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Ag Groups Gather in Washington to Discuss Concerns on 2018 Farm Bill
Crop insurance, trade and farm income are in the spotlight in Washington D.C. as another Senate Agricultural Committee hearing listens to the needs of farm country.

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 4:01 PM
Profiting In A Sideways Market

POSTED JULY 24, 2017 10:07 PM
Checklist for Buying Wheat Seed
Variety selection can play a huge role in yield and premiums

POSTED JULY 22, 2017 7:07 AM
Your Back Yard
In my market outlook presentations around the country, I often remind producers in the audience that you can’t see one millionth of the US crop from your back door. This is to counteract backyarditis, a phrase I coined to describe people who tend to think that whatever is going on in their vicinity [...]

POSTED JULY 21, 2017 9:27 PM
FJCTV: Importance of Handheld GreenSeekers
There are plenty of tools at a grower’s disposal, and Farm Journal’s wheat agronomist uses his handheld GreenSeeker on the farm.

POSTED JULY 21, 2017 7:35 PM
Tight Wheat Supply Risks Leaving U.K. Reliant on Imports Again
EU’s 3rd-largest grower may see feed-wheat shortage in 2017-18.

POSTED JULY 20, 2017 4:03 AM
Less Flour, More Feed as Drought Turns U.S. Wheat Into Hay
Northern Plains farmers harvest before kernels can fully form.

POSTED JULY 19, 2017 4:46 PM
Spring Wheat Harvest gets Underway in Dry South Dakota
The spring wheat harvest has gotten underway in South Dakota as the winter wheat and oats harvests progress.

POSTED JULY 19, 2017 12:18 PM
Meet the 2017 Tomorrow's Top Producer: Cody Goodknight
Top Producer Magazine awards a young producer under the age of 35 every year who demonstrates excellence in marketing, technology, environmental stewardship and family and employee relations. The 2017 Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award is given to Cody Goodknight of Chattanooga, Okla., who [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2017 6:41 PM
Meet the 2017 Tomorrow's Top Producer Cody Goodknight
Top Producer Magazine awards a young producer under the age of 35 every year who demonstrates excellence in marketing, technology, environmental stewardship and family and employee relations. The 2017 Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award is given to Cody Goodknight of Chattanooga, Oklahoma, [...]

POSTED JULY 18, 2017 6:11 PM

News – Insurance Journal

Private Insurers Cautiously Dip Toes Into Florida Flood Market Waters
Florida’s efforts in establishing a private flood insurance market have been hailed as a model by many other states looking to buff up their flood insurance offerings, as well as the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to follow as lawmakers …

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 4:18 AM
1 Person Killed by Weekend Flooding in West Virginia, Kentucky
Heavy rains that pounded parts of West Virginia and Kentucky last weekend left one person dead and two people missing, authorities said Monday. In West Virginia, Ohio County Emergency Management Agency Director Lou Vargo said a van on Sunday rolled …

POSTED JULY 27, 2017 4:00 AM
Texas Bill Allows More Flexibility in Employee Health Benefit Plans
Small employers in Texas may now get some flexibility in selecting and retaining the health benefit plan of their choosing for their employees following the passage of a bill in the regular session of the Texas Legislature. In late May …

POSTED JULY 27, 2017
ProSight Specialty Launches All-lines Marine Contractors Insurance Program
ProSight Specialty Insurance has launched its Longshore+ Marine Contractors program, with the goal of unifying all lines of marine insurance under a single carrier. The package offering provides the following coverages: Marine General Liability Workers Compensation and USL&H Contractor’s Equipment …

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 4:56 PM
Chubb Net Income Up 79% in Q2; P/C Combined Ratio at 88
Chubb Limited reported net income for the second quarter ended June 30 of $1,305 million compared with $726 million for the same quarter last year‚ a 79 percent increase. Operating income was $1,180 million compared with $1,058 million for the …

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 4:53 PM
Louisiana Continues to See Gains in Employment
The Louisiana Workforce Commission reports that the state’s unemployment rate is at a three-year low. In a July 21 announcement, the LWC said seasonally adjusted data released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) shows that total nonfarm jobs …

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 4:19 PM
Bass Pro to Pay $10.5M to Settle Hiring Discrimination, Retaliation Suit
Federal employment officials say Springfield, Mo.-based Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC, a national retailer of fishing, camping, and hunting equipment and apparel, has agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle a hiring discrimination and retaliation lawsuit The U.S. Equal Employment …

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 4:11 PM
Chicago Jury Awards $150M in Punitive Damages in Testosterone Lawsuit
Federal jurors in Chicago say the pharmaceutical company AbbVie should pay $150 million to an Oregon man for misrepresenting the risks of a low testosterone treatment. The Chicago Tribune reports that the jury arrived at the figure for punitive damages …

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 4:10 PM
Houston Company to Pay $145K to Settle Indiana Disability Discrimination Case
Chemtrusion Inc., a Houston-based manufacturing services company, will pay $145,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and concerning the company’s plant in Jeffersonville, Ind. According to the …

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 4:08 PM
Court Rules for NBC in Defamation Suit by Oregon Sporting Goods Company
A federal appeals court has ruled that NBC News did not defame an Oregon sporting goods company by characterizing its exploding rifle targets as “bombs” in a report on the “Today” show. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in …

POSTED JULY 26, 2017 3:04 PM

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