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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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Farm Business: Eliminating Estate Taxes Still High on Trump Agenda – DTN

Farm Business: Eliminating Estate Taxes Still High on Trump Agenda – DTN

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

When President Donald Trump traveled to North Dakota last week to further his push for tax reform, the president highlighted the need to eliminate the estate tax. “We’ll also protect small businesses and family farmers here in North Dakota and

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2008 Farm Bill’s ‘Shiny Thing’ Was a Bust, but Ethanol Saved the Day… Sort Of

2008 Farm Bill’s ‘Shiny Thing’ Was a Bust, but Ethanol Saved the Day… Sort Of

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Aug 31, 2017

In the last two columns, we talked about shiny new agricultural commodity policies that various individuals and groups develop with the goal of supporting farmers during periods of low prices or a one-year decline in the season average price paid

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Farm Policy: Lawmakers Offer Perspective on the Farm Bill

Farm Policy: Lawmakers Offer Perspective on the Farm Bill

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 29, 2017

Today’s update continues the focus on news items highlighting the attention Representatives and Senators placed on Farm Bill issues during the August recess.  As lawmakers get set to return to Washington, D.C. next week, today’s update provides an overview of

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Tax Reform: The Good, The Bad, and Will It Happen? – DTN

Tax Reform: The Good, The Bad, and Will It Happen? – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Donna Funk, a principal for K-Coe Isom out of Kansas, had a tough task last week at the American Coalition for Ethanol annual meeting trying to explain the status of tax reform and the impact on ethanol producers. Funk was

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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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Farm Bill: Rep. Conaway Tells Texans He Wants to Get Started in 8 Weeks – DTN

Farm Bill: Rep. Conaway Tells Texans He Wants to Get Started in 8 Weeks – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Aug 2, 2017

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway said today his committee will begin work on the next farm bill within the next eight weeks, noting that he wants to get it on the House floor this year. Conaway announced at the

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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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Farm Policy: House Ag Committee Examines NAFTA – Trade Issues

Farm Policy: House Ag Committee Examines NAFTA – Trade Issues

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 27, 2017

Since President Trump took office in January, many in the agricultural sector have been leery of potential executive branch actions on trade, particularly with respect to China and our NAFTA trading partners.  As the NAFTA renegotiation process begins to unfold,

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