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May 20, 2015
June 1, 2015, is the deadline for producers to file their Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA service center. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service created a website page that offers helpful information, including a five-step process for filing that form.  

The 2014 farm law requires that producers have FSA form AD-1026 on file at their local FSA office in order to be eligible for federal crop insurance premium subsidies for the 2016 reinsurance year, which begins on July 1, 2015

(DTN Progressive Farmer) It doesn't matter where you live, weather is the focus when a crop is going in the ground. DTN's email reporters weigh in on their spring crop progress.
(AgWeb) A House committee is moving swiftly to get rid of labels on packages of meat that say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
(AgriPulse) The White House today released its National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, calling for the restoration or enhancement of 7 million acres of land for pollinators over the next five years through federal actions and public/private partnerships. 
(AgFax) Fed minutes expected later in the day. Mostly light rain fell overnight on the Texas High Plains, though some northern points got over an inch. Cash grower sales fell to 165 bales on The Seam.
(AgWeb) Your operation’s brand affects everything. From attracting employees to growth opportunities to rental agreements—a brand is an extension of you and your farm.
(Farm Progress) America's rural roads are in rough shape, with 11% of the nation's rural bridges were rated as structurally deficient and 10% functionally obsolete, a new report released Tuesday by the non-profit Washington D.C.-based transportation research group TRIP finds.
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