDA: Keep Plan B Ready on Summertime E15 Sales

It’s been well-documented that the Environmental Protection Agency is working to complete a rule by the summer driving season that would allow year-round E15 sales. The USDA is worried about the work being completed...

Senate Reauthorizes Pesticide Registration Improvement Act

The Senate Ag Committee and its leadership, including Chair Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, announced that the Senate passed the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act. In the announcement, the Senators said, “The unanimous...

USDA Releases Ten-Year Farm Income and Trade Projections

The USDA is preparing to issue its Agricultural Projections to 2028 report next month. Some of the tables they’ll use to come up with the projections were issued last week. Looking at 2019, USDA...

Farm Income Down 20-Straight Quarters

The Midwest and the Mid-South parts of the country saw farm income decline in the fourth quarter of 2018. In spite of the pressure on farm incomes, the value of quality farmland, ranchland, and...

U.S., China to Continue Trade Talks This Week

The U.S. and China will continue talks this week that will hopefully lead to an end to the trade war between the two economic superpowers. A Reuters article says sources from both sides feel...

Firestone Ag Announces Contest Honoring Farm Heritage

To commemorate its 75th year of support for the National FFA Organization (FFA), the “Rooted in Farming” contest asks FFA members and alumni to share how their family’s farming heritage has driven their own passion...

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