Net Farm Income Rising Thanks to Govt. Payments – DTN Sep 4, 2020

    🕔Sep 4, 2020
    Despite the pandemic, or because of government response to it, the U.S. farm sector is projected to have stronger income for 2020 than a year ago. The latest projections for […]

    Farm Bill Negotiations: Tensions Persist Oct 9, 2018

    🕔Oct 9, 2018
    The current Farm Bill has expired and tensions among key members of the Conference Committee persist. Today’s update provides an overview of recent articles that highlight ongoing Farm Bill issues in greater […]

    Farm Bill: Hard Line Republicans – Proposals Overly Generous to “Big” Farmers – DTN May 18, 2018

    🕔May 18, 2018
    Crop insurance and overall farm subsidies will face a challenge from one amendment on the House floor after proposed amendments to the bill were thinned out Wednesday evening.   The amendment […]

    Commodity Loans, Setasides: Sorting Through the Options – Commentary Oct 26, 2017

    🕔Oct 26, 2017
    If the loan rates that we discussed in our previous columns are used to take storable agricultural commodities off the market and set a floor on crop prices, what happens […]

    Trump Ag Nominee Questions Crop Insurance Constitutionality – DTN Jul 27, 2017

    🕔Jul 27, 2017
    In past interviews, Sam Clovis, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Agriculture undersecretary for research, education and economics, has questioned the constitutionality of crop insurance. Those statements may endanger his nomination, […]

    Crop Insurance: Trump Cuts Would Eliminate Harvest Price Option and Limit Farm Size Jun 14, 2017

    🕔Jun 14, 2017
    Editor’s Note: For Tables and Figures see the Source Link at the bottom of the article. The Administration’s budget would cut $58.7 billion from crop insurance or about $6 billion […]

    Cash Rent Slide; Subsidy Questions; Catfish Regs Not All Good – Keith Good Mar 22, 2015

    🕔Mar 22, 2015
    Cash Rents Reflect Lower Farm Incomes Marcia Zarley Taylor reported on Friday at DTN that, “Some sky-high cash rents are coming back to earth. For the first time this century, Corn Belt […]

    Keith Good: Crop Insurance; Monarch and Monsanto; Ag Economy; Immigration Feb 6, 2015

    🕔Feb 6, 2015
    Policy: Subsidies, Crop Insurance, Death Tax Earlier this week, Politico’s Jason Huffman and Bill Tomson sat down with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack “to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the 2014 Farm Bill.” A video replay of […]

    Keith Good: EPA Moving Ahead with Plans to Finalize Clean Water Rule Dec 17, 2014

    🕔Dec 17, 2014
    Regulations Philip Brasher reported yesterday at Agri-Pulse Online that, “Despite stiff opposition from congressional Republicans, EPA is moving ahead with plans to finalize its proposed Clean Water Act rule by this spring, Administrator Gina […]

    Keith Good: Tumbling Grain Prices May Prove Costly for Taxpayers Oct 21, 2014

    🕔Oct 21, 2014
    Policy Issues Grant Gerlock of Harvest Public Media reported yesterday that, “U.S. farmers are bringing in what’s expected to be a record-breaking harvest for corn and soybeans. But all that productivity […]


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