Farmers face specter of higher 'death' taxes
Estate tax rates may soon soar, thanks to expiring Bush-era tax rates. And unless Congress intervenes, 97 percent of America’s farmers and ranchers will be affected by these so-called death taxes. FULL STORY »
World Dairy Expo general manager resigns
Mark Clarke, General Manager of World Dairy Expo, has submitted his resignation to the WDE Executive Committee. Clarke has accepted another management position that will be announced soon. FULL STORY »
Dairy groups praise House for approving U.S./Russia trade bill
The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) praised the House of Representatives’ approval this week of H.R. 6156, which would establish permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with Russia. FULL STORY »
Feed prices ease but no dairy production rebound expected in 2013
Feed price forecasts continue to decline, based on the most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The forecast corn price for 2012/13 was lowered to $6.95-$8.25 a bushel in November from October. FULL STORY »
Does an agriculture degree change the world?
PayScale.com recently released its 2012-13 College Salary Report. But the report went beyond paychecks to ask college graduates if their job makes the world a better place. Where did agriculture degrees rank? The results may be surprising. FULL STORY »
Improvement seen in drought, but still not enough for many
This week’s Drought Monitor may have given hope to possible, minuscule improvement in drought conditions across the nation’s heartland. FULL STORY »
What total maximum daily load (TMDL) means to agriculture
Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) is becoming a common term in rural communities. It’s important for farmers to understand how TMDLs affect nearby watersheds. FULL STORY »
National Milk joins others in pushing for new farm bill
The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) today joined more than 230 other farm, agriculture and food groups in urging Congress to pass a new, five-year farm bill in the upcoming lame duck congressional session expected to begin this week. FULL STORY »
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- Conventional agriculture winning some, losing some in culture war
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- Monsanto opens search for 2014 "Farm Mom of the Year"
- School breakfasts celebrated from coast to coast
- California February 4a/4b prices new record highs