In: Commodity Programs
$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...
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...
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...