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  • Senate Ag Split on Aid Package

    The Senate begins taking up a $1.9 trillion spending bill Thursday afternoon, though debate and votes could be delayed because Republican senators want a full reading of the $1.9 trillion spending bill. The Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman and ranking member are split over the bill.
  • Less Missouri River Flood Risk Forecast

    The last three months have seen a strip of increased rainfall in a few states, but precipitation overall remains below normal in the northwestern portions of the Missouri River basin. The forecast shows lower potential flood risk on the main stem of the Missouri River going into spring.
  • Arkansas Eyes Dicamba Rule Change

    The Arkansas State Plant Board has voted to consider using the federal dicamba cutoff dates this season, in a sudden reversal of the May 25 cutoff date the board approved in December.
  • The High Cost of Weeds

    Presenters at Commodity Classic dug into how spending more on early season weed control can save you money.
  • Court Stay Allows Water Rule Review

    A federal court in South Carolina granted a 60-day motion to stay a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's Navigable Waters Protection Rule.
  • Climate Concerns at Classic

    During the opening session of Commodity Classic, leaders of the major commodity groups offered their takes on agriculture's moves to focus more on climate change, as well as the Biden administration's drive to lower greenhouse-gas emissions across the economy. Commodity Classic, which is virtual this year, is led by groups for farmers who grow corn, soybeans, wheat and sorghum, as well as the equipment manufacturers.
  • Derecho Aid Gets Blown Away

    In the $1.9 trillion aid package that passed the House early Saturday, House leaders stripped a provision that would provide aid for farmers suffering from crop losses in 2020. Grassley said he will push fellow senators to reinstate the agricultural-disaster language in the bill.
  • Is Your Planter Ready for Spring?

    Planter maintenance and technology updates are key to get seed in the ground efficiently.
  • Bill Tackles Cattle Price Transparency

    A bill introduced in the United States Senate on Tuesday is aimed at improving market transparency in the cattle markets.
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