In: Commodity Programs
GAO Released Crop Insurance Study
- September 9, 2014
Posted September 9, 2014 The cost of the federal crop insurance program and farm sector income and wealth has grown...
Indiana Fish Feed Mill Creates Opportunities for Soybean Farmers
- July 10, 2014
Posted July 10, 2014 A new fish feed mill is opening in Indiana that will utilize soybeans to feed the...
$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
- May 30, 2014
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
- May 12, 2014
Posted May 12, 2014 Several farm groups recently asked Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to consider all regional interests in...
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...
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...
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)...
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...