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Farm Policy: EPA Moves to Rescind ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule

Farm Policy: EPA Moves to Rescind ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 28, 2017

Coral Davenport reported yesterday at The New York Times Online that, “The Trump administration on Tuesday took a major legal step toward repealing a bitterly contested Obama-era regulation designed to limit pollution in about 60 percent of the nation’s bodies

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Farm Policy: Interest Deduction Tax Proposal Concerns Farmers

Farm Policy: Interest Deduction Tax Proposal Concerns Farmers

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

Richard Rubin reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Republicans looking to rewrite the U.S. tax code are taking aim at one of the foundations of modern finance—the deduction that companies get for interest they pay on debt.

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Rural America “Stranded in the Dial-Up Age” – Rural Broadband Issues

Rural America “Stranded in the Dial-Up Age” – Rural Broadband Issues

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Last month, a Wall Street Journal article provided an in-depth look at a variety of statistical indicators from rural America in an article titled, “Rural America is the New, ‘Inner City.’”   That article explained that, “In terms of poverty, college attainment,

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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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Farm Policy: House Ag Committee Farm Bill Hearing – SNAP in Focus

Farm Policy: House Ag Committee Farm Bill Hearing – SNAP in Focus

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 12, 2017

Background The House Ag Committee of the 115th Congress has conducted full Committee and Subcommittee Farm Bill hearings over the past few months on a variety of issues, including: the farm economy;  conservation; rural development and energy programs; specialty crops;

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Farm Policy: Agriculture ‘Holding Its Breath’ as NAFTA Renegotiation Nears

Farm Policy: Agriculture ‘Holding Its Breath’ as NAFTA Renegotiation Nears

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 9, 2017

Andrew Soergel reported earlier this week at U.S. News Online that, “As President Donald Trump’s administration sifts through its trade toolbox, preparing to tinker with the North American Free Trade Agreement, the agriculture world is holding its breath. “NAFTA’s inception

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Farm Policy: U.S. Ag Exports to China – Soybeans and Corn

Farm Policy: U.S. Ag Exports to China – Soybeans and Corn

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jun 8, 2017

Background Mary A. Marchant indicated recently at Choices Online that, “International trade deficits have recently been reputed as ‘bad’ for the economy; however, agriculture has posted a trade surplus since 1959. “For U.S. agriculture, trade represents 20% of farmers’ income

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Farm Policy: Federal Reserve – Observations on the Ag Economy- May ’17

Farm Policy: Federal Reserve – Observations on the Ag Economy- May ’17

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

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its May 2017 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the U.S. agricultural economy. * Fifth District- Richmond–

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Farm Policy: Rural U.S. – Twice as Many Funerals as Baptisms – The New ‘Inner City’

Farm Policy: Rural U.S. – Twice as Many Funerals as Baptisms – The New ‘Inner City’

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 30, 2017

Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg reported on the front page of Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “At the corner where East North Street meets North Cherry Street in the small Ohio town of Kenton, the Immaculate Conception Church keeps a

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Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Examines the Farm Economy

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Examines the Farm Economy

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

Yesterday, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing titled, “Examining the Farm Economy: Perspectives on Rural America,” where lawmakers heard testimony from four witnesses, including the Chief Economist from USDA, and a Federal Reserve Bank district economist.   Today’s update

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