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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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