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Farm Income, Credit Weakening

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Farm income and credit conditions continued to weaken in the first quarter of 2018, but at a slower pace than in previous quarters. According to the Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions, compiled by the Kansas City Federal Reserve

John Block: Trade and the Farm Bill

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House Defeats Farm Bill…for now…

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House Republicans fell short of the needed simple majority vote needed to pass their go-it-alone 2018 farm bill, after conservatives revolted when GOP leaders refused to give them an early vote on tough immigration reforms.

Aquaculture Sector Expecting Demand Growth

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One sector of U.S. agriculture will see a growth in demand over the next couple decades. Cindy Sandoval, a cmmunications specialist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, says the aquaculture tide is rising.

Market Outlook for Corn and Soybeans

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Farmers are nearing the end of the spring planting season and they are turning their attention again to the marketplace. Todd Gleason has more on how one agricultural economist sees prices playing out for the year.

Controlled Environment Ag Growing

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Technological advancements and consumer demand for fresh, local and year-round supplies of high-quality produce are growing the controlled environment agriculture industry, according to a new report from CoBank. Controlled environment agriculture, a technology-based approach toward food production to use optimal

Motor Vehicle Accidents Top List of Most Common Ag Insurance Claims

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Motor vehicle accidents top the list of insurance claims in agribusiness. A statement from Nationwide Insurance says that motor vehicle accidents have accounted for more than 20,000 total commercial agribusiness claims. Nationwide, which calls itself the number one farm insurer

Trade Negotiations Concluding?; Dairy Supply Management Program Not Likely

The House deadline for NAFTA to be voted on is today, while talks with China are ramping up and the Farm Bill waits in the wings. Mike Davis talks with American Farm Bureau Federation economist Veronica Nigh about the drama

An Alternative to Antibiotics for Piglet Growth and Health?

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USDA researchers are looking at a naturally produced amino acid as a dietary supplement to improve piglet growth and animal productivity in times of stress. Rod Bain reports.

Farm Bill May Have Enough Votes in House for Passage

As the Farm Bill is expected to be brought to the House floor this week for consideration, some senior Republicans think House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway has the votes to pass the bill. That comes as Democrats in the House