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Farm Bill: Congress Hopes to Tackle It ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’

Farm Bill: Congress Hopes to Tackle It ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Today’s update looks at recent news items discussing the Farm Bill, with specific focus on the potential timing of when Congress may take up the legislation.  Lawmaker perspectives on provisions in the bill, including CRP issues, payment limits, and SNAP,

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Farm Bill: Sen. Grassley Targets Commodity Payments to Big Farms – DTN

Farm Bill: Sen. Grassley Targets Commodity Payments to Big Farms – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Dec 6, 2017

A new USDA report shows larger farms with higher household incomes have increasingly seen more in federal commodity payments as farms in the United States have consolidated. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told agriculture journalists on Tuesday he plans to use

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Texas: Blackland Income Growth Conference, Waco, Jan. 10-11

Texas: Blackland Income Growth Conference, Waco, Jan. 10-11

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 27, 2017

An update on current farm bill policy as well as presentations on drone technology, maintaining a healthy beef cattle herd plus a number of issues and trends affecting production agriculture will be discussed at the 56th Blackland Income Growth Conference Jan.

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Farm Bill: Tax Legislation and the Specter of Sequestration

Farm Bill: Tax Legislation and the Specter of Sequestration

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, and Nick Paulson, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Nov 24, 2017

A recent analysis by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has raised concerns about the potential impact the Congressional tax bills could have on farm programs and the farm bill. In short, the concern raised is that if the tax bills

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Farm Bill Update: Perspective from Chairman Conaway and Chairman Roberts

Farm Bill Update: Perspective from Chairman Conaway and Chairman Roberts

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

Last week, Don Wick, a farm broadcaster from the Red River Farm Network (Grand Forks, N.D.), sat down with several lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss current Farm Bill issues.   Notably, he spoke with both the Chairman of the House Ag Committee, Mike Conaway, as

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What Is the Impact of Supply Management Programs on U.S. Exports? – Commentary

What Is the Impact of Supply Management Programs on U.S. Exports? – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Nov 15, 2017

We have heard over and over again from people who do not like crop supply management programs. They tell us that these programs put a cap on exports, particularly corn exports and especially if loan rates are near the full

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Crop Insurance: Two Senators Target Cuts to Save $21.1Bln – DTN

Crop Insurance: Two Senators Target Cuts to Save $21.1Bln – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 13, 2017

Corn and soybean farmers saw no benefit this fall from adding the harvest price option to their crop insurance plan, but that wasn’t enough to stop a pair of senators and a congressman from introducing legislation that would end the

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Farm Bill Options: What About Blending ARC and PLC Programs? – Commentary

Farm Bill Options: What About Blending ARC and PLC Programs? – Commentary

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson,University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Nov 10, 2017

The 2014 farm bill required farms to choose between ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) and PLC (Price Loss Coverage). While overlap in payments can occur, ARC and PLC have different design components that suggest they are not substitute programs. This suggestion

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Farm Bill: 1996 Changes Made Farmers More Dependent on Govt. Programs – Commentary

Farm Bill: 1996 Changes Made Farmers More Dependent on Govt. Programs – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Nov 2, 2017

In looking toward a farm bill based on a supply management program, today’s column examines planting flexibility, the role of crop insurance, World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance, and the problems that accrue with the failure to regularly adjust crop loan

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Farm Bill: “Technical Adjustments,” and “Tweaks”

Farm Bill: “Technical Adjustments,” and “Tweaks”

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 31, 2017

Jacqui Fatka reported on Friday at Farm Futures Online that, “House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, said [on October 25th] that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has sped up its analysis of farm bill provisions that the committee is

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