Farm Bill

CropVillage 0078 for July 15 2008

CropVillage 0078 Show Notes:

  • Special presentation reviewing ACRE and SURE program components of new farm bill

CropVillage 0072a for June 25 2008

CropVillage 0072a Show Notes:

  • Special presentation featuring Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer discussion of the 2008 Farm Bill implementation

CropVillage 0065 for May 23 2008

CropVillage 0065 Show Notes:

  • Farm Bill Fundamentals... ACRE Program (Average Crop Revenue Election) with K State's Risk Management Specialist Art Barnaby
  • Tax implications in the new legislation... a head's up from the AFBF
  • Talking with Pioneer's Growing Point webmeister, Jeff Tomage.  Why this site's a destination for all crop

CropVillage 0063 for May 16 2008

CropVillage 0063 Show Notes:

  • Farm Bill Finals! Waiting for the president's signature or veto... K State's Troy Dumler looks at the details
  • Hold off on that move to shorter season hybrids
  • Christine McKraken of Cleveland Research looks at agriculture on behalf of big food clients
  • New technology... No-til observations from space with the Ag Research Service

CropVillage 0059 for May 2 2008

CropVillage 0059 Show Notes:

  • Wrapping up a Farm Bill
  • Time-short due to cool wet spring, side-dress your nitrogen to find a few days
  • Black Cutworm moths on the move... and a concern for Armyworm pops in the midwest
  • Food price forecast means more questions for grain growers
  • Looking at the pricing complex... a complex issue

CropVillage 0058 for April 30 2008

CropVillage 0058 Show Notes:

  • Farm Bill update from multiple sources
  • Harvesting phosphorus from poultry manure for transportation to areas short 'P'
  • La Nina responsible for planting delays and possible yield supression 

CropVillage 0057 for April 25 2008

CropVillage 0057 Show Notes:

  • Rice shipments halted out of Brazil.  Seems to be a crisis without a cause but we take a look at rice issues abroad and in the U.S.
  • Looks like the western snow pack is at a multi-year high.  Good news for grains to the west
  • Risk and the farm bill discussions.  KSU's Art Barnaby looks at producer alternatives in today's marketplace 

CropVillage 0056 for April 22 2008

CropVillage 0056 Show Notes:

  • President requests one year farm bill extension to let producers get on with their producing
  • Does former Ag Sec Johanns still adhere to his biofuels policy and what do the E.U. and Brazil think about it?
  • Late wheat nitrogen topdressing may still provide value
  • Soybean aphid resistance meeting resistance... from the aphids

CropVillage 0047 for March 19 2008

CropVillage 0047 Show Notes:

  • Cellulosic ethanol development still on the drawing board in spite of administration's interests and goals
  • Iowa farm poll shows high interest in alternative energy no matter what the source
  • Farm Bill update looks at a long list of wrinkles to iron out over the recess

CropVillage 0043 for March 4 2008

CropVillage 0043 Show Notes:

  • Farm Bill update from Ag Secretary Schafer
  • Iowa State's CARD says demand is in the driver's seat
  • How to keep nitrogen in place and maximize utilization
  • Payoff for crop insurance calculator
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