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Cotton: How Effective Is Farm Safety Net Support?

Cotton: How Effective Is Farm Safety Net Support?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, and Nick Paulson, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔May 12, 2017

As discussed in several articles over the last year, support for cotton is a key contemporary farm policy issue. These articles have discussed various aspects of the issue but have focused on assistance by the ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and

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Will Trump Do Right by Agriculture and the Rural Voter?

Will Trump Do Right by Agriculture and the Rural Voter?

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔May 10, 2017

As we write this column, President Trump has passed the 100 day mark he set for himself during the campaign. While many analysts are focused on matching up his rhetoric during the campaign with what he has accomplished in the

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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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Farm Policy: Cotton, Dairy Producers “Left in the Lurch” in Funding Bill

Farm Policy: Cotton, Dairy Producers “Left in the Lurch” in Funding Bill

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

A deal reached on Sunday to fund the federal government through September, did not include assistance for programs sought by cotton and dairy producers.   House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R., Tex.) expressed disappointment with this result and reassured

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Farm Bill: The Cottonseed Conundrum

Farm Bill: The Cottonseed Conundrum

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, and Nick Paulson, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio Sate University 🕔Apr 28, 2017

With news that Congress continues seeking a way to fold cotton back into the ARC and PLC program, this article looks specifically at the cottonseed issue. It builds on the review of the operation of generic base acres and concerns that

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Farm Policy: Farm Bill Debates Resume Following Easter Recess

Farm Policy: Farm Bill Debates Resume Following Easter Recess

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Apr 25, 2017

After a two week break, lawmakers returned to Washington, D.C. this week to face a variety of issues, including a Senate confirmation vote for Sonny Perdue to be the new Secretary of Agriculture, as well as a looming federal budget deadline

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Peanuts: Have Generic Acres Impacted Planting Decisions?

Peanuts: Have Generic Acres Impacted Planting Decisions?

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, and Jonathan Coppess,, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Apr 21, 2017

As discussed in the April 13, 2017 farmdoc daily article, the 2014 Farm Bill created generic base acres which allow the current year crop plantings to determine which commodity program payments a producer might be eligible to receive. Thus, the

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Farm Bill: Early Farm Program Proposals Are Found Wanting

Farm Bill: Early Farm Program Proposals Are Found Wanting

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Apr 18, 2017

A year away from the expiration of the 2014 Farm Bill, we don’t see a lot in the way of concrete comprehensive proposals for commodity programs. We have heard discussions coming out of the northern plains about a 3-4-year land

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Mid-South Ag and Environmental Law Conference, Memphis, June 8-9

Mid-South Ag and Environmental Law Conference, Memphis, June 8-9

👤By Fred Miller, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 17, 2017

In any given crop year, success depends on a triangular relationship between farmers/landowners, agricultural lenders and agricultural lawyers, said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. When the agricultural

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Farm Bill Programs: Beneath the Label – A Look at Generic Base Acres

Farm Bill Programs: Beneath the Label – A Look at Generic Base Acres

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Apr 14, 2017

A recent farm bill hearing before the House Ag Committee included concerns about how cotton farmers were treated by the 2014 Farm Bill. Comments indicated a concern that cotton farmers were lacking assistance. To better understand the situation this article

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