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Crop Insurance: Two Senators Target Cuts to Save $21.1Bln – DTN

Crop Insurance: Two Senators Target Cuts to Save $21.1Bln – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 13, 2017

Corn and soybean farmers saw no benefit this fall from adding the harvest price option to their crop insurance plan, but that wasn’t enough to stop a pair of senators and a congressman from introducing legislation that would end the

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Ag Research: Funding for Federal Facilities Falls Far Short of Needs

Ag Research: Funding for Federal Facilities Falls Far Short of Needs

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Jul 27, 2017

In discussing the agricultural budget, it is easy to focus in on commodity support, nutrition, and environmental programs and ignore the cost of maintaining the agricultural research facilities that are at the heart of the work of the USDA. When

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House Proposed Budget Cuts Ag by $10Bln – Expect a Showdown – DTN

House Proposed Budget Cuts Ag by $10Bln – Expect a Showdown – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent, and Zachary Silver, Political Correspondent Intern 🕔Jul 19, 2017

House Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane Black, R-Tenn., on Tuesday released a fiscal year 2018 budget proposal that calls for a $10 billion cut in programs under the control of the House Agriculture Committee over 10 years. But congressional agricultural leaders

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Farm Policy: Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, Research, Dairy

Farm Policy: Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, Research, Dairy

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

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing yesterday to discuss the President’s FY2018 budget request and heard testimony from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.  Recall that late last month, Sec. Perdue discussed the executive branch agricultural budget outline before the

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Crop Insurance: Trump Cuts Would Eliminate Harvest Price Option and Limit Farm Size

Crop Insurance: Trump Cuts Would Eliminate Harvest Price Option and Limit Farm Size

👤By Art Barnaby, Kansas State University 🕔Jun 14, 2017

Editor’s Note: For Tables and Figures see the Source Link at the bottom of the article. The Administration’s budget would cut $58.7 billion from crop insurance or about $6 billion a year over 10 years. Over the last five years,

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Farm Policy: Concerns Over Trump Ag Budget Proposal Persist– Crop Insurance, SNAP

Farm Policy: Concerns Over Trump Ag Budget Proposal Persist– Crop Insurance, SNAP

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Recent news articles have pointed to ongoing concerns with respect to President Trump’s budget proposals, specifically when it comes to proposed cuts to crop insurance and the SNAP program (food stamps).   Late last month, lawmakers on the House Ag

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Farm Bill 2017: No More Cuts Says Sen Ag Comm. ‘Ag has already given at the store.’

Farm Bill 2017: No More Cuts Says Sen Ag Comm. ‘Ag has already given at the store.’

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔May 29, 2017

As they heard testimony from economists on the problems in farm country, leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee said Thursday there should no more cuts to farm bill programs. Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.,

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Farm Policy: Trump Budget Includes $38Bln Cut in Farm Supports

Farm Policy: Trump Budget Includes $38Bln Cut in Farm Supports

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 24, 2017

Reuters writer P.J. Huffstutter reported earlier this week that, “The White House budget on Monday proposed $46.54 billion in cuts to federal government funding for the agriculture sector over the next 10 years. “President Donald Trump’s biggest cut would come in

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2018 Ag Budget Could Put Farmers Underwater – No One is Smiling – DTN

2018 Ag Budget Could Put Farmers Underwater – No One is Smiling – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 24, 2017

President Donald Trump’s 10-year budget proposal for USDA handed down Tuesday essentially serves as the White House’s marker, calling for roughly $240 billion in cuts in the next farm bill.   The Trump administration wants to lower federal spending over

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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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