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NCBA Releases Price Discovery Proposal

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association released its proposal over the weekend for voluntary cattle market price discovery. In a letter to NCBA members, NCBA President Marty Smith says the proposal "lays out a plan...

USDA Issues $1.68 Billion in Payments to Producers Enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing $1.68 billion in payments to agricultural producers and landowners for the 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which provides annual rental payment...

USMEF to Honor Wortham and Bomer Lauritsen with 2020 Awards

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) will honor longtime state beef council executive Richard Wortham and former assistant U.S. trade representative Sharon Bomer Lauritsen at its upcoming Strategic Planning Conference, which will be held...

IA & industry leaders to discuss the future during Irrigation 20/20

The Irrigation Association is hosting a dialogue with industry leaders to discuss the future of the irrigation industry and the role that the IA plays. Irrigation 20/20 is a free webinar that offers an...

Farm Bureau Reviews State-Level Farm Income

The most recent Farm Income Forecast from USDA in early September provided an update on 2020 farm income projections, as well as the first estimates of state-level financial conditions in 2019. Farm cash receipts...

CFTC Finalizes Position Limits Rule

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved three final rules recently, including one regarding positions limits for derivatives. That completed the Commission’s rulemakings related to the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...

ASA #SeeSoyHarvest Campaign Highlighting America’s Soybean Industry

The American Soybean Association’s #SeeSoyHarvest campaign is in full swing and taking Congressional members on a virtual trip to soybean-producing states across the country. In a news release, ASA says, “If farmers can’t come...

The U.K. Says Trade Talks with EU Are “Over”

Talks on a Brexit trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union are over. Reuters says that’s the opinion of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who feels there is no point in...

U.S. Ethanol Production Hits Five-Week High

The Energy Information Administration says U.S. ethanol production hit its highest level in five weeks, while inventories reached the largest number seen since the end of August. Ethanol output in the seven days before...

USDA Issues $1.68 Billion in CRP Payments

The Department of Agriculture is issuing $1.68 billion in payments to agricultural producers and landowners for the 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. Announced Thursday, the payments provide annual rental payment...

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