Virginia Cotton: Converting Generic Base – Keep it Simple

🕔Sep 5, 2018Early this year, congress restored cotton as a title 1 commodity which basically means that it will have a safety net during periods of unprofitable prices. Cotton farmers lost their […]

Cooperative Extension Challenges: Funding and Remaining Relevant

🕔Aug 24, 2018Farm bill authorizations for the Cooperative Extension Service and agricultural research get less political attention, but are the bedrock of U.S. agriculture beginning in the 1890s.    Concerns about agricultural […]

Texas: Free Farm Bill Workshop, Lubbock, Aug. 28-29

🕔Aug 22, 2018The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a free two-day workshop at Lubbock that will cover the basics and options related to the new seed cotton addition to the […]

Farm Bill: Lawmakers’ Perspective – SNAP and Conservation

🕔Aug 20, 2018As the work of the Farm Bill conference committee progresses, two issues, SNAP and conservation, have been singled out as key to the committee’s success.  Today’s update looks briefly at recent news items that contain […]

Farm Bill: Conference Negotiations Begin

🕔Aug 10, 2018Congress has completed the procedural steps necessary to begin conference negotiations on the two 2018 farm bills produced by the House and Senate.  Additionally, the Congressional Budget Office has updated […]

Farm Bill: Alternatives for ARC-CO and PLC – The Case of Corn

🕔Jul 25, 2018The House and Senate have respectively passed their versions of a 2018 Farm Bill and now a conference committee will attempt to work out differences. Both the House and Senate […]

Farm Bill, 2018: Next Up – Resolving 5 Key Issues Between House and Senate

🕔Jul 6, 2018On June 28, 2018, the Senate overwhelmingly passed its version of the 2018 farm bill with an historic 86 to 11 vote (U.S. Senate, Roll Call Vote 143). Senate passage followed […]

Farm Bill 2018: ARC Won’t Help Farmers if No Supply-Demand Change – Commentary

🕔Jun 29, 2018Over the last year US lawmakers have been saying that the 2018 Farm Bill would, at most, involve incremental change from the 2014 Farm Bill. While the House version contained […]

Farm Policy: Chairman Conaway Provides Perspective on Farm Bill

🕔Jun 25, 2018House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R., Tex.) was a guest on Friday’s “Adams on Agriculture” radio program with Mike Adams.   After failing to pass on the House floor last month, the measure succeeded on Thursday […]

Farm Policy: House Narrowly Passes Farm Bill

🕔Jun 22, 2018Wall Street Journal writers Jesse Newman, Heather Haddon and Siobhan Hughes reported on Thursday that, “The House on Thursday narrowly passed a Republican-written bill that reauthorizes farm programs while also […]

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