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Commodity Loans, Setasides: Sorting Through the Options – Commentary

Commodity Loans, Setasides: Sorting Through the Options – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Oct 26, 2017

If the loan rates that we discussed in our previous columns are used to take storable agricultural commodities off the market and set a floor on crop prices, what happens to the commodities that are forfeited to the government as

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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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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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Cash Rent Slide; Subsidy Questions; Catfish Regs Not All Good – Keith Good

🕔Mar 22, 2015

Cash Rents Reflect Lower Farm Incomes Marcia Zarley Taylor reported on Friday at DTN that, “Some sky-high cash rents are coming back to earth. For the first time this century, Corn Belt cash rents are beginning to recede, particularly in areas where

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Keith Good: Crop Insurance; Monarch and Monsanto; Ag Economy; Immigration

🕔Feb 6, 2015

Policy: Subsidies, Crop Insurance, Death Tax Earlier this week, Politico’s Jason Huffman and Bill Tomson sat down with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack “to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the 2014 Farm Bill.” A video replay of this discussion is available here, while an unofficial FarmPolicy.comtranscript of the interview

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Keith Good: EPA Moving Ahead with Plans to Finalize Clean Water Rule

🕔Dec 17, 2014

Regulations Philip Brasher reported yesterday at Agri-Pulse Online that, “Despite stiff opposition from congressional Republicans, EPA is moving ahead with plans to finalize its proposed Clean Water Act rule by this spring, Administrator Gina McCarthy said today. “‘We want to be informed by what people

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Keith Good: Tumbling Grain Prices May Prove Costly for Taxpayers

🕔Oct 21, 2014

Policy Issues Grant Gerlock of Harvest Public Media reported yesterday that, “U.S. farmers are bringing in what’s expected to be a record-breaking harvest for corn and soybeans. But all that productivity has a big financial downside: plunging prices that have many Midwest

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Farm Bill, 2014 – An Economic Welfare Disaster or Triumph?

👤By Brian Davern Wright, University of California, Berkley 🕔Oct 3, 2014

Consider a deal where, for about 200,000 farmers, every dollar they can pay to the government in crop insurance premiums will give them an expected return of $1.90 as J.W. Glauber reported was the case for 1990 to 2011. Imagine

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Keith Good: Absence of GMO Wheat Hurts the Industry, Columnists Write

🕔Feb 3, 2014

Biotech Jayson Lusk and Henry I. Miller indicated in a column in today’s New York Times that, “Three crops — corn, soybeans and wheat — account for a vast majority of the value of America’s agricultural crop output. But wheat is

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