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Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Holds Second Farm Bill Hearing

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Holds Second Farm Bill Hearing

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 9, 2017

The Senate Ag Committee held its second Farm Bill hearing on Saturday in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  Chairman Pat Roberts (R., Kans.) pointed out that, unlike when the last Farm Bill was drafted, the U.S. agricultural economy is struggling right now. At a

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Conservation Reserve Program: How Did We Get Here? A Historical Perspective

Conservation Reserve Program: How Did We Get Here? A Historical Perspective

👤By Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois 🕔May 9, 2017

Congress continues work on the next farm bill and the House Ag Committee recently reviewed conservation programs. A central topic of that hearing, as well as the ongoing discussion about conservation policy, is the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This article

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Farm Bill: No Budget Increase Expected; Hope to Fix Cotton and Dairy – DTN

Farm Bill: No Budget Increase Expected; Hope to Fix Cotton and Dairy – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 27, 2017

If for some reason a new farm bill isn’t completed in 2017, leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees said on Tuesday they’re hopeful they can at least help farm-bill programs for dairy and cotton through the current budget

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Farm Taxes: Conservation Easements are Viable Tool for Farmland Owners – DTN

Farm Taxes: Conservation Easements are Viable Tool for Farmland Owners – DTN

👤By Andy Biebl DTN Tax Columnist 🕔Mar 17, 2017

Conservation easements (CEs) are getting a bad name. A few months ago, the IRS teed up marketed deals as a Form 8886 disclosure item in tax returns. That enters the taxpayer into a painful world of IRS scrutiny that, by

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New Farm Bill is Top of the Agenda for House Ag Committee – DTN

New Farm Bill is Top of the Agenda for House Ag Committee – DTN

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

Talking to a production agriculture crowd visiting his home state, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway was right at home as he told thousands of farmers he was determined to get a farm bill passed for them on time.  

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House Ag Comm. Looks at Cotton Program, Increased CRP Acres, Base Acres Change – DTN

House Ag Comm. Looks at Cotton Program, Increased CRP Acres, Base Acres Change – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Feb 9, 2017

After telling the crop insurance industry Monday that he wouldn’t be in Congress if crop insurance had existed when he tried to farm, House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said he doesn’t think the 2018 farm bill should

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Farm Estate Plan: Big Change in CRP Program Benefits Next Generation

Farm Estate Plan: Big Change in CRP Program Benefits Next Generation

👤By Kent Politsch, USDA 🕔Dec 30, 2016

Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Lanon Baccam today (Dec. 29, 3016) announced that beginning Jan. 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts, making it easier to transfer

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CRP Participants Will Benefit from $1.7Bln USDA Payments

CRP Participants Will Benefit from $1.7Bln USDA Payments

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 28, 2016

The USDA will issue nearly $1.7 billion in payments to more than half of a million Americans who have contracts with the government to protect sensitive agricultural lands. The investment, part of the voluntary USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), will

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CRP Signup: Landowners Request Enrollment of 3 Million Acres – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔May 5, 2016

The Farm Service Agency has accepted enrollment of more than 800,000 acres in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) through the program’s latest signup period. The CRP pays farmers to idle marginally productive land to improve water quality, prevent soil erosion,

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Ohio Farmer Credits CRP Program with Saving Farm

Ohio Farmer Credits CRP Program with Saving Farm

👤By Cassie Bable, USDA FSA 🕔Mar 1, 2016

Since she was a teenager some 60 years ago, Gail Dunlap has played an active role in her family’s seventh generation Ohio farming operation by focusing on ways to continually improve conservation practices and establish a natural and sustainable way

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