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Farm Bill: Senate Hearings – Trade, and Conservation Reserve Program Examined

Farm Bill: Senate Hearings – Trade, and Conservation Reserve Program Examined

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 6, 2017

On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider three nominees for key trade positions, while the Senate Ag Committee questioned two nominees for Undersecretary posts at the USDA.  Today’s update highlights some key points from the hearings,

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Alabama: Row Crops Short Course, Auburn, Dec. 12-13

Alabama: Row Crops Short Course, Auburn, Dec. 12-13

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Oct 4, 2017

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is working with Auburn University’s Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences to bring Alabama farmers the Row Crops Short Course. The short course will be held at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center Dec.

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Ag Research and Public Funding: Maybe It’s Time for a Shift

Ag Research and Public Funding: Maybe It’s Time for a Shift

👤By Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist; and Constance Cullman, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Sep 29, 2017

Since the Hatch Act was enacted in 1887, public funding of agricultural research has been a U.S. priority and often is cited as a cornerstone for U.S. agricultural abundance. Public funding currently is centered in Title VII of the Agricultural

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Ag Policy and Market Outlook: What Now? – Webinar, Oct. 5

Ag Policy and Market Outlook: What Now? – Webinar, Oct. 5

👤By Bobby Coats, University of Arkansas Professor of Economics 🕔Sep 28, 2017

New Webinar: The Agricultural Policy and Market Outlook: What now? (60 minutes) Date and Time: Thursday, October 5, 2017 3:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)  Connect with Computer, IPad or Smartphone by Internet or Dial-in and Listen by

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Farm Policy: USDA Analysis of the Federal Crop Insurance Portfolio

Farm Policy: USDA Analysis of the Federal Crop Insurance Portfolio

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Sep 25, 2017

Last week, the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) released an analysis of the Federal crop insurance portfolio titled, “The Risk Management Safety Net: Market Penetration and Market Potential.” Today’s update recaps some of the key findings from the RMA report. The report

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Farm Bill Issue Review: Crop Insurance and Cover Crops

Farm Bill Issue Review: Crop Insurance and Cover Crops

👤By Jonathan Coppess and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Sep 22, 2017

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (INLRS) and other statewide efforts to reduce the loss of nutrients from modern farming include farmer adoption of cover cropping practices as one of the priorities (see, farmdoc daily, March 17, 2016). These efforts are increasing

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GIPSA: Inner Workings of the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Adm. – DTN

GIPSA: Inner Workings of the USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Adm. – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Sep 19, 2017

The Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) is the “watchdog” that ensures all grain loaded onto ships or rail to be exported out of the United States grades according to standards established by the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) and

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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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Farm Policy: Lawmakers Listen, Comment on Farm Bill on Aug. Recess

Farm Policy: Lawmakers Listen, Comment on Farm Bill on Aug. Recess

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

Today’s update looks at recent news articles highlighting agricultural economic variables, as well as Farm Bill observations from lawmakers, and some of the ag related activities Members have held with constituents during the August recess.   Today’s overview also includes

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Farm Bill: House Ag Committee “Listening Sessions” Continue, Sec. Perdue Visits Midwest

Farm Bill: House Ag Committee “Listening Sessions” Continue, Sec. Perdue Visits Midwest

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Following Monday’s House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill Listening Session in Texas, lawmakers headed north to Minnesota on Thursday, the home state of Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, to host another forum to gather unfiltered input on farm policy issues from agricultural stakeholders.  And members of

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