Corn Growers Praise Feds Change on Ag Risk Coverage Rules

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Growers on a farm with one or more tracts outside the administrative county now have the option to recalculate Agriculture Risk Coverage-CO benefits based on the farm’s physical location. This news release from the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) says the Farm Service Agency modification of the rule follows an extensive review of the potential impacts of the previous requirement …

Agribusiness, ARC, NCGA, USDA

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Rep. Mike Conaway

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway. Conaway discusses what promises to be a frantic start to December as the U.S. Congress faces a deadline to approve omnibus appropriations legislation. Chairman Conaway is intent to see protection from budget cuts for the farm bill and crop insurance. In this interview, Conaway calls for administrative changes in …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Cotton

Propane Expansion is Good News for Ag Producers

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Propane is expanding in production and the options for its use. During the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention in Kansas City, Missouri, Cindy caught up with Cinch Morgan from the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) who said that there are 102.4 million barrels of propane in storage right now – a nearly 30 percent increase from …

Audio, NAFB, PERC, Propane

Former Ag Secretaries Urge TPP Passage

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Several former U.S. Agriculture secretaries are calling on Congress to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). This news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says TPP will create new opportunities for American-grown and American–made products in the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. By opening new markets in Japan, Vietnam, and other countries, we are giving our producers access to new …

Agribusiness, Trade, USDA

PERC Unveils Website on Propane Safety on the Farm

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A new website is giving kids more information about how to be safe around propane on the farm. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) unveiled the interactive site – – that includes fun and educational videos, science experiments, and activities aimed at children ages 12 and under. “Our Amazing Farm,” the latest addition to the site, features …

PERC, Propane

GROWMARK Becomes Partner for STEM Event

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Some ag students could be better prepared to compete in the job market in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers thanks to a partnership between the Illinois Agriculture Leadership (IALP) Class of 2016 and GROWMARK. The two paired up to host a Job Interview Career Development Event for high school students from around the state on November 17, at …


USDA Looks to Expand Export Markets with MAP

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has handed out the fiscal year 2016 award funds for its program for commerical export markets for U.S. goods. This agency news release says the Market Access Program (MAP) will provide more than $170 million that focuses on consumer promotion, including brand promotion for small companies and cooperatives, and is used extensively by organizations …

Agribusiness, International, Markets, USDA

Agri-Pulse Open Mic with Sen. Debbie Stabenow

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features Sen. Debbie Stabenow. In this week’s interview the ranking member on the Senate Agriculture Committee discusses a challenging agricultural agenda. With time running out on the congressional calendar, Stabenow feels an urgency to find compromise on GMO labeling and COOL trade laws. Stabenow discusses a potential compromise child nutrition reform and defines the TPP …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, GMO, Government, Trade

Farm Bureau Creates ‘The Buzz’ Over Educational Game

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A new educational game offered for free by Farm Bureau is creating quite the buzz about pollinators. This news release from the group says “The Buzz,” a new interactive and educational game, recently released by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, educates users on the power of pollinators and reinforces science learning expectations by having learners explore pollinator habitats …

AFBF, Bees, Farm Bureau, pollinators