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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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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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Farm Bill 2018: Assessing the Pulse of the Next Debate

Farm Bill 2018: Assessing the Pulse of the Next Debate

👤By Carl Zulauf, Gary Schnitkey, and David Orden, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Jul 28, 2017

Thirteen agricultural economists put together short papers describing issues that will surface during the writing of the next farm bill. For each issue, the author describes the “policy setting” and details “farm bill issues” that likely will arise during negotiations.

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Farm Bill 2018: Ag Senate Comm. Hearings Help Set Agenda

Farm Bill 2018: Ag Senate Comm. Hearings Help Set Agenda

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jul 28, 2017

A total of 17 witnesses from farm, commodity, crop insurance and credit groups largely agreed on the agenda for the next farm bill at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Tuesday, but there were differences over conservation compliance requirements for crop

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Farm Policy: House Ag Committee Examines NAFTA – Trade Issues

Farm Policy: House Ag Committee Examines NAFTA – Trade Issues

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 27, 2017

Since President Trump took office in January, many in the agricultural sector have been leery of potential executive branch actions on trade, particularly with respect to China and our NAFTA trading partners.  As the NAFTA renegotiation process begins to unfold,

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Trump Ag Nominee Questions Crop Insurance Constitutionality – DTN

Trump Ag Nominee Questions Crop Insurance Constitutionality – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jul 27, 2017

In past interviews, Sam Clovis, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Agriculture undersecretary for research, education and economics, has questioned the constitutionality of crop insurance. Those statements may endanger his nomination, according to comments made Tuesday by Senate Agriculture Committee ranking

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Farm Bill Hearing on Risk Management – Crop Insurance, Payment Limits, Base Acres

Farm Bill Hearing on Risk Management – Crop Insurance, Payment Limits, Base Acres

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jul 26, 2017

On Tuesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a Farm Bill hearing that focused on commodity, credit, and crop insurance programs.  This follows previous Farm Bill field hearings in both Kansas and Michigan, as well as Committee meetings on the farm economy, agricultural

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