2022 Policy Update – Possible Impacts on Farm Income Jan 3, 2022

🕔Jan 3, 2022
Net farm income in the U.S. reached nearly $95 billion in 2020 and is projected at nearly $117 billion for 2021 after averaging just under $76 billion from 2015 to […]

Animal Welfare Laws Come Home to Roost – DTN Dec 24, 2021

🕔Dec 24, 2021
With an approaching January deadline for a voter-approved animal welfare law, Massachusetts’ governor signed into law modifications meant to avoid possible price spikes for eggs and pork, while litigation continues […]

Livestock: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Spotlights Market, Policy Debates – DTN Dec 22, 2021

🕔Dec 22, 2021
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is watching out for when USDA will move ahead with its funding plans for new packing-plant capacity. Highlighting some policy successes for NCBA in 2021, […]

Livestock: California Pork Production Law Leads to Reduced Sales Dec 22, 2021

🕔Dec 22, 2021
Reuters writer Tom Polansek reported last week that, “Seaboard Foods, the nation’s second-biggest pig producer, said on Friday it will limit sales of certain pork products in California due to a measure requiring farmers to provide […]

How Much Will Federal Debt Affect Policy? Dec 22, 2021

🕔Dec 22, 2021
Objective of this article is to put the concern over US Federal debt into perspective.  US Federal debt has grown substantially both in dollar terms and relative to US Gross […]

House Ag Chair Already Looking to 2022 – DTN Dec 21, 2021

🕔Dec 21, 2021
The House Agriculture Committee will start 2022 looking at the impact of electric vehicles on agriculture and rural America, Chairman David Scott told DTN in an interview last week. Scott, […]

Manchin Puts Build Back Better on Back Burner – DTN Dec 21, 2021

🕔Dec 21, 2021
The Biden administration’s plan to use farmers as a strategy against climate change is now in peril with Sen. Joe Manchin’s statements Sunday that he can’t support the Build Back […]

EPA to Propose RFS Reset, Waters of the U.S. Rule Change in 2022 – DTN Dec 15, 2021

🕔Dec 15, 2021
While EPA released a broad-reaching Renewable Fuel Standard proposal last week, the agency is planning to propose an expected reset of the RFS for 2023 and beyond by next spring. […]

Taxes: Prepare Early to Make Filing Easier Dec 15, 2021

🕔Dec 15, 2021
As the year winds down, taxpayers can prepare early for the 2022 tax filing season. Laura Hendrix, associate professor of family and consumer science for the University of Arkansas Division […]

Biofuels: EPA Opposes Supreme Court’s E15 Ruling Review – DTN Dec 10, 2021

🕔Dec 10, 2021
EPA will not defend the Trump-era rule that allowed for year-round E15 sales, the agency said in a court brief filed with Supreme Court. The agency asked the court to […]

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