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Farm Bill: Sen. Grassley Targets Commodity Payments to Big Farms – DTN

Farm Bill: Sen. Grassley Targets Commodity Payments to Big Farms – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Dec 6, 2017

A new USDA report shows larger farms with higher household incomes have increasingly seen more in federal commodity payments as farms in the United States have consolidated. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told agriculture journalists on Tuesday he plans to use

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Farmer Cooperative Group Worries about Possible Tax Law Change – DTN

Farmer Cooperative Group Worries about Possible Tax Law Change – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 1, 2017

The head of the National Council of Farmer Cooperative is concerned about how tax law will treat a 17.4% tax deduction that could pass from cooperatives through to farmers but leave farmer cooperatives without the same financial benefit they now

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Congress Returns to Work: Taxes and Ag Nominees – DTN

Congress Returns to Work: Taxes and Ag Nominees – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Nov 28, 2017

Congress returns to Washington this week for what is scheduled to be a three-week session before the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, with an agenda filled with taxes and budget issues while three key nominees for agriculture positions remain unconfirmed.

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Tax Reform: Self-Employment Tax Looming for Landowners Leasing to Farmers or Family Partnership – DTN

Tax Reform: Self-Employment Tax Looming for Landowners Leasing to Farmers or Family Partnership – DTN

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

The House tax-reform bill meant to lower taxes could lead to a self-employment tax hitting every landowner who leases land to a farmer and farmers who lease farmland to a family partnership. The tax bill would be 15.3% higher under

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USDA Nominee Linked to Russia: Controversy Circles Clovis – DTN

USDA Nominee Linked to Russia: Controversy Circles Clovis – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 2, 2017

Sam Clovis, the controversial nominee for USDA’s undersecretary for research, education and economics, was linked Monday as a top campaign supervisor to President Donald Trump’s campaign last year who encouraged another campaign staffer to take a trip to Moscow to

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Politics: BioFuel Scored Big; Now, Big Oil Makes a Push – DTN

Politics: BioFuel Scored Big; Now, Big Oil Makes a Push – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 30, 2017

Following in the footsteps of the success of Midwest lawmakers last week who pressured President Donald Trump’s administration to reiterate its support for the Renewable Fuel Standard, a group of senators from oil-producing states are attempting to replicate that success.

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Biofuels: Trump and EPA Continue to Support Renewable Fuels Standard – DTN

Biofuels: Trump and EPA Continue to Support Renewable Fuels Standard – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 20, 2017

With concerns about the Renewable Fuels Standard bubbling over, the president of the United States and the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached out to Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday morning to reassure her the RFS is

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Gas Price Rise Due to Several Factors Says Informa Agribusiness Study – DTN

Gas Price Rise Due to Several Factors Says Informa Agribusiness Study – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 18, 2017

The prices of renewable identification numbers, or RINs, have not caused increases in gasoline prices from 2013 to 2017, according to a new Informa Agribusiness Consulting study funded by the Renewable Fuels Association. In recent years, oil industry groups such

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Farm Bill 2018: Ag Senate Comm. Hearings Help Set Agenda

Farm Bill 2018: Ag Senate Comm. Hearings Help Set Agenda

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jul 28, 2017

A total of 17 witnesses from farm, commodity, crop insurance and credit groups largely agreed on the agenda for the next farm bill at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Tuesday, but there were differences over conservation compliance requirements for crop

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