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National Cover Crop Initiative Gets $2.2Mln Start-up Funding – DTN

National Cover Crop Initiative Gets $2.2Mln Start-up Funding – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA 🕔Mar 23, 2017

Research and promotion of soil health and cover crops got a major boost Wednesday as the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation announced a $6.6 million national cover crop initiative.   The foundation is

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Farm Bill History: Budgets, Boll Weevils, and the 1981 Farm Bill

Farm Bill History: Budgets, Boll Weevils, and the 1981 Farm Bill

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Univeristy of Illinois 🕔Mar 17, 2017

The second in this series reviewing farm bill history looks for lessons in the 1981 Farm Bill debate. It took place in the early stages of what became the second great farm economic crisis which consumed much of the 1980s.

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Ag Groups Concerned Over Trump Proposal to Cut 21% of USDA Local Staff

Ag Groups Concerned Over Trump Proposal to Cut 21% of USDA Local Staff

👤By William Mencer, USA Rice 🕔Mar 16, 2017

USA Rice joined 16 other agriculture groups in a letter to Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Committees on Budget and Appropriations yesterday to express their concerns over budget cuts to the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the need

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North Dakota: Grower Farm Bill Conference, Fargo, April 12

North Dakota: Grower Farm Bill Conference, Fargo, April 12

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Mar 14, 2017

North Dakota producers will have an opportunity to learn about farm policy and issues related to the anticipated 2018 U.S. farm bill during a daylong conference April 12 at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo. Producers will be able to

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Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearings Move to Specialty Crops

Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearings Move to Specialty Crops

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 13, 2017

A news release from the House Agriculture Committee on Thursday indicated that, “[T]he Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, held a hearing to evaluate the effectiveness of the 2014 Farm Bill programs aimed at benefiting specialty crop production.” The meeting was

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ARC-CO and PLC Payments: Taking a Look Back, Comparing 2014 and 2015

ARC-CO and PLC Payments: Taking a Look Back, Comparing 2014 and 2015

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Mar 10, 2017

Debate has begun on the next farm bill. A key debate item will be the safety net programs in the commodities title. Roughly 99% of base acres of covered commodities are enrolled in the ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage -County) and

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Farm Policy: House Ag Subcommittee Hears About Rural, Energy Issues

Farm Policy: House Ag Subcommittee Hears About Rural, Energy Issues

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 10, 2017

As part of its ongoing preparation for the 2018 Farm Bill, the House Agriculture Committee held a Subcommittee hearing yesterday delving into rural development issues and energy programs. In his opening statement, Subcommittee Chairman Austin Scott (R., Ga.) noted that, “Every

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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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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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Farm Bill: Keeping Ag Policy and Nutrition Together is Economically Logical – Commentary

Farm Bill: Keeping Ag Policy and Nutrition Together is Economically Logical – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Mar 2, 2017

In the run-up to the 2014 Farm Bill, one of the strategies of those who for various reasons wanted to make it easier to reduce the cost of the farm bill was to split the agricultural portions of the legislation

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