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USDA Dropping Checkoff Plan
Friday, December 19, 2014 5:13PM CST
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said USDA won't pursue efforts to create another checkoff under the 1996 commodity promotion law. A policy rider in the federal appropriations bill passed over the weekend prevents USDA from continuing to write a rule for the plan during this fiscal year.
New World-Record Corn Yield
Friday, December 19, 2014 5:12PM CST
The results of the annual contest were released Friday morning by the NCGA. The 2014 Corn Yield Contest drew 8,129 entries. A record six national entries surpassed the 400-plus-bushel-per-acre mark.
Amazon Deforestation and Ag-4
Friday, December 19, 2014 7:15AM CST
Brazil's beef industry has reduced its impact on the Amazon rainforest, but its footprint remains. Policing plus intensive farming are the way to reduce the impact.
Global Fertilizer Outlook - 4
Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:55PM CST
Global demand for nitrogen fertilizers worldwide is increasing thanks to a growing population. Oversupply concerns, as well as geopolitical issues, threaten a fairly positive global outlook for nitrogen.

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In 1933 the Farm Credit Act was established


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The overall Agriculture Department and related agencies bill would cost $20.5 billion for fiscal year 2015, a congressional aide said, down from $20.8 billion in 2014. One provision would prevent USDA from creating a new beef checkoff.

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  • HARD RED SPRING WHEAT (Mar 15) 653'0 4'6 12/22/14   7:44 AM CST
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  • LEAN HOGS (Feb 15) 81.800 0.025 12/19/14   2:05 PM CST
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