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 […]

Farm Bill Review: Historic Fixed Price Policy and Costs of Production

🕔Mar 9, 2018This article continues the discussion regarding fixed-price commodity policies in farm bills by comparing early target prices and costs incurred by farmers to produce supported crops. The discussion in this […]

Farm Bill Review: Origins of Fixed Price Policy

🕔Feb 23, 2018The changes to farm programs included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 discussed recently were an unusual revision of farm policy both in timing and method. Congress agreed to […]

Trump Plan: $1.5 Trillion Investment Plus Commitments from State, Local Govt. – DTN

🕔Feb 13, 2018The White House will release its long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday, which calls for spending $200 billion in federal funding over 10 years to stimulate $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure […]

Texas Wheat Improvement Program Helps Educate Congress

🕔Feb 8, 2018The Texas A&M AgriLife Wheat Improvement Program will shine as the only university-led wheat program at a National Wheat Foundation event Feb. 8 in Washington, D.C. To educate members of […]

Farm Bill 2014: How Was the Money Spent?

🕔Feb 2, 2018Looking ahead to potential farm bill reauthorization this year also presents opportunities to review the 2014 Farm Bill. One of the key issues surrounding the last farm bill was the […]

New Tax Law Put Farmer Cooperatives in Financial Jeopardy – DTN

🕔Jan 24, 2018Iowa grain companies have told Sen. Charles Grassley that the Section 199A provisions benefiting cooperatives “would put them out of business if we don’t do something” and revise the new […]

Farm Bill: Budget Impasse Could Impact Congressional To-Do List

🕔Jan 22, 2018Budget Issues- Government Shutdown Los Angeles Times writer Lisa Mascaro reported late last week that, “The federal government began shutting down early Saturday after a flurry of dramatic, last-minute negotiations failed to end […]

Ag Guest Worker Act Inserted into House Immigration Bill – DTN

🕔Jan 16, 2018An overhaul of agricultural guest-worker programs is a major component of a House plan to fix the immigration status of young people involved in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals […]

Farm Bill: Cotton and Dairy Provisions May Become One

🕔Jan 11, 2018Farm Bill: Disaster Assistance Amid Crowded Agenda An update posted on Tuesday at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) blog indicated that, “Less than two weeks into the new year, […]

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