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2018 Farm Bill: What Shiny Object Will be a Distraction this Time? – Commentary

2018 Farm Bill: What Shiny Object Will be a Distraction this Time? – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched his “Back to Our Roots” farm bill tour at the Wisconsin State Fair on August 3, 2017. At the same time, members of Congress were back in their home states and districts holding listening

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NAFTA Negotiations Set to Begin: Background – Pork, Corn Issues Noted

NAFTA Negotiations Set to Begin: Background – Pork, Corn Issues Noted

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Today’s update looks at recent news items that focus on the first round of NAFTA trade negotiations that are scheduled to start this week.  Along with some general background, the articles also highlight perspective from both Canada and Mexico, and

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NAFTA: Mexican Shippers Look at Possibility of Changing Courses- DTN

NAFTA: Mexican Shippers Look at Possibility of Changing Courses- DTN

👤By Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Aug 15, 2017

After last week’s brush with Tropical Storm Franklin, talk of NAFTA renegotiations returned to the docks and trading offices in the state of Yucatan on Mexico’s Gulf Coast. Shippers and receivers of U.S. grain there have long relied on tariff-free

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Farm Taxes: Who Needs a 1099?

Farm Taxes: Who Needs a 1099?

👤By Anthony Barrett, Farm Financial Consultant at Nebraska Farm Business Inc. 🕔Aug 14, 2017

After the first of the year, many farmers and ranchers issue IRS 1099 forms as required by law. The big question becomes “Who am I required to send one to?” There are many misconceptions about who you are required to issue

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WOTUS: The 1972 Clean Water Act Was the Beginning. So Where Are We Now?

WOTUS: The 1972 Clean Water Act Was the Beginning. So Where Are We Now?

👤By Tiffany Dowell Lashmet 🕔Aug 14, 2017

For years now, agriculture has been closely following the drama surrounding the definition of “Waters of the United States,” commonly referred to as WOTUS.  With a new administration in place, changes have recently occurred in Washington, DC on this issue.

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AgFax Weekend: All Dicamba Is Volatile – Ark. Research

AgFax Weekend: All Dicamba Is Volatile – Ark. Research

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Aug 11, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – All Dicamba Is Volatile – Ark. Research; WASDE Reports Get Mixed Reviews; and more.

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Mexico: Small Companies Hold Back on Expansion, Waiting for NAFTA Talks – DTN

Mexico: Small Companies Hold Back on Expansion, Waiting for NAFTA Talks – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Aug 10, 2017

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is the dominant topic among Mexico’s business leaders, and weighs heavily on how they plan for the future.  Ricardo Elizondo Garza runs a small feed mill just north of Monterrey in

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Farm Bill: House Ag Comm. Chair Conaway Now Hoping for 2018

Farm Bill: House Ag Comm. Chair Conaway Now Hoping for 2018

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Aug 9, 2017

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, who has said he wants to finish the next farm bill in 2017, said Saturday that he now hopes to have the bill on the House floor in the last quarter of 2017

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Perdue Hopes for Delay on Clean Water Lawsuit Against California Farmer – DTN

Perdue Hopes for Delay on Clean Water Lawsuit Against California Farmer – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 9, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Monday said that, in light of an effort to rewrite the waters of the United States rule, he’s hopeful the federal government can hold off on a lawsuit against a California wheat farmer

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WOTUS Rollback – Senators Ask EPA to Extend Comment Period – DTN

WOTUS Rollback – Senators Ask EPA to Extend Comment Period – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Aug 8, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has yet to decide whether to grant a request by a number of Democratic senators to extend by 90 days the public comment period on a proposed rollback of the waters of the United States,

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