Farm Bill: Lawmakers’ Perspective – SNAP and Conservation

🕔Aug 20, 2018As the work of the Farm Bill conference committee progresses, two issues, SNAP and conservation, have been singled out as key to the committee’s success.  Today’s update looks briefly at recent news items that contain […]

Farm Bill: Conference Negotiations Begin

🕔Aug 10, 2018Congress has completed the procedural steps necessary to begin conference negotiations on the two 2018 farm bills produced by the House and Senate.  Additionally, the Congressional Budget Office has updated […]

News Groups Challenge USDA Shut Down of Early Commodity Info – DTN

🕔Aug 6, 2018Bloomberg News, Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal, the National Press Club, the National Press Foundation and DTN/The Progressive Farmer have sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue challenging USDA’s […]

Ag Trade: Tariffs and Commodity Prices – Impacts and Reactions

🕔Jul 25, 2018Several recent news articles have discussed tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports and the impacts these policies are having on global commodity markets.  As the effects of trade policies ripple through […]

Farm Bill, 2018: Next Up – Resolving 5 Key Issues Between House and Senate

🕔Jul 6, 2018On June 28, 2018, the Senate overwhelmingly passed its version of the 2018 farm bill with an historic 86 to 11 vote (U.S. Senate, Roll Call Vote 143). Senate passage followed […]

EPA Wants Judgement in New York Waters of the U.S. Case – DTN

🕔Jul 5, 2018The EPA is expected to ask a federal judge in New York to rule in its favor on a lawsuit challenging the delay of the 2015 waters of the United […]

Endangered Species Act – $1.75Bln Annually – Reform Bill Pushes for Transparency – DTN

🕔Jul 4, 2018Environmental and conservation groups tout the Endangered Species Act as a success, while opponents of the law point to a low species recovery rate and added restrictions to landowners as […]

Biofuel Losses to EPA Waivers: “Gut Punch to Midwest farmers…” – DTN

🕔Jun 28, 2018The amount of biofuels gallons lost to small refinery waivers was worse than many had estimated. The EPA granted waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2016 and 2017, totaling […]

Farm Policy: Chairman Conaway Provides Perspective on Farm Bill

🕔Jun 25, 2018House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R., Tex.) was a guest on Friday’s “Adams on Agriculture” radio program with Mike Adams.   After failing to pass on the House floor last month, the measure succeeded on Thursday […]

Farm Policy: House Narrowly Passes Farm Bill

🕔Jun 22, 2018Wall Street Journal writers Jesse Newman, Heather Haddon and Siobhan Hughes reported on Thursday that, “The House on Thursday narrowly passed a Republican-written bill that reauthorizes farm programs while also […]

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