NEWS
Senate Target Prices Adjusted
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed May 15, 2013 04:08 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- While members of the Senate Agriculture Committee held an intense debate over the impact of target prices on Tuesday, an amendment that restructured the target-price program was largely overlooked.

Under the original structure of the Senate bill, target prices for all commodities with the exception of rice and peanuts stayed the same as the current counter-cyclical program. But an amendment to the bill by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, completely restructures the proposed Senate target-price plan, known as Adverse Market Payments. The amendment was included as part of a broad group of "en bloc" amendments added to the ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
Related News Stories
Washington Insider
Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Senate Debates Ag Funding
President Signs WRRDA Bill
Farm Bill Calculations
Ag Program Calculator Creators Selected
Commodity Calculators Coming