The drought and its effects on agriculture have been at the forefront of public discussion this season. In July, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack declared all of Missouri’s 114 counties primary natural disaster areas. Some parts of the state have experienced the hottest temperatures and driest conditions in the last 118 years. While temperatures have cooled and parts of the…
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The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri has posted a report, Impacts of Selected Provisions of the House Agriculture Committee and Senate Farm Bills, which compares key provisions of the House Committee and Senate farm bills.
Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, American agriculture last year stood as a shining example of growth.
There’s good news and bad news regarding the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program. The good news is that the federal program may provide enrolled farmers a safety net against unexpected losses in revenue. The bad news is that farmers must commit to joining the program that requires complicated computations to see if ACRE is of real benefit.