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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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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: 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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Senate Ag Committee Questions Rental Rates for Conservation Reserve Program

Senate Ag Committee Questions Rental Rates for Conservation Reserve Program

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 3, 2017

On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a Farm Bill hearing that focused on conservation and forestry issues.  This follows previous Farm Bill field hearings in both Kansas and Michigan, as well as Committee meetings on the farm economy and

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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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Farm Policy: EPA Moves to Rescind ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule

Farm Policy: EPA Moves to Rescind ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 28, 2017

Coral Davenport reported yesterday at The New York Times Online that, “The Trump administration on Tuesday took a major legal step toward repealing a bitterly contested Obama-era regulation designed to limit pollution in about 60 percent of the nation’s bodies

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Farm State Senators to US Trade Representative: On NAFTA, “Do No Harm.”

Farm State Senators to US Trade Representative: On NAFTA, “Do No Harm.”

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 22, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday to examine the administration’s approach to trade policy, and heard testimony from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.  Farm state lawmakers expressed concern regarding agriculture and NAFTA renegotiation, admonishing the executive branch to “do no

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Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearing Focuses on Ag Research

Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearing Focuses on Ag Research

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 16, 2017

The Senate Ag Committee held a Farm Bill hearing yesterday that focused on agricultural research.  Recall that the Committee convened its first Farm Bill discussion back in February in Manhattan, Kansas, and conducted an additional hearing on Farm Bill related issues last month in

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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: Senate Ag Committee Examines the Farm Economy

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Examines the Farm Economy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 26, 2017

Yesterday, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing titled, “Examining the Farm Economy: Perspectives on Rural America,” where lawmakers heard testimony from four witnesses, including the Chief Economist from USDA, and a Federal Reserve Bank district economist.   Today’s update

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