Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor

Thursday 02/07/13

House Aggie Steve King Pushes Back
Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King isn't going to let GOP kingmakers in Washington possibly push him out of a race for U.S. Senate.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 3:14PM CST 02/07/13 by Chris Clayton | 0 Comments | Post a Comment
 
Sequestration Cuts Just One More Federal Merry-go-Round
I set out this week to better understand the relationship between the across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration cuts. What a merry-go-round trip that has been![Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:35AM CST 02/07/13 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (3)
The rising tensions between China and Japan don't hold much promise for solving the "Farm Bill Issue", as if we're likely sucked into the mess, the "Sacred Cow" of the Defense Budget is more likely to get "after dinner mints" rather than some of the trimming it needs. This is sad as the Farm Bill is an investment in America's Supply Chain and Business growth foundation, one that, given a little time, could actually stimulate some real economic growth-badly NEEDED economic growth. If it even LOOKS like we might be on the road to WWIII, color that gone.
Posted by Ric Ohge at 10:12AM CST 02/07/13
Finally Chris, you make sense! You are not in trouble when you argue with yourself, only when you lose! Keep trying and thanks for the blog. Snarky
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 4:54PM CST 02/07/13
There are several other obvious and relevant facts that need to be part of this discussion. At the beginning of the past decade the government was guaranteeing a minimal amount of gross revenue per corn acre grown. Now many farmers receive a revenue guarantee of close to $1000 per acre of corn grown. Also the government was paying a minimal amount of insurance premium per acre. Now it is many billions per year. Some farmers now receive over a million dollars every year as a benefit towards the cost of their government crop insurance premium. Also the national debt has nearly tripled since the beginning of the last decade.
Posted by Lon Truly at 5:20AM CST 02/08/13
Blog Home Pages
February  2013
S M T W T F S
               1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28      
Subscribe to Ag Policy Blog RSS
Recent Blog Posts
  • Route 66: The End of the Trail
  • House Votes to Block EPA WOTUS Rule
  • Vilsack on Easements, Rail and Livestock Aid
  • Base Acre Decisions Are Key to New Farm Bill
  • House Likely to Block EPA's WOTUS Rule
  • Clarifying Some SCO Issues
  • Senators Want GIPA Policy Limits Removed
  • EPA Water Rule Starts in the Ephemeral Streams
  • Looking at Base Acre Decisions Facing Farmers
  • Report: U.S. Lost WTO Ruling
  • NFU Leaders Want to Walk Away from Beef Talks
  • RMA Readying Details on Spring Crops and SCO
  • USDA Readies STAX for 2015
  • 2014 Corn Crop Could Gut Farm Bill Savings
  • House Ag Leaders Push Vilsack on Grain Inspectors
  • Roberts Wins in Kansas; Right to Farm Appears to Win in Missouri
  • Conservation Program, Cover-Crop Research Advance
  • Farmers Urged to Give Lawmakers Earful on CWA, Immigration
  • USDA Releases Greenhouse Gas Report
  • USDA Says SCO Insurance is Ready for 2015 Crops