Tag Archive: Changes

Cotton Marketing News: Changes in the Loan Program and Rate for 2017

Don Shurley, UGA Emeritus Cotton Economist The marketing assistance loan (MAL) is an important tool used by many producers and marketing associations in cotton pricing and risk management.  In addition to research and farmer education, I teach courses in commodity marketing and agricultural policy and I tell my students that the key to basic understanding …

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Comment Period Open for Changes in Ag Worker Protection Standard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS). The purpose is to improve protection from pesticide exposure for the country’s two million agricultural workers and their families. Important! EPA is currently taking comments on the proposed changes. The comment period ends June 17, 2014.  These remarks …

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Farm Bill changes to Crop Insurance Webinar March 3

Monday, March 3, 2014 2:00-3:00 PM Central Time Historically, federal farm programs focused on mitigating downside price risk and crop insurance offered protection from yield risk. Until recently, little consideration had been given to how this might affect farm-level decision-making.  Supplemental crop insurance is front and center in the 2014 Farm Bill. The new law makes …

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Water Use Permitting Changes in Northwest Florida Listening Session and Workshop

Wednesday, November 7, 2012  –  1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Central Time Agricultural Conference Center, Jackson County Extension Service – 2741 Pennsylvania Ave., Marianna, Fla. Farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida are invited to attend a workshop to discuss proposed changes to permitting rules on irrigation wells.  Staff from the Northwest Florida Water Management District and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) …

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