Trends in tillage that can benefit your field

Farmers are adopting conservation practices at rapidly increasing levels. It’s no surprise with some of the benefits conservation tillage can provide. According to Laura Fribley, of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, in her article, “Tracking Conservation Tillage Trends“, “Data from the 2013 Tillage Transect indicate that as a result of tillage practices on Scott […]

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Time runs out on the Farm Bill again

The Farm Bill has expired once again, and it appears the legislation is on hold. Things will still operate much the same as last year when the Farm Bill expired. Crop insurance, crop subsidies and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will still continue to receive funding. Crop subsidies and crop insurance programs will not […]

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Conservation programs suffer in 2013

The extension of the Farm Bill has done little to ease the minds of farmers, and has done even less to support conservation programs. While a handful of programs were extended through the Agricultural Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2012, many programs are greatly affected by the extension. source: http:/www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/farmbill/  The Farm Bill extension keeps […]

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Farm Bill moves to 2012

There was hope the Super Committee would take care of the Farm Bill during negotiations this past month. However, nothing was addressed and talks will move into 2012. Congress left on the table numerous funding cuts to Natural Resource Conservation Service programs. These NRCS programs help farmers protect, conserve and enhance their land. Now the […]

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Federal spending cuts loom for agriculture

All eyes are on Congress to see if both houses can pass a stack of budget bills and an extension to keep the government running through mid-December. This week Congress is debating and voting on eminent funding cuts to numerous ag programs, including those tied to the Natural Resource Conservation Service or NRCS. According to […]

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