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Immigration Policy: Rural and Agricultural Concerns

Immigration Policy: Rural and Agricultural Concerns

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 21, 2017

Wall Street Journal writer Justin Lahart reported last week that, “The first impact of President Donald Trump’s changes to U.S. immigration policy will fall on businesses that grow, process or sell food. Recent history shows that labor shortages could drive

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Farm Policy: Financial Pressure on Farms Likely to Continue

Farm Policy: Financial Pressure on Farms Likely to Continue

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 20, 2017

A news release last week from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri indicated that, “The latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from the University of Missouri indicates continued financial pressure on United

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Farm Policy: Senate Finance Committee Debates Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Secretary

Farm Policy: Senate Finance Committee Debates Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Secretary

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Yesterday (Tuesday, March 14), the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be United States Trade Representative.  With respect to agricultural trade issues, China, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and Japan were

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Farm Policy: House Ag Subcommittee Hears About Rural, Energy Issues

Farm Policy: House Ag Subcommittee Hears About Rural, Energy Issues

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 10, 2017

As part of its ongoing preparation for the 2018 Farm Bill, the House Agriculture Committee held a Subcommittee hearing yesterday delving into rural development issues and energy programs. In his opening statement, Subcommittee Chairman Austin Scott (R., Ga.) noted that, “Every

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Farm Policy: Federal Reserve – Feb. Observations on the Ag Economy

Farm Policy: Federal Reserve – Feb. Observations on the Ag Economy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 7, 2017

Last week, the Federal Reserve Board released its February ’17 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– “Agriculture

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Farm Policy: House Ag Subcommittee Examines Conservation Issues

Farm Policy: House Ag Subcommittee Examines Conservation Issues

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 6, 2017

Last week, the House Agriculture Committee continued laying groundwork for the next Farm Bill by holding a Subcommittee hearing covering conservation issues. On Tuesday morning, the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry held the first hearing “in a series designed

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Farm Policy: Trump Takes Aim at Waters of the U.S. Rule

Farm Policy: Trump Takes Aim at Waters of the U.S. Rule

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 3, 2017

Evan Halper reported in Wednesday’s Los Angeles Times that, “President Trump stepped up his attack on federal environmental protections Tuesday, issuing an order directing his administration to begin the long process of rolling back sweeping clean water rules that were

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Farm Policy: USDA Report Examines Farm Household Income Volatility

Farm Policy: USDA Report Examines Farm Household Income Volatility

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

Last week, USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report titled, “Farm Household Income Volatility: An Analysis Using Panel Data From a National Survey.”  The report noted that, “There has long been information tracking farm income at the national level,

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Farm Bill: Senate Ag Committee Hearing, Chairman Conaway Speech at USDA Forum

Farm Bill: Senate Ag Committee Hearing, Chairman Conaway Speech at USDA Forum

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Following on the heels of the House Agriculture Committee, which held its first Farm Bill hearing earlier this month, the Senate Ag Committee of the 115th Congress convened its first Farm Bill discussion on Thursday in Manhattan, Kansas.  Committee Chairman Pat

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Farm Policy: USDA’s Chief Economist Provides Outlook for U.S. Ag

Farm Policy: USDA’s Chief Economist Provides Outlook for U.S. Ag

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

Speaking yesterday at USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Virginia, USDA Chief Economist Robert C. Johansson provided a broad outlook for U.S. agriculture.  Today’s update provides an overview of key aspects of Dr. Johansson’s presentation. Farm Economics In his speech

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