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Trump Proposed $38 Bln Cuts to Farm Safety Net – Not Counting USDA Cuts – DTN

Trump Proposed $38 Bln Cuts to Farm Safety Net – Not Counting USDA Cuts – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 23, 2017

The Trump administration is proposing dramatic cuts to the farm safety net in the president’s first budget plan being delivered to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The plan proposes tighter caps and means testing for crop insurance subsidies and eligibility for

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Trump Budget Declares War on Ag – Commentary

Trump Budget Declares War on Ag – Commentary

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔May 23, 2017

President Trump released his detailed, $4.1 trillion federal budget today, and while every area of the federal government except defense and infrastructure saw cuts, the cuts to agriculture and rural areas are disproportionately severe by anyone’s standards. The total mandatory

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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Testifies on State of Rural Economy

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Testifies on State of Rural Economy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 18, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue testified before the House Agriculture Committee yesterday at a hearing on the “State of the Rural Economy.”  Today’s update includes an overview of the testimony provided by the former GOP Governor of Georgia, as well as

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Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Holds Second Farm Bill Hearing

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Holds Second Farm Bill Hearing

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 9, 2017

The Senate Ag Committee held its second Farm Bill hearing on Saturday in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  Chairman Pat Roberts (R., Kans.) pointed out that, unlike when the last Farm Bill was drafted, the U.S. agricultural economy is struggling right now. At a

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Ag Sec. Purdue Talks Trade, Renewable Fuels, Sunny Outlook – DTN

Ag Sec. Purdue Talks Trade, Renewable Fuels, Sunny Outlook – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 8, 2017

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue spoke to Iowa farm leaders Friday morning, reassuring them he would take the lead in trade talks for farmers and defend renewable fuels production, which is critical to Midwest agriculture. Perdue has been on the job

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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Visits Iowa – Discusses Trade, RFS

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Visits Iowa – Discusses Trade, RFS

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 8, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited an Iowa farm on Friday and took questions from producers.  In his remarks, Secretary Perdue addressed a number of issues; today’s update focuses more narrowly on his comments relating to trade and biofuels.  Also,

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Farm Policy: Price Woes for Farmers, Lenders; NAFTA and…The Weather

Farm Policy: Price Woes for Farmers, Lenders; NAFTA and…The Weather

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 4, 2017

Today’s update looks briefly at the U.S. agricultural economy from a variety of perspectives.  A recent news report has shown that some Corn Belt producers may be losing money from farming this year, while a survey of agricultural lenders this

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Farm Policy: Cotton, Dairy Producers “Left in the Lurch” in Funding Bill

Farm Policy: Cotton, Dairy Producers “Left in the Lurch” in Funding Bill

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 2, 2017

A deal reached on Sunday to fund the federal government through September, did not include assistance for programs sought by cotton and dairy producers.   House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R., Tex.) expressed disappointment with this result and reassured

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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Intervenes on NAFTA – Trade Issues Persist

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Intervenes on NAFTA – Trade Issues Persist

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 1, 2017

During last week’s tumultuous developments on trade, news reports indicated that Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was providing President Trump with data driven advice with respect to NAFTA and agriculture, and urged him not to trigger a U.S. withdrawal from

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NAFTA: Will Trump or Won’t Trump? Grain Producers Have a Lot to Lose

NAFTA: Will Trump or Won’t Trump? Grain Producers Have a Lot to Lose

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Kathy Baylis, and Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Recent news from the Trump Administration has sowed confusion about the President’s intentions with respect to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Early this week, President Trump suggested that the United States would pull out of NAFTA. Later in

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