Laura Sands, a consultant with Vela Environmental, spoke Wednesday at
the DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit about the growing environmental
traceability pressures farmers will face in the future. Those pressures are
largely being driven by major retailers. Sands said farmers will have to begin
thinking about issues such as sustainability risk management.
See DTN Ag News. BFertilizing Sustainable Farms...
The recently concluded DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit included
the latest DTN Marketing University where the subject of trading inverted
markets came up.
See DTN Ag News. BNewsom on the Market...
Fostering a universal crop insurance scheme wouldn't be that
expensive and the potential benefits to Brazilian agriculture are significant.
See DTN Ag News. BBrazil Crop Insurance - 3...
Though the debate about climate change continues, Iowa state
officials said during an extreme weather symposium Wednesday they are more
concerned with adapting to heavier rain patterns.
See DTN Ag News. 1^Climate Adaptation...
The House has gone out of session after passing a one-month extension
of the 2008 farm bill. The Senate will be in session through Dec. 20, but is
not expected to take up the extension bill. House leaders said they wanted to
make sure USDA does not implement the 1949 dairy law, which would lead to
higher milk prices. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said that is not a
worry if Congress passes a new farm bill in January.
See DTN Ag News. 7^Close to a Farm Bill Deal...
Saturday will be a snowy day in the eastern Midwest through the mid-Atlantic Coast. We'll also see some heavy rain in the Delta and Tennessee Valley. Dry conditions are in store for the Plains and western Midwest. » More DTN Weather Commentary
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