Farm Bill Passes House Ag Committee on Partisan Vote

🕔Apr 19, 2018On Wednesday, the House Ag Committee passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R.2) on a partisan 26-20 vote.  Democrat Members of the Committee expressed frustration over the bill, while Committee Chairman Mike […]

Farm Bill Kerfuffle: More ‘Family Members’ Could Collect Commodity Payments – DTN

🕔Apr 17, 2018While most of the focus on the House farm bill is on changes to nutrition programs, a new kerfuffle has cropped up over changes to farm programs that would benefit […]

Far Bill: 1st Draft Markup to Focus on SNAP

🕔Apr 16, 2018On Thursday, the House Agriculture Committee released its draft of the Farm Bill.  As expected, the nutrition title of the measure, which includes the SNAP program (food stamps) has garnered the most attention. […]

Farm Policy News: Federal Assistance for Farm Trade Impacts

🕔Apr 12, 2018On Monday, President Trump noted that ongoing trade turbulence with China could adversely impact U.S. agricultural producers already hampered by a sluggish U.S. farm economy.  The President has asked the […]

Farm Bill 1975-1995: Review Fixed Price Policy and Deficiency Payments

🕔Apr 6, 2018To round out the initial discussion of fixed price farm policy, this article reviews Federal expenditures for deficiency payments during the 1975 to 1995 crop years. The article builds on […]

Farm Bill Preview – Budget Discipline and Farm Policy

🕔Apr 2, 2018Poised at the starting line for the legislative process, the House Ag Committee has been delayed by partisan disagreement over controversial changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP […]

Farm Bill: SNAP – Chairman Conaway, Ranking Member Peterson Offer Perspective

🕔Mar 27, 2018On Saturday, House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R., Tex.) delivered a speech to the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers at their 2018 Convention in Ft Worth.  And on Monday, […]

Ag Trade: China Prepares Retaliatory Tariffs Targeting U.S. Ag

🕔Mar 22, 2018The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that, “China is preparing to hit back at trade offensives from Washington with tariffs aimed at President Donald Trump’s support base, including levies targeting […]

Farm Bill Stalls Over SNAP – What’s the Hold Up?

🕔Mar 19, 2018An article at Politico on Thursday indicated that bipartisan negotiations over the Farm Bill had stalled due to issues surrounding the nutrition title of the new measure.  More specifically, the Politico article stated that, […]

Farm Policy: Will the Farm Bill be Blocked by SNAP Politics?

🕔Mar 15, 2018Farm Bill issues related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP- food stamps) appear to be hampering progress on the measure this week.  Today’s update highlights recent news items that discuss the […]

The Latest