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 […]

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 […]

Farm Bill: Budget Impasse Could Impact Congressional To-Do List

🕔Jan 22, 2018Budget Issues- Government Shutdown Los Angeles Times writer Lisa Mascaro reported late last week that, “The federal government began shutting down early Saturday after a flurry of dramatic, last-minute negotiations failed to end […]

U.S. House of Rep. Passes 2018 Budget – DTN

🕔Oct 27, 2017The House of Representatives on Thursday passed the fiscal year 2018 budget resolution that had earlier cleared the U.S. Senate, setting the stage for the Republicans to write a tax […]

Ag Research: Funding for Federal Facilities Falls Far Short of Needs

🕔Jul 27, 2017In discussing the agricultural budget, it is easy to focus in on commodity support, nutrition, and environmental programs and ignore the cost of maintaining the agricultural research facilities that are […]

Ag and the Farm Bill: Budget, Appropriations Issues Continue to Unfold

🕔Jul 21, 2017This week, the House Budget Committee unveiled, and subsequently passed, a 2018 fiscal year budget resolution.  Meanwhile, the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday approved its fiscal year 2018 agricultural appropriations […]

House Proposed Budget Cuts Ag by $10Bln – Expect a Showdown – DTN

🕔Jul 19, 2017House Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane Black, R-Tenn., on Tuesday released a fiscal year 2018 budget proposal that calls for a $10 billion cut in programs under the control of the […]

Farm Policy: Farm Bill – Ag Spending and Budgetary Issues

🕔Jul 14, 2017Today’s update looks at recent spending and budgetary issues impacting agriculture and the Farm Bill.  The House Appropriations Committee this week passed the fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill for USDA.   […]

House Ag Spending Bill is $4.64Bln Above Trumps’s Budget Request

🕔Jun 29, 2017House Agriculture Appropriations Bill On Tuesday, a news release from the House Appropriations Committee indicated that, “The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which will be considered […]

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