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ASFMRA Weekly AgNews - Vol. 12 Issue XXXI [August 1, 2018]

  • Outside Agriculture Investors: Blessing or Curse?
  • Farm Bill Hearing Focuses on Economic Challenges Facing Farmers
  • WOTUS Withdrawal: EPA, Corps Publishing Proposal
  • More Sales Are Likely
  • Agri-Pulse: Open Mic Interview with Senator John Hoeven, ND
  • Rise in Farmland Values Turns Flat
  • Bee Pesticide Ban Debate Could Arise in Next Farm Bill
  • California Farms Produce a Lot of Food – But What and How Much Might Surprise You
  • Conaway: Texas Values at the Heart of Farm Bill Talks
  • Syngenta Ventures Invests in Premier Crop Systems After Months of Trials with Software
  • John Deere and Granular Collaborate to Deliver Advanced Software Tools to Farms 
  • Agtech Startup Prospera, Which Uses AI and Computer Vision to Guide Farmers, Harvests $15M
  • Strength in Farm Business Powers DuPont’s Results Beat
  • Brazil Trade Chamber Postpones Decision on Taxing U.S. Ethanol
  • District VII Vice President Encourages Involvement
  • AQB Update on Proposed Changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria


ASFMRA Weekly AgNews - Vol. 12 Issue XXIX [July 18, 2017]

  • White House Confirms Two USDA Executive Slots
  • Expect More Pressure on Cash Rents in 2018
  • Farmland is a Buyers Market, Expert Says
  • U.S., China Sign Historic Agreement to Provide Market Access for U.S. Rice Exports
  • Land Value Outlook: Gradual Decline to Continue
  • Illinois News Network: Big data and new tech are transforming agriculture for Illinois farmers
  • Why More Young People Should Get Summer Jobs On The Farm
  • South Dakota Agricultural Land Market Trends, 1991 – 2017:Results from the 2017 SDSU South Dakota Farm Real Estate Survey
  • USDA Can’t Stop the Bleeding in It’s Crop Ratings
  • Newly Accredited Members
  • Welcome New Members
  • Share Your Experience – Make a Referral
  • Summer Education Week Raffle Raises Over $5,000!
  • The Appraisal Foundation Announcement

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews - Vol. 12 Issue XXVII [July 11, 2017]

  • Today’s Ag Climate: It’s Tough but Different from the 1980s
  • Budget Office Releases Farm Bill Projections
  • Ag Group Says Conservation Funding Should Be Top Farm Bill Priority
  • Mexico Is No Longer No. 1 U.S. Corn-Buyer After Trade Tensions
  • Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis says Congress Will Complete a New Farm Bill on Time
  • National Young Farmer Coalition Members Show Support for Farm Bill
  • Trump Administration Maintains Corn, Biodiesel Mandates for 2018
  • USDA Drops U.S. Soybean Crop Rating 
  • Bayer CropScience to Adopt SlantRange Drone Technology
  • Newly Accredited Farm Managers
  • Call for Applicants

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews - Vol. 12 Issue XXVII [July 5, 2017]

  • House Agriculture Committee Holds Farm Bill Listening Session in Florida 
  • House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Passes FY 2018 Spending Bill 
  • Congressional Budget Office Releases FY 2018 Spending Baseline
  • House Budget Committee Fails to Reach Agreement
  • WOTUS Rescinded
  • Thune Explains Farm Bill Proposals
  • Income Cap Proposal Threatens Crop Insurance
  • Perdue ‘Can’t Do it Alone,’ Say Farm Groups, Asking Trump for USDA Appointments 
  • Washington Week in Review: June 29, 2017: Budget and Appropriations
  • U.S. Plains Drought Highlights Spring Wheat Supply Crunch
  • Opinion: Private Land Owners are Key to Rural Land Management
  • Volunteer for a National Committee
  • July 15 is the Last Day to Nominate a Deserving Colleague

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews Vol. 12 - Issue XXVI [June 27, 2017]

