Webinar: A First Look at the Farm Bill, Jan. 31 Jan 29, 2019

🕔Jan 29, 2019Join us on Thursday, January 31st at 8 a.m. CST for a webinar presentation by Keith Coble, MSU ag economist. He will focus on the provisions of the new Agricultural […]

Are Large Farms Less Risky to Insure than Small Farms? Jan 23, 2019

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🕔Jan 23, 2019Crop insurance has become the backbone of risk management protection afforded to crop farmers by the U.S, Department of Agriculture (USDA). This is evidenced by decreases in Title I of […]

Ag Research: Questionable Changes in Land-Grant University Funding Dec 27, 2018

🕔Dec 27, 2018While funding for agricultural commodity programs and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program captured most of the attention during the development of and wrangling over the budget for the farm bill, […]

Farm Bill Signed, SNAP Proposal Released, Trade Aid Payments Approved Dec 21, 2018

🕔Dec 21, 2018President Trump signed the Farm Bill into law on Thursday, the same day the executive branch proposed a rule that could impact participation in the SNAP (food stamp) program.  And […]

Louisiana: Farm Bill Mostly Beneficial for State’s Ag Producers Dec 19, 2018

🕔Dec 19, 2018Last week, both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed the 2018 farm bill with strong bipartisan support. The bill passed the Senate on an 87-13 vote and passed […]

Farm Bill May Spur Industrial Hemp Gold Rush – DTN Dec 18, 2018

🕔Dec 18, 2018Talking to Iowa soybean farmers last week about the 2018 farm bill, Deputy Secretary Steve Censky briefly mentioned their new potential cash crop. “You guys are all hemp farmers now,” […]

2018 Farm Bill – A First Look at Final Version Dec 18, 2018

🕔Dec 18, 2018So we have a new Farm Bill if, as all signs suggest, the President signs the new legislation.  The bill is estimated to cost $428 billion over the next 5 […]

Farm Bill Heads to President’s Desk with Strong Congressional Support – DTN Dec 14, 2018

🕔Dec 14, 2018The 2018 farm bill that had divided the House last summer over food-aid issues ended up passing easily on Wednesday as Congress sent the legislation on to President Donald Trump […]

House Passes Farm Bill, 369-47 – On to President’s Desk Dec 14, 2018

🕔Dec 14, 2018Following quick Senate action on Tuesday, and after surviving a close procedural vote on the Rules for debate, the House of Representatives passed the Farm Bill conference report on Wednesday by […]

Farm Bill Passes Senate, Includes 11 Major Points – DTN Dec 13, 2018

🕔Dec 13, 2018The U.S. Senate voted overwhelming Tuesday afternoon to finalize the new farm bill, the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” just a day after putting the finishing touches on the conference […]

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