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Farmers Share How They Plan to Manage Crop Expenses in 2015

It's no secret corn and soybean farmers face lower prices now than they did a year ago. Astute operators already have plans in place to cut costs while monitoring their margins. But it's still going to take a sharp pencil and perhaps some out-of-the-box management thinking to make ends meet in 2015.

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FFA Wins the Farm Credit Mid-America 299 Ways to Say Thanks Campaign

FFA foundations in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee will share a $100,000 funding boost to help them serve young people in agriculture.

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Crop Insurance Keeps Bulls’ Eye

Crop insurance was cemented as the cornerstone risk management tool for farmers during the 2014 Farm Bill and already attempts have been made to pare down government support for the program.

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89 Million Corn Acres and 83.5 Million Soybean Acres This Year -- USDA

U.S. farmers will plant slightly less land to soybeans this year than the record acreage of 2014 and will plant more corn than originally projected, said the USDA.

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House Passes Tax Reform Package

The House passed legislation to permanently extend the ability of family farmers and small businesses to write off capital purchases immediately, instead of over time.

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Crop Insurance Focus of House Ag Committee Hearing

The House Ag Committee held a hearing Wednesday on the state of the rural economy.

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US Beef Expansion Officially Underway

The nation's cattle producers are expanding the herd at a somewhat faster rate than had been anticipated.


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President's Budget Cuts Crop Insurance, Conservation

The presdient's proposed budget for the 2016 federal fiscal year, sent to Congress Monday, proposes cutting crop insurance subsidies to offset commodity programs.

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Seven Steps to a Farm Bill Decision

As deadlines near, decide if you prefer payments today or protection tomorrow.

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Farm Credit Mid-America Gives $10,000 to University for New Ag Classes

Farm Credit Mid-America gifted $10,000 to help fund Huntington University's new adventure into educating future generations of agriculturalists.

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