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Articles Tagged with ''margin protection program''

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Cotton gets farm bill fix in House disaster bill

In a development with major implications for the next farm bill, House Republicans inserted provisions in a $81 billion disaster aid package to make cotton growers eligible for the Price Loss Coverage Program and expand an insurance program for dairy producers.  
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Opinion: The Zero-Sum 2018 Farm Bill

American Soybean Association (ASA) and other farm organizations have been urging Congressional leaders to provide additional funds to the Agriculture Committees so they can write a new farm bill in 2018 that responds to the difficult times farmers are facing. 
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Farmers urge lawmakers to overhaul dairy policy

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2017 - Concerns about dairy sector’s Margin Protection Program dominated the sixth farm bill listening session conducted by the House Agriculture Committee, but the lawmakers also heard appeals for increased research funding and for aid to young farmers.
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Agri-Pulse Daybreak for March 23, 2017

WASHINGTON, Mar. 23, 2017 - Sonny Perdue, President Trump’s nominee for agriculture secretary, gets his long-awaited confirmation hearing today. Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., says he expects much of the questioning to focus on the tough farm economy as well as concerns in the farm sector about the president’s trade policy.
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