Debt Limit: A Saga of Self-Inflicted Trouble

🕔Jul 22, 2019The warning sirens have sounded once again; the full faith and credit of the United States government is at risk of a default unless Congress raises the debt limit  This […]

2018 Farm Bill Debate: Reviewing CBO Baseline, Including Commodities

🕔Apr 13, 2018On April 9, 2018, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated and revised baseline for the major programs in the farm bill. If Congress reauthorizes the farm bill programs […]

2014 Farm Bill is Spending Far Less than Originally Expected

🕔Jul 18, 2017On June 29, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated estimates for the mandatory programs in the Agricultural Act of 2014, known as the baseline (see, USDA Mandatory […]

Keith Good: $4.8 Billion Hit to Farm Program Possible Over 10 Years

🕔Jan 30, 2015Policy Issues David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “Falling crop prices are raising cost projections for new farm programs even before producers have signed up this spring. “The Congressional Budget Office […]

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