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Farm Policy: Agricultural Trade and Trump

Farm Policy: Agricultural Trade and Trump

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

Many agricultural producers have expressed concern over the direction of executive branch trade policy since January. These apprehensions may not be universally shared in all quarters of Rural America; however, tariffs and other trade restrictions are important considerations for U.S. agriculture.

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Agriculture’s Guest-Worker Program NOT Included in Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Order – DTN

Agriculture’s Guest-Worker Program NOT Included in Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Order – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Apr 19, 2017

As President Donald Trump champions a “hire American, buy American” executive order meant to crack down on foreign guest workers at high-tech companies, he will leave agriculture’s guest-worker program untouched in the process. Senior administration officials outlined the latest executive

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Ag Sec Confirmation Expected as USDA Faces Trump Budget Slashes – DTN

Ag Sec Confirmation Expected as USDA Faces Trump Budget Slashes – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 19, 2017

It’s likely Sonny Perdue will be up to speed on the issues facing agriculture if the Senate follows through and votes to confirm Perdue early next week. That’s the expectation of Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who told reporters on Tuesday

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Farm Bill: Ag Groups Outline Commodity Title Priorities Before House Ag Subcommittee

Farm Bill: Ag Groups Outline Commodity Title Priorities Before House Ag Subcommittee

👤By William Mencer, USA Rice 🕔Apr 4, 2017

This morning (4/4) the House Committee on Agriculture’s General Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee held their second of a two-part hearing series looking at commodity policies ahead of the 2018 Farm Bill. Blake Gerard, a rice farmer from Cape Girardeau,

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Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Interviews USDA Nominee Sonny Perdue

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Interviews USDA Nominee Sonny Perdue

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

Yesterday, Thursday March 23, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture.  Issues associated with the Trump Administration’s proposed USDA budget cuts, trade policy, and labor were among the topics discussed

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Farm Bill History: Budgets, Boll Weevils, and the 1981 Farm Bill

Farm Bill History: Budgets, Boll Weevils, and the 1981 Farm Bill

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Univeristy of Illinois 🕔Mar 17, 2017

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.

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Farm Bill: Keeping Ag Policy and Nutrition Together is Economically Logical – Commentary

Farm Bill: Keeping Ag Policy and Nutrition Together is Economically Logical – Commentary

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Mar 2, 2017

In the run-up to the 2014 Farm Bill, one of the strategies of those who for various reasons wanted to make it easier to reduce the cost of the farm bill was to split the agricultural portions of the legislation

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Rice Industry to Congress: Reject Conservation Programs at All Our Peril

Rice Industry to Congress: Reject Conservation Programs at All Our Peril

👤By Peter Bachmann, USA Rice 🕔Feb 28, 2017

This morning (February 28), the House Committee on Agriculture’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee held a hearing to solicit feedback from rural America on conservation policy ahead of constructing the 2018 Farm Bill.  USA Rice was invited to provide a witness

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Mapping the Farm Bill: House Ag Committee Begins Debates for 2018

Mapping the Farm Bill: House Ag Committee Begins Debates for 2018

👤By Jonathan Coppess and Todd Kuethe, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 24, 2017

The House Agriculture Committee of the new Congress began preparation for the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization debate with a hearing titled “Exploring the Economic Outlook in Rural America” on February 15. In preparation for the reauthorization debate, this article examines

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Ethanol and Oil: The Search for Common Ground – DTN

Ethanol and Oil: The Search for Common Ground – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 23, 2017

At a time when politics in Washington, D.C., has never been as divided, leaders of the ethanol and oil industries talked a good game in San Diego Tuesday on how the future requires both industries to find common ground. During

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