Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri May 10, 2013 07:00 AM CDT

One of the big differences that hung up last year's debate over the Senate and House versions of the farm bill was the lack of a target-price program in the Senate version. The House more than made up for that by not only keeping a target-price program, but boosting the overall reference prices for almost every commodity. In fact, some university analysis suggested under the House bill, most producers would be better off enrolling in the target-price program instead of the shallow-loss program meant to supplement crop insurance.

The Senate bill unveiled on Thursday did reinstall a new target-price program ...

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