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 […]

Seed Cotton Program Good for Georgia Agriculture

🕔Feb 15, 2018In the wee hours of February 9, 2018, both houses of congress passed the Bi-Partisan Budget Agreement of 2018, which the President signed later that morning.  Within this legislation, a […]

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 […]

Conservation: Proposed Budget Cuts Deeply Into Programs

🕔Feb 13, 2018Today, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s budget for conservation programs in the 2019 fiscal year. “Once again, this administration is […]

2018 U.S. Farm Income Forecast – Net Farm Income Lowest Since 2006

🕔Feb 8, 2018The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated on Wednesday that, “Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to decrease $4.3 billion (6.7 percent) to $59.5 billion in 2018, […]

Crop Insurance Support: $40,000 Limit Has the Potential to Impact Multiple Farm Sizes

🕔Feb 7, 2018Proposals have been made to limit the amount of Federally-paid crop insurance premiums on a per farm basis. A $40,000 limit was proposed in the last farm bill and the […]

Texas: Farm Bill Discussions Highlight Ag Forum Meeting

🕔Feb 5, 2018Farm economy experts at the recent Ag Forum in Austin told attendees to expect much debate on the shaping of a new farm bill that will most likely be written […]

Farm Bill 2014: How Was the Money Spent?

🕔Feb 2, 2018Looking ahead to potential farm bill reauthorization this year also presents opportunities to review the 2014 Farm Bill. One of the key issues surrounding the last farm bill was the […]

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