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ASFMRA Weekly AgNews - Vol. 12 Issue XXXI [August 1, 2018]

  • Outside Agriculture Investors: Blessing or Curse?
  • Farm Bill Hearing Focuses on Economic Challenges Facing Farmers
  • WOTUS Withdrawal: EPA, Corps Publishing Proposal
  • More Sales Are Likely
  • Agri-Pulse: Open Mic Interview with Senator John Hoeven, ND
  • Rise in Farmland Values Turns Flat
  • Bee Pesticide Ban Debate Could Arise in Next Farm Bill
  • California Farms Produce a Lot of Food – But What and How Much Might Surprise You
  • Conaway: Texas Values at the Heart of Farm Bill Talks
  • Syngenta Ventures Invests in Premier Crop Systems After Months of Trials with Software
  • John Deere and Granular Collaborate to Deliver Advanced Software Tools to Farms 
  • Agtech Startup Prospera, Which Uses AI and Computer Vision to Guide Farmers, Harvests $15M
  • Strength in Farm Business Powers DuPont’s Results Beat
  • Brazil Trade Chamber Postpones Decision on Taxing U.S. Ethanol
  • District VII Vice President Encourages Involvement
  • AQB Update on Proposed Changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria


ASFMRA Weekly AgNews - Vol. 12 Issue XXIX [July 18, 2017]

  • White House Confirms Two USDA Executive Slots
  • Expect More Pressure on Cash Rents in 2018
  • Farmland is a Buyers Market, Expert Says
  • U.S., China Sign Historic Agreement to Provide Market Access for U.S. Rice Exports
  • Land Value Outlook: Gradual Decline to Continue
  • Illinois News Network: Big data and new tech are transforming agriculture for Illinois farmers
  • Why More Young People Should Get Summer Jobs On The Farm
  • South Dakota Agricultural Land Market Trends, 1991 – 2017:Results from the 2017 SDSU South Dakota Farm Real Estate Survey
  • USDA Can’t Stop the Bleeding in It’s Crop Ratings
  • Newly Accredited Members
  • Welcome New Members
  • Share Your Experience – Make a Referral
  • Summer Education Week Raffle Raises Over $5,000!
  • The Appraisal Foundation Announcement

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews - Vol. 12 Issue XXVII [July 11, 2017]

  • Today’s Ag Climate: It’s Tough but Different from the 1980s
  • Budget Office Releases Farm Bill Projections
  • Ag Group Says Conservation Funding Should Be Top Farm Bill Priority
  • Mexico Is No Longer No. 1 U.S. Corn-Buyer After Trade Tensions
  • Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis says Congress Will Complete a New Farm Bill on Time
  • National Young Farmer Coalition Members Show Support for Farm Bill
  • Trump Administration Maintains Corn, Biodiesel Mandates for 2018
  • USDA Drops U.S. Soybean Crop Rating 
  • Bayer CropScience to Adopt SlantRange Drone Technology
  • Newly Accredited Farm Managers
  • Call for Applicants

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews - Vol. 12 Issue XXVII [July 5, 2017]

  • House Agriculture Committee Holds Farm Bill Listening Session in Florida 
  • House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Passes FY 2018 Spending Bill 
  • Congressional Budget Office Releases FY 2018 Spending Baseline
  • House Budget Committee Fails to Reach Agreement
  • WOTUS Rescinded
  • Thune Explains Farm Bill Proposals
  • Income Cap Proposal Threatens Crop Insurance
  • Perdue ‘Can’t Do it Alone,’ Say Farm Groups, Asking Trump for USDA Appointments 
  • Washington Week in Review: June 29, 2017: Budget and Appropriations
  • U.S. Plains Drought Highlights Spring Wheat Supply Crunch
  • Opinion: Private Land Owners are Key to Rural Land Management
  • Volunteer for a National Committee
  • July 15 is the Last Day to Nominate a Deserving Colleague

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews Vol. 12 - Issue XXVI [June 27, 2017]

