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 […]

Ag Labor: H-2C Program, E-Verify Will Harm Longtime Work Force – DTN

🕔Jul 27, 2018Coalitions of farm groups are at odds over whether the House should vote this week on a bill introduced last week by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., to […]

Ag Policy: What Would Unfettered Free Markets Look Like? – Commentary

🕔Jul 27, 2018We begin this overview of recent US agricultural policies by looking at the driving rationale, apart from ever present budgetary constraints, behind many of the policy decisions made by Congress […]

Texas: Seed Cotton/Base Acres Workshop, Seguin, July 30

🕔Jul 23, 2018The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the 2018 Farm Bill Seed Cotton/Base Acres Decision Workshop July 30 at the agency’s office for Guadalupe County. The workshop, for producers […]

Farm Policy: Chinese Tariffs Take Toll on Soybean Markets

🕔Jul 16, 2018As the impacts of the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute continue to unfold, a report last week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture provided some insight into how the Chinese tariffs […]

EPA Acting Admin. Wheeler Plans to Reign in Regulations – DTN

🕔Jul 13, 2018Doors at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., were open to the press on Wednesday, as new Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler addressed agency employees about the future of the EPA. While […]

Texas: Seed Cotton Provision Workshop, Leming, July 26

🕔Jul 9, 2018The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Atascosa, Frio and Wilson counties will present the multi-county 2018 Seed Cotton Provision Workshop on July 26. The program will be from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 […]

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 […]

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