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$12.5 Million Available in Matching Payments under BCAP

  • June 12, 2014

Posted June 12, 2014   The Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the availability of $12.5 million in matching payments under the...

CFTC Extends Comment Period for Position Limit and Aggregation Proposals

Posted May 30, 2014   On December 12, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published a notice of proposed rulemaking...

Groups Ask Vilsack to Consider Regional Interests in Farm Bill Implementation

Posted May 12, 2014   Several farm groups recently asked Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to consider all regional interests in...

Experts Weigh in on Making Farm Bill Decisions

  • April 10, 2014

Posted April 10, 2014   The new farm bill includes many changes and farm services experts and agricultural accountants are offering...

Vilsack Releases Farm Bill Implementation Progress Report

  • April 7, 2014

Posted April 7, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently released a progress report for the implementation of the farm...

Big Advances for Farm Bill, but Deal Unlikely This Year

  • December 6, 2013

Posted December 6, 2013   After a meeting on Wednesday, farm bill negotiators made major advances, but conferees say a deal...

Farm Bill Work Continues, Agreement Possible

  • December 2, 2013

Posted December 2, 2013   While farm bill negotiators failed to meet a self-imposed deadline of reaching a framework for a...

Farm Bill Talks Break Down as Deadline Looms

  • November 22, 2013

Posted November 22, 2013   Farm bill negotiations broke down on Thursday and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) said...

Falling Corn Prices a Key Issue in Farm Bill Debate

  • November 20, 2013

Posted November 20, 2013   Falling corn prices have become a key issue for the farm bill conference, according to an...

Report Finds Potential Savings of $130 Billion from Agricultural Programs

  • November 18, 2013

Posted November 18, 2013   A report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows that Congress could save around $130...

Farm Bill Progress Amid Challenges

  • November 15, 2013

Posted November 15, 2013   House Agricultural Committee ranking member Collin Peterson (D-MN) said that the conference is making progress toward...

Peterson Optimistic on Farm Bill Vote

  • November 4, 2013

Posted November 4, 2013   Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) is optimistic that the House and Senate conference committee will find a...

USDA Issues CRP, Direct Payments, and ACRE Payments

  • October 29, 2013

Posted October 29, 2013   Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, recently announced that USDA has begun distributing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)...

Lawmakers Expect Farm Bill by End of October

  • October 22, 2013

Posted October 22, 2013   U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) are optimistic that Congress will pass...

Senators Express Concern over USDA Loan Cuts

  • October 22, 2013

Posted October 22, 2013   Fourteen senators have expressed concern over a cut to USDA’s Marketing Assistance Loan Program, according to...

House Names Farm Bill Conferees

  • October 14, 2013

Posted October 14, 2013   On Saturday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) named farm...

Farm Bill: Twenty Senators Do Not Support Extension with Direct Payments

  • October 3, 2013

Posted October 3, 2013   Twenty senators including Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) wrote a letter to...

Farm Bill Expires, Sen. Heitkamp to Hold Hearing

  • October 1, 2013

Posted October 1, 2013   The farm bill extension, which was passed last year after Congress was unable to pass a...

Business Groups: Farm Bill May Violate Trade Rules

  • September 23, 2013

Posted September 23, 2013   U.S. business groups recently said both the House and Senate versions of the farm bill may...

Rep. Kristi Noem: Congress Will Pass Farm Bill

  • August 22, 2013

Posted August 22, 2013 Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), member of the House Agriculture Committee, says that Congress will pass a...