  • Land Market Still Holding Steady 
  • Trump Rides High into Iowa Stop After Congressional Wins
  • Trump Administration Calls for Overhaul of Wall Street Rules
  • Minnesota’s Corn Crop Nearly Twice as Good as Indiana’s, USDA Says
  • Washington Week in Review, June 22, 2017: Trump Goes to Iowa, Budget Picture Unfolding
  • Joint Statement of Secretary Perdue (U.S.), Minister Lawrence MacAulay (Canada) & 
  • Secretary Calzada (Mexico) RegardingTrilateral Agriculture Meetings in Savannah,Georgia
  • USDA Grants CRP Emergency Grazing in ND, SD, MT
  • Deploy a Drone to Scout Fields and More
  • How to Ensure Big Data Brings Value to Farmers
  • ASFMRA Hosts Yellow Book Course in Denver
  • Welcome New Members
  • Share Your Experience – Make a Referral
  • Donate to the Education Foundation Today
  • Testified in Court? What You Need to Know
  • 40 and 50 Year Memberships and Silver Plow Award Recipients to be Recognized
  • In Memory

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews Vol. 12 - Issue XXV [June 20, 2017]

  • Secretary Perdue Announces Acting Under Secretaries 
  • Secretary Perdue Clarifies Crop Insurance Comments
  • RMA Expands, Changes Margin Protection Coverage
  • Dow-Dupont Meger Gets Green Light From Justice Department
  • E15 Ethanol Debate Reaches Tipping Point in Congress
  • Will Your Corn, Soybean Prices be Above or Below Average?
  • Weedy Rice is Growing Problem for California Farmers
  • Chinese Beef Buyers Race to Get Hands on American Steak
  • Ohio Chapter Hosts Young Professionals Event
  • Volunteers Needed
  • Nominate a Deserving Colleague

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews - Vol. 12 Issue XXIV [June 13, 2017]

  • Farmland Sales Hard to Find as Growers Hold Tight, Keeping Land Value Fairly Stable
  • Regulatory Agencies Issues Advisory on Appraiser Availability
  • With Republicans, Trump in Charge, Farmers Ponder New Farm Bill
  • Trump Calls for Modernization of Inland Waterways 
  • Is the Corn Market Ready to Rally on U.S. Weather Worries?
  • Crop Relief on the Horizon, Meteorologist Says
  • Farm Credit Watching for Trump Infastructure Announcement
  • Farmers Strongly Favor Renegotiation of NAFTA
  • U.S. Rice Prices Could be Headed Higher in 2017-18
  • 2017 Soil Survey
  • Appraiser Qualifications Board

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews - Vol.12 Issue XXIII [June 6, 2017]

  • Trump Budget Guts Crop Insurance, Includes Other Significant Cuts to USDA Programs
  • House Appropriators Question Secretary Perdue about the Budget Proposal
  • RMA Issues Bulletin Providing some relief for Conservation Compliance Date
  • FSA County Committee Nominations Start June 15, 2017
  • Estimating Current and Future Land Values in Kansas
  • White House Push for Tolls Alarms Waterway Users
  • U.S. Corn, Soy Conditions in Focus with TR Crop Watch
  • Brazil Political Turmoil Affects U.S. Soybean Market
  • Court Rules Against FAA UAV Registry
  • There Won’t Be as Many Peaches This Year
  • Data as Agriculture’s New Currency: Advancing to the Next Level


ASFMRA Weekly AgNews - Vol.12 Issue XXII [May 31, 2017] 

  • Leaders of Senate Agriculture Committee Say No to Farm Bill Cuts
  • Budget Proposal ‘Will Kill Crop Insurance’, Says Insurance Expert
  • U.S. Corn Planting Nears Average Pace, USDA Says
  • A Chinese Company is Offering Free Training for US Coal Miners to Become Wind Farmers
  • Deal Dissolved, Moving Forward
  • Napa Grape Growers Will Vote to Extend Assessment for Farmworker Housing
  • China Pushes Public to Accept GMO as Syngenta Takeover Nears
  • Maryland Joins California in Battling Antibiotic Overuse on Farms
  • ASFMRA Northeast Chapter: Tours, Education & More

