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The Fed survey, conducted the first week of February, showed non-real estate farm loans were $8.1 billion higher than the same time a year earlier. The outlook for another year of near-record harvests should keep cash flows tight in coming months, it said.
â€śOur grain inspection system has earned worldwide recognition as being reliable and impartial,â€ť Winkles said. But U.S. grain trade was jeopardized when a labor dispute led to the shutdown of grain inspection services out of the Port of Vancouver last summer.
â€śYou can never over-communicate,â€ť she said. â€śYou make the extra call to make sure someone understands a program.â€ť
The data also show that in most years, even those with slow starts due to persistent cold weather in April, 60 percent or more of corn acres were planted by May 10, which is within the optimal planting date window.
If the legislation passes, Oregon would be the first in the nation to mandate stricter rules on livestock antibiotics.