  • Land Market Still Holding Steady 
  • Trump Rides High into Iowa Stop After Congressional Wins
  • Trump Administration Calls for Overhaul of Wall Street Rules
  • Minnesota’s Corn Crop Nearly Twice as Good as Indiana’s, USDA Says
  • Washington Week in Review, June 22, 2017: Trump Goes to Iowa, Budget Picture Unfolding
  • Joint Statement of Secretary Perdue (U.S.), Minister Lawrence MacAulay (Canada) & 
  • Secretary Calzada (Mexico) RegardingTrilateral Agriculture Meetings in Savannah,Georgia
  • USDA Grants CRP Emergency Grazing in ND, SD, MT
  • Deploy a Drone to Scout Fields and More
  • How to Ensure Big Data Brings Value to Farmers
  • ASFMRA Hosts Yellow Book Course in Denver
  • Welcome New Members
  • Share Your Experience – Make a Referral
  • Donate to the Education Foundation Today
  • Testified in Court? What You Need to Know
  • 40 and 50 Year Memberships and Silver Plow Award Recipients to be Recognized
  • In Memory

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews Vol. 12 - Issue XXV [June 20, 2017]

  • Secretary Perdue Announces Acting Under Secretaries 
  • Secretary Perdue Clarifies Crop Insurance Comments
  • RMA Expands, Changes Margin Protection Coverage
  • Dow-Dupont Meger Gets Green Light From Justice Department
  • E15 Ethanol Debate Reaches Tipping Point in Congress
  • Will Your Corn, Soybean Prices be Above or Below Average?
  • Weedy Rice is Growing Problem for California Farmers
  • Chinese Beef Buyers Race to Get Hands on American Steak
  • Ohio Chapter Hosts Young Professionals Event
  • Volunteers Needed
  • Nominate a Deserving Colleague

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews - Vol. 12 Issue XXIV [June 13, 2017]

  • Farmland Sales Hard to Find as Growers Hold Tight, Keeping Land Value Fairly Stable
  • Regulatory Agencies Issues Advisory on Appraiser Availability
  • With Republicans, Trump in Charge, Farmers Ponder New Farm Bill
  • Trump Calls for Modernization of Inland Waterways 
  • Is the Corn Market Ready to Rally on U.S. Weather Worries?
  • Crop Relief on the Horizon, Meteorologist Says
  • Farm Credit Watching for Trump Infastructure Announcement
  • Farmers Strongly Favor Renegotiation of NAFTA
  • U.S. Rice Prices Could be Headed Higher in 2017-18
  • 2017 Soil Survey
  • Appraiser Qualifications Board

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews - Vol.12 Issue XXIII [June 6, 2017]

  • Trump Budget Guts Crop Insurance, Includes Other Significant Cuts to USDA Programs
  • House Appropriators Question Secretary Perdue about the Budget Proposal
  • RMA Issues Bulletin Providing some relief for Conservation Compliance Date
  • FSA County Committee Nominations Start June 15, 2017
  • Estimating Current and Future Land Values in Kansas
  • White House Push for Tolls Alarms Waterway Users
  • U.S. Corn, Soy Conditions in Focus with TR Crop Watch
  • Brazil Political Turmoil Affects U.S. Soybean Market
  • Court Rules Against FAA UAV Registry
  • There Won’t Be as Many Peaches This Year
  • Data as Agriculture’s New Currency: Advancing to the Next Level


ASFMRA Weekly AgNews - Vol.12 Issue XXII [May 31, 2017] 

  • Leaders of Senate Agriculture Committee Say No to Farm Bill Cuts
  • Budget Proposal ‘Will Kill Crop Insurance’, Says Insurance Expert
  • U.S. Corn Planting Nears Average Pace, USDA Says
  • A Chinese Company is Offering Free Training for US Coal Miners to Become Wind Farmers
  • Deal Dissolved, Moving Forward
  • Napa Grape Growers Will Vote to Extend Assessment for Farmworker Housing
  • China Pushes Public to Accept GMO as Syngenta Takeover Nears
  • Maryland Joins California in Battling Antibiotic Overuse on Farms
  • ASFMRA Northeast Chapter: Tours, Education & More

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews – Vol.12 Issue XXI [May 23, 2017]

