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Trump Proposed $38 Bln Cuts to Farm Safety Net – Not Counting USDA Cuts – DTN

Trump Proposed $38 Bln Cuts to Farm Safety Net – Not Counting USDA Cuts – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 23, 2017

The Trump administration is proposing dramatic cuts to the farm safety net in the president’s first budget plan being delivered to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The plan proposes tighter caps and means testing for crop insurance subsidies and eligibility for

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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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Farm Policy: Ag Economy – Farmers ‘Battle for Profits’

Farm Policy: Ag Economy – Farmers ‘Battle for Profits’

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 23, 2017

Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Sunday’s Des Moines Register that, “This year could be pivotal for many Iowa farmers, battling to turn a profit as they plant 23.4 million corn and soybean acres across the state. “Financial

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Farm Policy: NAFTA Renegotiation Formally Launched – Ag Perspectives

Farm Policy: NAFTA Renegotiation Formally Launched – Ag Perspectives

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 22, 2017

Background Shawn Donnan and Jude Webber reported on Thursday at The Financial Times Online that, “Donald Trump has fired the starting gun on renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, with his administration notifying Congress

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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Testifies on State of Rural Economy

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Testifies on State of Rural Economy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 18, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue testified before the House Agriculture Committee yesterday at a hearing on the “State of the Rural Economy.”  Today’s update includes an overview of the testimony provided by the former GOP Governor of Georgia, as well as

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Farm Policy: Wall Street Journal Runs Special Section on Ag Issues

Farm Policy: Wall Street Journal Runs Special Section on Ag Issues

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 16, 2017

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal included a special section on agricultural issues. The section included several articles that covered a variety of different topics ranging from urban farming, to creative new uses for crops, to export shipping issues.  Today’s update highlights articles

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Farm Policy: USDA Reorganization Highlights Trade; China Trade Deal Includes Beef

Farm Policy: USDA Reorganization Highlights Trade; China Trade Deal Includes Beef

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 15, 2017

Proposed USDA Reorganization – Trade Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Friday’s Des Moines Register that, “Opening markets for U.S. corn, soybeans and other farm goods would get more attention under a major reorganization proposal Thursday from U.S. Ag

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Farm Economy: Federal Reserve Ag Surveys Provide Updated Look

Farm Economy: Federal Reserve Ag Surveys Provide Updated Look Updated

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 15, 2017

On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City each released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the first quarter of this year.  Today’s update provides a brief overview of yesterday’s

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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: Secretary Perdue Visits Iowa – Discusses Trade, RFS

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Visits Iowa – Discusses Trade, RFS

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 8, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited an Iowa farm on Friday and took questions from producers.  In his remarks, Secretary Perdue addressed a number of issues; today’s update focuses more narrowly on his comments relating to trade and biofuels.  Also,

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