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.
Will the next farm bill get done on time? That was a common question during Farmfest in southwest Minnesota this week. House Agriculture Committee member Angie Craig tells Brownfield she’s optimistic the new farm bill will be completed by the end of the year. “Which... Read More.
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa says he doesn’t anticipate the Senate marking up its version of the 2023 Farm Bill until after the current legislation expires in September. “It probably will be early October,” he says. He says there hasn’t been enough movement on... Read More.
Competition for farmland, market concentration, and protecting the crop safety net were among issues brought forward during a farm bill listening session hosted by House Agriculture Committee chair Glenn “GT” Thompson in southwest Minnesota Wednesday. Minnesota Farm Bureau president Dan Glessing told Thompson... Read More.
Information provided by National Farmers SALINA, Kan. — Salina’s Rolling Hills Zoo is the location for a state meeting to be held by National Farmers on August 9. Farmers from the region and statewide leaders will be present.
USDA’s Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation wants to give reference prices a boost in the next farm bill. During a forum on the farm bill and ag policy issues at Minnesota Farmfest Tuesday, Undersecretary Robert Bonnie said reference prices in the Commodity... Read More.
Herd reduction is first step toward updating the facilities north of the Manhattan, Kan., campus By the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry and Kansas Dairy MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas State University Dairy Teaching... Read More.
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa says it isn’t likely his proposed cattle market reform will be included in the 2023 Farm Bill. He tells Brownfield Senator Fischer, one of the main leaders in this area, has told the leadership of the... Read More.
Photo Provided by the Indiana State Fair The Indiana State Fair is shining a spotlight on Hoosier farmers during the 18-day event that runs through Aug. 20. Hill Farms located in Hancock County was the featured farm family operation for opening day of the state... Read More.
K-State's 28th annual Risk and Profit Conference will be held in-person (Aug. 17-18) and online (Aug. 21-25). By K-State Research and Extension news service MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University officials say an update on the upcoming U.S. Farm Bill and updates on the grain and... Read More.
U.S. Congressman Zach Nunn says he’s optimistic lawmakers will finalize the 2023 Farm Bill before the end of the year. “I have asked GT Thompson, the Chairman himself, if we can get this done by September,” Nunn said. “He believes very confidently we have... Read More.
An economist says farmers will see the latest rate hike by the Federal Reserve reflected in their operating loans. Senior rural economist Matt Clark with Terrain tells Brownfield most operating notes come with variable interest. “Every time the Fed bumps up 50 basis points or... Read More.