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Farm Bureau on Latest Harvest Projections from USDA

WASHINGTON, D.C., – The Agriculture Department’s much-anticipated October report on agricultural supply and demand for the 2014-2015 marketing year delivered few surprises today, the American Farm Bureau Federation said.

With planting numbers rolled into the latest USDA report, projections are honing in on the final harvest numbers.

“We’re seeing corn and soybean yields round out to what we have anticipated for this year’s bumper crop,” AFBF Deputy Chief Economist John Anderson said. Corn yield expectations are up to 174.2 bushels per acre and soybeans are at 47.1 bushels per acre. Both numbers are slightly higher than last month’s estimate, but remain well within anticipated ranges. Estimates on harvested acres of corn, now at 83.1 million, are down several hundred thousand acres from last month. With harvest expectations totaling 14.475 billion bushels of corn, the industry is certain to see the record crop expected.

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USDA Expands Access to Credit to Help More Beginning and Family Farmers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will improve farm loans by expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits to help more beginning and family farmers. As part of this effort, USDA is raising the borrowing limit for the microloan program from $35,000 to $50,000; simplify the lending processes; updating required “farming experience” to include other valuable experiences; and expanding eligible business entities to reflect changes in the way family farms are owned and operated. The changes become effective Nov. 7.

 “USDA is continuing its commitment to new and existing family farmers and ranchers by expanding access to credit,” said Harden. “These new flexibilities, created by the 2014 Farm Bill, will help more people who are considering farming and ranching, or who want to strengthen their existing family operation.”


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American Farm Bureau Federation Statement On SBA Call to Withdraw EPA Water Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C., – The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman:


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American Farm Bureau Releases Videos on Big-Data Risks, Rewards for Farmers


Washington, D.C., – The American Farm Bureau Federation released a series of short educational videos today to help farmers and ranchers understand the rewards and risks of data-analysis technologies sweeping the agricultural landscape.



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Farm Bureau Praises Bi-Partisan Support for Farms, Ranches and Cash Accounting

WASHINGTON, D.C., – The American Farm Bureau Federation hailed the strong bi-partisan effort by members of Congress as they urged Senate and House leadership to preserve the cash accounting system farmers and ranchers rely on to grow their businesses.


USDA Reminds Idaho Producers of Important Procedures for Filing Crop Insurance Claims

SPOKANE, Wash.,  — The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency reminds Idaho producers affected by recent excessive rain and hail related crop damage of important procedures for claiming losses under the federal crop insurance program.  All producers should refer to their crop insurance policies for complete details on providing notice of damage or loss.


EPA Shenanigans Panned in #DitchTheRule Animated Video

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 5, 2014 – A new animated video produced by the American Farm Bureau Federation is part of the organization’s popular Ditch the Rule campaign. The two-and-a-half minute animation explores how the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule is regulatory overreach and unnecessary.


Farm Bureau Members Act on EPA Overreach, Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 1, 2014 – Overreach by the EPA and immigration are sure to top the agenda as Farm Bureau members prepare for serious discussions with members of Congress now in their home districts.

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