  • Washington Week Ahead: Trump to Target Agriculture Spending in FY18 Budget
  • Experts: Nut Prices, Not Water, Account for Swing in Ag Land Values
  • Iowa Farmland is Going Back Up, Survey Shows
  • Mike Conaway’s Other Job
  • Trump Officially Moves to Renegotiate NAFTA
  • Syngenta Taps New Leaders for North American Seeds Business
  • Secretary Perdue’s First Days at USDA
  • Farm Bill Sure to Bring CRP Debate
  • Global Reflation Efforts – ‘Slowly bearing fruit”
  • 10-year Treasury Yield: Slightly bullish – lower yield
  • Valuable Input to Become a Successful Drone Pilot
  • Digital Data Management Drives Grower’s Efforts to Produce World-class Quality Fruit
  • ASFMRA at North American Council of Appraisal Organizations Gathering
  • Welcome New Members
  • Share Your Experience – Make A Referral!
  • Recognition of Long-Standing Members
  • Education Foundation
  • Membership Orientation

ASFMRA Weekly Ag News – Vol.12 Issue XX [May 16, 2017]

  • Q1 Ag Economy Update: Farm Income, Land Values, Agricultural Credit
  • USDA Reorganization Proposal
  • FY 2017 Appropriation Bill Completed
  • Representative Kind Introduces Bill to Kill Crop Insurance Program
  • The Climate Corporation Buys Hyrdobio
  • Senate Agriculture Committee Holds Second Farm Bill Field Hearing in Michigan
  • Trade Takes Center Stage in Perdue’s USDA Reorganization
  • 2017-18 U.S. Cotton Crop Could be Biggest in 11 Years 
  • NASS Survey of Almond Growers Suggests 2017 Crop at 2.2 Billion Pounds
  • Opinion: Farmer Friendly Government
  • For Sale: When Oregon Farm and Ranch Land Changes Hands 
  • 3 Pieces of Advice for Agribusinesses Wanting to Keep Up with Innovation
  • Ray Brownfield Named Recipient of the 2016 Land REALTOR® of America Award
  • In Memory- Waverly Scott and Donald D. Zimmerman

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews – Vol.12 Issue XIX [May 9, 2017]

  • Farmland Values Lower Year-Over-Year But Still Relatively High, Sales Show
  • What Does the Trump Tax Proposal Mean for Appraisers?
  • The 5 Biggest Ag Lender Concerns
  • Tricky May Forecast Raises Uncertainties for U.S. Corn -Braun
  • Ag Lender Survey: Farm Profitability Down, Commodity Prices Top Concern
  • Major Blow to Soy Industry as Chinese Grow Wary of GMOs
  • Monsanto Terminates Precision Planting Aquistion With Deere
  • Tap Drone Tech for Your Next Move
  • Data As Agriculture’s New Currency
  • South Dakota Chapter Visits South Dakota State University

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews – Vol.12 Issue XVII [May 2, 2017]

  • Number of Farmland Sales Increasing
  • Farm Loan Delinquency Rates Tick Up, Report Shows
  • Sonny Perdue Confirmed
  • Congress Avoids Government Shutdown
  • President Trump Holds Farmers Roundtable, Issues Executive Order
  • Declining Agricultural Land Values Tied to Water
  • Associated Press: Some High Plains Farmers Struggling After Fires, Drought
  • Wisconsin Dairy Farms Face Closure Due to Canadian Policies
  • 5 Things to Watch in 2018 Farm Bill and Agricultural Legislation
  • Get Ready: Congress Fires Up Dodd-Frank, CFPB Overhaul
  • Farmers Could turn to Robots to Make Up Shortage of Human Workers After Brexit
  • ND Farmers Want More from Crop Insurance in Next Farm Bill
  • California Almonds Reach 1.24 Million-acre Milestone
  • The Big Job Stealer Hasn’t Been Trade

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews – Vol.12 Issue XVI [April 25, 2017]

  • Dozens of Agriculture Programs Fall Outside Farm Bill Baseline
  • Bipartisan Bill to Support Wildlife Partnerships
  • The U.S. Wind Industry Now Employs More Than 100,000 People
  • Potato Farming in Washington Involves High-stake Investment Due to Competitive Market, Low Profit Margins
  • Pence: Talks with Japan May Lead to Trade Deal
  • California State Water Project Boosts Irrigation Allotment 
  • Napa County Farm, Wine Grape Values Jump 33 Percent
  • Automated Agriculture: Can Robots, Drones, and AI Save Us from Starvation?
  • 2017 Journal of ASFMRA Highlight

