President Signs Funding Bill – DTN Oct 2, 2020

🕔Oct 2, 2020
President Donald Trump signed the continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 11 early Thursday after the Senate passed the bill only hours before the end of the fiscal […]

Politics of CCC Fund Flare Up – DTN Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
Short-term funding for USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. has become a major political fight as House Democratic leaders put forward a short-term bill to fund the federal government that doesn’t replenish […]

Federal Budget: House Resolves Fight Over Farm Payments, Passes Continuing Resolution Sep 23, 2020

🕔Sep 23, 2020
David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt reported on Tuesday night at Roll Call Online that, “The House swiftly passed a stopgap funding measure needed to avert a partial government shutdown in eight […]

Federal Budget: How Does Ag Spending Look for 2020? Feb 18, 2020

🕔Feb 18, 2020
It being February, the political focus turned momentarily back to matters of budget and deficit.  In late January, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated baseline estimates for federal […]

Trump Proposes Budget Cuts to USDA – DTN Feb 11, 2020

🕔Feb 11, 2020
 The White House released President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal-year 2021 on Monday, which proposes many of the same cuts the Trump administration has proposed for USDA and agricultural […]

President’s Ag Budget Proposal Causes Some Hand-Wringing – DTN Mar 13, 2019

🕔Mar 13, 2019
Despite some lobbying last month by the crop-insurance industry, the Trump administration’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020 again calls for reducing crop-insurance premiums, lowering income eligibility and reducing crop-insurance […]

Farm Bill Preview – Budget Discipline and Farm Policy Apr 2, 2018

🕔Apr 2, 2018
Poised at the starting line for the legislative process, the House Ag Committee has been delayed by partisan disagreement over controversial changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP […]

Farm Bill Round 1: Cotton, Dairy, and the President’s Budget Feb 15, 2018

🕔Feb 15, 2018
If 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 […]

Trump Budget Proposes Cuts to Crop Insurance and SNAP – Farm Policy Feb 13, 2018

🕔Feb 13, 2018
On 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, 2018

🕔Feb 13, 2018
Today, 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 […]

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