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Sara Wyant is president of Agri-Pulse Communications Inc., and publishes a bi-weekly newsletter, Agri-Pulse, on food and farm policy. For more information or to contact Wyant visit www.agri-pulse.com.


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By Sara Wyant Sometime in the future, producers should be able to use precision technology to collect all of the data used in their farming operations and

 



164 Articles:

JUL 14, 2014 —Wheat growers explore national checkoff, other funding sources

By Sara Wyant Calling it “a bold step forward for the U.S. wheat industry’s future,” National Wheat Foundation (NWF) President Dusty Tallman alerted fellow [Read More]



JUN 30, 2014 —School's out, but the debate continues over what's served in the lunchroom

By Sara Wyant If you’ve talked to any of your school-age children about what they have been eating—or perhaps not eating—at school [Read More]



JUN 16, 2014 —U.S. tries to catch up to other countries on biotech backlog

By Sara Wyant and Sarah Gonzalez USDA’s Biotechnology Regulatory Services is using a new process to speed up product reviews for biotech traits and potentia [Read More]



JUN 2, 2014 —Lawmakers come together to update ailing infrastructure

By Sara Wyant In rare acts of bipartisanship, both the House and Senate overwhelmingly recently approved legislation that will finally allow much-needed repairs to lock [Read More]



MAY 19, 2014 —EPA's McCarthy attempts to build bridges with ag community

By Sara Wyant After being roundly criticized by many farm organizations for new proposals dealing with clean water and proposed changes in the Renewable Fuel Stand [Read More]



APR 21, 2014 —Slow go: Farmers, shippers concerned about impact of rail delays

By Sara Wyant Ordinarily, Jerry Cope would be loading between 100 and 125 rail cars with grain at this time of year, moving outbound from Dakota Mill [Read More]



MAR 24, 2014 —The new commodity title is complicated--or is it?

By Sara Wyant Less than 30 days after President Barack Obama’s ink started to dry after signing the Agricultural Act of 2014, farm organizations and land-grant universities are alr [Read More]



MAR 10, 2014 —Vilsack outlines timetable for farm bill implementation

By Sara Wyant Implementing a new farm bill won’t be easy and certainly won’t be cheap. But Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is starting to “set the table” for grower [Read More]



FEB 24, 2014 —Chipotle's latest marketing campaign takes aim at 'Big Ag'

By Sara Wyant In its latest attempt to differentiate itself from other Mexican fast food chains, Chipotle Mexican Grill launched a video series the company says “ [Read More]



FEB 10, 2014 —Finally! A farm bill


JAN 27, 2014 —Lawmakers approve package with USDA increases, policy riders


JAN 13, 2014 —A look ahead at the top issues for 2014


DEC 30, 2013 —Farm bill tops list of unfinished business for Congress in 2013


DEC 16, 2013 —What to expect from EPA in 2014


DEC 2, 2013 —Biofuel advocates push back against EPA's proposal for renewable fuels


NOV 18, 2013 —Are you 'actively engaged' to qualify for farm payments?


NOV 4, 2013 —The farm bill: Common ground or continued controversy?


OCT 21, 2013 —Don't die at the wrong time!


OCT 7, 2013 —Why wildlife groups embrace large farmers and crop insurance


SEP 23, 2013 —If we build it in the U.S., will Africans come to buy?


SEP 9, 2013 —Farm income still on the upswing


AUG 12, 2013 —As controversy lingers, Pigford II payments could soon be in the mail


JUL 29, 2013 —A closer look at waste, fraud and abuse at USDA


JUL 15, 2013 —TTIP: Can the U.S. and EU see 'eye to eye' on trade pact?


JUL 1, 2013 —Farm bill betrayal?


JUN 17, 2013 —After record losses, RMA looks to expand and improve crop insurance


JUN 3, 2013 —Lawmakers advance pathway for immigration reform


MAY 20, 2013 —Why the rural vote still matters in key Senate races


MAY 6, 2013 —Horse slaughter debate draws strong opinions


APR 22, 2013 —Agriculture stakeholders reach crucial deal on immigration reform


APR 8, 2013 —OIG report shines light on improper payments at USDA


MAR 25, 2013 —New USDA 'rural' definition stirs up controversy


FEB 25, 2013 —As farm safety net battle wages on, will crop insurance need to change?


FEB 11, 2013 —Are direct payments here to stay in 2013?


JAN 28, 2013 —Will states continue push for more renewable energy?


JAN 14, 2013 —Another year, another attempt to pass a new farm bill


DEC 31, 2012 —Time to rethink the relevance of rural America?


