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Farm Bureau on USDA Report: Worldwide Corn Yields Up: Wheat, Cotton and Soybeans, too

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 12, 2014 -- The USDA’s latest report on agricultural supply and demand for the 2014-2015 marketing year suggests supplies will continue to be on the tight side for key U.S. crops despite record harvests, the American Farm Bureau Federation said today.

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USDA Awarding $6 Million to Prepare Farmers for New Farm Bill Programs

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6 million to universities and cooperative state extension services to develop online decision tools and other materials and train experts to educate producers about several key farm bill programs.

Agricultural Act of 2014 A Commodity Program Review
from American Farm Bureau Federation Public Policy Staff

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Dow Enlist technology advances in USDA regulatory process

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the completion of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Dow AgroSciences new Enlist™ corn, Enlist soybean and Enlist E3™ soybean traits and notice has been published in the Federal Register announcing the opening of a public comment period for the DEIS.

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IFB pleased with Congress’ passage of a new farm bill

It is with relief that Indiana Farm Bureau’s 70,000 farmer members salute Congress’ passage of a new farm bill, which passed the Senate today on a 68-32 vote after earlier passing the House 251-166. It will now go to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law.

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5 Year Farm Bill Passes House

After months of negotiations by House and Senate conferees, the House of Representatives approved the 5-year farm bill (H.R. 2642) today by a margin of 251-166. The nearly $1trillion bill will now go to the Senate for consideration and a vote, perhaps as early as Jan. 30.

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 Crops Policy Advisory Group Report

The Crops Policy Advisory Group met on June 30, 2014 in Indianapolis to discuss current and upcoming crop production-related issues impacting farmers and potential policy to address these challenges. Some of the key issues discussed during the crops PAG meeting included:

  • GMOs – labeling and trade barriers.
  • Sustainability standards and truth in labeling.
  • Energy.
  • Trade policy.
  • Data security/privacy.
  • Taxes.

For the latest information on crop production issue,
contact Kyle Cline, Policy Advisor National Government Relations
Tel: 317-692-7845 | KCline@infarmbureau.org

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