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Farm groups pushing for a farm bill

The two largest farming groups in the United States called for swift passage of the farm bill by a congressional conference committee. Faced with the lowest farm income in 12 years, the presidents of the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union are asking Senate and House conferees to …

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Progress and hurdles for the 2018 Farm Bill

By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, and Nick Paulson, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois, and Carl Zulauf, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics
Ohio State University The odds for a farm bill in 2018 have improved considerably. On June 13 the Senate Ag Committee moved its version of …

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House passes version of the 2018 Farm Bill

After postponing a vote on immigration compromise legislation, the U.S. House of Representative’s voted 213-211 to approve H.R. 2, the 2018 Farm Bill on June 21. “By approving the 2018 Farm Bill today, members of the House recognized the serious economic challenges facing farmers and ranchers across the country,” said Zippy Duvall, American …

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Senate Agriculture Committee moving on the farm bill

The Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to hold a markup of the farm bill this week and the nation’s agricultural organizations are hopeful that meaningful farm bill progress can be made. “America’s farmers and ranchers are facing an economic storm across the countryside, so the release today of the Senate …

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