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Florida: Farm Bill Listening Session, Gainesville, June 24

Florida: Farm Bill Listening Session, Gainesville, June 24

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Ahead of the next farm bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) announced the first of several committee activities across the country intended to stimulate conversation and gather input from farmers, ranchers

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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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Farm Policy: Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, Research, Dairy

Farm Policy: Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, Research, Dairy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 14, 2017

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing yesterday to discuss the President’s FY2018 budget request and heard testimony from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.  Recall that late last month, Sec. Perdue discussed the executive branch agricultural budget outline before the

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Farm Policy: House Ag Committee Farm Bill Hearing – SNAP in Focus

Farm Policy: House Ag Committee Farm Bill Hearing – SNAP in Focus

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 12, 2017

Background The House Ag Committee of the 115th Congress has conducted full Committee and Subcommittee Farm Bill hearings over the past few months on a variety of issues, including: the farm economy;  conservation; rural development and energy programs; specialty crops;

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Farm Bill Review: Historical Background on Marketing Assistance Loans

Farm Bill Review: Historical Background on Marketing Assistance Loans

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 9, 2017

The march towards writing the 2018 Farm Bill continues. Recently, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing on the farm economy which focused significant attention on the relatively low commodity prices since the 2014 Farm Bill. Congress has long authorized

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Farm Policy: Concerns Over Trump Ag Budget Proposal Persist– Crop Insurance, SNAP

Farm Policy: Concerns Over Trump Ag Budget Proposal Persist– Crop Insurance, SNAP

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Recent news articles have pointed to ongoing concerns with respect to President Trump’s budget proposals, specifically when it comes to proposed cuts to crop insurance and the SNAP program (food stamps).   Late last month, lawmakers on the House Ag

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Farm Bill 2017: No More Cuts Says Sen Ag Comm. ‘Ag has already given at the store.’

Farm Bill 2017: No More Cuts Says Sen Ag Comm. ‘Ag has already given at the store.’

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔May 29, 2017

As they heard testimony from economists on the problems in farm country, leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee said Thursday there should no more cuts to farm bill programs. Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.,

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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, SNAP

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, SNAP

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

On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to discuss the Administration’s priorities for the Department of Agriculture and to review the President’s proposed 2018 budget.   Today’s update highlights two issues

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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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Trump Budget Declares War on Ag – Commentary

Trump Budget Declares War on Ag – Commentary

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔May 23, 2017

President Trump released his detailed, $4.1 trillion federal budget today, and while every area of the federal government except defense and infrastructure saw cuts, the cuts to agriculture and rural areas are disproportionately severe by anyone’s standards. The total mandatory

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