USDA Rolls Out APH Exclusion
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 2:31PM CDT
A provision in the 2014 farm bill essentially waives Actual Production History yields that collapsed due to extreme weather. The APH exclusion would adjust a farmer's actual yields for crop insurance in counties where the average planted-acre yield tumbled at least 50% below a 10-year county average. USDA is allowing farmers of some spring crops to take advantage of the exclusion, but winter wheat farmers may have to wait until at least next year.
A Shop Divided
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:44AM CDT
Ron Mielke of Harrington, Wash., split his new shop into two spaces to manage equipment workflow.
DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 7:53AM CDT
Standoff between high-priced fertilizer and depressed corn prices has some growers changing tactics for 2015 crops.
WTO Rules Against US COOL
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:34PM CDT
The World Trade Organization publicly released its latest ruling on the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling law and rule by USDA. The global trade panel found that changes made to COOL in 2013 by USDA actually made livestock trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico more difficult.