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 […]

Farm Bill: Budget Impasse Could Impact Congressional To-Do List Jan 22, 2018

🕔Jan 22, 2018
Budget 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, 2017

🕔Oct 27, 2017
The 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, 2017

🕔Jul 27, 2017
In 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, 2017

🕔Jul 21, 2017
This 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 […]

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