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Baucus introduces plan to promote clean energy, reduce oil industry tax breaks

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) has released a proposal to end some tax breaks for the oil and gas industry, and invest in clean domestic energy sources. Baucus said the proposal would...

Corn Refiners respond to lawsuit

The sugar industry has filed a lawsuit against several corn processors and their lobbying group for their effort to rebrand high-fructose corn syrup as “corn sugar”. In an attempt to end the campaign that markets...

Disaster Assistance Available for Producers

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Administrator Val Dolcini today reminded crop and livestock producers throughout states that have recently experienced severe damage from flooding, wildfires and tornados that FSA programs may be available...

US soybean farmers can enter the 2012 Conservation Legacy Awards program

The Conservation Legacy Awards program, sponsored by the American Soybean Association (ASA), BASF, Monsanto, the United Soybean Board and the Corn & Soybean Digest magazine, is looking for those soybean farmers who should be...

NCGA concerned about EPA’s newly announced guidelines

Along with many other agriculture organizations, the National Corn Growers Association is concerned about the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s newly announced Clean Water Act guidelines, which determine the...

Wet weather continues to hamper planting efforts

Emmett Lampert, technical support representative for Syngenta, says very, very little planting has taken place in his territory, covering Northwest Minnesota, all of North Dakota, Montana to the Rockies and the Western two-thirds or...

Emergency CRP use by Livestock in ND extended to May 15

Livestock producers now have until May 15 to use CRP acreage to alleviate the impacts of flooding according to Aaron Krauter, North Dakota State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency.  This...

House in recess, some progress made on FTAs

While the House is in recess, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is encouraging people to contact their legislators to remind them of the importance of the pending free trade agreements with South Korea,...

N.D. Governor signs bill providing flood, snow assistance

Governor Jack Dalrymple yesterday signed into law Senate Bill 2369, which provides emergency funding totaling $31 million to help local governments cover the costs of statewide flood-fighting efforts, flood damages and the removal of...

Insect tool tracks earworms and cutworms

A sophisticated online tool that forecasts corn insect migration has been enhanced for the 2011 growing season to increase farmer awareness about above-ground pests that can threaten their fields. Developed by climatologist and meteorologist Mike...

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