Cottonseed as a Covered Commodity – Review of Senate Ag Appropriations Bill

🕔Sep 13, 2017As the farm bill debate continues to pick up speed, cotton remains one of the most prominent issues. The most recent development can be found in the Senate Agriculture Appropriations […]

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

🕔Jul 21, 2017This 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 […]

Cotton Designated as “Other Oilseed ” in FY18 Ag Appropriations Bill

🕔Jul 20, 2017Cotton producers are among the “winners” in today’s release of the FY18 Agriculture Appropriations bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee today (July 20, 2017).  The bill officially designated cotton […]

Farm Policy: Farm Bill – Ag Spending and Budgetary Issues

🕔Jul 14, 2017Today’s update looks at recent spending and budgetary issues impacting agriculture and the Farm Bill.  The House Appropriations Committee this week passed the fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill for USDA.   […]

House Ag Spending Bill is $4.64Bln Above Trumps’s Budget Request

🕔Jun 29, 2017House Agriculture Appropriations Bill On Tuesday, a news release from the House Appropriations Committee indicated that, “The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which will be considered […]

Congress Passes Tax Extender, Omnibus Appropriations Bill

🕔Dec 18, 2015Earlier today, the United States Senate passed H.R. 2029, which combined the Omnibus Appropriations bill and the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act into one bill, by a vote […]

Keith Good: Tumbling Corn Prices Could Trigger Farm Subsidy Payments

🕔Jul 14, 2014Crop Watch With respect to Farm Bill and policy implications of the current market environment, Bloomberg writer Alan Bjerga reported on Friday that, “The U.S. government increased its forecast on Friday for […]

Keith Good: $1.2B Paid Out in 3 Months for Livestock Disaster Relief

🕔Jul 10, 2014Farm Bill AP writer Henry C. Jackson reported yesterday that, “Farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses over the last three years due to extreme weather have been quick […]

Keith Good: Grain Futures Take Nosedive; Where Did All Farmers Go?

🕔Jul 8, 2014Crop Watch Tony C. Dreibus reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “Corn and wheat futures tumbled to their lowest prices in nearly four years as favorable weather over the July Fourth […]

Keith Good: Rain Wreaks Havoc in Midwest; California Drought Worsens

🕔Jun 23, 2014Weather Watch Reuters news reported on Thursday that, “Heavy rains across the northern U.S. Midwest this week flooded corn and soybean fields, damaging crops, and raised river levels which could slow […]

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