Obama budget proposes cuts to federal ag insurance co-pay
President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal calls for cuts in spending for agriculture but maintains the focus on rural America by continuing efforts that are working in reversing population and economic decline in less populated areas of the nation.
Beacon Credit Union buys lender Midwest Ag Finance
Beacon Credit Union announced Friday it has reached an agreement to acquire Midwest Ag Finance. The agreement has been approved by the board of directors for both financial institutions and includes the purchase of assets and assumption of liabilities.
USDA has opened a 60-day review and ordered an update to its animal welfare plan at all 49 federal centers that perform livestock research – in response to a recent New York Times story of animal abuse.
NCC: Cotton planting likely to be down this growing season
With the decline in cotton prices has come talk of declines in production for this year’s crop – something that was reflected in planting intentions surveys released by the National Cotton Council (NCC).