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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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Homeland Security Shutdown Threat Looms Over Immigration Issues Michael A. Memoli reported in today’s Los Angeles Times that, “Republicans were hammered over the 1995-96 government shutdowns, losing House seats in the next election and boosting President Clinton’s sagging approval ratings.
Much has been made about the President’s FY2016 budget and its proposed cuts to the risk management tools on which farmers depend. In fact, leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees have been critical of the budget for its
Federal Budget and Crop Insurance – We Played Our Part A news release yesterday from the House Ag Committee stated that, “Today the House Committee on Agriculture sent its Budgets Views and Estimates Letter for Fiscal Year 2016 to the House Budget Committee. In the