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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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Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, SNAP

Farm Policy: Secretary Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, SNAP

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 26, 2017

On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to discuss the Administration’s priorities for the Department of Agriculture and to review the President’s proposed 2018 budget.   Today’s update highlights two issues

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Farm Policy: Trump Budget Includes $38Bln Cut in Farm Supports

Farm Policy: Trump Budget Includes $38Bln Cut in Farm Supports

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 24, 2017

Reuters writer P.J. Huffstutter reported earlier this week that, “The White House budget on Monday proposed $46.54 billion in cuts to federal government funding for the agriculture sector over the next 10 years. “President Donald Trump’s biggest cut would come in

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Trump Proposed $38 Bln Cuts to Farm Safety Net – Not Counting USDA Cuts – DTN

Trump Proposed $38 Bln Cuts to Farm Safety Net – Not Counting USDA Cuts – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 23, 2017

The Trump administration is proposing dramatic cuts to the farm safety net in the president’s first budget plan being delivered to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The plan proposes tighter caps and means testing for crop insurance subsidies and eligibility for

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Trump Budget Declares War on Ag – Commentary

Trump Budget Declares War on Ag – Commentary

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔May 23, 2017

President Trump released his detailed, $4.1 trillion federal budget today, and while every area of the federal government except defense and infrastructure saw cuts, the cuts to agriculture and rural areas are disproportionately severe by anyone’s standards. The total mandatory

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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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