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews – Vol.12 Issue XV [April 18, 2017]

  • Who’s Buying Iowa Farmland?
  • Trump: We’re Going to do a Very Major Haircut on Dodd-Frank
  • House Agriculture Subcommittee Holds Second Commodity Hearing
  • USDA Approves Emergency CRP Grazing
  • Chairman Conaway to Chair Russia Probe
  • Senate Agriculture Committee Schedules Second Farm Bill Listening Session
  • Senate to Vote on Governor Perdue Nomination
  • Nut Land Values Lower in 2016 as Napa Vineyard Sale Prices Soar
  • Analyst: U.S. Corn Planting Pace Just Average
  • Chile Turning to U.S. for More Wheat, Corn
  • Reuters: Corn Firms on Short-covering Ahead of U.S. Planting Season
  • Report: Drone ROI Averages $15 Per Acre 
  • Smart Farming Drones-Agriculture’s High-flying Future
  • WGA’s Tom Nassif on Need for Agtech Amid California’s Farmworker Shortage and Immigration Policy Uncertainty
  • ASFMRA, ASA, NAIFA Express “Strong Opposition” to CA Senate Bill 70 
  • First Education Foundation Auction Donation Received
  • 2017 Journal of ASFMRA

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews – Vol.12 Issue XIV [April 11, 2017]

  • Another Mixed Year for Farmers
  • House Committee on Veterans Affairs Holds Hearing on VA Loan Appraisal Issues
  • Maryland Governor Signs Fracking Ban into Law
  • Washington Week in Review: April 6, 2017: Senate Schedules Perdue Vote
  • California Farming Groups Band Together to Oppose Gas Tax Increase to Repair Roads
  • FMC Acquires Portion of DuPont Crop Protection Business
  • U.S. Agriculture Bets the Farm on Chinese Soy Demand
  • ChemChina, Syngenta Win U.S. Antitrust Approval for Deal
  • Tax Reform has Agriculture’s Attention
  • Drone Use in Agriculture Expected to Grow Quickly

 

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews – Vol.12 Issue XIII [April 4, 2017]

  • Senate Agriculture Committee Clears Governor Perdue
  • Farmers Testify in House Agriculture Committee Hearing about the Next Farm Bill
  • Farm Bill Summit Panel Conservation Discussion
  • Crop Insurance Raised in Dairy Hearing
  • Chairman Conaway Announces House Agriculture Committee Staff Additions
  • The Ferguson AgReport: Trade Deficit Realities
  • Large Grain Stocks Revive Debate Over U.S. Land Retirement
  • Cotton, Soy Plantings to Rise; Corn, Wheat to Fall, USDA Forecasts
  • The Future of Energy Runs Through Texas, Not Washington
  • FMC Corporation Buys DuPont Crop Protection Business
  • Fannie, Freddie Revamp Plan Unlikely this Year, Dividends in Focus
  • Texas Rural Land Value Trends for 2016
  • Welcome New Members
  • Share Your Experience – Make a Referral
  • Education Foundation Dollars at Work
  • Make the Most of Your Membership – Mark Your Calendar Now for Orientation

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews – Vol.12 Issue XII [March 28, 2017]

  • 2018 Farm Bill Update: HIGH STAKES
  • EGRPRA Report Sent to Congress; No Increase in Residential Threshold Proposed
  • Sonny Perdue Gets Friendly Reception During Agriculture Secretary Hearing
  • USDA Announces $6 Million to Aid Fire-Affected Farmers and Ranchers in Midwest
  • Large Family Farms: Few in Number, Big Output
  • Growers Still Plan to Push Soybeans
  • Data is the Currency Driving Everything, Security is the Issue
  • Appraiser Qualifications Board News
  • In Memory – John P. Fredrickson, ARA

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews – Vol. 12 Issue XI [March 21, 2017]

