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. […]

2018 Farm Bill Draft: Maybe Not as Bad as You Expected – DTN

🕔Apr 13, 2018Congressmen have been quick to point out 2018 farm income is projected to be less than half of what it was five years ago, but the farm bill draft rolled […]

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 […]

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 […]

Webinar: Writing the Next Farm Bill and Ongoing Trade Issues​, April 12

🕔Apr 3, 2018The next Food and Agribusiness Webinar will be on Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m.  Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) director Pat Westhoff will discuss the economic, trade […]

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: Chairman Conaway Highlights SNAP Concepts

🕔Mar 29, 2018On Wednesday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R., Tex.) was a guest on the Adams on Agriculture radio program where he discussed the Farm Bill and SNAP issues with […]

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, […]

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