The president of Minnesota Farm Bureau wants updates to the Dairy Margin Coverage Program included in the next farm bill. Dan Glessing, a dairy farmer from Waverly, says DMC has been a good risk management tool but it no longer reflects the current ag... Read More.
Ag economists with CoBank expect tight global grain stocks to drive farmer prices into the second half of 2023. Knowledge Exchange Director Rob Fox doesn’t expect the recent recovery in grain prices to be strong enough to upset the year’s downward trend. But, he... Read More.
A U.S. Senator wants the farm bill to help farmers stop an invasive pest threatening the production of soft fruits. Michigan Democrat Gary Peters, along with U.S. Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Braun of Indiana, and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, has reintroduced the... Read More.
A Wisconsin Congressman is critical of how broadband expansion has failed to progress in rural areas. Third District Republican Derrick Van Orden told a House Ag Committee hearing on closing the digital divide in rural America that government and private sector sources have spent... Read More.
A member of Congress is condemning Brazil for what she calls discriminatory import tariffs on U.S. ethanol. Minnesota Republican Michelle Fischbach says a tariff rate of 16 percent was re-imposed in February. “And in addition to that this is a little bit twofold because they... Read More.