Legislation http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/5538/more en 2014 farm bill decisions: The choice of ARC or PLC, and more http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/2014-farm-bill-decisions-choice-arc-or-plc-and-more <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The process of enrolling in either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program, which began in October and runs through spring, requires farmers to update their base acres and yields, then make a one-time decision for the program they will use for the next five years. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/2014-farm-bill-decisions-choice-arc-or-plc-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/2014-farm-bill-decisions-choice-arc-or-plc-and-more#comments Issues Farm Bill Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:55:00 +0000 94871 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Larry Stalcup 5 Agriculture stories to read, Nov. 28, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-28-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Five agriculture stories to read this week include advice for renegotiating farmland leases (if you haven't done so already), as well as an FAQ on Title I programs in the 2014 Farm Bill. Read a perspective from Bayer CropScience CEO about the benefits of modern agriculture, and how that impacts our food safety. And while the Thanksgiving holiday has passed, it's not too late to be #thankful4ag, and to take a look at what U.S. farmers provide to make those amazing Thanksgiving meals. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-28-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-28-2014#comments Issues Farm Bill Management Sat, 29 Nov 2014 03:52:00 +0000 94701 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farm program signup begins http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-signup-begins <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Sign-up for the new farm program, which part of the new farm bill, is now underway at local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices. The new farm program will be in place for the 2014 to 2018 crop years for all eligible crops under the Commodity Title of the 2014 Farm Bill, including corn, soybeans, wheat and other crops. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-signup-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-signup-begins#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:10:00 +0000 94661 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Nov. 21, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-21-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Included in the five agriculture stories to read this week is a reminder to pay attention to pesticide labels, particularly if planting cover crops. There's new research regarding demand for genetically modified seed, and a recap of the choices to make regarding upcoming farm bill options. Hear from Xpert Ed Usset about market price triggers, and check out a great Buzzfeed list about the top 10 things farmers are tired of hearing.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-21-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-21-2014#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Issues Soybeans GMO Farm Bill Pesticides Prices Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:29:00 +0000 94591 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Sept. 26, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-sept-26-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The 5 Ag stories to read this week talk about the possibility of skipping Bt-traited corn in 2015 to help save costs, and offer examples of low returns for 2015. There is also help for making decisions regarding the new risk programs in the 2014 farm bill. Read what farmers learned in 2014, and remember to practice safety this harvest season as National Farm Safety and Health Week comes to a close.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-sept-26-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-sept-26-2014#comments Corn Issues Seed Farm Bill Management Seed Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:12:00 +0000 93621 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Pay attention to FSA farm program information http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/pay-attention-fsa-farm-program-information <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>There have been several reports of the data on some FSA units not being accurate, due to changes in FSA farm units that occurred in the past five years. It is very important for farm operators and land owners to review this data, and to report any data that is not accurate the local FSA offices by September 26. This data will be used in the coming weeks for decisions on base acre reallocation and updating FSA payment yields on each FSA farm unit. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/pay-attention-fsa-farm-program-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/pay-attention-fsa-farm-program-information#comments Issues Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:28:00 +0000 93261 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Land owners will help make farm bill choices http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/land-owners-will-help-make-farm-bill-choices <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Land owners who do not farm their land are not typically involved in farm program decisions at FSA offices, as those decisions are usually made by farm operators. However, in the coming months, farm operators and land owners will have several one-time choices to make regarding their farm program participation for the 2014-2018 crop years, as part of the commodity title of the new farm bill. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/land-owners-will-help-make-farm-bill-choices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/land-owners-will-help-make-farm-bill-choices#comments Issues Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:52:00 +0000 92901 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2014 Farm Bill program implementation progress http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/2014-farm-bill-program-implementation-progress <div class="field-byline"> 2014 Farm Bill program implementation progress </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced continued progress on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), which President Obama signed into law nearly six months ago on Feb. 7, 2014. The 2014 Farm Bill reforms agricultural policy, reduces the deficit, and helps grow America&rsquo;s economy.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/2014-farm-bill-program-implementation-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/2014-farm-bill-program-implementation-progress#comments Conservation Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:39:00 +0000 92581 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farm bill program decision time http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-bill-program-decision-time <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Farm operators and land owners will have several one-time choices to make in the coming months regarding their farm program participation for the 2014-2018 crop years. Since the commodity farm program choices are for five years, land owner approval and signatures will be required on all cash and share rented farm land. Some of the choices include: reallocation of crop base acres, farm program payment yields and risk programs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-bill-program-decision-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-bill-program-decision-time#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:41:00 +0000 92511 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, July 11, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-11-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Herbicide rotation, clover as nitrogen source, farm bill decisions, GMO labels and found cell phone. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This installment of 5 Agriculture stories to read reminds growers to adhere to herbicide rotation, and offers new research about using clover as a nitrogen source for corn. There is also help for making farm bill decisions regarding yield updates, and information on GMO safety and labeling, and the consumer's willingness to pay for it. Finally, read about a farmer who lost his cell phone in a grain bin, and had it turn up in Japan.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-11-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-11-2014#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Issues GMO Farm Bill Herbicides Nitrogen Sat, 12 Jul 2014 01:25:00 +0000 92071 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com