Far Bill: 1st Draft Markup to Focus on SNAP

🕔Apr 16, 2018On Thursday, the House Agriculture Committee released its draft of the Farm Bill.  As expected, the nutrition title of the measure, which includes the SNAP program (food stamps) has garnered the most attention. […]

Farm Bill Preview – Budget Discipline and Farm Policy

🕔Apr 2, 2018Poised 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: Chairman Conaway Highlights SNAP Concepts

🕔Mar 29, 2018On Wednesday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R., Tex.) was a guest on the Adams on Agriculture radio program where he discussed the Farm Bill and SNAP issues with […]

Farm Bill: SNAP – Chairman Conaway, Ranking Member Peterson Offer Perspective

🕔Mar 27, 2018On Saturday, House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R., Tex.) delivered a speech to the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers at their 2018 Convention in Ft Worth.  And on Monday, […]

Farm Bill Stalls Over SNAP – What’s the Hold Up?

🕔Mar 19, 2018An article at Politico on Thursday indicated that bipartisan negotiations over the Farm Bill had stalled due to issues surrounding the nutrition title of the new measure.  More specifically, the Politico article stated that, […]

Keith Good: Chinese Corn Imports Not Likely to Recover; Food Stamp Debate Rages On

🕔Feb 27, 2015Corn Yield Expectations for 2015 University of Illinois agricultural economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good penned an update yesterday at the farmdoc daily blog titled, “Forming Expectations for the 2015 U.S. Average Corn Yield: […]

Keith Good: Global Soybean Issues; Vilsack on Crop Insurance; Food Stamps Re-Revisited

🕔Feb 26, 2015Port Disruptions Drop Almond Shipments Emiko Terazono reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “Almond shipments in California fell by almost a third in January, as a prolonged labour dispute […]

Keith Good: Updated Grain Price Forecasts; Working on Sealing the Pacific Trade Deal

🕔Feb 19, 2015Positive Update to Grain Price Forecasts Earlier this week, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI-MU) released its February 2015 U.S. Crop Price Update, which stated in part that, “FAPRI-MU […]

Keith Good: Proposed Cuts to Crop Insurance; Port Labor Dispute Continues

🕔Feb 12, 2015Crop Insurance Cuts Yesterday, the House Agriculture Committee heard testimony from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at a hearing to review the state of the rural economy. During his opening remarks, […]

Keith Good: ‘Bull’s Eye’ on Crop Insurance? Maybe.

🕔Feb 11, 2015Food Stamps vs. Crop Insurance? Jerry Hagstrom reported yesterday at National Journal Online that, “When Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testifies before the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday, he is likely to get some tough questions about the […]

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