The significant difference between this and previous farm bills, says Keith Coble, Giles Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University, is money. “There really has been a major focus on budget savings," he says....More
Crop protection industry growing hopeful that farm bill is finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and will bring changes to pollinator health, endangered species negotiations and NPDES permits....More
‘It’s hard to get farmers engaged on the farm bill — there’s just a lot of apathy," says John Anderson. "Farm programs just aren’t as critical to the survival of today’s farmers as they used to be."...More
“In both the Senate and House farm bills, traditional commodity programs are taking a big hit and crop insurance is getting a big bump up,” says Keith Coble, Mississippi State University agricultural economist....More
Terry Smith, Smith & Weiland, Clarksdale, Miss., is perfectly poised to search for Indian artifacts, and knows precisely where to look and what to look for. He has spent the last 20 years amassing a museum-quality collection of Delta Indian artifacts.
As Congress' work days rapidly dwindle, the more potential there is for problems implementing cotton-specific provisions if the new farm bill is finally passed, says Gary Adams, National Cotton Council....More
The closing of most of USDA's offices in Washington and across the nation and the world are not having an immediate impact on farmers, but as the situation drags on, the shutdown will begin to take its toll in a myriad number of ways....More