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Reviewing CBO Baseline for Farm Bill Program Spending


With hearings underway in the House and Senate Ag Committee, the process for writing the next farm bill is taking its initial steps. Echoes of the difficult process for the 2014 Farm Bill are being heard in calls for reductions in Federal spending, but the outlook is much different. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated estimate for the outlays from the 2014 Farm Bill and this article reviews those estimates for farm programs, crop insurance and conservation (see CBO January Baseline).

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Michigan Farmers Bring Aid to Nebraska Flood Victims

Fahley was part of a group from Michigan, organized under the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Ag Community Relief, that has made four trips with trucks loaded with supplies to aid farmers in Nebraska and Iowa after a historic bomb cyclone and mass flooding in mid-March hit major portions of those states....

Should Nitrogen Take a Back Seat to Weed Control, Planting?

With major storm systems working their way across the Plains, Midwest and South this week, planting may seem a more distant dream than ever. For some farmers, it may be time to start prioritizing some fieldwork over others, crop experts told DTN....
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