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Agriculture Committee Chairmen Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Rep. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, and Ranking Members Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., made the request in an open letter also copied to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.
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
In addition, H5N2 has surfaced on another turkey farm in southern Ontario, while poultry workers associated with outbreaks in Minnesota are receiving an antiviral drug as a precaution.
Monday's weekly USDA-NASS Crop Progress report shows farmers have 19% of the nation's corn crop in the ground. That's a 10% jump over last week but remains 6% behind the normal pace.
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.
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.
The big operator cash rent bump is often twice the $50 to $75 margin you referenced. These players are losing millions at current commodity price levels
The place is called Agritopia. It's a suburban neighborhood with more than 450 Craftsman-style homes that are built entirely around a working farm. Such communities have been dubbed "agrihoods."
According to the authors, the total volume of non-real estate farm loans in February was $8.1 billion more than in the same period in 2014. This was driven by increased borrowing for current operating expenses and livestock purchases.
Ohio Farm Bureau spokesman Seth Teter said the rainy April slowed the central Ohio farming industry a bit but should cause no major problems. â€śPeople are waiting for the ground to dry out,â€ť he said. â€śOnce the temperature rises, the soil will dry out fast and furious. There will be plenty time to get crops planted.â€ť