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Farm Bill: Cotton and Dairy Provisions May Become One

Farm Bill: Cotton and Dairy Provisions May Become One

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Jan 11, 2018

Farm Bill: Disaster Assistance Amid Crowded Agenda An update posted on Tuesday at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) blog indicated that, “Less than two weeks into the new year, and Congress already has an incredibly full plate. Both the

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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 Update: Perspective from Chairman Conaway and Chairman Roberts

Farm Bill Update: Perspective from Chairman Conaway and Chairman Roberts

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

Last week, Don Wick, a farm broadcaster from the Red River Farm Network (Grand Forks, N.D.), sat down with several lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss current Farm Bill issues.   Notably, he spoke with both the Chairman of the House Ag Committee, Mike Conaway, as

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USDA Nominee Linked to Russia: Controversy Circles Clovis – DTN

USDA Nominee Linked to Russia: Controversy Circles Clovis – DTN

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

Sam Clovis, the controversial nominee for USDA’s undersecretary for research, education and economics, was linked Monday as a top campaign supervisor to President Donald Trump’s campaign last year who encouraged another campaign staffer to take a trip to Moscow to

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Senate Farm Bill Hearing, Rural Development: Broadband Access, Opioid Epidemic Noted

Senate Farm Bill Hearing, Rural Development: Broadband Access, Opioid Epidemic Noted

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Sep 29, 2017

On Thursday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held its ninth Farm Bill hearing where the panel turned its attention to rural development and energy programs.  Recall that a House Agriculture Subcommittee explored similar issues back in March.   Today’s update provides a

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USA Rice Outlines Farm Bill Priorities at Senate Ag Committee Hearing

USA Rice Outlines Farm Bill Priorities at Senate Ag Committee Hearing

👤By Ben Mosely, USA Rice 🕔Jul 25, 2017

This morning the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry held a hearing entitled “Commodities, Credit, and Crop Insurance: Perspectives on Risk Management Tools and Trends for the 2018 Farm Bill.” The hearing focused on the three aforementioned titles of

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Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearing Focuses on Ag Research

Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearing Focuses on Ag Research

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

The Senate Ag Committee held a Farm Bill hearing yesterday that focused on agricultural research.  Recall that the Committee convened its first Farm Bill discussion back in February in Manhattan, Kansas, and conducted an additional hearing on Farm Bill related issues last month in

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Farm Bill 2017: No More Cuts Says Sen Ag Comm. ‘Ag has already given at the store.’

Farm Bill 2017: No More Cuts Says Sen Ag Comm. ‘Ag has already given at the store.’

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔May 29, 2017

As they heard testimony from economists on the problems in farm country, leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee said Thursday there should no more cuts to farm bill programs. Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.,

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Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Examines the Farm Economy

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Examines the Farm Economy

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 26, 2017

Yesterday, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing titled, “Examining the Farm Economy: Perspectives on Rural America,” where lawmakers heard testimony from four witnesses, including the Chief Economist from USDA, and a Federal Reserve Bank district economist.   Today’s update

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Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Holds Second Farm Bill Hearing

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 9, 2017

The Senate Ag Committee held its second Farm Bill hearing on Saturday in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  Chairman Pat Roberts (R., Kans.) pointed out that, unlike when the last Farm Bill was drafted, the U.S. agricultural economy is struggling right now. At a

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