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Cottonseed as a Covered Commodity – Review of Senate Ag Appropriations Bill

Cottonseed as a Covered Commodity – Review of Senate Ag Appropriations Bill

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University, Ag Economist 🕔Sep 13, 2017

As the farm bill debate continues to pick up speed, cotton remains one of the most prominent issues. The most recent development can be found in the Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill (S.1603), which contains a provision directing the Secretary of

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Ag and the Farm Bill: Budget, Appropriations Issues Continue to Unfold

Ag and the Farm Bill: Budget, Appropriations Issues Continue to Unfold

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 21, 2017

This week, the House Budget Committee unveiled, and subsequently passed, a 2018 fiscal year budget resolution.  Meanwhile, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved its fiscal year 2018 agricultural appropriations measure.  Today’s update provides additional details on these budgetary developments

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Cotton Designated as “Other Oilseed ” in FY18 Ag Appropriations Bill

Cotton Designated as “Other Oilseed ” in FY18 Ag Appropriations Bill

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jul 20, 2017

Cotton producers are among the “winners” in today’s release of the FY18 Agriculture Appropriations bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee today (July 20, 2017).  The bill officially designated cotton as an “other oilseed” under Title I of the 2014

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Farm Policy: Farm Bill – Ag Spending and Budgetary Issues

Farm Policy: Farm Bill – Ag Spending and Budgetary Issues

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 14, 2017

Today’s update looks at recent spending and budgetary issues impacting agriculture and the Farm Bill.  The House Appropriations Committee this week passed the fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill for USDA.   Meanwhile, recent reporting from Politico indicated that House Agriculture Committee

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House Ag Spending Bill is $4.64Bln Above Trumps’s Budget Request

House Ag Spending Bill is $4.64Bln Above Trumps’s Budget Request

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 29, 2017

House Agriculture Appropriations Bill On Tuesday, a news release from the House Appropriations Committee indicated that, “The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee [on Wednesday].” “The bill totals $20 billion in discretionary

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Congress Passes Tax Extender, Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Congress Passes Tax Extender, Omnibus Appropriations Bill

👤From a Press Release 🕔Dec 18, 2015

Earlier today, the United States Senate passed H.R. 2029, which combined the Omnibus Appropriations bill and the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act into one bill, by a vote of 65-33. Both Senators Cochran and Wicker voted in support

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Keith Good: Tumbling Corn Prices Could Trigger Farm Subsidy Payments

🕔Jul 14, 2014

Crop Watch With respect to Farm Bill and policy implications of the current market environment, Bloomberg writer Alan Bjerga reported on Friday that, “The U.S. government increased its forecast on Friday for a surplus of corn, raising the prospect that prices will tumble

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Keith Good: $1.2B Paid Out in 3 Months for Livestock Disaster Relief

🕔Jul 10, 2014

Farm Bill AP writer Henry C. Jackson reported yesterday that, “Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds, the

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Keith Good: Grain Futures Take Nosedive; Where Did All Farmers Go?

🕔Jul 8, 2014

Crop Watch Tony C. Dreibus reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “Corn and wheat futures tumbled to their lowest prices in nearly four years as favorable weather over the July Fourth holiday weekend upgraded prospects for U.S. crops. “Soybeans fell, too, closing

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Keith Good: Rain Wreaks Havoc in Midwest; California Drought Worsens

🕔Jun 23, 2014

Weather Watch Reuters news reported on Thursday that, “Heavy rains across the northern U.S. Midwest this week flooded corn and soybean fields, damaging crops, and raised river levels which could slow some grain shipments by barge for the next two weeks.

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