  • President Trump Releases FY 2018 “Skinny” Budget Proposal
  • NAR Releases Appraiser Trends Survey
  • Governor Perdue’s Nomination Hearing This Week
  • Judge Dismisses Des Moines Works Case
  • Congress Sends Resolution to Halt BLM Planning Rule to President
  • Trump Appointees Can Roll Back Bank Rules, Pence Economist Says
  • The U.S. Has More Solar Potential Than We Realized
  • What History Can Teach us About Today’s Farm Recession
  • NCGA Study Shows Crop Insurance Returns Have Decreased
  • In Memory – C. Brent Kerns, ARA and Dr. Ivan W. Schmedemann

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews – Vol. 12 Issue X [March 14, 2017]

  • Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Farmland
  • Fannie-Freddie Bailout Looms Over White House
  • Do We Really Need to Double Food Production by 2050? Actually … No.
  • Farm Managers Sound Off On Reform for 1031 Exchanges
  • March 2017 – The Beige Book Report on Economic Activity
  • As Total Crush Figures Climb, So Do Wine Grape Prices
  • Perdue Nomination Paperwork Submitted
  • Tesla’s Battery Farm on Kauai Opens, Large-Scale Solar Energy for Hawaii
  • Agricultural Panel Talks Specialty Crops, Farm Labor Problems

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews – Vol. 12 Issue IX [March 7, 2017]

  • Senate Agriculture Committee Holds Farm Bill Hearing in Kansas
  • ASFMRA Joins over 500 Agricultural Organizations
  • House Agriculture Committee Urges House Budget Committee: “No Cuts to Agriculture”
  • Senator Thune Introduces Soil Health and Income Protection Program
  • EPA to Review and Rescind WOTUS
  • ChemChina Says Syngenta Deal Filing Accepted by Beijing
  • Washington Week Ahead: Senate Set to Kill Obama BLM Reforms
  • Conaway Vows to Complete 2018 Farm Bill on Time
  • Average Age of Farmers on the Rise, Nationwide, Statewide, and in GLOW Region
  • Bayer/Monsanto Seeking Merger Approval from 30 Countries
  • Battle Brewing Over Ethanol Program Post 2022
  • Taxes Could Flow with Dakota Access Pipeline
  • Dow-DuPont Close to Winning EU Approval
  • Welcome New Members
  • Share Your Experience – Make a Referral!
  • Your Donation Makes a Difference!

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews – Vol. 12 Issue VIII [February 28, 2017]

  • USDA Sees Declining Production in Major US Crops
  • Farm Bureau Chief Sees ‘Best’ and ‘Worst’ of Times for US Ag
  • Bayer Plans to Complete Monsanto Takeover by End of Year
  • Pioneering Project Combines Wind and Solar
  • ChemChina Extends $43 Billion Syngenta Bid
  • Number of Farms in U.S. Drops as Acreage Size Grows
  • Improved Technology Saves Maple Syrup Producers Time, Energy
  • Farmers: Protect Conservation, Crop Insurance But Tweak Commodity Programs
  • Trump Voices Support for Ethanol, But No Specifics
  • 2017 Summary of Actions Related to USPAP Changes

ASFMRA Weekly News – Vol. 12 Issue VI [February, 14, 2017]

  • Interest High, But Sales Slow in Buying Farmland
  • More Somber News for Land Values
  • Lesson #1: Every Farm Bill is Unique – The Last One Was a Doozy
  • This Drone Operator is Helping Power Companies Mechanize Their Most Dangerous Jobs
  • Army to Allow Completion of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline
  • Trump’s Immigration Policies Could Nearly Double the Price of Milk
  • Washington Week in Review: Slowly Stocking the Cabinet
  • California Milk Marketing Order Proposed
  • Mexico Readies to Revise NAFTA
  • The Next Agriculture Secretary Could be Great for Agribusinesses
  • Glueck to Head Senate Ag Committee
  • The ASB Addresses February Q&A’s
  • Welcome New Members!
  • Share Your Experience – Make a Referral
  • Thank You for Your Generosity

ASFMRA Weekly News – Vol. 12 Issue V [February 7, 2017]

