Charles
Charles Baron
FBN Employee

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What are your biggest questions or concerns that USDA can address in 2020?

USDA Secretary Perdue will take a couple questions from community live at Farmer2Farmer on Thursday morning. What are your biggest questions or concerns that USDA can address in 2020?

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Verified FBN Member (WA)

More availability for disabled farmers starting out


Verified FBN Member (IA)

When will the USDA publish honest grain numbers.

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

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Given the high cost of production and low margin enviornment in agriculture today, do you truly believe there is a viable future for young p...

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Verified FBN Member (MI)

Is it possible to put EPA in compliance with the Law on the RFS. And not let them run independent without confirming to the Law.

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Verified FBN Member (MN)

When will the USDA modernize and used timely acreage information from FSA, and yield reporting that is accurately reflecting what is in the ...

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Verified FBN Member (KY)

For hemp farmers, what is the likelihood of increasing the harvest window from 15 days up to 30 or 45 days? Also, what’s the likelihood of i...

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

Why is it that as consumers we have the right to know where all our products come from except our beef and pork? What can you do to enact st...

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Verified FBN Member (CO)

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As a western producer would you touch on the thoughts process and justification of how MFP 2.0 came about? You had said early on that you ha...

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Verified FBN Member (ND)

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USDA is calling unharvesred 2019 corn "on farm storage" I would love an explanation as to how USDA can call this an "on-farm stored crop" w...

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Verified FBN Member (ND)

Well said ****!

I’m afraid a lot of the standing corn in the James River area is going to be next to impossible to harvest with our saturat...

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Verified FBN Member (KS)

What are the chances of *************** speaking to the farmers at Commodity Classic in SanAntonio.

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Verified FBN Member (IN)

If he comes I am cancelling!


Verified FBN Member (NE)

How bad has China been hurt with these tarrifs? And, how much suffering will China's heads allow their people to endure before they give in?


Verified FBN Member (IL)

What is the USDA doing to combat climate change? What plans or policies are in the works? How will this affect the ag industry in the future...

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Verified FBN Member (IN)

Remember ***** who might be the only person in the world that does not believe in climate change so you might not get the answer we all want...

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Verified FBN Member (IA)

Since USDA and the independent farmers are great partners in economic and statecraft. Can USDA extend Federal Health Benefits to qualifying...

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Verified FBN Member (WA)

I would like to see secretary pound the table In regards to trade with China and make sure they buy our wheat and soybeans first before givi...

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Verified FBN Member (IN)

With dicamba being frowned upon, we need a new chemistry to combat marestail, water hemp, etc. How can we encourage and speed up herbicide m...

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Verified FBN Member (WA)

"In America, the big get bigger and the small go out," said ***************************** ************ back in October at a dairy expo in Wi...

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Verified FBN Member (TN)

China is the least of my worries! Cotton exports are still just as high as when China was buying our cotton, carryover and production down, ...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

Why do I need to report my planted and harvested acres to FSA when I already give my crop insurance agent all those numbers, which are then ...

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Eric
Eric Sorensen
FBN Insurance
FBN Employee

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FBN Crop Insurance can help you to leverage your precision data to crop insurance AND FSA. - Eric Sorensen, FBN Director of Crop Insurance

Verified FBN Member (SD)

It seems they have an agenda

Verified FBN Member (NE)

Even more redundant and frankly inaccurate is USDA NASS. The information we give our crop insurance agent both at planting and harvest is a...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

Our local FSA and NRCS offices are staffed by people that really care about doing a good job, but it appears to me that there is a lot of co...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

For years, US agriculture has dominated the world market thanks to hard working American farmers, good soils, and, very importantly, good in...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

The Market Facilitation Payments (MFP) have now exceeded the cost of the bailout of the auto industry. Why weren’t some of those funds used ...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

Due to the flooding this spring many US farmers had a shorter growing season than typical which made it difficult for corn and soybeans to r...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

Are there any discussions regarding re-entering TPP? Our withdraw from that trade agreement puts American farmers at a distinct disadvantage...

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Verified FBN Member (NE)

I'm reading on Wikipedia that **************** was elected state senator as a Democrat and won by a widemargin in the 80s. He then changed ...

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Verified FBN Member (MT)

I personally know of strong conservative people that have ran under democrat ballot. It was planned as best way to get in office. Dependin...

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Verified FBN Member (MT)

I would like to ask for something he can have a direct impact on. More timely USDA and insurance stuff to be done. Been waiting since begi...

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

Please emphasize call your legislators daily , ask USMCA being voted on today ! Especially ***** . 250000 / day could have impact !

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

Given the strong dollar relative to the value of other corn and soybeans exporting countries, how can we expect to compete? And what is you...

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

Don't blame the guy trying fix the trade imbalance. Blame the previous administration's who got us so backwards. China wanted to buy everyth...

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Verified FBN Member (IN)

Hmmm, blame the previous administration for what we have lost via exports from tariffs and the ethanol waivers that has been given? In the m...

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Verified FBN Member (CO)

My concern with the current USDA policies, is the direction of increased subsidies. Whenever there is a financial crisis in Agriculture the...

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Verified FBN Member (IN)

Farming is the only business in the USA that you can guarantee to not go bankrupt if you watch your spending. No other business can get insu...

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Verified FBN Member (MS)

Agreed.

Verified FBN Member (WA)

I agree with this. The government programs do nothing but distort markets and punish those that raise specialty crops! I would rather they ...

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Verified FBN Member (IN)

TPP was called a disaster from this president so we pulled out of it. He also said NAFTA was horrible so to this day we have nothing except ...

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

Why should people not in compliance with farm program prior to tying it to crop insurance not receive mfp I’m guessing trade war affects the...

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Verified FBN Member (NC)

Why is it every county FSA office has its own culture, plays by their own rules, and dosent want to pay legal fees when it takes appeals to ...

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Verified FBN Member (IL)

Demand, would like to see a strong viable long term biofuels program in the USA. Domestic usage still not where it could be.

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Verified FBN Member (MI)

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Is Mr.Secertary. Willing to Call out EPA. On the 15 million gallons of Ethanol that is mandated by Law to be used is fuel blending. as they ...

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

Why does the USDA release numbers in a report when there is no way they can really know if they are correct or accurate. It seems like they ...

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Verified FBN Member (TN)

When will the USDA tell the truth about the the corn yields? Seems to me “Big Ag”, Cargill, ADM, etc....are pulling the strings! The USDA is...

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Verified FBN Member (MN)

US is almost too efficient at producing our crops... we had a huge carryover... buyers know there is enough corn to satisfy there needs til ...

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Verified FBN Member (KS)

USDA is full of people that know rural America voted ***** in as long as the markets are held in the tank ***** is on thin ice with farmers....

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Verified FBN Member (TX)

What are the plans of USDA if USMCA and China trade deal does not happen in the near future. MFP 3.0?

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