Moisture Aids Rangeland Recovery
Friday, May 26, 2017 8:37PM CDT
Timely rains are helping rangelands bounce back from wildfire damage. Extension personnel recently shared what they learned from past wildfires in other counties on the Plains and what were some of the challenges, as well as benefits.
Friday, May 26, 2017 8:32PM CDT
Don't panic -- cold temperatures and medium- to heavy-textured soils have likely slowed the loss of nitrogen from leaching and denitrification this month.
Senators: No Farm Bill Cuts
Friday, May 26, 2017 8:19PM CDT
At what he described as the first farm-bill hearing in Washington, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts acknowledged that the national debt is approaching $20 trillion, but he said that, between the savings from the last farm bill and a USDA crop insurance contract negotiation, "Everyone on this committee agrees that ag has already given at the store."
Taxes and Export Competition
Thursday, May 25, 2017 2:38PM CDT
Congress is debating the idea of a border adjustment tax on imported goods as an offset for lowering corporate tax rates. Proposals have suggested implementing a tax on imported goods as high as 20%. Industries have different takes on the possibilities of a BAT, depending on whether the companies rely more on exports or imports.