New Farm Bill May Get Pushed Through This Year, Says Expert

🕔Mar 9, 2018Ask the man who has completed six farm bill cycles when a new bill will be pushed through and Dr. Joe Outlaw will tell you this year. Outlaw, Texas A&M […]

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 […]

Cotton and Dairy Farmers Included in Congressional Budget Agreement – DTN

🕔Feb 9, 2018The federal government shutdown briefly early Friday morning before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted to approve a much-criticized spending bill that includes some key agricultural programs.   The […]

Mississippi: 3 Ag Producer Advisory Meetings Scheduled for Feb.

🕔Feb 2, 2018The 2018 annual agricultural producer advisory meetings kick off in February as Mississippi State University Extension Service personnel report on current projects and listen to producer needs. Three producer advisory […]

Farm Business: Ag Lender Expects Increased Chapter 12 Bankruptcies – DTN

🕔Jan 23, 2018More farmers likely will be filing Chapter 12 bankruptcy in 2018, as they continue to struggle with costs of production exceeding commodity prices, ag lender CoBank said in a new […]

Farm Bill Delays are Stacking Up, Could Complicate Farmer Choices – DTN

🕔Jan 23, 2018The last two weeks in Congress highlight the improbability of getting a farm bill done on time. Regardless of whether the lights remain on at federal agencies after Friday, Congress […]

Cotton, Dairy: Policy Changes – A Bargain for the Government?

🕔Jan 15, 2018At this juncture in the debate over the next farm bill, two of the most discussed issues are what to do with commodity policy for cotton and dairy. Key considerations […]

Cotton Growers May Benefit from Last Minute Disaster Package – DTN

🕔Dec 20, 2017It’s been a long battle, but cotton farmers will finally get the opportunity to sign up cottonseed in an emergency disaster bill Congress is expected to pass before leaving town […]

USDA: Farm Income Forecast – Most Row Crop Receipts Decline, But Profits Stable

🕔Nov 30, 2017After 3 consecutive years of decline, farm sector profits are forecast to be relatively stable in 2017. Net farm income, a broader measure of profits, is forecast to increase $1.7 […]

Ag Trade: U.S. Exports Remain Strong, But Global Share Declines

🕔Nov 20, 2017U.S. agricultural exports in fiscal year 2017 increased over $10 billion to the third-highest level on record.  Although the U.S. remains the second largest exporter of agricultural goods in the […]

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