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  • Farm Bill Decision Aid Online

    Preliminary version of aid allows farmers to begin gathering information, inputting data and analyzing options

    While the USDA-Farm Service Agency’s interpretation of the Agricultural Act of 2014, the farm bill, is still likely months from being finalized, the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University has released the preliminary version of its farm bill decision aid tool for farmers.

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  • A Harvest Against Hunger

    In addition to their much-loved weekend backpack program, the Amarillo branch of Snack Pak 4 Kids recently went a little further in their quest to feed hungry children. Early in the morning on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, volunteers gathered in Wildorado at the farms of David Cleavinger and his wife, Jackie, as well as Bill Gruhlkey and his wife, Timma, who generously gifted in-the-field sweet corn to the organization. Cleavinger said the 2 acres would yield about 40,000 ears of corn. With 10 ears per bag, that\'s enough bags for 4,000 families!

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  • Supplemental Coverage Option resources available to farmers

    With USDA-Risk Management Agency releasing additional resources on the Supplemental Coverage Option last week, Texas Corn Producers encourages farmers to begin evaluating insurance and farm program options. Click here to access a map of the state of Texas highlighting the SCO availability for corn.

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  • NRCS Local Work Group Meetings

    NRCS to hold Local Work Group Meetings throughout the state

    Local Working Group meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in becoming a member and participating in the Local Working Group should contact the NRCS District Conservationist for their county. Click here for details on the LWG meeting in your area!

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  • Farm Bill 101

    TAMU Ag & Food Policy Center Releases Presentation

    The Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University has released a PowerPoint outlining the key points in the Agricultural Act of 2014. As we are still waiting on the interpretation of the bill from USDA, the information provided is preliminary. However, it\'s important for farmers to begin educating themselves on the key changes in the bill and consider how these new farm programs may work for their farms.

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  • Farm Bill Overview

    Texas Corn Producers releases review

    With the Agriculture Act of 2014 signed into law, Texas farmers should now start looking ahead at the impact the new legislation could have on their farms. Texas Corn Producers has developed a brief overview of the decisions ahead for farmers across the state.

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09/16/2014

China Buys 4.8 MMT of Soybeans

Chinese crushing companies agreed to buy $2.3 billion worth of soybeans on Monday, equivalent in value to what they agreed to buy at a similar signing ceremony last fall. Total tonnage increased due to lower prices.


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09/16/2014

Mo. Farmer Builds Methane Production

Missouri-based Roeslein Alternative Energy is launching a new methane-capture project taking advantage of manure from pig-confinement operations and energy from biomass cover crops.


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09/16/2014

Insure Your Revenue Guarantee

Private crop insurance riders let you lock a minimum-price crop-insurance guarantee 12 months a year, not just at planting. That deflects damage should futures prices continue to spiral below production cost by February.


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