Rice Industry to Congress: Reject Conservation Programs at All Our Peril

🕔Feb 28, 2017This morning (February 28), the House Committee on Agriculture’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee held a hearing to solicit feedback from rural America on conservation policy ahead of constructing the 2018 […]

USDA Conservation Service Has $332M to Give Away – Applications Due May 15

🕔Mar 31, 2015USDA is making available $332 million in financial and technical assistance through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will accept ACEP applications to help […]

Crop Insurance: GAO Seeks Cuts – DTN

🕔Mar 18, 2015Capping crop-insurance subsidies for the highest-income farmers would have minimal effect on the program, though the savings in federal dollars from such a move might not be as large as […]

Keith Good: Ag Equipment, Supply Companies May Feel Pinch in 2015

🕔Jan 6, 2015Economic Matters Jesse Newman and Bob Tita reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “Many U.S. farmers are expected to tighten their belts further in 2015 as they contend with another year of lower grain and […]

Keith Good: Ag Exports Pegged to Fall in 2015, Imports to Grow — USDA

🕔Dec 4, 2014Economic News- Trade Issues USDA has released its Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: December 2014, which stated that, “Fiscal 2015 agricultural exports are forecast at $143.5 billion, $9.0 billion below fiscal […]

West Texas: 5 Farm Bill Decision-Making Programs in Sept, Oct.

🕔Aug 5, 2014The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has set five farm bill programs across West Texas meant to help producers in their decision-making process, said an AgriLife Extension economist. “This farm […]

Farm Bill: Conservation Title Programs Explained

🕔May 14, 2014Overview This post contains a summary of the Conservation title (Title II) of the 2014 farm bill.  The post begins with a set of summary observations, followed by an overview […]

Keith Good: Farm Bill Agreement Reached; Meat Industry Feels Spurned

🕔Jan 28, 2014Farm Bill David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “House-Senate negotiators reached agreement and filed a new farm bill late Monday, a nearly 960-page measure [bill text, statement of managers, brief overview] that combines […]

Farm Groups Opposed to Conservation Fees

🕔Jan 8, 2014Farm groups are asking congressional leaders negotiating a new farm bill to get rid of any chance USDA could start imposing a fee for technical conservation assistance. A provision added […]

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