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Dairy Margin Coverage Sign-Up Start Date Announced

00:00:59.924   2019-06-14   
Dairy producers can begin sign-up for the new Dairy Margin Coverage Farm Bill program on June 17th at their local Farm Service Agency offices (Rod Bain and FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce)

Dairy Growers Have Key Tools in DMC Decision Making Process

00:01:00.264   2019-06-14   
Retroactive coverage and an online decision support tool are valuable to producers considering sign-up of the new Dairy Margin Coverage program, according to the head of the agency administering the program. (Rod Bain and Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce)

Kansas City Region is Agricultural Innovation Hub

00:00:59.951   2019-06-14   
The Kansas City region is an existing hub of agricultural research. (Stephanie Ho and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue)

USDA's ERS Will Not Be Realigned Under the Chief Economist

00:00:59.977   2019-06-14   
USDA has dropped plans to realign the Economic Research Service under the agency's Chief Economist. (Stephanie Ho and Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue)

Due to Late Planting USDA Stretching Acreage Data Collection to Last Minute

00:00:58.540   2019-06-14   
Because of planting delays this spring, USDA is stretching out its data collection period for the upcoming acreage report a little longer than normal. (Gary Crawford and Lance Honig)

Actuality: USDA Asking for Farmers' Best Estimate of Planted Acreage

00:00:29.936   2019-06-14   
Lance Honig with the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, says some farmers may be unsure of what they will get planted this year, but in collecting data for the upcoming Acreage Report, USDA has been asking for farmers' best estimates.

Actuality: Farmers Still Best Source for Planted Acreage Information

00:00:45.008   2019-06-14   
Lance Honig with the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, saying that farmers are still the best source of information for things like planted acreage and grain stocks.