  • Trouble Could Be Looming for Farm Bill Funding
  • With Executive Order on Dodd-Frank, What Happens to Appraisal Regulations?
  • Declining Cropland Prices Slower Than Expected
  • Midwest Farmers Prepare for Another Year in the Red
  • New GIPSA Rule Delayed for Two Months
  • Senate Agriculture Committee Sets First Bill Hearing
  • Vilsack Backs Perdue for Agriculture Secretary
  • Crop Insurance Saved 20,900 Jobs in 2012
  • Iowa Supreme Court Rules Drainage Districts Are Immune From Damage Claims
  • No Fast Track for 2018 Farm Bill
  • House Agriculture Committee Staff Changes
  • Brazil to Open Airlines, Agricultural Land to Foreign Buyers 
  • The Appraiser Qualifications Board Engages Practical Applications Panel

ASFMRA Weekly News – Vol. 12 Issue IV [January 24, 2017]

  • Interest Rates Will Play Big Role in 2017 Land Values
  • Top 16 Ag Questions for 2017
  • Bankers: Weak Farm Prices Biggest Threat to Economy
  • Clovis Takes Lead in Installing Trump Team at USDA
  • Dairy Export Council Makes it Official – Vilsack’s in as Next CEO
  • Robotic Crop Pickers Limit Loss of Farm Workers to Trump Wall
  • Shimkus Vows to Use Subcommittee Chairmanship to Work for WOTUS Repeal
  • California Drought Continues to Shrink
  • Monsanto, Caliornia Battle Over Listing Glyphosate as Carcinogen
  • ChemChina Files for U.S. Antitrust Approval on Syngenta Deal
  • California Chapter, ASFMRA Member, Randy Edwards, ARA Rode in Inaugural Parade with Merced County Sheriff’s Posse

ASFMRA Weekly News – Vol. 12 Issue III [January 17, 2017]

  • Many Factors to Affect Land Values in 2017
  • Crunch Farmland Values by Computer
  • Appraisal Subcommittee Proposes Revised Policy Statements for State Appraiser Regulatory Program Guidance
  • Big Farm-Related Tax Changes Proposed by Republicans, Trump
  • Bayer, Monsanto CEOs Meet With Trump, Argue Merger Would Create U.S. Jobs
  • Exchange Rates Helping Keep Lid on U.S. Crop Prices
  • Dow-DuPont EU Merger Review ‘Still Very Open,’ Vestager Says
  • ChemChina, Syngenta Submit Minor Concessions to EU Watchdog
  • U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Trade Poised for Growth
  • Farmers Seeking Real Safety Net in Next Farm Bill
  • North Coast Vineyards See More Drone Use as Agriculture Market Soars
  • Soybean Prices to Come Under Pressure in 2017: Braun
  • Calling All Firms That Are Looking for Interns!
  • Government Relations Chapter Representatives Needed
  • FREE Real Estate Appraiser Webinar from the Appraisal Foundation

ASFMRA Weekly News – Vol. 12 Issue II [January 10, 2017]

  • CRP Contracts Can Be Terminated Early to Transfer Property, USDA Says
  • Wisconsin Farmland Values Steady as Midwest Sees Declines
  • Ag Cooperatives Post Record Net Income
  • Regulations, Election, Merger Define 2016 for Farmers
  • Still No Ag Secretary as 115th Congress Kicks Off
  • Three Areas Ripe for Private Sector Investment
  • Trump Advisor Rastetter Wants Mega-Mergers, like DuPont Dow, Blocked
  • New Water Bill Holds Promise for California Agriculture
  • Agricultural Careers are on the Rise
  • Monsanto Swings to Profit as Bayer Deals Advances
  • Ethanol Increasingly a Stabilizing Factor for Iowa Farmers’ Income
  • U.S. May Become a Net Energy Exporter in Less than a Decade
  • Welcome New Members!
  • Insights on 2017 from ASFMRA Members
  • 2016 Education Foundation Auction
  • Share Your Experience – Make a Referral!
  • The Appraisal Foundation Seeks Candidates for Vacancies on the Board

ASFMRA News – Vol. 12 Issue I [January 3, 2017]

