Part II: Advancing Conservation Programs in the 2018 Farm Bill

[Editor’s note: This is Part II of a two-part posting on conservation programs.] When it comes to federal support for…

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Farm Safety Net: Crop Insurance Reforms

As outlined the previous blog in this series, the overarching goals for federal agricultural policies that advance opportunities and create…

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Farm Safety Net: Time to Reform Commodity Programs

What should the priorities be in the next Farm Bill? The overarching goals should be to advance opportunities and create…

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The New Federal Budget: Impacts on American Agriculture

After months of negotiations, the House and Senate have finally reached a two-year budget deal to keep the government running….

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A Common Good Farm Bill

Protecting the Integrity of People, Communities & the Land in U.S. Farm Policy Farmers and rural communities are in a…

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Proposed Federal Budget – March 2017

Last week, President Trump released his inaugural budget request, this for the coming fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. Unlike past…

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The outlook for ag in Congress

Congress returned to Washington earlier this month to face a full plate on their legislative agenda. Of course, we are…

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Proposal aims to lessen burden of loans for beginning farmers

Student loans are on the minds of most college graduates, but for young farmers or those looking into farming as…

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