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2014 Farm Bill is Spending Far Less than Originally Expected

2014 Farm Bill is Spending Far Less than Originally Expected

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, and Nick Paulson, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Jul 18, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated estimates for the mandatory programs in the Agricultural Act of 2014, known as the baseline (see, USDA Mandatory Farm Programs and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Baseline). It is standard

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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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Farm Bill: Budget Issues – What Can We Expect?

Farm Bill: Budget Issues – What Can We Expect?

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Mar 3, 2017

With hearings underway in the House and Senate Ag Committee, the process for writing the next farm bill is taking its initial steps. Echoes of the difficult process for the 2014 Farm Bill are being heard in calls for reductions

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Crop Insurance: Most Corn Farmers Opting for PLC – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jan 27, 2015

Corn farmers may not be looking as closely at the potential government payment for corn this year as some observers might think. Despite estimates of $70-per-acre payments for corn farmers in as many as 16 states for this year’s corn

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