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May 27, 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

(Farm Press) Southwest cotton farmers this spring are looking at the flip side of a disastrous weather pattern that has bedeviled many for the past four years.
(Cotton Grower) Regulatory review of Enlist cotton from Dow AgroSciences is moving forward. 
(Farm Progress) Corn planting is nearly complete and the 74% that has emerged is off to an excellent start with 74% rated good to excellent, USDA's latest weekly crop progress report showed. 
(Farm Press) Fungicide resistance makes it more difficult for growers to manage important crop diseases. 
(AgWeb) President Barack Obama’s bid to make overhauling immigration policy a second-term victory was dealt a serious blow as federal judges ruled the effort must remain on hold while 26 states sue to overturn it. 
(AgFax) U.S. cotton planting advanced to 47% complete, behind 60% a year ago and 61% on average. Grower cash sales remained inactive on The Seam and business sales increased to 1,661 bales. 
(AgWeb) A study recently published in Agricultural Economics employs a unique dataset to estimate the impact of decoupled (direct) payments on U.S. cropland values. 
(Farm Progress) Farmers in developing countries have the most to gain from using GMO crops, according to an annual report from PG Economics which documents gains in yield and producer income, as well as reductions in pesticide use and greenhouse gas emissions, due to adoption of GMO crops globally. 
(Cotton Grower) Cotton prices were on the defensive all week, despite the fact that few, if any, bearish fundamentals surfaced. Actually, the new fundamental uncovered during the week was laced with bullish overtones. 
(Farm Progress) Reasons for returning – or not returning – to rural communities once young people have left their home cities and towns are varied, but USDA researchers have found that family involvement and child-rearing considerations surface as key drivers in both situations. 
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