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RFS: Changes Needed to Address Market Speculation, says Perdue – DTN

RFS: Changes Needed to Address Market Speculation, says Perdue – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 15, 2017

Leaders in the biofuels industry wrote President Donald Trump on Friday after learning Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had floated a proposal to the White House that would essentially cap prices for renewable identification number (RIN) credits at 10 cents apiece.

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Farm Bill: Congress Hopes to Tackle It ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’

Farm Bill: Congress Hopes to Tackle It ‘Sooner Rather Than Later’

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

Today’s update looks at recent news items discussing the Farm Bill, with specific focus on the potential timing of when Congress may take up the legislation.  Lawmaker perspectives on provisions in the bill, including CRP issues, payment limits, and SNAP,

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Farm Bill: Sen. Grassley Targets Commodity Payments to Big Farms – DTN

Farm Bill: Sen. Grassley Targets Commodity Payments to Big Farms – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Dec 6, 2017

A new USDA report shows larger farms with higher household incomes have increasingly seen more in federal commodity payments as farms in the United States have consolidated. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told agriculture journalists on Tuesday he plans to use

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Farmer Cooperative Group Worries about Possible Tax Law Change – DTN

Farmer Cooperative Group Worries about Possible Tax Law Change – DTN

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

The head of the National Council of Farmer Cooperative is concerned about how tax law will treat a 17.4% tax deduction that could pass from cooperatives through to farmers but leave farmer cooperatives without the same financial benefit they now

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Congress Returns to Work: Taxes and Ag Nominees – DTN

Congress Returns to Work: Taxes and Ag Nominees – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Nov 28, 2017

Congress returns to Washington this week for what is scheduled to be a three-week session before the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, with an agenda filled with taxes and budget issues while three key nominees for agriculture positions remain unconfirmed.

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Farm Bill: Tax Legislation and the Specter of Sequestration

Farm Bill: Tax Legislation and the Specter of Sequestration

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, and Nick Paulson, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Nov 24, 2017

A recent analysis by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has raised concerns about the potential impact the Congressional tax bills could have on farm programs and the farm bill. In short, the concern raised is that if the tax bills

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Livestock: Oklahoma Beef Checkoff Fails – DTN

Livestock: Oklahoma Beef Checkoff Fails – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 10, 2017

A vote to increase the Oklahoma beef checkoff by $1 has failed with 2,506 opposing the increase and 1,998 backing the measure. The debate leading up to the vote was an acrimonious affair among various groups. The outcome led to

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NAFTA: Ag Lobbyists Speak Out, Not All in Agreement – DTN

NAFTA: Ag Lobbyists Speak Out, Not All in Agreement – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Nov 10, 2017

House Agriculture Committee leaders and a group of prominent farm lobbyists on Tuesday called on the Trump administration not to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement and to finish the negotiations quickly to avoid a decline in U.S.

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RIN: Fed Investigators Subpoena Carl Ichan Company – DTN

RIN: Fed Investigators Subpoena Carl Ichan Company – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Nov 10, 2017

Though no longer an adviser to President Donald Trump, billionaire energy investor Carl Icahn may now be the subject of a federal investigation related to his involvement with the Renewable Fuel Standard. The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District

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Grain Transportation: River Infrastructure 75 Years Old, Time for an Upgrade

Grain Transportation: River Infrastructure 75 Years Old, Time for an Upgrade

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Nov 8, 2017

An October study commissioned by the National Waterways Foundation and U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) was released on Nov. 1 “highlighting the economic benefits associated with reliable inland navigation.” The study focused on four geographically different locks on the inland waterways

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