The Senate Agriculture Committee passed their version of a 2018 Farm Bill through the committee today, and we were pleased to see a number of the soil policy changes
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What’s new in Iowa this spring? Another 2,000-plus acres of cover crops greening up on corn and soybean fields, thanks to Iowa’s first-in-the-nation Cover Crop – Crop Insurance Demonstration Pilot Program.
The Farm Bill may have been Congress’s best shot to find common ground and pass bipartisan legislation this year, and they just blew it.
The Federal Crop Insurance Program (FCIP) is the biggest taxpayer-funded support program for farmers; for many, the program works well, giving some peace of mind in a risky business or satisfying the requirements of ag creditors.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) just launched a very promising new program that will give farmers who plant cover crops a $5 per acre discount on their crop insurance over the next three years.