Biden Makes Case for Big Spending Plans – DTN Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
In a speech full of big-spending proposals, President Joe Biden made his case in a joint address to Congress Wednesday evening that the federal government can do more to rebuild […]

Biden Budget Proposal Includes 16% USDA Funding Increase Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
Budget: General Background and USDA Los Angeles Times writer David Lauter reported last week that, “President Biden, saying the U.S. has ‘significantly underinvested in core public services,’ will ask Congress for a […]

House Ag Committee Passes Portion of FY21 Budget Reconciliation Bill Feb 11, 2021

🕔Feb 11, 2021
DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported on Wednesday that, “The $1.9 trillion relief plan moving through the House of Representatives has roughly $16.1 billion in specific provisions for USDA — mainly for nutrition […]

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 […]

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