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Tax Reform: The Good, The Bad, and Will It Happen? – DTN

Tax Reform: The Good, The Bad, and Will It Happen? – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Donna Funk, a principal for K-Coe Isom out of Kansas, had a tough task last week at the American Coalition for Ethanol annual meeting trying to explain the status of tax reform and the impact on ethanol producers. Funk was

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Farm Policy: Lawmakers Listen, Comment on Farm Bill on Aug. Recess

Farm Policy: Lawmakers Listen, Comment on Farm Bill on Aug. Recess

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

Today’s update looks at recent news articles highlighting agricultural economic variables, as well as Farm Bill observations from lawmakers, and some of the ag related activities Members have held with constituents during the August recess.   Today’s overview also includes

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NAFTA 2.0: Renegotiations Begin

NAFTA 2.0: Renegotiations Begin

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Background William Mauldin and Paul Vieira reported earlier this week at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “The Trump administration launched the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement Wednesday by laying out a starkly different vision from that

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Immigration Bill: Trump Backs Skill-Based Point System – DTN

Immigration Bill: Trump Backs Skill-Based Point System – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Aug 3, 2017

President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed legislation to change the U.S. immigration system and reduce the number of legal immigrants coming into the country, as well as emphasize highly educated immigrants over what are regarded as the low-skilled laborers, which

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Ag Sec Purdue Hits the Road in “Back to Our Roots” Tour – DTN

Ag Sec Purdue Hits the Road in “Back to Our Roots” Tour – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Aug 2, 2017

While American families are still hauling their RVs around the country trying to squeeze in one or two more lake trips for the summer, it’s also apparently farm-bill road trip season. The House Agriculture Committee has its road trip, labeled

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Farm Bill 2018: Ag Senate Comm. Hearings Help Set Agenda

Farm Bill 2018: Ag Senate Comm. Hearings Help Set Agenda

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

A total of 17 witnesses from farm, commodity, crop insurance and credit groups largely agreed on the agenda for the next farm bill at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Tuesday, but there were differences over conservation compliance requirements for crop

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Trump Ag Nominee Questions Crop Insurance Constitutionality – DTN

Trump Ag Nominee Questions Crop Insurance Constitutionality – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jul 27, 2017

In past interviews, Sam Clovis, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Agriculture undersecretary for research, education and economics, has questioned the constitutionality of crop insurance. Those statements may endanger his nomination, according to comments made Tuesday by Senate Agriculture Committee ranking

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Biofuel: E15 Bill Stalled in Senate Committee – DTN

Biofuel: E15 Bill Stalled in Senate Committee – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 25, 2017

The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will not take up a bill that would have allowed for E15 sales year-round before the August recess, the committee decided Thursday evening. Several media outlets had reported that the committee

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Ag and the Farm Bill: Budget, Appropriations Issues Continue to Unfold

Ag and the Farm Bill: Budget, Appropriations Issues Continue to Unfold

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

This week, the House Budget Committee unveiled, and subsequently passed, a 2018 fiscal year budget resolution.  Meanwhile, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved its fiscal year 2018 agricultural appropriations measure.  Today’s update provides additional details on these budgetary developments

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Trump Hails American Products and Ag Sec. Perdue – DTN

Trump Hails American Products and Ag Sec. Perdue – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Jul 19, 2017

In his remarks Monday at his “Made in America Product Showcase,” President Donald Trump mentioned farmers several times and pointed out Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. After being introduced by Vice President Mike Pence, Trump opened his remarks by saying, “And

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