DEC 17, 2012 —A new five-year farm bill by Christmas?


DEC 3, 2012 —For now: Cooperation rather than compensation for coexistence woes


NOV 19, 2012 —The next big thing in conservation policy


NOV 5, 2012 —Can the farm bill stand alone without food stamps?


OCT 22, 2012 —New school lunch menus stir debate


OCT 8, 2012 —The 2008 farm bill expired Sept. 30--Now what?


SEP 24, 2012 —Lessons learned from the drought of 2012


SEP 10, 2012 —New farm bill now?


AUG 27, 2012 —How Obama's farm bill proposals compare to Romney's approach


AUG 13, 2012 —Crop insurance payouts will help cover losses, but no free lunch


JUL 30, 2012 —Drought may drive farm bill passage


JUL 16, 2012 —Heat wave scorches crops, generates new farm bill concerns


JUL 2, 2012 —Immigration decisions do little to address long-term farm labor needs


JUN 18, 2012 —Different approaches to 'fairness' in the farm bill


JUN 4, 2012 —Should crop insurance subsidies be capped?


MAY 21, 2012 —No easy path to solving America’s obesity problems


MAY 7, 2012 —After a rocky start, Senate Agriculture Committee advances 2012 farm bill


APR 23, 2012 —Will U.S. growers lose their competitive edge to South America?


APR 9, 2012 —Senators try to put finishing touches on commodity title in new farm bill


MAR 26, 2012 —Voters question Santorum's ties to HSUS and 'consistent conservative' label


MAR 12, 2012 —Do you want new federal standards for animal care?


FEB 27, 2012 —Needed: New approaches to keeping rural America strong


FEB 13, 2012 —The search for new farm safety net options continues


JAN 30, 2012 —Crop insurance delivers record payments


JAN 16, 2012 —What's on the horizon for agriculture in 2012?


JAN 2, 2012 —MF Global 'debacle' continues to rattle confidence in the marketing chain


DEC 19, 2011 —For Sen. Roberts, farm bill proposals created sense of deja  vu


DEC 5, 2011 —Look for changes in corn, soybean crop insurance premiums


NOV 21, 2011 —Why farmers and ranchers need to rethink the way they reach out to consumers


NOV 7, 2011 —Good intentions gone bad?


OCT 24, 2011 —A new farm bill by Christmas?


OCT 10, 2011 —New Food Day draws applause, skepticism


SEP 26, 2011 —President Obama unveils details of how he would cut the farm safety net


SEP 12, 2011 —Will the next farm bill be written by budget cutters?


AUG 29, 2011 —Regulatory burden: Real or perceived?


AUG 15, 2011 —Are U.S. growers losing their competitive edge because of regulatory hurdles?


AUG 1, 2011 —How to grow jobs in rural America


JUL 18, 2011 —GPS coalition fights to save its satellite-based signals


JUL 4, 2011 —Lawmakers look for ways to improve crop insurance


JUN 20, 2011 —In search of the new normal


JUN 6, 2011 —Free trade agreements 'held hostage' over aid for displaced workers, firms


MAY 23, 2011 —Room to grow for American agriculture?


MAY 9, 2011 —High commodity prices make for vexing 2012 farm bill debate



APR 25, 2011 —Better planning needed for rural America's transportation system


APR 11, 2011 —CRP: Lawmakers question costs versus benefits


MAR 28, 2011 —Is the timing right for a new version of 'Freedom to Farm?'


MAR 14, 2011 —Where would you cut?


FEB 28, 2011 —Ethanol industry adjusts to changing political challenges


FEB 14, 2011 —Where will agriculture spending be cut?


JAN 31, 2011 —Will this red tape nightmare ever end?


JAN 17, 2011 —Time to stop the EPA?


JAN 3, 2011 —Coexistence or 'no' existence for new high-yielding crops?


DEC 20, 2010 —RMA's Bill Murphy looks ahead at the future of crop insurance


DEC 6, 2010 —Fiscal farm and food program fight ahead?


NOV 22, 2010 —Meet the new House freshmen


NOV 8, 2010 —To the winners go the drawing tools


OCT 25, 2010 —How Walmart's sustainability efforts could impact on-farm production


OCT 11, 2010 —How the midterm elections will impact the next farm bill


SEP 27, 2010 —In search of 'sustainable' agriculture


SEP 13, 2010 —The search for a better safety net continues


AUG 30, 2010 —Estate tax debate makes planning for death even more difficult


AUG 16, 2010 —Ready for your next red-tape nightmare?


