Farm Bill: Senate Ag Committee Approved 5-Year Farm Bill – DTN

🕔Jun 14, 2018The Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday approved a five-year farm bill. The bipartisan vote was 20-1 with only Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, opposed to the bill until he gets a […]

Farm Bill – Senate Draft Might Just Pass – Improvements, Fixes are Part of Package

🕔Jun 13, 2018Release of the Senate Ag Committee draft Senate Ag Committee (2018 Farm Bill; Brasher, June 8, 2018)  represents more than different program and policy details but completely different legislating, political and […]

Texas Cotton: 6 Farm Bill Discussion Meetings in June, July

🕔Jun 12, 2018The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host another round of cotton meetings in the High Plains June 19-20 and July 12 to explain new cotton provisions in the farm […]

West Texas: 4 Seed Cotton Program Sign-Up Workshops in June, July

🕔Jun 7, 2018The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a second round of seed cotton program sign-up workshops in the coming weeks to familiarize producers with the changes brought about through […]

Ag Barometer: Producers More Optimistic About Future

🕔Jun 5, 2018The May reading of the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer was 141, 16 points higher than in April 2018 and the highest barometer value since January 2017 (Figure 1). […]

Ag Policy: Price Loss Coverage Favors “Other Oilseeds”

🕔Jun 4, 2018In the context of U.S. commodity policy, “other oilseeds” include canola, crambe, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, sesame seed, and sunflower seed, as well as “any oilseed designated by the […]

Generic Base/Seed Cotton Program Timeline

🕔Jun 1, 2018The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 authorized Seed Cotton as a covered commodity under Title 1 of the 2014 farm bill and created eligibility for ARC/PLC effective with the 2018 […]

Farm Bill Defeated in U. S. House – Now What? – DTN

🕔May 21, 2018The cheers and jeers were all over the spectrum Friday after the House of Representatives failed to pass its version of the farm bill following a raucous debate this week. […]

Seed Cotton Program: Bipartisan Budget Act Requires Producer Action

🕔May 17, 2018Decisions must be made for the 2018 cotton crop being planted now, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service farm bill expert. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 established […]

Seed Cotton Provisions and the Farm Bill – Everything You Need to Know

🕔May 15, 2018House Agriculture Committee Proposal The legislative process leading to the next farm bill has now begun.  The current 2014 farm bill will end with the 2018 crop year.  On April […]

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