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Farm Policy: Lawmakers Listen, Comment on Farm Bill on Aug. Recess

Farm Policy: Lawmakers Listen, Comment on Farm Bill on Aug. Recess

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 21, 2017

Today’s update looks at recent news articles highlighting agricultural economic variables, as well as Farm Bill observations from lawmakers, and some of the ag related activities Members have held with constituents during the August recess.   Today’s overview also includes

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2018 Farm Bill: What Shiny Object Will be a Distraction this Time? – Commentary

2018 Farm Bill: What Shiny Object Will be a Distraction this Time? – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched his “Back to Our Roots” farm bill tour at the Wisconsin State Fair on August 3, 2017. At the same time, members of Congress were back in their home states and districts holding listening

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Farm Bill: House Ag Comm. Chair Conaway Now Hoping for 2018

Farm Bill: House Ag Comm. Chair Conaway Now Hoping for 2018

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

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway, R-Texas, who has said he wants to finish the next farm bill in 2017, said Saturday that he now hopes to have the bill on the House floor in the last quarter of 2017

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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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Kansas: Ag Risk & Profit Conference, Manhattan, Aug. 17-18

Kansas: Ag Risk & Profit Conference, Manhattan, Aug. 17-18

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Matt Erickson, chief economist with the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, will give his perspective on the next farm bill at Kansas State University’s Risk & Profit Conference set for Aug. 17-18 in Manhattan at the K-State Alumni Center. Prior to

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Ag Sec Purdue Hits the Road in “Back to Our Roots” Tour – DTN

Ag Sec Purdue Hits the Road in “Back to Our Roots” Tour – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Aug 2, 2017

While American families are still hauling their RVs around the country trying to squeeze in one or two more lake trips for the summer, it’s also apparently farm-bill road trip season. The House Agriculture Committee has its road trip, labeled

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Farm Bill: Rep. Conaway Tells Texans He Wants to Get Started in 8 Weeks – DTN

Farm Bill: Rep. Conaway Tells Texans He Wants to Get Started in 8 Weeks – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Aug 2, 2017

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway said today his committee will begin work on the next farm bill within the next eight weeks, noting that he wants to get it on the House floor this year. Conaway announced at the

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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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U.S. Cotton Policy: How We Got Here. And, What’s Next?

U.S. Cotton Policy: How We Got Here. And, What’s Next?

👤By Don Shurley, University of Georgia Cotton Economist 🕔Aug 1, 2017

Under the 2014 farm bill, cotton is not a “covered commodity” and not eligible for the ARC and PLC programs. Cotton’s “safety net” is STAX but STAX has not been as well utilized and accepted by growers as expected. One

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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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