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews – Vol.12 Issue XXI [May 23, 2017]

  • Washington Week Ahead: Trump to Target Agriculture Spending in FY18 Budget
  • Experts: Nut Prices, Not Water, Account for Swing in Ag Land Values
  • Iowa Farmland is Going Back Up, Survey Shows
  • Mike Conaway’s Other Job
  • Trump Officially Moves to Renegotiate NAFTA
  • Syngenta Taps New Leaders for North American Seeds Business
  • Secretary Perdue’s First Days at USDA
  • Farm Bill Sure to Bring CRP Debate
  • Global Reflation Efforts – ‘Slowly bearing fruit”
  • 10-year Treasury Yield: Slightly bullish – lower yield
  • Valuable Input to Become a Successful Drone Pilot
  • Digital Data Management Drives Grower’s Efforts to Produce World-class Quality Fruit
  • ASFMRA at North American Council of Appraisal Organizations Gathering
  • Welcome New Members
  • Share Your Experience – Make A Referral!
  • Recognition of Long-Standing Members
  • Education Foundation
  • Membership Orientation

ASFMRA Weekly Ag News – Vol.12 Issue XX [May 16, 2017]

  • Q1 Ag Economy Update: Farm Income, Land Values, Agricultural Credit
  • USDA Reorganization Proposal
  • FY 2017 Appropriation Bill Completed
  • Representative Kind Introduces Bill to Kill Crop Insurance Program
  • The Climate Corporation Buys Hyrdobio
  • Senate Agriculture Committee Holds Second Farm Bill Field Hearing in Michigan
  • Trade Takes Center Stage in Perdue’s USDA Reorganization
  • 2017-18 U.S. Cotton Crop Could be Biggest in 11 Years 
  • NASS Survey of Almond Growers Suggests 2017 Crop at 2.2 Billion Pounds
  • Opinion: Farmer Friendly Government
  • For Sale: When Oregon Farm and Ranch Land Changes Hands 
  • 3 Pieces of Advice for Agribusinesses Wanting to Keep Up with Innovation
  • Ray Brownfield Named Recipient of the 2016 Land REALTOR® of America Award
  • In Memory- Waverly Scott and Donald D. Zimmerman

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews – Vol.12 Issue XIX [May 9, 2017]

  • Farmland Values Lower Year-Over-Year But Still Relatively High, Sales Show
  • What Does the Trump Tax Proposal Mean for Appraisers?
  • The 5 Biggest Ag Lender Concerns
  • Tricky May Forecast Raises Uncertainties for U.S. Corn -Braun
  • Ag Lender Survey: Farm Profitability Down, Commodity Prices Top Concern
  • Major Blow to Soy Industry as Chinese Grow Wary of GMOs
  • Monsanto Terminates Precision Planting Aquistion With Deere
  • Tap Drone Tech for Your Next Move
  • Data As Agriculture’s New Currency
  • South Dakota Chapter Visits South Dakota State University

ASFMRA Weekly AgNews – Vol.12 Issue XVII [May 2, 2017]

  • Number of Farmland Sales Increasing
  • Farm Loan Delinquency Rates Tick Up, Report Shows
  • Sonny Perdue Confirmed
  • Congress Avoids Government Shutdown
  • President Trump Holds Farmers Roundtable, Issues Executive Order
  • Declining Agricultural Land Values Tied to Water
  • Associated Press: Some High Plains Farmers Struggling After Fires, Drought
  • Wisconsin Dairy Farms Face Closure Due to Canadian Policies
  • 5 Things to Watch in 2018 Farm Bill and Agricultural Legislation
  • Get Ready: Congress Fires Up Dodd-Frank, CFPB Overhaul
  • Farmers Could turn to Robots to Make Up Shortage of Human Workers After Brexit
  • ND Farmers Want More from Crop Insurance in Next Farm Bill
  • California Almonds Reach 1.24 Million-acre Milestone
  • The Big Job Stealer Hasn’t Been Trade