Why Ask Farmers to Gamble on Program Choices? – Commentary

🕔May 1, 2019The 2018 Farm Bill provides farmers with the ability to switch between the Agricultural Risk Coverage program at the county level (ARC-CO) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program. Initially […]

President Trump Signs Farm Bill into Law – Ag Groups React – DTN

🕔Dec 24, 2018Mick Henderson, board chairman for the Renewable Fuels Association and general manager of a Kentucky ethanol plant, was among the large group of people tied to farm groups and related […]

Rose on Cotton: Rally, Weather – And,What about that Farm Bill?

🕔May 25, 2018The July and Dec contracts posted notable weekly wins for those of bullish persuasion gaining 266 and 422 points, respectively. The old crop/new crop straddle weakened to 256.   ICE July […]

Farm Bill, 2018 – ‘Extreme Partisanship and Polarization’ Aren’t Helping

🕔May 25, 2018On Friday, May 18, 2018, the House of Representatives defeated the farm bill brought to the floor by the House Ag Committee (H.R. 2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018) […]

Farm Bill: Hard Line Republicans – Proposals Overly Generous to “Big” Farmers – DTN

🕔May 18, 2018Crop insurance and overall farm subsidies will face a challenge from one amendment on the House floor after proposed amendments to the bill were thinned out Wednesday evening.   The amendment […]

Farm Bill Delays are Stacking Up, Could Complicate Farmer Choices – DTN

🕔Jan 23, 2018The last two weeks in Congress highlight the improbability of getting a farm bill done on time. Regardless of whether the lights remain on at federal agencies after Friday, Congress […]

Farm Bill 2018: Give Price Support Programs Another Look – Commentary

🕔Nov 10, 2017The Texas Farmers Union contracted with the Agricultural Policy Analysis Center to develop a design for the commodity title of the 2018 Farm Bill based on supply management principles. Supply […]

Farm Bill 2018: The Marketing Loan Program, Get it Right This Time – Commentary

🕔Oct 13, 2017The US instituted a non-recourse marketing loan program to enable farmers to avoid having to sell their crop at harvest time, a time when prices are usually at their annual […]

Senate Ag Committee Sends Ag Secretary Nominee for Senate Vote – DTN

🕔Mar 31, 2017As expected, the Senate Agriculture Committee on Thursday voted to send President Donald Trump’s nomination of Sonny Perdue as Agriculture secretary to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.   […]

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