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Fed Budget Cuts: Ag-Related Agencies Look for Alternative Funds – DTN

Fed Budget Cuts: Ag-Related Agencies Look for Alternative Funds – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 12, 2017

Staff from two federal agencies that want to see increased funding to the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act, or PRIA, but are also preparing for budget cuts. Agency representatives explained the impact of proposed cuts Thursday at a hearing before the

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Will Trump Do Right by Agriculture and the Rural Voter?

Will Trump Do Right by Agriculture and the Rural Voter?

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔May 10, 2017

As we write this column, President Trump has passed the 100 day mark he set for himself during the campaign. While many analysts are focused on matching up his rhetoric during the campaign with what he has accomplished in the

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Farm Policy: Cotton, Dairy Producers “Left in the Lurch” in Funding Bill

Farm Policy: Cotton, Dairy Producers “Left in the Lurch” in Funding Bill

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 2, 2017

A deal reached on Sunday to fund the federal government through September, did not include assistance for programs sought by cotton and dairy producers.   House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R., Tex.) expressed disappointment with this result and reassured

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Farm Bill History: Budgets, Boll Weevils, and the 1981 Farm Bill

Farm Bill History: Budgets, Boll Weevils, and the 1981 Farm Bill

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Univeristy of Illinois 🕔Mar 17, 2017

The second in this series reviewing farm bill history looks for lessons in the 1981 Farm Bill debate. It took place in the early stages of what became the second great farm economic crisis which consumed much of the 1980s.

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Ag Groups Concerned Over Trump Proposal to Cut 21% of USDA Local Staff

Ag Groups Concerned Over Trump Proposal to Cut 21% of USDA Local Staff

👤By William Mencer, USA Rice 🕔Mar 16, 2017

USA Rice joined 16 other agriculture groups in a letter to Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Committees on Budget and Appropriations yesterday to express their concerns over budget cuts to the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the need

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USDA Ag Research Budget to Double

USDA Ag Research Budget to Double

👤From a Press Release 🕔Feb 9, 2016

Three scientific societies praise the Obama administration’s commitment to doubling funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA). “We need cutting-edge science to meet 21st century challenges in public health, food production, national security, and global competitiveness,” says Ellen Bergfeld.

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USDA Urges Congress to Support Ag Research – DTN

USDA Urges Congress to Support Ag Research – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 3, 2016

As sequestration has pressed USDA to make budget cuts in recent years, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack told reporters Wednesday he hopes Congress will support the president’s budget proposal, which will include a doubling of federal dollars spent on agriculture research

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Farm Programs, Budget Costs, and the WTO

Farm Programs, Budget Costs, and the WTO

👤By Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor 🕔Sep 11, 2015

CHOICES magazine has published an article discussing farmers’ ultimate decisions between the PLC and ARC crop insurance programs, the projected government budget costs for those programs now that the decisions have been made, and potential WTO implications that might arise

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Keith Good: Ethanol Profits; California Rains – Just Drop in the Drought Bucket

🕔Mar 2, 2015

Ethanol Deserves Recognition as Part of U.S. “Energy Renaissance” Dan Morgan, a retired reporter and editor with The Washington Post, noted in a column in yesterday’s Des Moines Register that, “Every day nearly a thousand railroad cars roll across the

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Keith Good: Exports Damaged by Port Delays; Ethanol Production Cutting Back

🕔Feb 25, 2015

West Coast Ports Resume Activity but Export Damage Already Done On the West Coast Port issue, Diana Marcum reported on Tuesday at the Los Angeles Times Online that, “An end to labor strife at West Coast ports should speed up cargo operations, but it

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