  • Trump and Appraisers: What a New Administration Might Mean
  • Congress Opens First Session of the 115th Congress
  • The 2016 Agricultural Year in Review
  • First 100 Days of Trump and Congress
  • USDA to Allow CRP Termination / Transfer for Beginning Farmers
  • FSA and RMA Simplify Cover Crop Reporting
  • Producers Report 2016 Unbalanced Year
  • What Does the Fed Rate Hike Mean for Farm Country?
  • Farm Profits Have Fallen, But Nebraska Still Sprout Rural Growth
  • Energy Companies Plan to Boost Wind Generation in New Mexico
  • Wind Energy is Important Economic Development Tool
  • Trump Against Ethanol Despite Campaign
  • First Solar’s More than 50% Decline in 2016

ASFMRA News – Vo. 11 Issues XXVIII [December 27, 2016]

  • Productivity, Proximity Remain Key in Dynamic Land Market
  • Ag Economists Forecast Weak Crop Prices, Farm Incomes in 2017
  • USDA Earmarks $32M for 2017 Conservation Projects
  • Land Values Add Uncertainty in Ohio
  • Feds Pledge $18 Million for Drought Relief in New Mexico
  • State Water Project Customers Will Get Bigger Allocation Due to Winter’s Wet Start
  • Update on Proposed Tax Regulations 
  • Regulations Top Farm Bureau’s 2017 Priorities
  • Meet the Farm Hands: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
  • Federal Permits Will Allow Wind Farms to Kill More Bald Eagles
  • In Memory of I. Mac Boyd
  • Appraisal Practices Board Public Meeting in Torrance, CA
  • AARO Call for Presentations

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XXVII [December 20, 2016]

  • For Wine Grapes and Tree Nuts Land Values Still All About Location
  • Destination Unknown
  • A 2017 Farm Bill Would Address Cotton, Dairy Issues
  • Let’s Improve Soil and Water Quality with Crop Insurance
  • Iowa’s Farmland Value Declines for Third Year in a Row; First Time Since 1980′s
  • This Robotic Strawberry Picker Might Change Things, Get Grant Boost
  • Cash Rents Still Adjusting to New Commodity Price Reality
  • Farmers Rely on Overseas Customers to Buy Crops, Boost Prices
  • U.S. Wind Power Enjoys a Rebirth as Solar’s Obstacles Mount
  • Secretary of Ag Vilsack Shares His Five Accomplishments
  • Appraisal Standards Board Public Meeting & Third Exposure Draft

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XXVI [December 6, 2016]

  • Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on Farm Income Forecast for 2016
  • Obama Taps Tonsager to Lead Farm Credit
  • Wide Range of Ideas Expressed at Farm Bill Forum
  • Dolcini: Farm Bill Needs Time to be Understood
  • Washington Week in Review: Farm Bill, CR, and Transition
  • Farmers Holding on to Land Despite Operational Losses
  • CropLife Wants Farmer Input in Trump Administration
  • Drought Remains Normal Part of California Landscape
  • Welcome New Members
  • Share Your Experience – Make a Referral
  • Thank You for Your Generosity
  • Recognition of Long Standing Members

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XXV [November 22, 2016]

  • Land Values: They’re Likely to Get Worse Before They Get Better
  • Agriculture Job Opportunities Growing Rapidly
  • Growing World Population a ‘Tremendous Opportunity’ for Agriculture
  • Washington Week in Review, Nov. 17, 2016: CR, Lame Duck, Farm Bill, and Transition
  • Report: California Farmland Values May Slide More in ’17
  • Looking for Votes to Push Bills Across the Goal Line in House, Senate
  • Vilsack: Ballot Issues Show Need for Ag Literacy
  • Why Agriculture is Consolidating
  • In Memory – James “Nardie” Vine, Jr., ARA

ASFMRA News – Vol. 11 Issue XXIV [November 8, 2016] 

  • Minding Ag’s Business
  • America’s Farm Economy – An Uncertain Future?
  • Agricultural Workforce Trends Changing
  • Farmers Hold on to Land Despite Some Losses
  • Farm Bureau Will Defend Labor Law
  • USDA Opens ARC, PLC Enrollment
  • Water Conservation Improved in September but is Still Worse than in 2015
  • Data Drive: Will Soybean Boom Help Floundering Farmers?
  • Grower Organizations Encourage Manufacturers to Implement AgGateway’s ADAPT for Precision Ag
  • Ag Land in SD Sees Rare Dip in Value