Farm Bill Stalls Over SNAP – What’s the Hold Up?

🕔Mar 19, 2018An article at Politico on Thursday indicated that bipartisan negotiations over the Farm Bill had stalled due to issues surrounding the nutrition title of the new measure.  More specifically, the Politico article stated that, […]

Farm Policy: Will the Farm Bill be Blocked by SNAP Politics?

🕔Mar 15, 2018Farm Bill issues related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP- food stamps) appear to be hampering progress on the measure this week.  Today’s update highlights recent news items that discuss the […]

Farm Bill Talks Delayed Til April

🕔Mar 14, 2018Farm Bill language was expected to be released as early as today, but now House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) has announced he is delaying work on his committee’s […]

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 Review: Historic Fixed Price Policy and Costs of Production

🕔Mar 9, 2018This article continues the discussion regarding fixed-price commodity policies in farm bills by comparing early target prices and costs incurred by farmers to produce supported crops. The discussion in this […]

Farm Bill Review: Origins of Fixed Price Policy

🕔Feb 23, 2018The changes to farm programs included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 discussed recently were an unusual revision of farm policy both in timing and method. Congress agreed to […]

Tennessee: Seed Cotton Programs Webinar, Feb. 19

🕔Feb 15, 2018The National Cotton Council is sponsoring a webinar on the 2018 Seed Cotton Program on Monday, February 19th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. UT Extension has 3 locations currently […]

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: Explaining The Basics Of New Seed Cotton Program

🕔Feb 13, 2018Effective with the 2018 crop, “seed cotton” is now a covered commodity under Title I of the 2014 farm bill and eligible for PLC (Price Loss Coverage) payments. For purposes […]

Trump Budget Proposes Cuts to Crop Insurance and SNAP – Farm Policy

🕔Feb 13, 2018On Monday, the Trump administration released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2019. Like last year, the budget outline contained proposed cuts to crop insurance and the SNAP program.  Today’s […]

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