House Agriculture Committee Prepares for Farm Bill by Exploring Economic Outlook in Rural America

Dan Economy, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to review the economic challenges facing rural America. Members heard from several witnesses who highlighted these factors, including low farm commodity prices, declining net farm income, tightening credit conditions, a strong dollar, and unfair trade practices by foreign competitors.

Interesting Debates Expected over New Farm Bill

Dan Environment, Farm Bill, General, Legislative

The next farm bill has been a major topic for many agriculture as conversations have been underway by commodity groups concerning issues that affect them. And while the next farm bill is not really expected until sometime in 2018, there are reports indicating some are considering writing a new farm bill to replace the current one and passing it a …