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Farm Policy: Interest Deduction Tax Proposal Concerns Farmers

Farm Policy: Interest Deduction Tax Proposal Concerns Farmers

šŸ‘¤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Richard Rubin reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, ā€œRepublicans looking to rewrite the U.S. tax code are taking aim at one of the foundations of modern financeā€”the deduction that companies get for interest they pay on debt.

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Farm State Senators to US Trade Representative: On NAFTA, ā€œDo No Harm.ā€

Farm State Senators to US Trade Representative: On NAFTA, ā€œDo No Harm.ā€

šŸ‘¤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 22, 2017

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing yesterday to examine the administrationā€™s approach to trade policy, and heard testimony from U.S. Trade RepresentativeĀ Robert Lighthizer. Ā Farm state lawmakers expressed concern regarding agriculture and NAFTA renegotiation,Ā admonishing the executive branch to ā€œdo no

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Rural America ā€œStranded in the Dial-Up Ageā€ – Rural Broadband Issues

Rural America ā€œStranded in the Dial-Up Ageā€ – Rural Broadband Issues

šŸ‘¤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Last month, a Wall Street Journal article provided an in-depth look at a variety of statistical indicators from rural America in anĀ articleĀ titled, ā€œRural America is the New, ā€˜Inner City.’ā€ Ā  That article explained that, ā€œIn terms of poverty, college attainment,

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Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearing Focuses on Ag Research

Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearing Focuses on Ag Research

šŸ‘¤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 16, 2017

The Senate Ag Committee held a Farm Bill hearing yesterday that focused on agricultural research. Ā Recall that the CommitteeĀ convened its first Farm Bill discussionĀ back in February inĀ Manhattan, Kansas, and conducted an additional hearing on Farm Bill related issues last monthĀ in

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Farm Policy: Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, Research, Dairy

Farm Policy: Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, Research, Dairy

šŸ‘¤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 14, 2017

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing yesterdayĀ to discuss the Presidentā€™s FY2018 budget request and heard testimony from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Ā Recall that late last month, Sec. Perdue discussed the executive branch agricultural budget outline before the

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Crop Insurance: Trump Cuts Would Eliminate Harvest Price Option and Limit Farm Size

Crop Insurance: Trump Cuts Would Eliminate Harvest Price Option and Limit Farm Size

šŸ‘¤By Art Barnaby, Kansas State University 🕔Jun 14, 2017

Editor’s Note: For Tables and Figures see the Source Link at the bottom of the article. The Administrationā€™s budget would cut $58.7 billion from crop insurance or about $6 billion a year over 10 years. Over the last five years,

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Farm Policy: House Ag Committee Farm Bill Hearing – SNAP in Focus

Farm Policy: House Ag Committee Farm Bill Hearing – SNAP in Focus

šŸ‘¤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 12, 2017

Background The House Ag Committee of the 115th Congress has conducted full Committee and Subcommittee Farm Bill hearings over the past few months on a variety of issues, including: the farm economy; Ā conservation; rural development and energy programs; specialty crops;

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Farm Policy: Agriculture ‘Holding Its Breath’ as NAFTA Renegotiation Nears

Farm Policy: Agriculture ‘Holding Its Breath’ as NAFTA Renegotiation Nears

šŸ‘¤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 9, 2017

Andrew Soergel reported earlier this week at U.S. News Online that, ā€œAs President Donald Trumpā€™s administration sifts through its trade toolbox, preparing to tinker with the North American Free Trade Agreement, the agriculture world is holding its breath. ā€œNAFTAā€™s inception

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Farm Policy: U.S. Ag Exports to China – Soybeans and Corn

Farm Policy: U.S. Ag Exports to China – Soybeans and Corn

šŸ‘¤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 8, 2017

Background Mary A. Marchant indicated recently at Choices Online that, ā€œInternational trade deficits have recently been reputed as ā€˜badā€™ for the economy; however, agriculture has posted a trade surplus since 1959. “For U.S. agriculture, trade represents 20% of farmersā€™ income

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Farm Policy: Concerns Over Trump Ag Budget Proposal Persistā€“ Crop Insurance, SNAP

Farm Policy: Concerns Over Trump Ag Budget Proposal Persistā€“ Crop Insurance, SNAP

šŸ‘¤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Recent news articles have pointed to ongoing concerns with respect to President Trumpā€™s budget proposals, specifically when it comes to proposed cuts to crop insurance and the SNAP program (food stamps). Ā  Late last month, lawmakers on the House Ag

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