AG POLICY NEWS
House Farm Bill Hits the Floor
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Jun 19, 2013 06:51 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- After failing to get a floor debate last year, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas finally got to deliver a speech Tuesday introducing the farm bill for debate and eventual vote.

Lucas, a Republican from Oklahoma, said the farm bill, officially the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, would cut nearly $40 billion off projected spending over the next decade.

"The FARRM Act is a different farm bill for different times," Lucas said. "There is a reason we put reform in the title. This is the most reform-minded bill in decades. It repeals outdated ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner Researchers have developed GE wheat that yields far better under hot conditions, a wheat gene is ...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • Fines for Fringe Benefits A little-noticed rule in the Affordable Care Act could impose huge penalties on small business. I...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Beef Checkoff Effort Resumes Members of the eight organizations comprising the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group were se...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
FSA Yield Data Update
Top 10 Ag Stories of 2014: 4, 5
Under the Agridome
Congress Reaches Funding Deal