AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Apr 14, 2014 06:17 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Feinstein Looking for Senate Support for Drought Assistance Proposal

One of the selling points that supporters of the 2014 farm bill used to gain votes for the measure was that reforms to crop insurance contained in the legislation greatly strengthened the economic safety net for farmers and ranchers. The substantially larger federal subsidies to crop insurance would make the ad hoc assistance of past years unnecessary, they argued.

Less than three months after President Obama signed the farm bill into law, ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
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