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Rising interest rates have farmers and lenders putting extra thought toward operational costs. Taylor Sumption is a crop farmer just north of Aberdeen. The South Dakota farmer said the higher interest rates will make his annual loans cost more for things like putting his crops in the ground. “For example, looking at putting in a […]

The post Farmers brace for rising interest rates after years of steady lows appeared first on Daily Montanan.

Farmers can become inundated with all kinds of products, and an on-farm trial could be the answer to find out if those products work on their …

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A U.S. senator from South Dakota has sparked opposing reactions with legislation that could make it easier for farmers to convert wetlands into cropland. Mike Rounds, a Republican, wants to change the “Swampbuster” provision of the 1985 farm bill. Under the existing provision, farmers lose eligibility for federal farm program benefits, like crop insurance subsidies, if […]

The post Wildlife group calls Rounds’ wetlands bill ‘egregious,’ but some farmers say it’s overdue appeared first on Daily Montanan.

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Harvest seasons vary depending on the crop that was planted, but late summer and fall are busy times of year for farmers. And since the pandemic began, farmers have been working overtime to ensure that their goods make it to market on time.

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WASHINGTON — Republicans who may be taking control of Congress in next week’s midterm elections have not been very specific about many policy goals — but the farm bill is an exception. Members of the GOP in the U.S. House and Senate are sending strong signals they want to strip climate funding from the massive […]

The post Climate funding could suffer in the farm bill under GOP control of Congress appeared first on Source New Mexico.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced its first grant awards on Wednesday — totaling about $73 million — to increase the processing capacity of smaller, independent meatpackers in 16 states. They range from a $292,000 grant to provide independent Montana farmers with a USDA-inspected meat processing facility — which is required to sell the products […]

The post USDA gives $73 million to create, expand smaller livestock processors appeared first on Nebraska Examiner.

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This article was produced in collaboration with Investigate Midwest and Gray Television’s InvestigateTV. A U.S. Department of Agriculture program touted as relief for lost trade during the Trump-era trade war with China spent unprecedented amounts of money, bypassed Congressional approval and lacked checks to ensure the payments went to eligible farmers. The Market Facilitation Program, […]

The post Program meant to help farmers in trade war overspent, lacked transparency and compliance checks appeared first on Missouri Independent.

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WASHINGTON —   As lawmakers begin envisioning the next farm bill, some U.S. House Republicans are wary of making climate change a priority for farmers and ranchers. The pushback from Republicans at a Tuesday hearing came as the Biden administration has tried to make significant new investments in climate change mitigation on farmland, last week […]

The post Clash over climate change funding emerging in farm bill debate appeared first on Missouri Independent.

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