Friday, November 27, 2015

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Hello again, friends: It’s Monday morning and I’m regretting that I didn’t write FSA Andy on Friday. I realize it should be easy to write...

The ag secretary announced that there will be a one-time extension of the deadline for the base and yield reallocation process.

Farmers now have until March 31 to update yields and reallocate base acres.

Conservation compliance is a big part of new farm bill.

The low whimpering and muffled whining heard in farm country this month are not the gripes and grunts of corn and soybean growers trudging through 2015's purgatory of under-$4 corn and less-than-$10 beans.

Meetings to educate producers and landowners.

A proposed rule change announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Dec. 15 would expand an exemption from national research and promotion check off orders to include 95 percent organic farmers, handlers, marketers and importers — otherwise known as “primary organic” operations.

Landowners will need to decide whether or not to update their property’s crop yields and determine whether or not to re-allocate the farm’s base acres by Feb. 27.

Today, more than 60 percent of farmers have access to precision technology, and about 90 percent of farm machinery can connect to the Internet and transmit data, but almost all of that data isn't used by farmers.

Plenty to criticize in the new farm bill.