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Trump Proposed Budget Hits USDA Hard – DTN

Trump Proposed Budget Hits USDA Hard – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 17, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture would take a $4.7 billion cut in discretionary programs next year under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, or about a 21% cut from 2017 spending levels.  The budget blueprint released Thursday by the White House

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Farm Business Stress: Organizations and Some States Offer Counseling Hot Lines – DTN

Farm Business Stress: Organizations and Some States Offer Counseling Hot Lines – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 17, 2017

Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado was talking about the struggles of health care in rural Colorado last week when he noted he had met in January with the director of the Colorado Department of Agriculture, who told the senator that

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House Ag Comm. Looks at Cotton Program, Increased CRP Acres, Base Acres Change – DTN

House Ag Comm. Looks at Cotton Program, Increased CRP Acres, Base Acres Change – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Feb 9, 2017

After telling the crop insurance industry Monday that he wouldn’t be in Congress if crop insurance had existed when he tried to farm, House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said he doesn’t think the 2018 farm bill should

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Farm Bill: Cutting Crop Insurance is ‘Baloney’ says House Ag Chief Economist – DTN

Farm Bill: Cutting Crop Insurance is ‘Baloney’ says House Ag Chief Economist – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 9, 2017

There are more questions than answers about the details and timing of the next farm bill debate, two key staffers for the House and Senate agriculture committees told an overflow audience of farmers at the American Farm Bureau Federation‘s national

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EPA Waters Rule “man handled farmers…” House Ag Comm.   – DTN

EPA Waters Rule “man handled farmers…” House Ag Comm. – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 11, 2016

In an all-encompassing hearing before the House Agriculture Committee, lawmakers pleaded with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to withdraw the waters of the United States rule. The rule remains in legal limbo as challenges stopping its implementation play

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Farm Credit: Lawmakers Question Lending Oversight – DTN

Farm Credit: Lawmakers Question Lending Oversight – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 2, 2015

Members of the House Agriculture Committee declared themselves as friends of the Farm Credit System at a hearing on Wednesday, but told regulators in the Farm Credit Administration that friends shouldn’t let friends drift outside their mission and purpose. The

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Plans to Cut Crop Insurance Tossed Out – DTN

Plans to Cut Crop Insurance Tossed Out – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 29, 2015

Plans to cut $3 billion out of the federal crop insurance program in the next eight years were reversed after members of the House Agriculture Committee announced Wednesday an agreement had been reached to leave the program alone as part

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Farm Policy: Bill Aims to Add GMO Ingredients to Food Labels – DTN

Farm Policy: Bill Aims to Add GMO Ingredients to Food Labels – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jul 13, 2015

The House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday will mark up a bill that would require any labeling of genetically modified foods to take place at the federal level. The bill, H.R. 1599, was introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and is

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Biotech Labeling: Exactly What Role Will USDA Play – DTN

Biotech Labeling: Exactly What Role Will USDA Play – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jun 26, 2015

The House Agriculture Committee Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee held a hearing Thursday that was clearly intended to emphasize the role that USDA can play in biotech labeling, a question that now is in the hands of the Food and

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Keith Good: World Cereal Production May Reach Record 2.5B Tonnes

🕔Dec 12, 2014

Economic News An update yesterday from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations stated that, “Latest indications confirm that world cereal production will reach an all-time record of more than 2.5 billion tonnes in 2014. “Buoyed by bumper crops in Europe and a record

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