AUG 2, 2010 —Will conservation once again be on the cutting board?


JUL 19, 2010 —Vilsack wants to 'replenish' the farm supply


JUL 5, 2010 —A closer look at the new 'middle' in agriculture


JUN 21, 2010 —Dairy producers lead the drive for major changes in the 2012 farm bill


JUN 7, 2010 —Pigford case continues to haunt black farmers and USDA staff


MAY 24, 2010 —The search is on for better safety net in 2012 farm bill


MAY 10, 2010 —Over 75 years, conservation programs provide 'bang for the buck'


APR 12, 2010 —Will you stand up and be counted?


MAR 29, 2010 —For the 2012 Farm Bill, crop insurance moves to center stage


MAR 15, 2010 —Wanted: More competition for agriculture


MAR 1, 2010 —Conservation Reserve Program continues to be attractive option for many


FEB 15, 2010 —Understanding Olivia...and those who make a living bashing farmers


FEB 1, 2010 —How a topsy-turvy political world got turned upside down again


JAN 18, 2010 —Farm Bureau President: No more Mr. Nice Guy


JAN 4, 2010 —The farm bill cycle begins again


DEC 21, 2009 —How should U.S. tackle climate change concerns?


DEC 7, 2009 —How the search for anti-trust violations could impact your future productivity


NOV 23, 2009 —The push for climate change legislation loses steam


NOV 9, 2009 —Farmers flock to low-interest USDA loans-Should assistance be targeted to only certain types of farm


OCT 26, 2009 —A world free of hunger?


OCT 12, 2009 —Tonsager returns to his rural development roots


SEP 28, 2009 —Land of Lincoln?


SEP 14, 2009 —New bucks for biomass materials


SEP 14, 2009 —New bucks for biomass materials


AUG 31, 2009 —The big uneasy


AUG 17, 2009 —New Conservation Stewardship Program premieres


AUG 3, 2009 —An opportunity lost?


JUL 20, 2009 —Wanted: Farmers to look at the new ACRE program


JUL 6, 2009 —Ready for new carbon markets and greenhouse gas regulations?


JUN 22, 2009 —Will rural America be on the 'Roadmap to Recovery?'


MAY 25, 2009 —Farm groups divided over climate change legislation


MAY 11, 2009 —Health care costs hit rural Americans harder


APR 27, 2009 —More time needed for U.S. to figure out animal identification?


APR 13, 2009 —Who is going to participate in the new ACRE program?


MAR 30, 2009 —Lessons (that could be) learned from the new White House garden


MAR 16, 2009 —Ready for more corn in your tank?


MAR 2, 2009 —Secretary Vilsack makes the case for more rural development


FEB 16, 2009 —Extra crop insurance "homework" paid off last year


FEB 2, 2009 —The changing politics and dynamics of food production


JAN 19, 2009 —USDA plans to tighten farm program payment rules


JAN 5, 2009 —Time to relax Cuba's trade and travel restrictions?


DEC 22, 2008 —Tug of war begins over new stimulus package


DEC 8, 2008 —Free trade with Colombia- Another tool to jump-start the U.S. economy


NOV 10, 2008 —Animal ID- Despite progress, big challenges remain


OCT 27, 2008 —Wanted- New vets willing to live and work in rural America


OCT 13, 2008 —Is Gov. Palin the 'secret weapon' for Sen. McCain in rural America?


SEP 15, 2008 —Will agriculture's boom turn into a bust?


SEP 1, 2008 —Battle intensifies over rural voters


AUG 18, 2008 —New payment limit rules to kick in for 2009 crop year


AUG 4, 2008 —What should the next farm bill look like?


JUL 21, 2008 —Open up the CRP?


JUL 7, 2008 —The hunt for your next energy 'villain'


JUN 23, 2008 —How much impact is fuel having on food prices?


JUN 9, 2008 —USDA forges ahead with farm bill implementation


MAY 26, 2008 —Time to rethink rural infrastructure


MAY 12, 2008 —Critics call for short-term fixes on food, feed prices


APR 28, 2008 —Nation's newest wineries popping up in non-traditional places


MAR 31, 2008 —The deep split over disaster payments


MAR 17, 2008 —Lawmakers aim for April 18 farm bill


MAR 3, 2008 —No easy answers to food industries' price pressures


FEB 18, 2008 —Memories of Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz


FEB 4, 2008 —Animal activists take to the states


JAN 21, 2008 —Should the President veto the farm bill?


JAN 7, 2008 —Congress delivered an early Christmas present



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