Trump Proposes Farm Cuts

The Trump administration is proposing dramatic cuts to the farm safety net in the president's first budget plan being delivered to Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The plan calls for tighter caps and means testing for crop insurance subsidies and eligibility for commodity programs.


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More Neonic Buzz

The study also questions the long-held assumption that corn growers see a yield benefit from neonicotinoid seed treatments.


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Pesticides Bill Moves

The House Committee on Rules may consider amendments to a bill that would eliminate a permit requirement for pesticide residues from pesticide applications, so long as such products are used according to federal law.


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Groups Push E15

National biofuel interest groups are pressing members of Congress to pass legislation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to change rules to allow the E15 market to expand.


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"Do No Harm" Urged in Trade Talks

Farm leaders representing ag exports in beef, pork, rice, corn and wheat are all somewhat concerned about losing their current market access as a result of the Trump administration's planned renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Others, however, said the administration could use the trade talks to lower the national trade deficit and recalibrate trade so it benefits farmers more and corporations less.


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