While a U.S. Supreme Court decision on whether to consider a legal challenge filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's total maximum daily load, or TMDL, in the Chesapeake Bay region, a new poll conducted on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation finds the majority of Bay area landowners surveyed want water quality issues dealt with on a local level.
Brazil's soybean harvest picked up pace last week amid breaks in the rain in Mato Grosso and Parana. Meanwhile, an extended dry spell was broken in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, offering crops sustenance at a vital time.
Thu Feb 4, 2016 01:17 PM CST More growers are turning to LibertyLink crops to combat widespread weed resistance to herbicides. Glufosinate behaves differently than glyphosate, so first-time users should be prepared to manage it accordingly.
Mon Feb 1, 2016 02:23 PM CST What kind of chute is best?
Farm groups argue the waters of the U.S. rule will allow EPA and the Corps to demand farmers apply for permits to conduct basic farming practices because the land could have vernal pools or ditches that fill during heavy rains. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer file photo)
Obama Vetoes WOTUS BillPresident Refuses to Block Rule, Argues WOTUS is Needed for Cleaner Water1/25 8:02AM Agricultural groups have been at the forefront of efforts to block EPA and the Corps from implementing the waters of the U.S. rule, commonly called WOTUS. The rule is already under a federal court injunction blocking it from being implemented until the federal courts determine whether it is legal.
Mon Feb 1, 2016 10:54 AM CST Decades of deferred taxation and unrealized capital gains pose special problems for farm owners as they unwind assets. Land owned inside a C corporation can be one of the most costly.
Mon Jan 11, 2016 09:51 AM CST A new USDA survey from 2010 and 2011 shows no-till/strip-till was used on 39% of combined corn, soybean, wheat and cotton acreage in the United States.
Paul Pittman, CEO of Farmland Partners, the country's largest farmland real estate investment trust, remains bullish on cropland. (DTN photo by Elizabeth Williams)
Investors Still Fans of FarmlandPros Hunt for Land Deals Amid Ag's Reset 2/5 11:59AM New real estate investment trusts and other institutional owners view the steep drop in commodity prices as a buying opportunity for farmland.
Mon Jan 25, 2016 07:58 AM CST The farm equipment industry sees a largely unchanged ag business environment and can only hope the trend line will at least flatten and not continue downward in the year ahead.
Tue Jan 5, 2016 02:56 PM CST A recent IRS notice raised the threshold on what constitutes minor expenditures that can be expensed. For 2016, many farmers can now take advantage of the new $2,500 limit on repairs.
Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:38 AM CST A recent IRS notice raised the threshold on what constitutes minor expenditures that can be expensed. For 2016, many farmers can now take advantage of the new $2,500 limit on repairs.
FDA's revised Veterinary Feed Directive highlights for veterinarians the ground rules for signing off on antibiotics in livestock feed. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer file photo by Russell Graves)
Education on FDA Rules LackingLivestock Producers, Veterinarians Not Clear on Coming Antibiotic Restrictions 1/20 12:19PM The Farm Foundation is highlighting problems the group found among livestock producers and veterinarians on new FDA rules restricting the use of antibiotics in feed. The rules come into effect later this year and will limit the way farmers can use some antibiotics that are now readily available.
Tue Feb 2, 2016 03:39 PM CST There was no doubt leading into the Iowa caucuses that pro-ethanol groups were singling out Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for his positions on the RFS. Those attacks didn't resonate enough as Cruz still had 51,666 votes and won the Republican caucuses. Still, ethanol supporters said the totals of all the candidates that back ethanol outweigh Cruz's victory.
Wed Feb 3, 2016 02:24 PM CST U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters Wednesday it is time for Congress to fully fund a farm bill initiative to expand agriculture research and development.
Thu Feb 4, 2016 05:02 PM CST President Barack Obama will propose a $10-per-barrel tax on oil to pay for new transit programs and research on higher-mileage vehicles when he releases his proposed 2017 budget next week to Congress. Such proposals frequently come with a vow of "dead on arrival" from congressional leaders.
It can be daunting to hand over controls to a business you've built, so most owners establish a time line for gradual transition. (DTN photo illustration by Nick Scalise; road sign photo by Lee Cannon, CC BY-SA 2.0)
Woodbury: Farm Family BusinessFive Steps to a Better Exit2/1 10:35AM Ease out of a farm business with a transition plan that includes extended family and key advisers.
Tue Feb 2, 2016 06:12 AM CST Oil dominates the economic outlook with little prospect to top $45 again, People's Company Land Expo speakers warned. A tepid economy will keep interest rates from spiking, but prospects for real estate are strong.
Mon Feb 1, 2016 10:41 AM CST As farmers try to watch their profit margin, they may need to weigh the options of buying cheaper seed with fewer traits versus getting higher yields with more expensive seed.
Market terms can be puzzling, with different people attaching different meanings to the same word. (DTN illustration by Darin Newsom/Nick Scalise)
Newsom on the MarketCrossed Words2/5 6:18AM Words used to describe markets, like anything else, can be taken a number of ways, depending on one's point of view.