CRP Struggle Bus?

CRP Struggle Bus?

Sign me up. That was the attitude of many farmers who took advantage of the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) application process that closed on March 11. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Tuesday that the USDA accepted offers for 2.07M acres of CRP...
Dollars for Double-Croppers

Dollars for Double-Croppers

Biden is tryin’ to keep wheat on the table and pull dollars out of the grocery bill in one fell swoop.   His request to Congress calls for a cool $500M to offset rising costs and food shortages related to the war in Ukraine. The skinny: Under the proposal,...
Pork Producers Push Priorities

Pork Producers Push Priorities

The pork industry ain’t playin’. The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and more than 100 U.S. pork producers met with legislators last week to discuss three key issues: labor, foreign animal disease (FAD) prevention, and trade during the spring Capitol Hill...
Sows in the Supreme Court

Sows in the Supreme Court

It’s no sow-prise Prop 12 is back in the courts. And soon, the Supreme Court will hear a challenge by farm groups. Swine time in the courts: In 2018, California voters approved a ballot measure to give sows and egg-laying hens more room and ban the sale of meat...
Farm Groups to CRP Acres:

Farm Groups to CRP Acres:

Who’s down with CRP (acres)?  Land under the Conservation Reserve Program could potentially ease grain supply tensions caused by the war in Ukraine—if producers are allowed to farm it, that is.  CRP Plea: Through a letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, industry groups...