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Dec 15, 2017
A proposal by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to essentially cap prices for renewable identification number credits at 10 cents apiece spurred major players in both the biofuels and commodity crops industries to send a letter Friday to President Donald Trump stating the senator's plan would undercut the RFS in rural America.
A broad array of agricultural groups sent a letter to Congress calling for more funding for USDA and FDA programs in the 2018 funding bill. Congress is still working on the bill, which likely will be delayed until at least mid-January before a final spending bill is approved.
As the popularity of specialty fertilizer surges, fertilizer companies are investing heavily in those markets.
Dec 14, 2017
The final tax-reform package is expected to be released Friday with several major compromises on tax rates and deductions that will affect farmers and small businesses for years to come.
Arkansas legislators tell state regulators to revise proposed limits on dicamba use; other states set spray limitations that exceed new federal labels on the herbicide.
Yield-potential factors into cropland values, with special attention paid to soils and weather patterns.
Dec 13, 2017
Diverse land types can bring strong prices when divided to maximize value.
Average retail prices for most fertilizers continued to move higher, while the price for two fertilizers moved lower during the first week of December 2017.
Agricultural security risks have become a major concern for Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., but the chairman acknowledged Wednesday that talking about a possible attack on agriculture or food production is a hard conversation.