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Ag Research: Funding for Federal Facilities Falls Far Short of Needs

Ag Research: Funding for Federal Facilities Falls Far Short of Needs

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Jul 27, 2017

In discussing the agricultural budget, it is easy to focus in on commodity support, nutrition, and environmental programs and ignore the cost of maintaining the agricultural research facilities that are at the heart of the work of the USDA. When

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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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Farm Policy: Farm Bill – Ag Spending and Budgetary Issues

Farm Policy: Farm Bill – Ag Spending and Budgetary Issues

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

Today’s update looks at recent spending and budgetary issues impacting agriculture and the Farm Bill.  The House Appropriations Committee this week passed the fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill for USDA.   Meanwhile, recent reporting from Politico indicated that House Agriculture Committee

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House Ag Spending Bill is $4.64Bln Above Trumps’s Budget Request

House Ag Spending Bill is $4.64Bln Above Trumps’s Budget Request

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 29, 2017

House Agriculture Appropriations Bill On Tuesday, a news release from the House Appropriations Committee indicated that, “The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee [on Wednesday].” “The bill totals $20 billion in discretionary

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Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearing Focuses on Ag Research

Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearing Focuses on Ag Research

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 16, 2017

The Senate Ag Committee held a Farm Bill hearing yesterday that focused on agricultural research.  Recall that the Committee convened its first Farm Bill discussion back in February in Manhattan, Kansas, and conducted an additional hearing on Farm Bill related issues last month in

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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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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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Farm Bill 2017: No More Cuts Says Sen Ag Comm. ‘Ag has already given at the store.’

Farm Bill 2017: No More Cuts Says Sen Ag Comm. ‘Ag has already given at the store.’

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔May 29, 2017

As they heard testimony from economists on the problems in farm country, leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee said Thursday there should no more cuts to farm bill programs. Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.,

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