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Drought: Dakotas in Crisis – Frustration with USDA Lack of Funds – DTN

Drought: Dakotas in Crisis – Frustration with USDA Lack of Funds – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jul 24, 2017

Scattered thundershowers across North Dakota on Wednesday brought a slight respite to the region’s drought, but farmers and ranchers say some crops are already lost and it would take months of rainfall to rebuild pastures. Dryland corn from central South

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Ag and the Farm Bill: Budget, Appropriations Issues Continue to Unfold

Ag and the Farm Bill: Budget, Appropriations Issues Continue to Unfold

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

This week, the House Budget Committee unveiled, and subsequently passed, a 2018 fiscal year budget resolution.  Meanwhile, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved its fiscal year 2018 agricultural appropriations measure.  Today’s update provides additional details on these budgetary developments

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House Proposed Budget Cuts Ag by $10Bln – Expect a Showdown – DTN

House Proposed Budget Cuts Ag by $10Bln – Expect a Showdown – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent, and Zachary Silver, Political Correspondent Intern 🕔Jul 19, 2017

House Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane Black, R-Tenn., on Tuesday released a fiscal year 2018 budget proposal that calls for a $10 billion cut in programs under the control of the House Agriculture Committee over 10 years. But congressional agricultural leaders

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2014 Farm Bill is Spending Far Less than Originally Expected

2014 Farm Bill is Spending Far Less than Originally Expected

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, and Nick Paulson, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Jul 18, 2017

On June 29, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated estimates for the mandatory programs in the Agricultural Act of 2014, known as the baseline (see, USDA Mandatory Farm Programs and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Baseline). It is standard

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Southern Peanut Farmers Federation Launches ‘Peanut Program Works’ Website, Video

Southern Peanut Farmers Federation Launches ‘Peanut Program Works’ Website, Video

👤By Joy Crosby, Georgia Peanut Comission 🕔Jun 26, 2017

The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation today launched a campaign website and video to showcase the benefits of the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the 2014 Farm Bill and highlight its importance to farmers, their families and communities. The website, through a

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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

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 14, 2017

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing yesterday to discuss the President’s FY2018 budget request and heard testimony from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.  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

👤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 Administration’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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Crop Insurance Product Comparison – What’s Best for You?

Crop Insurance Product Comparison – What’s Best for You?

👤By Michael Langemeier, Purdue University 🕔Jun 12, 2017

Periodically, discussion pertaining to the elimination of the harvest price option is mentioned in policy circles. The revenue protection product with the harvest price option is widely used in the Corn Belt. This article examines the relative attractiveness of the

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Farm Bill Review: Historical Background on Marketing Assistance Loans

Farm Bill Review: Historical Background on Marketing Assistance Loans

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 9, 2017

The march towards writing the 2018 Farm Bill continues. Recently, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing on the farm economy which focused significant attention on the relatively low commodity prices since the 2014 Farm Bill. Congress has long authorized

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Farm Policy: Concerns Over Trump Ag Budget Proposal Persist– Crop Insurance, SNAP

Farm Policy: Concerns Over Trump Ag Budget Proposal Persist– Crop Insurance, SNAP

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 5, 2017

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

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