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Seed Cotton Program Good for Georgia Agriculture

Seed Cotton Program Good for Georgia Agriculture

👤By Richey Seaton, Georgia Cotton Commission 🕔Feb 15, 2018

In the wee hours of February 9, 2018, both houses of congress passed the Bi-Partisan Budget Agreement of 2018, which the President signed later that morning.  Within this legislation, a safety net program for seed cotton, the unginned cotton that

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2018 U.S. Farm Income Forecast – Net Farm Income Lowest Since 2006

2018 U.S. Farm Income Forecast – Net Farm Income Lowest Since 2006

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 8, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated on Wednesday that, “Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to decrease $4.3 billion (6.7 percent) to $59.5 billion in 2018, which would be the lowest level in nominal terms since 2006.”

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Farm Bill: Ag Sec Perdue Releases Road Map of Principles – DTN

Farm Bill: Ag Sec Perdue Releases Road Map of Principles – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jan 26, 2018

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue laid out a four-page set of principles for the farm bill Wednesday during a trip to Pennsylvania. The summary of principles are largely broad in scope and would leave much of the nuts and bolts of

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Farm Bill Delays are Stacking Up, Could Complicate Farmer Choices – DTN

Farm Bill Delays are Stacking Up, Could Complicate Farmer Choices – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jan 23, 2018

The last two weeks in Congress highlight the improbability of getting a farm bill done on time. Regardless of whether the lights remain on at federal agencies after Friday, Congress and the White House will be battling over a bill

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Cotton, Dairy: Policy Changes – A Bargain for the Government?

Cotton, Dairy: Policy Changes – A Bargain for the Government?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, and Nick Paulson, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Jan 15, 2018

At this juncture in the debate over the next farm bill, two of the most discussed issues are what to do with commodity policy for cotton and dairy. Key considerations are the costs associated with enhancing the dairy safety net

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Farm Policy Review and Outlook for the 2018 Farm Bill

Farm Policy Review and Outlook for the 2018 Farm Bill

👤By Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Jan 5, 2018

This is a presentation summary from the 2017 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 18-22, 2017. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries (PDF) are available here. The Agriculture Act of 2014 — three

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Cotton Growers May Benefit from Last Minute Disaster Package – DTN

Cotton Growers May Benefit from Last Minute Disaster Package – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Dec 20, 2017

It’s been a long battle, but cotton farmers will finally get the opportunity to sign up cottonseed in an emergency disaster bill Congress is expected to pass before leaving town for the holidays.   House Republican leaders on Tuesday released a

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Farm Business: 7 Crops Show a Declining Cost of Production

Farm Business: 7 Crops Show a Declining Cost of Production

👤By Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess, and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Dec 15, 2017

In a July 25, 2017 farmdoc daily article, Schnitkey discussed declining cost of production for Illinois corn and soybeans. This article extends the discussion to the U.S. and to barley, peanuts, rice, sorghum, and wheat. Total cost per acre declined

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USDA: Small Uptick in Farm Income – DTN

USDA: Small Uptick in Farm Income – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 1, 2017

 Cash receipts in the livestock sector are forecast to grow 7.6% for all of 2017 while receipts for crop producers are projected to fall 2%, according to USDA’s latest farm income forecast released Wednesday. Overall, net farm income is stabilizing

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Farm Bill: Programs Cost Taxpayers Too Much, Don’t Address Low Price Issues – Commentary

Farm Bill: Programs Cost Taxpayers Too Much, Don’t Address Low Price Issues – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Nov 22, 2017

During a recent teleconference, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee Michael Conaway said that debate on the farm bill would be pushed into early 2018 and the commodity title would be built on the existing programs: crop revenue insurance, Agricultural

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