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ARC/PLC paying on 2014 crop losses for half of enrolled farms

NCGA commends FSA revision to administrative rules for ARC

Study: High soymeal concentration in pig diets may help curb diseases

TPP could top session talks at Ohio Grain Symposium Dec. 17

‘Nutrient Challenge’ will award prizes in best manure recycling

   
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Thanksgiving meal costs rise because of avian flu

The average price of a Thanksgiving meal for a family of 10 has topped $50 nationwide for the first time since the Farm Bureau has been doing its annual Marketbasket survey.
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FDA approves GMO salmon; won’t require special labeling

It has been more than two decades since a company first approached federal health officials about developing a genetically modified (GMO or GE) salmon, and while it has been an upstream fight to win the approval it received last week, there are numerous groups and retailers who still say they’ll boycott the fish.
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Nearly $4 billion in safety-net payments to start soon

Farmers can expect to receive their safety-net payments for the 2014 crop year in the mail beginning this month. Nearly $4 billion will be dispersed nationwide.
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Urban farmers developing vacant lots in some Midwest cities

In Cleveland, with 20,000 vacant lots and 1,000 houses torn down per year, the city managers are spending exorbitant amounts to maintain properties. In one neighborhood, however, something is growing again: food and farms.
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European Parliament strikes down opt-out deal on GMOs

The European Parliament voted down a proposal that would have let individual member nations "opt out" of the European Union’s (EU) policy of allowing some biotech food and feed imports.
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Coalition to Congress: Avoid federal crop insurance cuts

A coalition of 49 organizations representing a broad variety of interests sent a joint letter to Congress urging legislators to not cut crop insurance from an upcoming omnibus appropriations bill.
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Costs rising for feed law licenses across Michigan

Recent changes to Michigan’s animal feed law will mean some higher fees for commercial feed distributors. The changes to the law, now known as P.A. 83, went into effect Oct. 1.
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National Pork Board releases info for proper antibiotics use

The National Pork Board (NPB) has debuted a new infographic showing how U.S. pig farmers are working with their veterinarians to “use antibiotics responsibly.”
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ERS projects 38 percent drop for net farm income

Farmers in the United States are having to really tighten their belts, judging by a noticeable drop projected in their incomes for 2015.
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Increased volatility in ag markets due to La Niña?

Ag markets may react with increased volatility in 2016 due to the current El Niño and its potential impact on future weather patterns, said the senior economist at CME Group, a leading derivatives marketplace.
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