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USMEF Statement in Support of Farm Bill

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), an organization charged with increasing the value and profitability of the U.S. beef, pork and lamb industries by enhancing demand in international markets,...

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Nebraska Cattlemen pleased with Farm Bill passage, disappointed in exclusion...

Nebraska Cattlemen commends the House of Representatives and the Nebraska Delegation on completing the Farm Bill. NC appreciates all the effort to resolve many of the contentious issues that arose...

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Highlights Of New Farm Bill

This post contains a summary of key farm safety net provisions. Details are minimized to focus on key features. A few brief observations conclude the post. Mistakes are possible given the short...

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A Tale of Two Farm Bills

This week brought to light the tale of two very conflicting farm bills. There was the House-passed version that NCBA supported – that version contained all of our priorities – and the Bill the...

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2014 Farm Bill Eliminates Direct Payments

  The single biggest change is the elimination of direct payments to farmers The House of Representatives passed the 2014 farm bill (Agricultural Act of 2014) this week and the Senate is expected to...

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Op-Ed On The New Farm Bill By Agricultural Leaders

Passage of the 2014 farm bill ends a frustrating two-year legislative journey, largely driven by a search for significant budget reductions, and often fueled by polarizing rhetoric on how to make those...

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A Perspective On The Farm Bill’s Reforms Over The Years

U.S. farm policy has undergone a radical transformation in recent history to better respond to evolving conditions, and the reforms made in the 2014 Farm Bill continues that trend. The result: More...

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Big Choices Loom for U.S. Farmers with new Farm Bill

K-State’s Barnaby Answers Questions about New Farm Bill MANHATTAN, Kan. – As a professor in Kansas State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics, Art Barnaby has given countless presentations...

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Missouri ‘Farm Bill’ Passes House

The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) strongly supports the bipartisan 105 to 43 vote today in the Missouri House of Representatives in favor of SB 506. The omnibus legislation, commonly referred...

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Farm Bill Frequently Asked Questions: Base acre reallocation 

      Over the past few months, the Nebraska Extension Farm Bill education team has been on the road talking with producers about the 2014 Farm Bill. This is one of a series of articles clarifying some...

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USDA Announces $2.4 Million Available Funding to Relieve Veterinary Shortages

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $2.4 million in available funding to relieve veterinarian shortage situations through education,...

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Producers React to Changes in Crop Insurance Choices

The 2014 Farm Bill is the latest version of a national program that has been in place to support the agricultural production sector since the 1930s. While the new policy brought many changes, this...

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Decade Lows in Wheat Prices Supports Need for Effective Farm Bill

Record yields across the U.S. and favorable conditions around the world this harvest season have brought the lowest price of wheat in nearly a decade, with wheat futures down, causing a dilemma for...

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Presidential Contenders Weigh in on Agricultural Issues

FBNews, the online/digital newsletter of the American Farm Bureau Federation, this week began posting responses from the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees on a range of issues that...

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R-CALF USA Gives their Take on Priorities for New Congress

In a prepared statement presented this week during the 2018 Farm Bill listening session sponsored by Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.), R-CALF USA said the need for major changes is urgent if Congress...

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NCBA President Testifies on Cattlemen’s Priorities for 2018 Farm Bill

$150M for FMD Vaccine Bank, Regulatory Relief, Trade Top Group’s Agenda In testimony on Capitol Hill today, Craig Uden, a fourth-generation cattle producer from Nebraska and the president of the...

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Kentucky Cattleman Testifies before U.S. House SBS

Calls on Congress to Address Regulatory Reform, Repeal Federal Estate Tax WASHINGTON (March 23, 2017) – Today, Tim White, a cattle producer from Lexington, Kentucky, testified before the House Small...

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In the Cattle Markets: 2018 Farm Bill

Discussions Begin Heating up for the 2018 Farm Bill: What Does it Mean for the Cattle Industry? The 2016 elections are now a distant memory and the transition into a new presidential administration is...

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The Short Straw for Farmers Once Again

It’s called “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” but if the Trump administration’s first major budget plan became law, it most assuredly would harm one of our nation’s greatest assets: her...

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MU Farm Bill Summit, October 18

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A day of talks on issues Missourians need in the next farm bill from the U.S. Congress will be Oct. 18 at the University of Missouri. MU Extension pulls together interested parties for...

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