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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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Farm Policy: U.S. Corn Exports to Mexico – Will Tough Talk Turn to Action?

Farm Policy: U.S. Corn Exports to Mexico – Will Tough Talk Turn to Action?

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

Tough Trade Rhetoric Regarding U.S. Corn Exports On Monday, February 13th, Patrick Gillespie reported at CNN Money Online that, “Mexico is one of the top buyers of American corn in the world today. And Mexican senator Armando Rios Piter, who leads

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Farm Bill History: Overproduction and the 1954 Farm Bill

Farm Bill History: Overproduction and the 1954 Farm Bill

👤By Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 17, 2017

The election of Donald Trump in conjunction with a Republican Majority in Congress opens a new chapter of farm bill history. While history may not repeat itself, it does seem to recycle, and it is that recycling that could offer

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Farm Policy: Congress Starts Farm Bill Talk with Focus on Rural Economy

Farm Policy: Congress Starts Farm Bill Talk with Focus on Rural Economy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 16, 2017

The House Agriculture Committee of the 115th Congress began laying the ground work for the next Farm Bill yesterday by holding a hearing to “review the economic challenges facing rural America.”   Although the majority of federal agricultural appropriations are related

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Texas: Farm Bill Discussions Kick Off at Southwest Ag Issues Summit

Texas: Farm Bill Discussions Kick Off at Southwest Ag Issues Summit

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 7, 2017

Doing more with less to fund the next farm bill program was a recurring theme at the recent Southwest Ag Issues Summit in Fort Worth. Leaders from all major commodity groups throughout Texas and national representatives converged for two days

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USDA Needs Leadership; White House Pushes for Ag Sec.Confirmation – DTN

USDA Needs Leadership; White House Pushes for Ag Sec.Confirmation – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Feb 6, 2017

The White House is urging the Senate to confirm Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, before Congress leaves for the week-long Presidents Day break this month, a Trump transition team source told DTN on Friday. Presidents Day

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