Designing a Farm Bill Fair to Everyone

Dan Farm Bill, General, Legislative

Discussions concerning the 2018 Farm Bill have already begun in many circles, including with lawmakers. During the recent Commodity Classic held in San Antonio, Texas, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway was asked how Congress can balance designing a farm bill for everyone, especially with him promoting cotton and the possible new Ag Secretary, Sonny Perdue being from the Southeast.

Senate Told Action Needed to Address Dairy Safety Net

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Dairy farmers need Congress to make improvements in the dairy title of the farm bill this year, and not wait until 2018 when the current bill expires, according to testimony delivered here today by Kansas dairy farmer Lynda Foster. In a field hearing Thursday on the campus of Kansas State University, Foster told members of the Senate Agriculture Committee that …

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 …

Talking about Washington and Impacts to Peanut Industry

Dan Georgia, Peanuts

Bob Redding of the Redding Firm recently said that while there will be some changes in the House and Senate ratio’s for the 115th Congress, most of the Agricultural Leadership will remain in place for the 2018 Farm Bill. And Tyron Spearman reports Capitol Hill peanut leadership is well-positioned with regard to senior policy slots on both the authorization and …