2018 Farm Bill Draft: Maybe Not as Bad as You Expected – DTN Apr 13, 2018

🕔Apr 13, 2018
Congressmen have been quick to point out 2018 farm income is projected to be less than half of what it was five years ago, but the farm bill draft rolled […]

House Ag Committee Listens to Farmer Concerns in Minnesota – DTN Aug 4, 2017

🕔Aug 4, 2017
While Farmfest is known for its traditional heat and humidity, it was cool, bordering on chilly, on Thursday as 11 members of the House Agriculture Committee heard about a broad […]

Trump Proposed Budget Hits USDA Hard – DTN Mar 17, 2017

🕔Mar 17, 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture would take a $4.7 billion cut in discretionary programs next year under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, or about a 21% cut from 2017 spending […]

Farm Business Stress: Organizations and Some States Offer Counseling Hot Lines – DTN Feb 17, 2017

🕔Feb 17, 2017
Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado was talking about the struggles of health care in rural Colorado last week when he noted he had met in January with the director of […]

House Ag Comm. Looks at Cotton Program, Increased CRP Acres, Base Acres Change – DTN Feb 9, 2017

🕔Feb 9, 2017
After telling the crop insurance industry Monday that he wouldn’t be in Congress if crop insurance had existed when he tried to farm, House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, […]

Farm Bill: Cutting Crop Insurance is ‘Baloney’ says House Ag Chief Economist – DTN Jan 9, 2017

🕔Jan 9, 2017
There are more questions than answers about the details and timing of the next farm bill debate, two key staffers for the House and Senate agriculture committees told an overflow […]

EPA Waters Rule “man handled farmers…” House Ag Comm. – DTN Feb 11, 2016

🕔Feb 11, 2016
In an all-encompassing hearing before the House Agriculture Committee, lawmakers pleaded with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to withdraw the waters of the United States rule. The rule […]

Farm Credit: Lawmakers Question Lending Oversight – DTN Dec 2, 2015

🕔Dec 2, 2015
Members of the House Agriculture Committee declared themselves as friends of the Farm Credit System at a hearing on Wednesday, but told regulators in the Farm Credit Administration that friends […]

Plans to Cut Crop Insurance Tossed Out – DTN Oct 29, 2015

🕔Oct 29, 2015
Plans to cut $3 billion out of the federal crop insurance program in the next eight years were reversed after members of the House Agriculture Committee announced Wednesday an agreement […]

Farm Policy: Bill Aims to Add GMO Ingredients to Food Labels – DTN Jul 13, 2015

🕔Jul 13, 2015
The House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday will mark up a bill that would require any labeling of genetically modified foods to take place at the federal level. The bill, H.R. […]

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