NEWS
Ag Policy Blog
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:28 PM CST

Three major commodity groups would oppose a new farm bill and support extending the 2008 farm law for as much as two more years, as well as a cut in Direct Payments, rather than see target prices recoupled to planted acres.

The American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association and U.S. Canola Association sent their position letter to the four principal negotiators on the farm bill, all agriculture committee members in both chambers, and House and Senate majority and minority leadership.

"If such a resolution is not possible, we would support a two-year extension of the 2008 Farm Bill including, ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Sustainable Fertilizer Work
Todd's Take
Washington Insider -- Tuesday
COOL Appeal Likely in 2015
Washington Insider
Washington Insider -- Monday
EWG: Enlist Duo Food Exposure Possible
USDA Rolls Out APH Exclusion