Farm Bill Round 1: Cotton, Dairy, and the President’s Budget

🕔Feb 15, 2018If the farm bill is reauthorized in 2018, the events of the last week will have been the first round. First, Congress revised the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 […]

Trump Budget Proposes Cuts to Crop Insurance and SNAP – Farm Policy

🕔Feb 13, 2018On Monday, the Trump administration released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2019. Like last year, the budget outline contained proposed cuts to crop insurance and the SNAP program.  Today’s […]

Conservation: Proposed Budget Cuts Deeply Into Programs

🕔Feb 13, 2018Today, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s budget for conservation programs in the 2019 fiscal year. “Once again, this administration is […]

Crop Insurance: Two Senators Target Cuts to Save $21.1Bln – DTN

🕔Nov 13, 2017Corn and soybean farmers saw no benefit this fall from adding the harvest price option to their crop insurance plan, but that wasn’t enough to stop a pair of senators […]

Ag Research: Funding for Federal Facilities Falls Far Short of Needs

🕔Jul 27, 2017In discussing the agricultural budget, it is easy to focus in on commodity support, nutrition, and environmental programs and ignore the cost of maintaining the agricultural research facilities that are […]

House Proposed Budget Cuts Ag by $10Bln – Expect a Showdown – DTN

🕔Jul 19, 2017House Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane Black, R-Tenn., on Tuesday released a fiscal year 2018 budget proposal that calls for a $10 billion cut in programs under the control of the […]

Farm Policy: Perdue Discusses White House Budget – Crop Insurance, Research, Dairy

🕔Jun 14, 2017The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing yesterday to discuss the President’s FY2018 budget request and heard testimony from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.  Recall that late last month, Sec. […]

Crop Insurance: Trump Cuts Would Eliminate Harvest Price Option and Limit Farm Size

🕔Jun 14, 2017Editor’s Note: For Tables and Figures see the Source Link at the bottom of the article. The Administration’s budget would cut $58.7 billion from crop insurance or about $6 billion […]

Farm Policy: Concerns Over Trump Ag Budget Proposal Persist– Crop Insurance, SNAP

🕔Jun 5, 2017Recent news articles have pointed to ongoing concerns with respect to President Trump’s budget proposals, specifically when it comes to proposed cuts to crop insurance and the SNAP program (food […]

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

🕔May 29, 2017As 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 […]

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