The Senate Appropriations Committee tweaked the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) this week, and if passed by Congress would make the program more affordable for smaller producers and increasing the likelihood that margin payments will be triggered.
The U.S. beef cow herd increased 7% in the past two years, while beef replacement heifers were down 2% since USDA's last mid-year inventory report.
The House and Senate Agriculture Committees have often faced a requirement to reduce mandatory spending under their jurisdiction as part of these reconciliation procedures, some of which have coincided with consideration of new farm bills.
The U.S., Canada and Mexico are set to start the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement in August. The first round of discussions will be Aug. 16-20 in Washington, D.C., according to a news release by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
There are plenty of tools at a grower’s disposal, and Farm Journal’s wheat agronomist uses his handheld GreenSeeker on the farm.
Google “Glass” wearable headsets, now known only as Glass, have revolutionized tractor assembly in AGCO Corporation’s tractor plant in Jackson, Minn. Using the headsets, factory workers are able to quickly check and verify assembly procedures and protocols by simply tapping and swiping the headsets.
This tractor sold in Iowa.
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