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  • Duarte Case May Limit Use of CRP Acres

    08/17/2017 03:50 PM

    When California farmer John Duarte decided to settle his legal battle with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rather than risk losing his family owned nursery operation, a couple of signals were sent to all of agriculture according to Don Parish, senior director of regulatory relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation. Duarte agreed to pay a $1.1 million settlement after being accused by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of improperly disturbing a wetland when he plowed a wheat field.

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    New Tool from CME Will Change Basis Function for Wheat
    08/17/2017 01:42 PM

    Producers in the southern Plains are feeling frustrated with the current wide basis in wheat.


  • Duarte Settlement Leaves Unanswered Questions for Growers
    08/16/2017 01:06 PM

    Is agriculture exempt from the permitting requirements of the Clean Water Act? Growers will have to wait a while longer for an answer to that question following a $1.1 million settlement in a landmark case this week.

  • Duarte Nursery Settles with Corps of Engineers for $1.1 million
    08/15/2017 02:10 PM

    John Duarte, a California nursery owner who was sued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for plowing a wheat field without a Clean Water Act permit, has reached a $1.1 million settlement with the federal government. 

  • Duarte Nursery Faces Corps of Engineers in Court
    08/15/2017 12:41 PM

    Are farmers protected by the agricultural practices exemption of the Clean Water Act? That is the centerpiece of a court hearing getting underway in California.

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    Washington Wheat Harvest on a 30% Slope
    08/11/2017 09:33 AM

    Top Producer columnists Chris Barron and Paul Neiffer share a from-the-field crop update from the Evergreen State.

  • Farmer Goes Airbnb, Wine, and Weddings
    08/08/2017 05:30 AM

    What can a farmer drop in the planter when prices are poor? Aaron Base’s planter has room for wine, wheat, weddings, Airbnb, grass fed beef and a 1928 schoolhouse. Revenue beyond the rows can be crucial to an operation, particularly in lean commodity years, and Base is bucking convention by tapping the vein of side-stream income.

  • EU Wheat Harvest Goes to the Pigs
    08/04/2017 11:18 AM

    As much as 40% of all German wheat will be used for animal fodder this year, double the usual level, according to estimates from Agravis and researcher Agriculture Market Information Co.

  • Spring Wheat Conditions Deteriorate
    08/02/2017 04:30 PM

    Farmers in the northernmost states are watching crop conditions take a dive. Farmers recently reported that just 31% of spring wheat is good to excellent—down two percentage points from last week and 37 percentage points below this time last year.

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    Wheat Market Getting "Corrective Pullback," Room to Move to $8.42
    08/02/2017 11:12 AM

    In Monday’s USDA crop progress report, 44 percent of North Dakota’s spring wheat was rated poor to very poor while 25 is rated good. The area has been dealing with drought conditions all summer, which has impacted wheat quality.

  • Historic Drought Hammers Dakotas, Montana
    08/02/2017 10:55 AM

    Loss and risk are an assumption in farming; devastation is not. Crops in the Dakotas and Montana are baking on an anvil of severe drought and extreme heat, as growers and ranchers make difficult decisions regarding cattle, corn and wheat.

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    Dealing With Drought, Poor Grain by Baling Wheat in North Dakota
    08/02/2017 09:48 AM

    Thousands of acres of wheat have been baled for feed in drought-stricken areas of North Dakota. Many farmers are abandoning small grains because the quality of the crops are not worth harvesting.

  • 3 Things to Consider Before Buying Wheat Seed
    07/31/2017 06:07 AM

    Variety selection can play a huge role in yield and premiums