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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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House Ag Committee Listens to Farmer Concerns in Minnesota – DTN

House Ag Committee Listens to Farmer Concerns in Minnesota – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Aug 4, 2017

While Farmfest is known for its traditional heat and humidity, it was cool, bordering on chilly, on Thursday as 11 members of the House Agriculture Committee heard about a broad array of concerns over the farm bill and rural economy.

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Farm Bill Issues: House Ag Committee Holds “Conversations in the Field”

Farm Bill Issues: House Ag Committee Holds “Conversations in the Field”

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 2, 2017

Today’s update looks at the latest activity by the House Agriculture Committee on the Farm Bill, a listening session held earlier this week in Texas. Background The House Ag Committee of the 115th Congress has conducted full Committee and Subcommittee

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Crop Insurance and Conservation Compliance Make Good Bed Partners… Sometimes – DTN

Crop Insurance and Conservation Compliance Make Good Bed Partners… Sometimes – DTN

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

The linkage between conservation compliance and crop insurance premium subsidies continues to draw complaints, but a new study by USDA’s Economic Research Service shows the link helps reduce the farming risks on highly erodible lands and wetland conversions.  Coupling insurance

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Farm Bill 2018: Assessing the Pulse of the Next Debate

Farm Bill 2018: Assessing the Pulse of the Next Debate

👤By Carl Zulauf, Gary Schnitkey, and David Orden, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Jul 28, 2017

Thirteen agricultural economists put together short papers describing issues that will surface during the writing of the next farm bill. For each issue, the author describes the “policy setting” and details “farm bill issues” that likely will arise during negotiations.

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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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Trump Ag Nominee Questions Crop Insurance Constitutionality – DTN

Trump Ag Nominee Questions Crop Insurance Constitutionality – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jul 27, 2017

In past interviews, Sam Clovis, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Agriculture undersecretary for research, education and economics, has questioned the constitutionality of crop insurance. Those statements may endanger his nomination, according to comments made Tuesday by Senate Agriculture Committee ranking

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Farm Bill Hearing on Risk Management – Crop Insurance, Payment Limits, Base Acres

Farm Bill Hearing on Risk Management – Crop Insurance, Payment Limits, Base Acres

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

On Tuesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a Farm Bill hearing that focused on commodity, credit, and crop insurance programs.  This follows previous Farm Bill field hearings in both Kansas and Michigan, as well as Committee meetings on the farm economy, agricultural

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USA Rice Outlines Farm Bill Priorities at Senate Ag Committee Hearing

USA Rice Outlines Farm Bill Priorities at Senate Ag Committee Hearing

👤By Ben Mosely, USA Rice 🕔Jul 25, 2017

This morning the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry held a hearing entitled “Commodities, Credit, and Crop Insurance: Perspectives on Risk Management Tools and Trends for the 2018 Farm Bill.” The hearing focused on the three aforementioned titles of

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Georgia Peanut Farmer Emphasizes Need to Keep 2014 Farm Bill Provisions

Georgia Peanut Farmer Emphasizes Need to Keep 2014 Farm Bill Provisions

👤By Joy Crosby, Georgia Peanut Commission Director of Communications 🕔Jul 25, 2017

Meredith McNair Rogers, a more than 20-year veteran farmer from Camilla, Georgia, testified today before the Senate Agriculture Committee that the peanut provisions included in the 2014 Farm Bill and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program work for farmers and consumers

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