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Looking Forward to a New Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Peanuts

The keynote speaker at the recent Annual Winter Conference of the National Peanut Buying Points Association was Congressman Rick Crawford of Arkansas.  He serves on the House Ag Committee and is Subcommittee Chairman of General Farm Commodities and Risk Management as well as a member of the Nutrition Subcommittee. Tyron Spearman talked with Rep. Crawford about work being done on …


NCBA Dealing with Various Issues

Dan Beef, Cattle, Farm Bill

The beef industry knows the importance of trade with other countries, but that is only one of the top issues for them this year. According to National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall, there are other issues of importance. That includes the Farm Bill. NCBA Dealing with Various Issues

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Two-year Budget Deal Key for Agriculture

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

The two-year budget deal passed by Congressional leaders is key for agriculture, including farm program fixes, disaster aid and tax break extenders. American Farm Bureau budget adviser, RJ Karney, looks at some of the key program fixes needed to write the next farm bill. Two-year Budget Deal Key for Agriculture-1 Karney says AFBF and Ag Committee leaders were also behind …


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 …

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Conaway Wants Cotton and Dairy Fix on Any Must-Pass Bill

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway says Congress should attach provisions to help cotton and dairy farmers to any must-pass bill before the farm bill comes up. Speaking at the Crop Insurance Industry Annual Convention Monday in Phoenix, Arizona, Conaway signaled that he is no longer focused on just convincing the Senate to include the aid in the disaster bill, according …


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 …


Dairy Industry Emphasizing Unity

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

International Dairy Foods Association President and CEO Michael Dykes gave his annual state-of-the-industry speech to the Dairy Forum in California. One of his highlights focused on the unity between dairy producers and processors. The Hagstrom Report says that unity that has led to joint positions on the upcoming farm bill, as well as the Trump Administration’s strong advocacy for dairy …