The Importance of Research Dollars in the Next Farm Bill

Abbey Taylor Citrus, Farm Bill, Florida, Research, Weather

The new farm bill is still being negotiated and worked out. There are some kinks to it, which is why its completion is taking longer than expected. However, one thing that most people can agree on is the importance of including research funding in the new farm bill. Hurricanes asides, research has greatly impacted the Florida citrus industry industry after …


Lobbyist Suggest Cotton, Dairy Fixes in Disaster Bill

Dan Cotton, Dairy, Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Industry lobbyist for cotton and dairy say safety-net fixes are nearing. Key industry lobbyist told the Hagstrom Report they believe there will be fixes to the problems in the cotton and dairy programs in the package of appropriations and disaster funding that Senate leaders are working on. An unnamed source said: “This would be a big win for agriculture going …


House Ag Democrat: No Farm Bill Better than Bad Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

House Agriculture Committee Democrat Jim McGovern of Massachusetts says he would “rather have no farm bill this year than a lousy farm bill.” McGovern told the Hagstrom Report that he has not seen the House draft of the farm bill, but that he would work to defeat the bill if he does not like it, in hopes for a better …


USDA Principles a Great Start for Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

With the release of USDA’s farm bill principles, agriculture has a path forward regarding what to expect in the next farm bill. While USDA cannot write policy, AFBF public policy executive director Dale Moore says that the action by the Secretary Sonny Perdue sets the tone moving forward. Tone Moore says the principles outlined by Secretary Perdue mirror the farm …

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Perdue on Ag Research Importance

Abbey Taylor Farm Bill, Legislative

Research funding has proved to be critical to the U.S. agriculture industry. Many farmers are anxiously waiting to see how much funding will be allocated to research dollars in the upcoming farm bill. During his recent stop in Pennsylvania, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue discussed the importance of research funding for agriculture. Rod Bain has the details.

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Farm Bureau: USDA Principles a Great Start for Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today released his roadmap for the 2018 farm bill, and it is a good one for farmers, ranchers and rural communities. The secretary’s farm bill principles look to the future while securing the present for farmers and ranchers who continue to face a …