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Farm Policy & Programs

Farm Policy & Programs

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Farmdoc Daily: Declining cost of production and farm policy

Following are highlights of an item released by Farmdoc Daily about the declining cost of production and farm policy, authored by Carl Zulauf, Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess and Gary Schnitkey:

US Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Big possible shifts coming for CRP

While much attention is focused on commodity and nutrition programs in developing a new farm bill, the House Ag Committee appears poised to pursue some significant changes to the venerable Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

US Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

USDA Radio Newsline: December 14, 2017

USDA radio items on the global wheat market, Canada's wheat crop, use of corn for ethanol, food safety and inspection, the 2017 ag census and retail food prices.

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AGgregator: December 13, 2017

Highlights and links to key media articles related to the business of agriculture.
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EU and Gates Foundation provide €500 million to support agricultural research

The European Union and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have pledged to assign more than €500 million to agricultural research and innovation over the next three years (2018-2020), launching a major collaboration effort between the world’s largest development donor and the main private philanthropic organisation to combat climate change in developing countries. 

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Perdue talks trade, NAFTA, Farm Bill and regulatory reform

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue touched on the importance of trade for U.S. agriculture, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the upcoming Farm Bill and regulatory reform during a Tuesday (Dec. 12) speech at the National Press Club.

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Farm Bill

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Big possible shifts coming for CRP

While much attention is focused on commodity and nutrition programs in developing a new farm bill, the House Ag Committee appears poised to pursue some significant changes to the venerable Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).

US Agricultural Policy Environment and Conservation

USDA Radio Newsline: December 13, 2017

USDA radio items on Perdue discussing state SNAP flexibility, safeguards for American agriculture, the House Ag Committee farm bill website, the US cotton outlook, soybean oil use for biodiesel and the weather outlook.
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Perdue talks trade, NAFTA, Farm Bill and regulatory reform

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue touched on the importance of trade for U.S. agriculture, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the upcoming Farm Bill and regulatory reform during a Tuesday (Dec. 12) speech at the National Press Club.

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Crop Insurance

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Sen. Grassley continues to lament slow Senate farm bill pace

Work on developing a new farm bill in the Senate is some three months behind schedule and that needs to change quickly, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

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Crop insurance indemnities remain under year-ago marks

US crop insurance indemnities for the 2017 crop year are at $3.057 billion, down from $3.887 billion for the 2016 crop year, according to data from USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) as of December 4.

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USDA further trims 2017 net cash, net farm income forecasts

US net cash farm income is now forecast to be $96.9 billion for 2017, up 3.9 percent from 2016 but down from a forecast of $100.4 billion in August, according to USDA's Farm Income Forecast update.

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Market Support

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EU, US, Japan attack “severe excess capacity” in international trade but refrain from naming China

The main trade representatives for the EU, the US and Japan delivered a joint statement committing to enhance trilateral cooperation and to re-establish a “global level playing field” in international trade.

European Agricultural Policy EU

Sen. Grassley continues to lament slow Senate farm bill pace

Work on developing a new farm bill in the Senate is some three months behind schedule and that needs to change quickly, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

US Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Buenos Aires Ministerial preview: Will the WTO have to tango without the US?

It is becoming increasingly common for delegates to head to a World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial conference with little idea of what the outcome will be.

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Rural Development

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USDA further trims 2017 net cash, net farm income forecasts

US net cash farm income is now forecast to be $96.9 billion for 2017, up 3.9 percent from 2016 but down from a forecast of $100.4 billion in August, according to USDA's Farm Income Forecast update.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Incomes

USDA nomination updates: Northey, Ibach win ag panel ok

Bill Northey and Greg Ibach were approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee to serve in roles at USDA even as the role that Northey will serve could change. And, the potential is there for a nomination hearing next week on a controversial choice for a USDA post.

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Little drama in Censky, McKinney confirmation hearing for USDA posts

The nomination hearing for Steve Censky to be USDA deputy secretary and Ted McKinney to be undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs revealed no major issues or tension points between the nominees and members of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

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Animal Health & Welfare

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USDA to withdraw organic livestock, poultry rule

The Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) rule that would add new animal welfare restrictions under USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) will be withdrawn, according to a notice from USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) scheduled for publication in the Federal Register next week.

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FDA charts first decrease in antimicrobial sales for food animals

A new report found sales of medically important antibiotics used in food animals dropped for the first time by 14% from 2015 to 2016. While advocates pointed to the dip as a sign of progress, especially in the chicken industry, the Animal Health Institute (AHI) said sales trends are “no predictors of public health impact.”

US Food Policy Animal Health

OTA vows to see USDA in court this month after latest ‘walk back’ of organic rule

After USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on Thursday (Nov. 9) again delayed the effective date of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule – this time until May 14, 2018 – the agency has until mid-November to answer to a lawsuit filed in September by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) over its repeated delays in implementing the rule.

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Farm Incomes

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Farmdoc Daily: Declining cost of production and farm policy

Following are highlights of an item released by Farmdoc Daily about the declining cost of production and farm policy, authored by Carl Zulauf, Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess and Gary Schnitkey:

US Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Perdue talks trade, NAFTA, Farm Bill and regulatory reform

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue touched on the importance of trade for U.S. agriculture, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the upcoming Farm Bill and regulatory reform during a Tuesday (Dec. 12) speech at the National Press Club.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Crop insurance indemnities remain under year-ago marks

US crop insurance indemnities for the 2017 crop year are at $3.057 billion, down from $3.887 billion for the 2016 crop year, according to data from USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) as of December 4.

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